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 . :)

 This post is about last year  - see the offers of 2019 here .

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

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

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

Italian Airforce Acrobatic Team - Hotel Park Doha - Saturday , Sunday shows

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 

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