Monday, April 29, 2019

India's moonwalking traffic cop

List of Affordable Iftar Buffets in Qatar - 2019

You can find a lots of deals AT THE QGRABS . You have to buy vouchers ONLINE  .Then print them - then you show it at the restaurant . Some examples ;

Iftar Buffet at Swiss BelHotel Doha with Qgrab voucher

 Iftar Buffet + Juice + Ice Cream at Maxill Restaurant  - QR74 /child QR37
   What to expect : an international spread that includes one juice of your choice along with one ice cream, soups, appetizers, salads, a variety of main course dishes, desserts & beverages at Maxill Restaurant,
  Iftar /Suhoor Buffet at Simaisma  Murwab Resort -  Qgrab Offers 

Iftar OR Suhoor Buffet with Resort Access – Adult QR80 / Child QR40
When : Valid on Thursday, Friday & Saturday ONLY
Iftar timing: Sunset – 8:30pm
Suhoor timing: 10pm – 2am
Resort timings: Sunset – 2am

What to expect : A scrumptious buffet : oriental mezze, baba ganoush, vine leaves, freshly made traditional foul madams and salads , freshly prepared Ramadan juices and live counters for shawarma, pasta, tempura station, and noodles ,tiramisu, chocolate mousse cake, Arabic desserts like Umm Ali, baklawa, Balah el sham
club house swimming pool, health club, private beach, tennis & basketball courts

My personal experience some years ago
the buffet was a far cry from what  had been advertised but the resort facilities were nice


Iftar Buffet at L'incontro Dei Sapori -  QGRABS OFFERS 

 This is a lesser known place  but the area is well known :  Ghanem Business Center
 Near Ramada Signal
  Pay QR44  ( no child vouchers ) 

Iftar Timing: Sat – Wed: 6pm – 8pm

 What to expect :  healthy dishes with Italian and Morocan favorites
 you can see here the full menu 

DoubleTree by Hilton

 Iftar Buffet at Al Andalusia Tent -QR99 / child QR50  - QGRABS offer

Suhoor Buffet at Al Andalusia Tent  - QR90 / child QR90

 What to expect : juices, salads, starters, main course & desserts
 buffet  in a tent
 rooftop iftar
 enjoying the view of Doha skyline
 suhoor buffet comes with live Oud music
My personal notes :  though I have never tried their Ramadan offers but their buffets at other time of the year is wonderful. They provide what they promise and more .

___________________________________salt N pepper offer ______________________
Royal Tandoor  offer  : QR 59 per person
QR 35 (kids between 5 to 12 yrs)
What to expect : Indian food 

 My personals notes :  Not the best Indian dishes in Qatar but nice decor , ambiance  and polite staff _______________________________________
Iftar Buffet at Ramada Encore Hotel - Qgrabs deal 

QR33 -adult
 QR16 - child
  this is a  real deal
   according to my experience of last years - they offer decent  food

 good beverages , unique desserts -  small , simple restaurant , friendly staff

 see more here 


Eat at Joe’s to have an amazing experience and let us enjoy the Ramadan atmosphere together with friends and family.🌙☺️🦀
For Reservation and Inquiries
please contact us at:
+974-40392977 / +974-55433366
+974-66092382 / +974-70448801

 Gulf pearls Hotel - Iranian Restaurant




Zubarah Hotel - Iftar buffet for QR 99


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Asian Athletics - 400m Hurdles Gold for Qatar

Monday, April 22, 2019

KEEP CALM - READ ON - Dark T-shirt

World Book Day celebration at the National Museum of Qatar

Happy World Book Day - UNESCO

Amiri Guard field exercise in Doha

When : from 27 to 30 April
Where : in Doha , Qatar
What is so special about this :  we are asked to cooperate  and follow instructions

Personal notes ;  I have never seen such field exercise in urban area  /  VIP convoys made some excitements in my life  but it was long time ago .

Qatar Natural History Group - White-eared Bulbul

Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition - DECC Qatar

Qatari Rwandan relations - Emir visits Kigali

3rd Festival for Oud - Opera House at Katara - Free Tickets

Where :Katara Opera house , building 16
When : from 24 April - four days on
What time : 8 pm
What to expect : more than 25 prominent Oud players and and manufacturers
from Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Yemen, Kuwait ,Greece, and Syria
concert and singers
highlights on al-Kindi and on his music theory

Al-Kindi was the first great theoretician of music in the Arab-Islamic world. He is known to have written fifteen treatises on music theory, but only five have survived. He added a fifth string to the 'ud.[51] His works included discussions on the therapeutic value of music[52] and what he regarded as "cosmological connections" of music.[53]
By Unknown - Photograph of medieval Islamic manuscript, transferred from English Wikipedia as below, Public Domain, Link

Friday, April 19, 2019

National Museum of Qatar extended opening hours

Monday, April 15, 2019

Weather in Kuwait - last week

The strong winds and the hail storm was  topping  the area's social media last week .
 Watch this video  for the ice  and rainbow !

new two-level interchange opened

International Dates Exhibition 2019 - Souq Waqif

2019 Young Writers Program Award Ceremony

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Qatar after Rain


Mariam Jamali snaps

During Rain Drive Carefully

The art spring - at Qatar University

Saturday, April 06, 2019

New Monoprix stores to open in Qatar

1 .    a ‘digitally smart store’ at Msheireb Downtown Doha
2 .   one in Medina Centrale (The PearlQatar)
3  .one small store in Porto Arabia (The Pearl-Qatar)
4 .  ‘Monop’ in Al Sadd

by the end of 2019

5 .   in Lusail city

in 2020

What to expect : local products , wide range of fresh and organic food ,international items ,free delivery after shopping , dine-in ,pizza and sushi corners ,


simple weather symbols - acrylic tumbler

Al Sarayat - is here again

 Al Sarayat - the season of sudden weather change is here again .  The strong winds shakes the windows , evening storms with thunder and lightnings . Cats  and birds are loud .

 However today mild weather conditions can be expected during the day . In the evening the windy stormy weather  may return . Avoid  the sea ...

 This season  lasts until mid- May . After that we are just dreaming about the rain .

 Have  nice day !

Monday, April 01, 2019

Floral shaped buildings around the world

Art Science Museum, Singapore
The lotus flower-shaped building at Marina Bays Sands. Photo by Vesna Middelkoop


Tbilisi Public Service Hall Building IMG 8966 1920

Alexxx1979 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (]


The Wujin Lotus Conference Center is constructed in the image of a Lotus flower. The building is situated on a 30,000 square foot artificial lake, close to an eight-acre park in the city of Changzhou.
The Lotus Conference Center was conceived, according to the architectural firm, as an inhabited sculptural form, emerging naturally from the lake. It is home to public galleries, and conference facilities.
Geothermal energy pile foundations are an alternative energy source for heating and cooling needs. Year ‘round, this geothermic heat exchange system reduces air conditioning costs for both the Lotus above and the two-story building beneath the lake. The lotus is also naturally ventilated and utilizes evaporative cooling from the lake’s surface.

 Design by Studio505 - an Australian company

The desert rose of Qatar or the New National Museum

 Jean Nouvel architect

 the building designed to resemble to a giant desert rose

it took eight years to complete this futuristic building
expat Qatar