Category Doha/Qatar

How is life in Qatar really after the diplomatic crisis?

“What it is like to live under siege?” I read that headline somewhere. The opening line was about how people are living in Qatar after the recent diplomatic crisis. Of course, it is true that all business has been affected and will continue to be so unless the countries involved try and come up with […]

Photographs are worth a thousand words 

I am familiar with artist who are known for their paintings, sculptures or books. Never had I ever heard of an artist who’s famous for blowing up photographs of human beings to a size big enough to be wheatpasted on buildings, trains and even roads! One such artist is JR. He’s is from Paris and […]

Picasso & Giacometti at a fire station

Visiting a fire station may not be the ideal way to spend a day off from work. But it also wasn’t your normal fire station. The building that I visited today is known as Doha Fire station and it was an actual one up until 2012, when the building was given to Qatar Museums. It […]

Praablam customer

I am thinking of suggesting my training manager to send our employees to Karwa’s main office, in order to better our customer service skills. Have you ever been in a Karwa? I am in awe of the way they treat their customers!* I recently took a trip to Villagio and decided to visit one of […]

Souq Waqif: Tajine

If you’re not Moroccan and want to try a different cuisine this week, I recommend Tajeen or Tajin in Souq Waqif. You may have heard of it, it was closed for a while now but they have finished all the necessary renovations and are ready to go. Best to sit? Rooftop, no questions. Specially during […]

Souq Waqif: Rice and Noodles

Souq Waqif is one of my favorite places in Qatar. It’s only a ten minutes walk from my workplace and has a range of cuisines to offer (but because I am lack someone to try new things with and because I am scared of change, I end up going to the same restaurants I go […]

Karwa oh Karwa

The normal way of getting around anywhere in Doha for those who don’t have a car is either Uber or Karwa taxis. I myself rely on the latter. Lately, the more I use Karwa, the more I am convinced I should buy a car. The drivers are terrible. I am sorry if you are a […]

Love 

The young Pope says that he renounces his fellow men and women because it is easier to love God than to love humans. He said that he was incapable of withstanding the suffering brought on by loving human beings. He said to the Swiss girl, that it would be wonderful to love her the way […]

Aasha

It’s no surprise that we Pakistanis grow up with a great exposure to Indian dance, cinema and music. I am not a fan to be honest but I am familiar with most of them specially those who are considered legends. One of them is Asha Bhosle. I hardly remember any of her songs now but […]

I have got these feelings for you

I do not like discriminating against certain nationalities but some people really give their countries a bad name. Pyramids, for example, works in our Finance department. Finance and Front Office is always at war so it is not surprising that Pyramids and I are not besties. Apart from that, he also suffers Stage 10 superiority complex. […]

Cherry blossom trees in Qatar!

I heard about the Chinese Festival at MIA through a brochure passed to me by a co-worker. And even though I had only checked out Doha Time Out a few days ago, there was nothing mentioned about this on the site. Funny, don’t you think? Regardless, it was crowded enough. Specially on the third day, […]

44 thoughts I have at clubs

I hope there’s no queue tonight Shiiiiteee. I jinxed it. That girl behind us is a whore. Not judging. Just saying. Can’t wait to just get inside and dance. (After finally getting inside)Shit. Maybe I was better off outside. I feel so under dressed. Roommate realizes she has forgotten her cigarettes at home. Not the first […]

The perfect prank

There’s a girl, with long ombre hair and dark brown eyes. Everyday she goes to the shawarma shop within the vicinity she lives in. Everyday she gives the same order. Everyday she smokes a cigarette while she waits for her food. One day, she goes to the shawarma shop and as usual, orders the same […]

Do I really need this?

I really didn’t imagine my life would turn around completely after coming to Qatar. Since I came here, I have turned into this person who actually thinks before spending and refrains from splurging. To be more precise: I had been so ungrateful, living at my mom’s place and eating free food. How long did I thought […]

I am Tom-Cruise-Happy

Tomorrow marks two months of being in Doha. Perfect timing for a post!! Understandably, a lot has changed. For the good? Let’s hope so. I no longer drink chai like I used to drink it in Pakistan. I think it’s possible that I was using chai as an alternate to water, even if it is hot […]