Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Hospital in Qatar - Turkish Hospital

It is somewhere in the center of Doha . All doctors are Turkish . Number of hospital beds  :100 . Outpatient clinics is ready to serve 1000 patients daily .Besides the usual specialists they also have experts for hair transplantation . They are well prepared to perform very complicated operations including brain and heart surgery .

See their staff here . /  See the insurance companies they work with .

Location : C Ring Road, New Slata 21377
Doha - QATAR
Call : 
+974 4499 2444www.turkishhospitals.com

1st Proton Therapy Center in the UAE

Proton therapy or proton beam therapy is a new hope for cancer patients . It will destroy the cancer itself without damaging the body .It causes much less side effects than  traditional radiation therapy . Unfortunately , it is very expensive  and insurance companies are reluctant to pay .
I lost one of my nieces    some years ago . It was a brain cancer   which could have been destroyed by this therapy - but we did not even hear about it .  Though we made extensive research .

Let others know about it !

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Moon and Venus conjuction on Janury 31

when : from 5.34pm until moonset at 8.38 pm
(Venus will be at 4.1 degree north to Moon's centre at 5.34pm)

 where :over the western horizon of Doha // over other GCC and Arab countries

 what to expect :Moon and Venus will be seen near each other

Rooster Motif by Qatar Museums

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Chaclate at Katara for the sweet tooth

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Emirati singer - Hussain Al Jassmi in Doha this Friday

When :  Friday - January 27, 2017
What time : 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Doors open at 06:30 PM

Where :
Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha - Conference Hall

What to expect : 

popular Emirati singer, is one of the Middle East’s top-selling artists. He is best known for his hit song Bassbour Al Fourgakom, which is synchronized with The Dubai Fountain.

buy tickets online  ( QR 120 to QR1000 )

Cold and windy weather expected

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Location of Port of Hamad in Qatar

Latitude / Longitude: 25.029455° / 51.624495°

See Map Here

google map does not show it for me

it is best to write "Qatalum Village " Mesaieed , Qatar to the GPS

Samudra Pavak - the Indian ship is coming to Qatar

When : from January 24 to 28

Where : Hamad Port

What to expect : a friendly visit to Qatar which comes in conjunction with India's 68th Republic Day celebrations

Samudra Pavak Quick facts : Pollution Control Vessel (PCV)

Designed and made in India

built by ABG Ship Yard

etimology : Samudra Pavak=Purifier of the Seas

it has 15 officers and 99 other personnel

94-metre long

technology used : Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS), Dynamic Positioning System (DP System), Power Management System (PMS), External Fire Fighting System (EFF) and Pollution Control Equipment

pollution response and control equipment like :High Sprint Booms and River Booms,

recovery equipment' like skimmers and Side Sweeping Arms

'storage devices' like ORO tanks

Inflatable Barges

spraying equipment' like Retractable Spill Spray System and Aerial Spray System (TC-3)

it can operate helicopters from its deck

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Free money transfer to some countries by Qatar Posts

Hereke Carpets Exhibition - Gate Mall till the end of January

100% hand-made silk carpets
contemporary pieces -based on 500 year old tradition
64 knots and over-loops per centimetre
in average it takes 6 year for one carpet to be done

Winter Festival at Katara 2017

Winter Festival

When : from February 22 to 27

What time : from 4pm to 10pm

Where :Katara Esplanade

What to expect :exhibitions, competitions, workshops, performances, games, free health check-ups and awareness campaigns ,folkloric and theatrical shows, handicrafts exhibition, best healthcare practices, diabetes and blood pressure measurements, workshops for falconers, Al Galayel competition, and birds and animals galleries ,gardening tips about winter flowers 

 all event is free

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

souq waqif spring festival 2017

when : from 19 January to 3 february

what time : from 3.30pm to 10 pm dasily

where : souq waqif

what to expect :Harlequin stilts show, lights show, LED stilt walkers show, and toy bridge show ,The Pigeons, jumping acrobats, nature parade and fine arts at the Open Theatre , street performers

The Dolphin Show
daily two shows 4.30pm , 7.30pm  , near Al- Bidda Hotel

Cashiers open at 3 pm - to get cheap tickets (QR 50 ) one needs to be there early ...

Souq Waqif Art Centre : workshops of art &craft like spring flowers, ceramic and decoupage, mural line, water painting, reverse glass art, desert rose carving


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Katara Beach Club - Future project

earthquake on Iran -4.9 -

 It happened around 500 km from Doha  and 600 km from Dubai .
 Have you felt something ? Strangely , I heard in the kitchen the pots and pans rattling  yesterday around this time . I was scared . But earthquake was the last thing I thought of . Today I felt nothing at all .

another tweet about this earthquake

Monday, January 16, 2017

Zaha Hadid's will reveals £70 million fortune

How much money can an architect make if she is famous ? How big the fortune left behind by the  a successful Arab - British woman ,Zaha Hadid who died last year . Who will benefit from this large fortune ? Interesting article .

