Sunday, February 26, 2017

Divines film success - Cesars 2017

I found a good pizza place - Castello

 Hadn't  got  some vouchers to this small restaurant I would  have never found out that there is wonderful pizza available in Al- Jazeera street  right next to  the Centro hotel . Simply it looks from outside like  one of those cheap small places  that target  Asian workers of Doha  .

 I can not tell you a lot about the place itself but the food - as we had take-away lunch . Their pizzas were really wonderful  - I can highly recommend   them . Light  and savory . Once I heard that the best pizzas in Italy are made by Egyptians . I think this is a fine example of that just it is located right here in Doha  .
 We tried some chicken in mushroom sauce and  it was excellent too .

Parking can be a bit difficult .
Read more about them .

THE SALESMAN - the best foreign film Oscar

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2017

The Travel Clinic at Hamad Hospital

This is a new service of the government's hospital The Hamad Medical Corporation’s . It is very much needed as nearly everyone is travelling in Qatar .
you might need it mainly in two cases

1 . you are travelling somewhere and you need to protect yourself from communicable diseases /you need advice about how to prevent those diseases

2 . you just came back from abroad and you suspect that you got infection

treatment and counseling is free and most of the vaccines as well ( Meningococcal vaccine, rabies vaccine, typhoid

vaccine, MMR vaccine, haemophilus influenza

type B, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular

pertussis (TdaP) vaccine, tetanus vaccine,

yellow fever vaccine, hepatitis A vaccine,

hepatitis B vaccine, pneumococcal

vaccine,seasonal flu vaccine and polio vaccine)

Just call them for an appointment: 40254003 from 7am to 7pm

Rainy weekend cam be expected in Qatar - Again !


Well - it was not rainy in Doha - just the opposite -nice clear weather with a very small rain fall - but watching this image I can see that it was raining heavily in some parts of Qatar !

Monday, February 20, 2017


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dubai Plans to journey to the Mars

 That is really sensational !
 My humble question is only why  the technological developments are not used to save children's lives in war torn Yemen ?  Why drones and robots are not there to throw food for those besieged people whom the aid workers can not reach ?

I might be stupid  but this simple question keeps coming to my mind whenever I see those starving little souls ...

 And by the way - I am really happy about the  technological audacity of this futuristic city !

"Enough excuses welcome them now."

160 thousand people went to the street in Barcelona to remind their government about their promises : to take 17 000 refugees as had been  promised  before .Only 1100 was accepted so far .

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How can we let it happen ?

 those lives could be saved ... simply throwing food and medications on those remote areas  ...even by drones ... why it is not made  - I can not understand   : (

Numbers in Qatar - 17.8mn gallons of rainwater

17.8mn gallons of rainwater removed  by the e Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) 's rain emergency  team
 that is about 67mn liters


decoupage or marbling - Community Classes at the VCU-Q

  When : Fri, 17 Feb, 2017 to Sat, 18 Feb, 2017

  2 day workshop

  Friday and Saturday - 2 pm to 6 pm


VCUQatar Room 177


QAR 425

National Sports Day 2017 - my experience

It was not the best Sports Day of my life . It was raining  and the programs outside were cancelled . We visited the Education City  as  the previous years we had nice experience  there .

We found out that there was not much to do for kids there  . However we played bowling ,billiards  , walked in the Oxygen Park   and had healthy lunch at the food court of the  Student's Center . Most of the programs were shifted to the Shaqab and there were no buses available   Though the previous years  there were free QF buses running between the Education City and Shaqab . Walking was not allowed -as we  were informed at the gates of this horse riding facility  .
Also I found strange that 10  rials had to be payed for the bowling per person . Not big thing just the previous years it was free .

  There were a good number of families turning up in the EC   and after all we did not mind that the crowd was somewhere else .Just  the atmosphere was not festive at all to me .

 The illuminated Oxygen Park  was really wonderful  sight ! And it was full of oxygen -after the rain !

Rainfall amounts recorded yesterday in Qatar

 Expect rain and thunderstorms especially in the evenings . Until Friday night -then Saturday the cold spell is coming . Be prepared  for very cold weather !

I have just read   an article about  thunderstorms and dangers of taking showers - using water /devices though it is very rare -  death can happen .

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Education USA Fair 2017 - at the Sheraton in Doha

 When : February 21  , from 6   to 9 

Monday, February 06, 2017

Auckland Poster

Doha Auckland - the world longest non-stop flights

17 hours and 30 minutes - new world record

 Boeing 777 

14,535 kilometers

 10 time zones

 4 pilots

 Completed !

 now the Emirates airline Dubai - Auckland is only the second longest

other airlines also plan similar long flights

 as for me I hope  flights will be shorter and shorter   -  being closed for so long is not attractive at all to me

Sunday, February 05, 2017


Snowing in some parts of the UAE

A day of generosity at IDAM - 8th of March 2017

Qatar National Sports Day - 2017



Saturday, February 04, 2017

German Film Week in Qatar to 10 February

 In celebration of the Qatar Germany Year of Culture 2017, the Doha Film Institute, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, and Qatar Museums are proud to present German Film Week, a curated series of eight Classic and Contemporary German Films Film critic Claus Löser will be on hand to present the films in the programme.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

It is really cold today in Qatar


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