Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dubai airport was closed due to a drone


Why these drones are allowed at all  for private persons ? Aren't there enough dangers in the aviation without  them ?  Three incidents in a period of five months ! Can not  the owners be detected ?

 


 Sharjah airport was closed as well . Very sad !




2,690 vacancies by the end of this year at the Health sector of Qatar

New facilities are opening soon and new employees are needed .
Hamad Medical Corporation is planning to hire nearly 2700 workers  - expats and Qataris as well ...

you can submit your CV here https://www.hamad.qa/EN/Join-Us/HR/Apply-Online/Pages/default.aspx

Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Cruise Ship is on the way to Doha

Monday, October 24, 2016

doctor fish treatment in Banana island

 Finally , in Qatar one can  soak his feet into a water tank full of doctor fish . They will eat the dead cells of the skin  and as a result it will be fresh and soft like baby skin . The doctor fish  pedicure is available in Banana island
 at the The Anantara Spa .

This treatment has Middle Eastern origin . The  fish itself is native to Middle Eastern streams ,ponds .It lives in the wild  in TurkeySyriaIraqIran, and Oman .

 For those suffering from psoriasis it can be a great relief .


Park in the Middle East - Qatar

Park in the Middle East Metal Photo Print
Park in the Middle East Metal Photo Print
by almawad

I used to visit this park a lot with my little kids . Then my kids grew and the park was closed down some years ago . It is going to be the part of  a bigger park project . It is surrounded with a fence now  and what I could see from it when I passed by car - a lots of sand  and  hills of soil . Nothing remained from the park of our little kids childhood . Only our  memories and this photo .
Parks in the Middle East has spiritual symbols , the number four  and eight in the geometric shapes , the water surfaces ,ponds and  canals all reflect  the Quranic description of heaven .

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunny weather in Qatar

Grandfather of the Emir of Qatar dies at age 84 - 3 days mourning in Qatar


What do we know about him ?

He ruled Qatar from 1972 until 1995.

He was the grandfather of the current leader of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
He was the father of the Emir from 1995 to 2013 ,Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani .

Learn more about his life .


 Three days morning -  we do not know if schools  and workplaces will open or not . So far nothing indicates that they will be closed .

New place for chocolate lovers in Doha - Japanese ROYCE


 Good news for the sweet tooth in Doha . There are a  lots of places selling chocolates and treats around here  but the Japanese ones are rather rare  .
Once I tried a mochi in Landmark mall . I liked it .
Royce company was founded in 1983 . The company's center is located in Sapporo nowadays . It sells the following products : Dacquoise
Financier
Lurumaro Chocola
Madeleines
Nama Chocolate
Nutty Bar Chocolate
Petite Truffe
Royce' Chocolate Bars
Royce' Pure Chocolate
Potato Chip Chocolate
 and of course the ones sold in the UAE and now in Qatar are all liquor-free .


Monday, October 17, 2016

Doha Metro project next phase started -October 2016


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Expat Indian man dies right after a felicitation speech in Doha Hotel

It must have been a shocking and traumatizing experience  . It happened in an unnamed hotel of Doha  that the prestigious Dolphin Energy company's employee participated in  a farewell party . The 42 year old Indian man held a speech for those  fellow expats who were about to leave  Qatar for good . After the speech he died .

 What a tragedy !
Especially , that there were a lots of advertisement recently about the symptoms of  coming heart attack .For people would be aware !

 It reminds me that less than a half year ago my child  lost his much beloved teacher . She was just 39 and nobody suspected  that she had any problem with her health until the last two days of her life .It is still painful  for me and for my little son as well .

 Here in Qatar the male residents tend to get heart attacks  before the age of 55 . It is not well understood why . Too many fast food restaurants , over-eating in buffet dinners or some kind of air pollution ?The population of the  country is mixed  and a study should be needed where expats' life expectancy is compared to their relevant home country's conditions .

