Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Flag of Qatar Ceramic Ornament

Flag of Qatar Ceramic Ornament

Flag of Qatar Ceramic Ornament

by almawad

 he flag of Qatar on a heart shaped ornament .it comes with the word Qatar .Great gift for proud nationals at any time of the year .

Empire State Bldg in Qatar's national flag's colors

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Awtar Restaurant review - Eid brunch buffet at Simaisma Beach ,Murwab resort

I went there with great expectations . Their advertisement looked so great ! Fancy style setting of lavish buffet : with prawn Cocktail or Kabees. Salad, Chicken Caesar Salad, Greek salad or Caponata Salad .


 and this is the photo of what they actually served AS ENTREES

In reality they had some large bowls as entrees with canned mushrooms and canned vegetables that I would be embarrassed to offer to my family on a festive day .

No fresh salad at all ! NO prawns ! No chicken Caesar . No caponata !

They had lentil soup that was so bad that I could not finish . I am great fan of soups - that was the worst one I ever tried .

The main courses were better . Some Arabic or Indian style stews or curries . I had lamb stew , paneer curry , vermicelli rice , potato dauphinoise . They were all tasty and well cooked .

But where were the live cooking stations that they promised ? Tempura or pasta stations ? There were no live cooking stations at all ! No sign of sushis or any other Japanese cuisine !


The dessert table was full of cooked , sweet rice by the time we arrived there . Nothing else ! The French pastry vanished quickly - some kids were begging for them - but the waiters were reluctant
to serve more cakes .When most of the people left and we started to take photo of their miserable dessert table then quickly they served two more small cakes !

Coffee came for free !

The service was always polite . We had the coffee in the  terrace with sea view . That was really special .

The food they offered clearly was not worth the 82 rial per person ! For the little selection of food they offered 30 rials would have been reasonable .

It was with Qgrabs coupons .So the original price was double ! I felt it was a scam with all the things promised and the few things they actually offered .

Monday, June 26, 2017

Numbers in Qatar - more than 400 patients at Emergency

 It is just the usual overeating at Eid-al Fitr , at the festival after Ramadan .

 It is just ironic  as some Egyptian TV channel  spread the fake news that we are starving in Qatar .

No one case was too serious luckily  -but myself I saw kids throwing up at two different restaurants  we had dinner at .   It  really spoils the dinner ! At least we did  not overeat for sure ! But we chose a certain place at the Lagoona Mall because  they have large area with slides for kids . After my kid was playing for 20 minutes  I called him for diner  then I found he was trapped  . A child vomited at the exit of the slides  blocking the way  and the cleaning staff was very slow .After dinner he returned to play just to see that the slides themselves were dirty too . But the cleaning staff just answered " do not use it " and that is all ....

Manhole accident at Wukair - six year old boy dies

 It happened again ! And the same scenario  - family  dines out  and a kid goes missing then they found out too late that he fell in an uncovered manhole !

It happened in Wukair  on the eve of Eid -al Fitr ! 


 In fact  it is very difficult to save someone from a  manhole -  even when  they notice at once that  someone fell into . They are 5 .5 meter deep !

Four years ago another little Indian boy died when walking just some meters ahead of his family . Someone even went down risking his own life  - but the boy fell in coma and later died in hospital .

Another little boy died in the center of Doha  some years ago while his family was dinning -  the little expat  Arab boy fell into an uncovered manhole right in front of the restaurant .

Beauty In Pink And The Beast Poster

Beauty In Pink And The Beast Poster

Beauty In Pink And The Beast Poster

by pinkpassions

vintage watercolor illustration of the classic fairytale, beauty and the beast. beauty is in a pink dress and red cloak sitting on a chair in front of a table with a white table cloth and having a cup of tea with the beast, a brown bear. cute tea set in blue where beauty is handing over a cup of tea to the beast, sitting opposite her table with white table cloth, pretty blue tea set, silver fruit bowl, and two old world wooden chairs that look like they belong in a castle. beauty and the beast sit at a table drinking tea. beauty has long golden hair with flowers on top. beauty and the beast having a tea party in the beasts home. the beast is a host, has beauty as his guest. vintage painting in brown and pink.