Sunday, January 15, 2017

ACT MyCargo Airlines cargo plane crashes into Kyrgyzstan homes

 What a sad beginning for this Monday ! Especially that many children died as well . No need to fly to  be the victim of air crash . They blame it on the fog -but I am asking  - isn't there enough technology out there to avoid such tragedies ?
Last crash of this airline had was in 2009 in Amsterdam . See  the list of all their crashes .

see all the incidents of this type of aircraft had in the past


according to different sources the first reports that Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed were wrong   -  it was  ACT MyCargo Airlines that caused the disaster - which is a Turkish company but has nothing to do with Turkish Airlines itself .

The air -conditioned work jacket - solution for summer heat

I found this special jacket in a Japanese online shop . It cools down the one wearing it . Given that many workers die in summer due to the terrible heat - this could be the solution here in Qatar .It costs $ 310  -  can be bought here  . I think  it is a must for everyone working outside in the Gulf . It weighs only around one kg  and the batteries keep you cool for 6 -8 hours . They are rechargeable ones .  More useful gadget than the smartphones  that almost all working class people have around here .  But it should be ordered in large numbers ...There are around one million construction workers in Qatar .

the falcon in sepia tone postcard

the falcon in sepia tone postcard

the falcon in sepia tone postcard

by lumirala

The falcon in sepia tone . Pencil drawing by a nine year old artist ,Mira at Mr Manu's art course . Easy to customize it with a letter/words .

Falcon training demonstrations at Souq Waqif

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Fun in the Corniche this weekend

  when from January 12 to 14 

  what time  from 4.30 -10.30pm

  where  Corniche - Oryx area

  what to expect :fireworks display , family-friendly entertainment activities , culinary treats, booths , 10 food trucks  with  locally-made delicacies , music parades, stilt walkers, illusionist shows, Ardha dance 

floral numbers in qatar

 1mn lemon trees planted in Qatar

 2mn seasonal flowers for summer and winter

87 is the total number of public gardens and parks around the country 


one million lemon trees ? where are they ? 

Monday, January 09, 2017

Snow in Istanbul

Snow in Istanbul . Snow in the streets ,on the cupolas of the mosques .  Snow in the airports -ice in the canals .Hundreds of flights canceled - life is upside down - life is still so quiet ... the bride and the groom in the picture still smile at us ... their great day will be memorable -decorated by the snow ...


Sunday, January 08, 2017

Majid Al Mohandes concert at QNCC

 Shop Qatar 2017 presents live concerts featuring one of the Middle East’s top artists - Majid Al Mohandes - Iraqi superstar!
 Age Limit: 12+
 Tickets from QR 120 to QR 1250

Saturday, January 07, 2017

I heart tennis hoodie

I heart tennis -text design by alma wad . It comes with a red heart and tennis racket . It is printed on a  hoodie . You can choose another color or style .Front and back design .Warm gift for yourself or for someone who likes tennis .

Djokovic beating Andy Murray -Qatar Exxon Mobil Open 2017

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The Birth of Eissa Al Mana

The Birth of Eissa Al Mana : Janet Jackson ,American pop singer and husband Wissam Al Mana , Qatari businessman welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Jan. 3 .

NO more tigers will be tolerated in the UAE

tigers on a beach near Dubai’s Burj
Al-Arab hotel - it was captured in October 2016 .Keeping exotic animals as pets
is a status symbol for some in the GCC .The private ownership of dangerous wild animals has
been banned in the United Arab Emirates .Hopefully it will be more than empty words written in a book .Enough of the tragedies  ! Law enforcement is a must !

 In Qatar authorities seized last year eight predators,
 more than 30 monkeys and two chimpanzees  and shifted them to the closed Doha zoo.


Monday, January 02, 2017

typical weather in qatar - January

eat ,sleep .art hoodie

Eat ,sleep ,art zip fleece hoodie with funny text design for those who are obsessed with designing ,painting ,drawing . By Alma Wad .

Spring 2017 Community Education -VCUQatar

 Photography ,typography ,fashion design and so much more ! Try one course - it is fun !
Most of the classes take place at the VCUQ but some at the IAID center .There are some special classes for teens but most of them are for adults .

Shop Qatar - Lagoona Mall 2017

expat Qatar