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  • Boring Country

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    I don't think there is much you should do here other than pick another country which is more fun to visit. I don't think I have many. Just some of the people I met while I was here and the warm water at the beach.

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  • No Freedom of Speech !

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    Its not my favourite things but it is something which everyone should know that in Qatar the Emir (Ruler King) is very strict. He over threw his father's Government and became a King. The Rights of the people of Qatar are basically nothing towards their government. They can not speak against the Emir or its Policies AT ALL ! There is no freedom...

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  • Qatar as a Peninsula

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    Requirements of a Quality School The board should believe that the function of formal education is to provide a foundation for lifelong learning and to enable each student to participate effectively and responsibly in a changing world. The board should recognize the critical role of parents, businesses, and the community in helping individual...

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  • Qatari Money

    The riyal is the currency of the State of Qatar, and it is divided into subunits of 100 called dirham. As of 2011, about 4 Qatari Riyal equals one US Dollar, and 5.5 Qatari Riyal equals a Euro. Qatar was long a British colony, and it shared a monetary system with a nearby colony, India. Until 1966 the Indian Rupee was the official currency of...

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  • Get a phone card at the Doha Airport

    In Doha Airport, there are numerous pay phones around the upper departures level, but good luck finding a phone card. I checked around downstairs at the shops with no luck at all. Eventually the cell phone guy said I could buy a phone card at the cafeteria upstairs. I went up and looked around in confusion... where does one buy a phonecard at a...

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  • Foreign Workers

    Foreign workers -- or "third country nationals" -- make up a huge percentage of the population of Qatar. By some estimates, as many as 3/4 of qatar's 1 million people are foreigners. Of these foreigners, many do the jobs that Qataris traditionally find demeaning such as service work (hotel workers, maids, cooks, cleaning people) and construction...

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  • Electricity in Qatar

    The electricity standard in Qatar is is 240 Volts, 50 Hertz, as compared to the US standard of 110 Volts, 60 Hertz. If you bring electronics from America, such as radios, electric razors, computers, cell phones, or i-Pods, be 100 percent sure they are dual voltage or you will fry the device. Don't even think about bringing clocks, because the...

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  • I don't even know what I'm drinking!

    Grab a drink at a local store and the label may not be easy to read since it's written in Arabic script. Don't worry, most American brands are the same colors and have the same logos around the world as you will see when you find Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke. If you read Arabic, you will also realize the names of the drinks almost sound like the...

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  • From UAE to Doha by road

    Hi there, just wanted to check if you did make that trip to Doha by road from Dubai. Actually, I am also living in Dubai and am planning to visit Qatar in July 2008. I am going with my family so want to travel by road to save some money.If you made the trip, what were all the procedures? You may email me at waqqas@hotmail.comThanks

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  • A Principled Focused Schools in Qatar

    Requirements of a Quality SchoolThe board should believe that the function of formal education is to provide a foundation for lifelong learning and to enable each student to participate effectively and responsibly in a changing world. The board should recognize the critical role of parents, businesses, and the community in helping individual...

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  • On arrival visa

    Unbureaucratic 2 week on-arrival visas are available for 55 QAR for nationals of the EU-15 countries as well as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea.To get the visa you just go up the immigration counter...

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  • New meets old

    Doha is a city who is constantly growing! New buildings are rising at the corniche and the rest of the city, and new roads and bridges are build. Even though, it is still possible to see some of the old culture, and life around the country, and even in Doha...

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  • Qatar from above

    For some reason I always ends up arriving in Qatar at night, where it's not possible to see anything other than the lights from the streets and buildings. Once I was lucky enough to get a flight in the day time, and I have added a few of the pictures from when we where flying over Qatar...Nothing else than sand really... :)And wow it looks sooo...

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  • Do's & Don'ts

    Do's and Don'ts: Do remember that Qatar is a Muslim country, and you need to dress appropriately. Both men and women should only wear shorts and sleeveless tops at the beach or around a private enclosed pool.Do be prepared to bargain with shopkeepers, especially in the Souqs (street markets).Do make sure to drink plenty of water, and watch for...

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  • Qatar Airways

    great airline , i have travelled many times on a number of airlines my fave used to be Emirates but Qatar are far better the only thing that lets them down is the airport at Doha here can be seen the new airbus that took us from Manchester to Doha 20/6/2005

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  • Qatar National Arabian Horse Show

    If you are going to Qatar in Nov/Dec, you might be lucky enough to be there while the National Arabian Horse Show is held! This is definatly a show to visit... Arabian Horses from the farms in Qatar are presented both in halter and liberty. The show is two days, and the last day the champions will be chosen... It is held at the Corniche, close to...

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  • Qatar International Arabian Horse...

    The Qatar International Arabian Horse Festival is something you have to see if you come to Qatar in February or March (it's different from year to year), and are into those beautiful animals! There is Racing, Endurance, showjumping, dressage, and last but not least the Show! Where the finest arabian horses in the world is shown! Exhibitors,...

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  • Qatari Embassies Abroad

    In U.K:South Audley Street London W1Y 5DQ, U.K.Email: london@mofa.gov.qa Phone: 0044207-4932200Fax: 0044207-4932661In U.S.A:4200 Wisconsin Ave., N.W Suite # 200 Washington D.C 20016, U.S.A.Email: washington@mofa.gov.qaPhone: 001-202-2741603, 2741636 Fax: 001-202-2370061, 2370059 In Japan:2-3-28, Moto Azabu, Minato-Ku, Tokyo...

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  • Buy One Visa & Get One Free !

    The joint Qatari-Omani tourist visa is issued to the citizens of the above mentioned 33 countries without any special conditions for a period of three weeks through Qatari missions abroad for a fee of 70 Qatari Riyals (19 USD) or through the country's entries for a fee of 55 Qatari Riyals (15 USD). The visa is extendable for one week through the...

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  • Visa Information

    Tourist and business visas for nationals of 33 countries, namely, USA, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, The Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Brunei, Singapore,...

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  • No Freedom of Speech !

    Its not my favourite things but it is something which everyone should know that in Qatar the Emir (Ruler King) is very strict. He over threw his father's Government and became a King. The Rights of the people of Qatar are basically nothing towards their government. They can not speak against the Emir or its Policies AT ALL ! There is no freedom...

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  • I don't think there is much...

    I don't think there is much you should do here other than pick another country which is more fun to visit. I don't think I have many. Just some of the people I met while I was here and the warm water at the beach.

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  • So how can you tell me you're...

    So how can you tell me you're lonelyand say for you that the sun don't shine?Let me take you by the handAnd lead you through the streets of Doha.I'll show you something to make you change your mind.

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  • All you ever wanted know about Qatar

    Qatar is one of the safe, quiet - whisper it, boring? - destinations in the Gulf. The height of excitement on a sunny afternoon - and we're talking 120 Fahrenheit here - is watching rich Qataris climb in and out of their top-of-the-range Land Cruisers and Range Rovers. Enjoy the modern architecture, admire the sweep of the Corniche and dream of...

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