Sunday, December 30, 2018

Novak Djokovic greetings from Qatar

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Eat Sleep Art - funny text design

Eat ,sleep ,art ,funny MINIMALIST ,left aligned text design with a brush stroke . Nice gift for art teachers ,students , hobby or professional artists .

Pastel Drawing Art Lesson at the Pearl

Weekly art lessons in Artist Café. The lessons are usually for children. But during these festive days adults also can participate.

On December 29th they will draw an amazing deer on the mountain top - using soft pastel.

Very little children will be offered an easy option to draw.
 Work usually in small groups - number of seats limited.
Location: Artist Café, Qanat Qartier, The Pearl
Timing: from 11:30 to12:30 and from 1 to 2 pm.
Fees: QR 120 per person, including all materials and a drink.
Hosted by Fine Art of Tatyana Bondareva

 learn more 

Numbers in Qatar - Tourism 2018

Cruise ship service from Qatar to Oman and Kuwait - coming soon

‘Grand Ferry’

145 metre-long
870 persons
670 cars
237 rooms
20  -  25 hours from Doha to  Oman

Monday, December 17, 2018

QND - 2018




Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hindi and Malayalam speaking radio stations in Qatar

 Radio Olive 106.3 FM -  Hindi FM channel  aired from the State of Qatar

 One FM  Qatar - 89.6    - Hindi Radio Station in Qatar

 Radio Suno -  91.7 FM  -  Malayalam radio station in Qatar

 Radio Malayalam -  98.6 FM

The Miraculous Journey By Damien Hirst

 The Miraculous Journey By Damien Hirst - British artist .
 It is outside the Sidra women's and children's hospital .
 It depicts the  creation of human from contraception to birth.
 In the Quran there are verses referring to  the same topic .

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mombasa - Kenya - Mouse Pad

Mombasa , Kenya - New destination of Qatar Airways

25 weekly flights
A320  - Airbus - 12 business class seats
120 economy seats
The first Middle Eastern airline with direct flight to Mombasa

Monday, December 10, 2018

Al Shamal Corniche -Numbers in Qatar

26 pergolas, 55 seats, 16 toilets, 2,000 m for children's play area, 2570 m walkways, 120 parkings along with 450 trees , palm trees and 183 lighting poles,

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Oxygen Park - Education City

 It is right behind the Student Center , Education City  at lower level .
 There are some tracks to run and inviting green field . I would not call it park in Hungary . A sport field rather . And where the name Oxygen comes from ? I think during the hot season  there is some condensed drops of cold water sprayed at the edge of the track . This way it feels cooler . Education city is a district of universities in Qatar - it has nice overall atmosphere but it needs clearly more trees .

Colorful Vintage Roses Stationery

Colorful vintage roses are bordering this blank stationery .Stylish and beautiful way to send messages . The 19th century graphic was courtesy of vintagefeedsacks - edited and applied on this item by Alma Wad .

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Festival of Flowers at Souq Waqif Doha

Thursday, December 06, 2018

B . Square Mall - Outdoor weekend Bazaar this Friday afternoon

Torba Farmers Market - every Friday and Saturday at Education City

Every Friday and Saturday until April
Ceremonial Court - Education City

Opening Hours -
Friday from 7 :30 to 11:30 then in the afternoon from 12:30 to 5 pm
Saturday from 8am to 6 pm

What to expect ;Qatar's first artisan and eco-friendly market! Flowers , vegetables , fruit from local farmers , artisans and their products - food /drinks/beauty
good atmosphere , outside - nice place to sit down and chat with your family with some special drink

Free entry


 For Sellers  

"Have you been waiting to get signed up for the TORBA Farmers Market? Well here is your chance if you are interested and have what it takes to make the rules and regulations of the market... here is the message from the Event Organizer:

Thank you for your interest in Torba Farmers Market. 

Kindly fill up the online application form."

The International Light Festival - Lusail Marina Promenade

Another event for the weekend .
Lusail Light  Festival  for the inauguration of the new promenade in Qatar .
It is called Lusail Marina Promenade .


 The show from Lusail official   fb site .

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Waiting for Tawakkol Karman - Argentina

   Meanwhile in Argentina  people  were standing in long lines yesterday for they can see  and hear  Tawakkol Karman ,  the Nobel prize winning  human right activist .
  The event took place in Rosário , a major port city in Argentina, 300 km up the Paraná River from  the  capital, Buenos Aires.
 The Mayor Monica Fein welcomed the distinguished visitor and expressed her  appreciation for the struggle of the young activist.  She  said in return : "I am very happy to be in Argentina and especially in Rosario, the city where Che Guevara was born, a hero for us."

Tawakkol Karman  is the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the second youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.
 She is a great inspiration for many people around the world. 

