One of the first things expats need to get used to when they first come to Qatar is a distinct driving style some people have on the road. Where did it come from? No one seems to have an answer. Perhaps this audio clip might be able to help a little.
A Qatari perspective on driving culture in Qatar–
(Originally published on Qatar Living)
Read more "Qatar driving culture explained"
As part of last year’s video journalism class, I made three other news packages about the community that we live in. These three clips tackle issues such as growing caffeine addiction, the lack of reading culture and media freedom. Here you go-
Read more "All about Qatar: caffeine addiction, reading culture and media freedom"
Modern shops and malls will soon replace Souq Al Haraj, but shop owners and numerous customers are not quite so pleased with the decision.
Read more "Tradition makes way for modernization: local market faces close down"
Amid plans to move away from its dependency on food imports, Qatar has been experimenting with commercial beekeeping and honey production. Over the past year, the country’s Ministry of Environment has set up about 30 farms in the north, located strategically near indigenous Sidra trees. From their blossoms, bees gather nectar to produce sidr honey, […]
Read more "[Doha News] Qatar strives to expand honey production, but heat a challenge"
Damien Hirst Installations
New Damien Hirst installation outside Sidra Hospital guaranteed to be another “talking point” in Qatar. More photos from the unveiling ceremony here.
Read more "Damien Hirst fetus sculptures unveiling in Qatar"
Spotted a colorful double decker bus around town? You’ve driven past a Doha Bus, one of the newest additions to Doha’s tourist scene.
Starting from this month, you can tour around the city’s most famous spots riding an open-top bus. Trundling from the airport end of the Corniche all the way to the Pearl, the route takes tourists on a tour of Doha’s past, present and future.
Abraham Kamarck, an American entrepreneur, came to Qatar with excitement in 2010. After reading about Qatar’s vision for the future in the news, he thought his specialty in technology-‐based business might help him. His business aimed to raise funds and invest in startup and high-‐tech projects in the region. Soon he realized that neither private […]
Read more "Latest draft commercial law doesn’t address concerns"
Gabriel Iglesias, “The Fluffy Guy”, an American stand up comedian, is currently the third top ranked comedian in the world. He is known for his unique style in stand-up comedy and is very popular in the GCC, performing at sold out shows in the region in 2011. This year, he performed with Bader Saleh, the […]
Read more "The Fluffy Guy in Doha"
Her Highness Sheikha Moza attended Solar Test Facility Inauguration today at the Qatar Science Technology Park. Check out my photo slideshow of the event.
Solar Test Facility Inauguration
Read more "Solar Test Facility Inauguration"