Beauty and the Beast at Lagoona Mall Qatar

Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage from 25 to 29  JUNE 

Show timings : at 5 pm , 7 pm , 9 pm

Location : North Court Lobby  - Lagoona Mall , Qatar

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Doha Festival City Eid 2017 events


 Camouflage Man Act Show

Events will commence on the first day of Eid-Al Fitr and run for five days
LOCATION: Axis Node, Entertainment Node, Atrium Node
3:20pm - 3:40pm
5:00pm - 5:20pm
7:00pm - 7:20pm

Museum - Living Statues 

LOCATION: Luxury Court, Clouds Node, Food Court
4:30pm - 4:50pm
6:00pm - 6:20pm
7:30pm - 7:50pm

Ice Age Collision Course  - Show

LOCATION: Centre Court 
4:00pm - 4:30pm
5:30pm - 6:00pm
8:30pm - 9:00pm

Entry is free for all the shows  from Jun 26, 2017 TO Jun 30, 2017

Souq Waqif Eid Festival 2017

What to expect :  an air conditioned tent  for family events .23 booths with
different kinds of skill and virtual
reality games. Children can also
win toy prizes at several booths

  A large mirror maze is the greatest attraction  this year . Ideal for selfie lover teens !

When :  from 25 to 30 June 2017

 What time : every day from 4 pm

 What to expect   .:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Aspire Park - Eid celebrations 2017

Arabian Horse - add name T-Shirt

Arabian Horse with bedouin saddlery - simplicity at its highest - vintage illustration from an antique book .It was edited and applied on this item by Alma Wad . Great for those kids who love Arabian horses , vintage illustrations and riding .You can customize it now with your own name , initials ,logo of your riding club etc .

Will be made by
Zazzle Apparel
San Jose, CA

AL SHAQAB Summer Camp - Learn to ride a horse

 6 days summer camp to teach kids how to ride a horse

Eid Festival in Katara -

World's Best Airline 2017 - Congrats QA

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vintage camels in the desert canvas print

Vintage camels in the desert canvas print

Vintage camels in the desert canvas print

by almawad

Vintage camels in the desert .A caravan is passing in the background . An antique book illustration was edited and applied on this canvas print by Alma Wad .Great Middle Eastern feel . This wall art is available in different sizes !

Numbers in Qatar - 100 baby camels died

Not only  the humans of Qatar were sent out from  Saudi Arabia but the farm animals of the Qatari owners as well . The march in the desert came with the death of 100 baby camel ! 

 Read full story here 

buy Premium Qatari Vegetables

Friday, June 16, 2017

Q Post Global Priority service - DISCOUNT

Made in Qatar products

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Irish visa application centre in Doha, Qatar

The new facility is located at Third Floor, 301, Jaidah Square, Al Matar Street (Airport Road), Doha, Qatar.

Irish visa application centre in Doha, Qatar

Residents of Qatar can now apply for visas to Ireland at a centrally-located Visa Application Centre launched in Doha by the embassy of Ireland in partnership with VFS Global.Why does it matter ? At such centres the customer service is at higher level than at the Embassies . One can take all the steps to apply at this center .Modern ,pleasing environment .
The applications will be processed by the Embassy itself .

Have you ever considered to go on summer vacations to Ireland ?

Vintage Dublin Travel Poster

Dublin - Qatar Airways New Destination

Monday, June 12, 2017

Doha Fire Station exhibition

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Pearl-Qatar - Garangao night 2017

Garangao night for kids to enjoy fun and entertaining activities

when : 9 JUNE , 2017

what time ; from 8 pm to 11 pm

location ; 29  La Croisette , Porto Arabia ,Pearl QATAR

Garangao at Shaqab 2017

 The popular children festival  , Garangao is celebrated today at the Shaqab .

 When ; June 8 

 What time : from 7 :30 to midnight

 Where : indoor arena , Shaqab

  What to expect ;  bunch of fun activities , games ,  quizzes  , horses

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

HMC's Blood Donor Center is in urgent need of O+ blood.

HMC's Blood Donor Center is in urgent need of O+ blood.
The Center is open throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Sunday to Thursday: 8am to 1pm and 6pm to 12am
Saturday: 6pm to 12am
Closed on Friday
The Blood donor Center is also open throughout Ramadan at City Centre (next to Carrefour):
6pm to 12am
Please call 4439 1081 to check your eligibility

Qatar Airways flights - travel alerts

Timeline of Qatar-GCC disputes from 1991 to 2017

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