Emergency exercise at Doha International Airport

It is the older airport of Qatar . During the exercise they  had  2 aircraft mock colliding ,   mock fatalities,casualties, and debris .

The name of the exercise was Foxtrot 2018 .


Still three days to go to Doha Book Fair

29th edition of Doha International Book Fair is open until December 8, 2018 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) . Last day is Saturday .

DIBF is regarded as one of the largest international book fairs of the region with extensive participation from different countries around the world. It is a platform to exchange cultural diversity and a space to inspire dialogue and share knowledge.

Exhibition dates & timings:


Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Monday, December 03, 2018

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Foggy morning in Doha - almost winter

I woke up to see that there is no sunshine today . It  happens but rarely . It feels almost like in Europe  in November .

Like this . My favorite winter melody .

Friday, November 30, 2018

Halima Aden - IMG Model

 In case you do not know  who this woman is -  read this .

winter camping season in Qatar - online registration

World's most powerful languages, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Enough is enough - Yemeni War

Monday, November 26, 2018

MarsLanding streaming live at Qatar National Library

NASA InSight Missions’s #MarsLanding streaming live at Qatar National Library!

Doha in 1977 and 2015 - photos

Sunday, November 25, 2018

M6.7 Earthquake Iran-Iraq Border Region

 It happened this evening . At around seven thirty in Doha . I did not feel anything .
 It is more than 1 .100 km far from us .
 But in Kuwait city there was a scare - people flocked to the street from high buildings.
 They are around 6oo km far from the epicenter .

Guide to Qatar’s healthcare services

Friday, November 23, 2018

FNAC Qatar - Black Friday Sale Huge Success

The Black Friday offer of FNAC in the Doha Festival City attracted large crowds . There must have been some real deals . People complained in the social media about having to wait half an hour at the cashier .
I went to the Mall of Qatar  yesterday. I saw no crowds and no attractive offers there . Only expensive items and you were supposed to buy 2 or 3 of them to get one free . But no regrets . After watching this video  I am happy I did not go . I   feel very uncomfortable in crowds ,
Opening the gates at FNAC - watch this video - it is funny - some people could not wait five seconds until the gates are fully open . :)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Black Friday Offers in Qatar

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Map to the Beaches in Qatar

Emir of Qatar in Croatia - MOFA - Q

Earthquake in Iran M4.5 - Nov22 02 11UTC

Date & Time: Thu, 22 Nov 02:11:50 UTC - 2 hours 10 minutes ago - around 5 am in Doha 
Hypocenter depth: 10.0 km 
Magnitude (Richter scale): 4.5

 It was some 800 km far from Doha around Gerash, Iran  . I did not feel anything . I was preparing breakfast when it happened .

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Emir of Qatar in Italy

Qatar Strongest Man 2018 Dec 7 - register now


Unique Photo-Op at Upside-Down Kiosk

British Festival in Qatar 27 November-12 December 2018

When : November 27 to December 12

What to expect : football-themed sonic art installation ,world’s longest span bridge with Lego bricks ,Dana Alfardan concert ,‘Lords of the Desert " book discussion ,chamber music concert promoting classical British Composers such as Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke, and Edward Elgar ,

Where : Qatar National Library (QNL) ,Souq Waqif ,Mondrian Hotel

Ajyal Film Festival - 2018

When : from  November 28 to 3 December 2018

 Where : Katara 12  , Katara Esplanade ,Katara Opera House

Films  - see the schedule here  -

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dhows in Doha port - glass paperweight

A fun, thoughtful gift that's a beautiful addition to any home or desk.It comes with Alma Wad's original painting . You can personalize it with a monogram , text , logo .  You can use Arabic letters as well .

Katara - Traditional Dhow Festival - 2018

What to expect : cultural events, maritime contests and traditional shows, a spectacular fireworks display ,display of traditional sailing vessels and dhows ,maritime crafts market , demonstrations of pearl extracting from oyster ,games and workshops for children ,cultural café ,art competition ,

The participating countries : Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey, India, Greece, Italy, Zanzibar, among others

Thursday and Friday from 8pm to 8.30pm FIREWORKS

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Keep Calm & dance on - tote bag

20% off with code HOLIDAYZSAVE

Keep Calm & dance on funny text design with a graceful ballerina 's silhouette . Hot pink background . All over print tote bag for ballerinas , dance teachers , dance therapists .

