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Doha Express City Tour
"Discover The Pearl an extraordinary artificial island created in a shape of an oyster which has set the standard for luxury. Explore then Katara the stunning cultural village in a beautiful beachfront at the heart of Doha with an amphitheater an opera art galleries and restaurants from various countries and cultures. Next stop is The Equestrian Club or “Royal Stable” which gives home to the royal race horses and international priceless spring horses. Continue with The Museum of Islamic Arts the iconic museum including pieces covering over a thousand years of Islamic Art. Conclude at Souk Waqif the authentic traditional market with its fascinating maze of alleyways and typical atmosphere retaining its old-character
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"Enjoy a visit to the Souq's of Doha. Be picked up from your hotel and taken on an unforgettable shopping tour.A visit to one of the falcon shops is a unique experience – some shopkeepers will allow you to photograph and handle the birds while exp particularly on festive occasions and opportunities to photograph donkeys with traditional patterned saddles. Enjoy your day or evening at the Souq before returning to your hotel.""""Souq Waqif is a showpiece of traditional architecture handicrafts and folk art and was once a weekend trading area for the Bedouin. The only traditional souq to remain in the Gulf
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Qatari Dress Tips (4)

Local dress and how you should dress

Qatar is a very interesting middle eastern country. Let me start out with telling you that actual Qatari citizens make up not even half of the coutry's population. The majority of the population is from places like Sri Lanka, the Phillipines, India, other arab countries and some europeans. The work force of the country is made up of the foreign nationals, not the locals. Because of the population mix just about everyone speaks english. The Qataris usually wear the traditional dress, the Abaya for the women and Thobe (it is not called "the white dress") for the men. The men either wear the white head covering or the red and white checker covering. Not all of the women cover their faces, but some do. You will see muslim womean who wear typical clothing and only wear the Hijab (the hair covering) Because there are so many other nationalities that make up the population in Qatar you will see people in traditional indian clothing and western clothing. Despite what you may see when you get there it is best to dress modistly (it is a Muslim country). Women, wear long skirts or pants. Its not a good idea to "show leg". T-shirts are ok, but a 3/4 to full leng sleeve would be better. Whatever you wear just be modest and keep your shoulders and chest covered. Men, jeans or slacks and polo shirts, dress shirts, t-shirts will do you fine. At the hotel pools and beches it is ok to wear your bathing suit, just be sure to cover up when you leave that area. Generally the Qatari people are very nice. All you need to do is show that you respect their culture. It never hurts to learn the basics (Thank You- Shukran, Your Welcome- Afwan, Hello- Marhaba) in Arabic before your trip!

bluebell5
Mar 03, 2004

What to Wear

In Qatar you will probably see some expat residents wearing anything from shorts to spagetti-strap tops. While most likely no Qatari will ever tell you that you shouldn't be wearing this, that does not mean that they don't take offense to it.

Consider what the Qataris themselves wear - both men and women are completely covered from head to toe in loose, nonrevealing robes, and additionally for women the face is often covered by a veil as well. While I'm not suggesting a foreign women should wear a veil or even cover her head, it is respectful to wear loose-fitting clothes that cover the limbs. You will be much better received this way, and will avoid alot of unwanted attention from men as well.

While you can probably find suitable clothes in your own wardrobe, if you want to buy something here then try the long cotton robes for sale in the shopping malls, the souqs, or even the large supermarkets such as Carrefour. I've found these to be the most comfortable thing to wear in the heat, and nowadays I often wear them at home too.

For men, while short sleeves are OK, it's really best not to go out in shorts, no matter how hot it is outside.

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jungles
Apr 30, 2006

It's an Arab country....

Unlike its neighbor (Saudi Arabia) women can drive. However, conversvatism is key. When in doubt, women should be more covered than less. It will keep you out of trouble and it shows respect for the local culture.

While you dont have to wear this traditonal Saudi dress, women should not show much, if any, skin (hotels are an exception)....head coverings are not needed for non-Muslims

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johsab
Feb 01, 2003

Qatari Traditional Dress

Qatari people usually wear the long white dress which is typical arabic dress. but there is something very common which i ahve noticed. I noticed that Qataris Must Wear the black ring on the headwhen alongwith this white long dress.

In the Picture you can see Qatari boys from College coming out and they are in their national dress.

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Pakistaniguy
Nov 11, 2003
 
 
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Corniche

This park between the Museum of Islamic Art and the Al Riwaq exhibition hall, features flowers and fauna of the gulf region is a park that is home to many local fairs and special events. from here you...
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