Thursday, February 28, 2019

Souq Waqif Honey Exhibition

cloudy weather - scattered rain - thundery rain - marine warnings

marine warnings  !!!! avoid going to sea

MSC Lirica on its 7th visit to Doha

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Flights to and from Pakistan may be delayed - Qatar Airways Press release

Airspace over all of Pakistan has been closed until further notice due to an escalation in India-Pakistan tensions. This has resulted in Qatar Airways flights to Peshawar, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Sialkot may be delayed or suspended until further notice. 
Flights to other destinations close to this region may experience delays as they divert around the closed airspace. Passengers travelling to and from Pakistan or other destinations in the immediate region are advised to check the flight status information on the Qatar Airways website and update the following:
 Further updates will follow as information becomes available

Monday, February 25, 2019

Rami Malek Wins Best Actor Oscar

Singing Sand Dunes in Qatar

   Sand dunes giving out strange noises . This has been reported for centuries .  Some  dunes are quaking, whistling, booming, roaring and rumbling . It depends on the place you visit around the world . In Qatar this is a low frequency humming .

   Humming sand dunes can be found  here : N25 02'29.7" E51 24'38.9"

   Expect to hear it when you are walking on it .  It is still a mystery  why exactly  this sound comes .
 Be part of it ! Visit them before the hot season arrives ! Choose a clear  and calm week day .  It is always fun to climb  . Sand dunes can be  a real challenge as at every step one's foot is sinking ten centimeters .

Beautiful landscapes of sand dunes around the world

Saturday, February 23, 2019

sunset in the desert T-Shirt

Original art by Alma Wad .

Available on 146 style .

Sand Dunes Eco-adventure - March 1 - Qatar Natural History Group

March 1 2019
8 am – 2 pm, or leave when you need to

Join  this eco-adventure, led by desert ecologist Dr. Aspa D. Chatziefthimiou. During the tour  you will explore the dune fields in the southern part of Qatar, we will track for wildlife and discuss dune formations and their ecology. You will also have lunch on site.

Further details on this eco-adventure will be sent on Tuesday the 26th of February, ONLY to those who register.

What to bring with you: a hat, a snack, lunch, plenty of water (> 2 liters per person), sun-screen, sneakers
Optional: camping chairs, and binoculars

4x4 cars are required for this tour, and please make sure your gas tank is full.

QR 70 / person
QR 210 / for families of more than 3
QR 60 / QNHG members
FREE for kids 5 years and younger
Donations for "The Wild Book" are also welcome

 Organized by : Qatar Natural History Group & Richer Environments 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

International Tourist Guide Day

Costa Mediterranea docked at Doha Port yesterday

My first exposure to the Hindi pop music - memories

Long time ago when I was new to Doha -  our TV turned into Indian channels only ....
They were reorganizing the TV channels in Qatar and for some months I had no other option than listening to Hindi pop or watching Hindi serials . I was expecting at that time when this song was a great hit . So  it brings back nice memories . Besides they are a nice couple .

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Doha Jewellery And Watches Exhibition - 2019

 It is not Aishwaraya Rai the only famous person here .  There are a lot more  : Beau Han Xu ,  Gray Chen ....

Qatar Show - Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

   when : 20 - 25 February , 2019
   what time :   12  to 10 pm  / Friday  from 4 pm
   where: DECC -  near City Center Mall
   What to expect :
   Jewelry and watches from 500 brands /more than ten countries
   One third of them are from Italy and Switzerland .
   Young Qatari designers work .
   Indian pavilon .

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