Suzhou Ballet of China returns to Qatar

Sergei Prokofiev: Cinderella
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:30 pm

Friday, November 30, 2018, 3:00 pm (1st Level only)

Friday, November 30, 2018, 8:00 pm

QNCC Al Mayassa Theatre

Adults QAR 75-200, Child 3-18 QAR 50-150; Group Sales 5 or More 15% Discount

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Gulf Parrotfish - Unique fish of the Arabian Gulf

Exceptionally rainy season in the Arabian Gulf

Es’hail-2 communications satellite - for Qatar

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sidra medicine & Damien Hirst Artwork

Give Thanks - personalized handwritten look paper napkin

20% off with code HOLIDAYZSAVE

Give Thanks - personalized handwritten look paper napkin . Rose gold textured look text design by Alma Wad. You can personalize this unique paper napkin now with your surname .No2 version comes with black background .

Turkey Time in Qatar - Where to get your roasted turkey

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Driving in bad weather - MOI Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art -CELEBRATIONS - coming soon

Simple weather symbols -bath towel set

Simple weather symbols : sun , clouds , rain , snow , thunder storm printed on this towel set . Great for kids/or any other person who love meteorology .
20% off with code HOLIDAYZSAVE

Printed : Norcross, GA

avoid going to sea - thunderstorms expected

Armistice 1918 ceremony -Lycée Bonaparte Qatar

Thursday, November 08, 2018

virtue of civilization T-Shirt

Tawakkol Karman at Brookings Doha


  Been there - saw the  Nobel Peace Laureate  activist speaking with great enthusiasm  about her country . Love of freedom  , the man made tragedy .After the speech  came the interview . I loved how the AJ English reporter  asked embarrassing questions as well . Criticizing  a Nobel Peace Laureate  ! That is the real journalism .  Most of the speech was in Arabic . Most of the people needed the  headphones and device for the simultaneous interpretation .
 . There were a lots of Americans  -  I had the impression . Tawakkol Karman  hopes that the war will end within short time . Others were not so optimistic . Many thinks that the US media concern about the Yemen war is just a show before the elections .
Let's hope   they are wrong .

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Essa Al Marzouq - Kuwaiti artist - private gala dinner of Dohas Fest City

Musical animals - business cards

Musical animals -cheerful vintage graphics featuring a music lesson for cute animals .Business card template by Alma Wad .Front and back design .Easy to customize it now .

Jihad Akl Shiraz - A Violin Affair

Words from the musician : "The composed music: "Shiraz" and "Persian Violin Dance", which gained great success and were published in my last album under the name "Shiraz", had been produced and distributed by a music production company that didn't mention the name of the Iranian composer Mr Bijan Mortazavi who is the original composer and player of these two beautiful tracks as well as other international well known music tracks. It is very important to me to clarify this issue, in order to protect the full rights of the artist Mr Bijan Mortazavi and his audience and fans.
This is the reason why I posted this announcement on my main official page."

 In case you want to win a ticket  to his concert

Jihad Akl - Award-winning musician at Doha Festival City Grand Opening

 Is it also  just for the VIP Gala Dinner ?

 Not clear .

Jennifer Lopez coming to Doha

It is just for  the VIP  ... :( 

 What can be the further updates ?

UPDATE  you can win a ticket to  the dinner !

Follow the instructions :

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Vintage Arabian horses- bath towel set for the horse lovers

Vintage Arabian horses - a collage of antique images is printed on this towel set and on various other items - illustration from an antique book - edited and applied on this product by Alma Wad . Great gift for the horse lover .

Will be made by :

Longines Global Champions Tour 2018 - Doha

 What to expect :
 The final stage of the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT). Some of the world’s best show jumpers including Qatari riders, Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani and Bassem Hassan Mohammed (Winner, LGCT Doha 2017) will be competing at Al Shaqab to settle their place in the LGCT ranking


Thursday 8 November 2018 9:45 AM 8:00 PM

Friday 9 November 2018 9:00 AM 8:30 PM

Saturday 10 November 2018 9:00 AM 9:00 PM

 Where : Al Shaqab Equestrian Arena

 Tickets :   - from  QR15 to QR 35

  Family friendly ?  Yes .  There will be family fun activities including pony rides, jumping castles, a variety of kids’ activities, outdoor cafes and other F & B outlets .

The world’s premiere 5star show jumping event, LGCT spans three continents and takes place in some of the world’s great cities including Paris, Monaco, Madrid, Miami Beach Shanghai and Rome.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha 2018 , Qatar







Tornado Tower - Doha -stunning photo by Qatar Expat Club

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Foggy Qatar - beautiful photo by Jhonny Paul

Finals of 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - Doha 2018

 Venue :  Aspire Dome


Some tickets still available from 90 rials 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Movies under the stars - MIA Park

 "We are proud of our partnership with the Doha Film Foundation. for the second consecutive year, American films will be shown in the park . These films are not only for the amusement of the whole family but are a way to showcase American creativity and culture through art. For details button

Monday, October 29, 2018

Pastel Pink Monogrammed - collection by Alma Wad

Pastel Pink Monogrammed paper products , home decor , toys and more for her . From the store of lumirala .
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