Monday, August 29, 2016

Lion cubs at Doha Zoo


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Numbers in Qatar - 110 tons per day

   110 tons less CO2   per day once Qatar Rail projects are operating !

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Qatari artist's murals

Non-Muslims talk about Muslims

 20 Non-Muslims of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds living in a Muslim country tell about their experience with Muslims. Here's what they had to say....

In my view xenophobia sucks and everybody who ever had a Muslim friend should speak out !

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Qatar Airways flight QR240 suffered bird strike

 The Istanbul  -Doha flight was hit by birds and it had to return to Istanbul for an emergency landing . Luckily no one was hurt  though the wing was burning in mid-air . It looked very scary !

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Silver for Qatar - Rio 2016

 Mutaz Essa  Barshim was born in Qatar in 1991 .  He is the son of  an athlete who later worked as coach and inspired his son a lot .He and the high jump found  each other when he was 15 .   He often trains in Poland as his  coach is Polish . He is a really tall  guy - nearly 2 meters tall .This is his first Olympic medal . I wish him many more to come ! YallaQatar !

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Turtle nesting season is over - Fuwarat Beach Opens

Team Riders of Qatar - Rio 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Route of Qatar Airways - Pisa

After Milan , Rome , Venice  Qatar Airways flies to Pisa as well .Daily by Airbus A320  .

whale sharks of qatar featured on nat geo

 some days ago this amazing nature photo was featured on nat geo  as the photo of the day
 -whale sharks lovc the area and even conferences held about this spccie ...I wrote about them in May  

Monday, August 08, 2016

Arab women athletes competing in Rio Olympics

36 women from Egypt
  19 women from Tunisia
  19 women from Morocco
  14 women from Bahrain
  10 women from Algeria
   5 women  from Lebanon
   4 women from the UAE
   4 women from Saud Arabia

   3 women from Syria
   2 women from Qatar
   2 women from Yemen
   2 women from Palestine
   1 woman from the Independent group
   1 woman from Jordan
   1 woman from Lybia
   1 woman from Oman
  1 woman from Refugee team

 results : Sarah Ahmed from Egypt won a bronze in women's 69kg weightlifting

              Hedaya Wahba from Egypt won a bronze  in women's 57 kg Taek Wan Do

           Marwa Amri from Tunesia won a bronze  in  women's 58 kg  freestyle wrestling 

          Ines Boubakri  from  Tunisia won a bronze  in fencing 

   source  + google search
Ruth Jebet won a GOLD for Bahrain . She is from Kenya originally  and has been competing for the tiny emirate since 2013 !

 Congrats Ruth and every other athletes !

Saturday, August 06, 2016

German Doner Kebab restaurant -review

In the beginning there was the kebab .from the Arabicكَبَاب‎‎ (kabāb) The grilled meat on a vertical rotisserie -  already popular in Turkey hundreds of years ago. Then a lots of Turkish guest workers went to Germany 40 year ago .Yeah , the Turks had to cook for themselves if they wished to eat something tasty . The Germans are not famous for their good cuisine!
 The kebab was affordable and tasty . It was developed into  a sandwich with a lots of salad ,sauce . It was a Turkish  thing .

Later the German saw that this Turkish street food was
gut . And they named it after themselves .German Doner Kebab .

 This small restaurant is a little Germany in Qatar . It is decorated with photos of famous German sights .

It is plain -it is simple -you can often hear German words here .

Nice portions of meat , salad , sauces .If only I could forget the french-fries !
I wished to have some sour-cherry drink in Munich last year ...but they sold  the usual mocktails ...

I wish they had it somewhere closer . Medina Central in the Pearl is  far from me . Anyway - it is close to NOVO cinema .Good idea to have something before or after  the movie .

A thrilling challenge in Qatar

If the summer festivals fun rides are not thrilling enough for your  bigger kids then why not to try an escape room ? The  whole family or friends ? Being locked up in a room and trying to escape using various skills is an unusual way of entertainment here in Qatar . It is called adventure rooms as well .

It is not the cheapest way of killing the time  here but if a group of 6 gets together then it is only 100 rial per person .

Only 30 % has managed to escape . You can read reviews here .

Learn more about it here  - they sometimes have special offers  that is announced on their fb page .

Summer Festival Qatar 2016

I have been in Qatar for a while . I have seen some wonderful festivals here .
 Before the Asian games there was a real buzz in the town .Every mall offered something free  -folk shows ,street artists ,musicians cake once ...
laser fountain concert ...

Now  as I understand there are some tired looking games brought here -video games  a comedy show for Arabic speaking adults  two fireworks , lucky draws and that is it .
 That is my view . Others might like it -especially those with smaller kids . Read in details about the programs here .

 The biggest thrill is the lucky draw related to shopping . The star prize is a brand new Jaguar
XJ .

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Dubai plane land-crashes at airport - everybody safe and sound

It is unbelievable  that all 300 people on board survived this / the pilot was not able to deploy its gear so after a go-round he had to put down the plane without wheels !
 Great job ! Great pilot ,  great staff working for evacuation !
The plane came from Kerala , India to Dubai .It was a Boeing777 .It was to arrive at lunchtime .The passangers learnt only some moments before landing that there was a problem .Then most probably they had to run for their lives .
One firefighter died while trying to put the fire out . :(

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Moonrover tested in Qatar

Interesting article - a privetly improved moonrover /moonbuggy is tested in Qatar as the dessert's harsh conditions are similar to those on the Moon !

Monday, August 01, 2016

Where can I order camel burger

The answer is at cafe 999 -  at Doha Fire Station .
expat Qatar