 My sincere sympathy  to the  Indian family  who lost their loved one .

  source - page 3

Hope for countries with desert - farms with seawater and solar energy

 




How it works ? simple explanation



23 000 mirrors turn solar energy into fuel

this fuel is used to pump and desalinate seawater

then plants in the farm are irrigated later by that water


coconut husks are used instead of soil

seawater sterilizes the air so no pesticides are needed

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this is not a dream but a working project !


Sundrop farms is the name of this futuristic facility and it is producing around 17,000 tons of tomatoes per year for Australian consumption
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Qatar and the other Gulf countries could use the system to gain self-sufficiency in a food production .

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Devices banned from Qatar Airways flights



 and you can read here a very interesting article  on why these devices are highly flammable  and thus dangerous for flying with  

Boeing and Qatar Airways - 100 new planes

   Shopping list of Qatar Airways

   30  pieces  of   787-9 Dreamliners 
   
   10 pieces of   777-300ERs




 worth  $11.7 billion
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 Must be bought in the coming years

60 pieces  737 MAX 8s,


  around $6.9 billion 
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Options for desert transportation

Options for desert transportation metal photo print
Options for desert transportation metal photo print
by almawad
Desert scene with two camels and one rider . A woman is riding a sand buggy . This photo shows the traditional and modern aspects of this country with humor . Original sepia photo by Alma Wad .Great for the desert lovers !It was taken in Messaid area , Qatar .

Monday, October 10, 2016

Volunteer registration for Ajyal Film Festival

‘Politics in Modern Arab Art - Lecture at VCUQ

Vintage countryside cycling no 2 poster

Katinka Hosszu Swam in Doha



It was a very nice event . We went  on Saturday night to support Katinka Hosszu and other Hungarian swimmers .
The Hamad Aquatic Center was nearly full . The South African , the Hungarian and the Japanese fans were waiving their flags most often .
I really do not understand where were the German fans - they had some champions who needed support !
It was a very exciting and at times uplifting . Especially when at the victory ceremony I saw two of my compatriots at the same time !Hosszu and Jakabos ! May the Hungarian swimming success story last long  and survive the storms of politics .
  We have to be thankful to our champions , for their efforts ! That is very simple . I see no other ways !

Union Cycliste Internationale Doha 2016 - Road World Championships


 When : 9-16 October 2016
Where :surroundings of the Arabian Gulf, Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl-Qatar.
 What to expect : 1000 racers from 75 countries and more than 5700 participants from national federations, delegations, technicians and journalists in addition to around 30,000 fans

 Qatar is the first Middle Eastern country to stage it and the second Asian country after being hosted by Japan in 1990

RWC is an annual event, which the UCI has been organizing since 1921

 WIN A QATARAIRWAYS return ticket  - just look for the mascot of UCI and send it to  twitter or instagram !

 The event may interfere with your daily routine . People working in the area were sent home earlier . Study the map to learn about the roads that are closed in the city while the cyclists are racing .














Union Cycliste Internationale Doha 2016 - Road World Championships


 When : 9-16 October 2016
Where :surroundings of the Arabian Gulf, Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl-Qatar.
 What to expect : 1000 racers from 75 countries and more than 5700 participants from national federations, delegations, technicians and journalists in addition to around 30,000 fans

 Qatar is the first Middle Eastern country to stage it and the second Asian country after being hosted by Japan in 1990

RWC is an annual event, which the UCI has been organizing since 1921

 WIN A QATARAIRWAYS return ticket  - just look for the mascot of UCI and send it to  twitter or instagram !

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Going out with kids - Qatar programs 2016 autumn




Monday, October 03, 2016

Ladies only Day at Megapolis Entertainment Center

 On Mondays between 10 am  and 5:30 pm - it is ladies only  time / no men allowed . Megapolis entertainment Center is located in the Pearl , Qatar  not far from the Novo cinema .Read more about this special day and about their special offers  .
Megapolis Entertainment Center
Andalucia way, building B12, Medina Centrale, Doha, Qatar

expat Qatar