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Sandstorm in Doha
By anonymous

Anyone popped their heads outside and seen the sandstorm? Hope you have your doors and windows closed safely.

Looking forward to cleaning the house for the next few days...

mod note: other threads locked and re-directed here as it is the most popular.

Following picture was posted by ochiha;

These from ghina;


These from speed;



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By AlKhater999• 7 years 2 hours ago.
AlKhater999

Sorry, that was meant to be sent to direct reply to Dondi. I am sorry.

By AlKhater999• 7 years 2 hours ago.
Rating: 4/5
AlKhater999

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By sarim_khalid• 8 years 3 months ago.
sarim_khalid

I bumped my car very badly this day because of this sand storm.

darn!

By Bascos Brick• 8 years 4 months ago.
Bascos Brick

how do people deal with sandstorm? it is dangerous?

By rahsoft• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
rahsoft

day before

day after

By eurichabayon90• 8 years 4 months ago.
eurichabayon90

*playing basketball*

can't see the ring =(

d*mn!

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Expect the Unexpected.

By Vegas• 8 years 4 months ago.
Vegas

Seen one seen em all...

It's freaking dust in the air...

Breath it in and enjoy

You can't teach experience...

By dondi823• 8 years 4 months ago.
dondi823

relaxxxx..this isnt the end of the world...

there is always tommorow to look forward to.

"the sand will come down tommorow, bet your bottom rial for tommorow there'll be sand.tommorow, tommorow, i love you tommorow you're always a day away..."

relaxxx. take a deeper breath...or don't breath.

"give the man a half of a fish, you'll feed him for a day. teach the man how to catch fish, be sure to let him sign a franchise clause."

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

sand storms are common here and they are gigantic, can move entire sand dunes

By Aisha• 8 years 4 months ago.
Aisha

I like ghina's the most!

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By Arien• 8 years 4 months ago.
Arien

I was havin my lunch at city centre food court - I thought its smoke and asked the guy who serves food, whts happening.Imagine, the whole citycentre was looking smoky.

On ma way back cornich was looking like a highland., visibility was just few meters, couldnt see the third vehicle n ma front...

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By jnyfr• 8 years 4 months ago.
jnyfr

i mean too early for summer..LOL! :)

By deedee• 8 years 4 months ago.
deedee

DO NOT use your hazard lights. It just confuses other drivers. they cannot tell if you are stopped due to an accident or are about to turn.

Note: sandstorms are common this time of year in Qatar. It is NOT due to construction. It comes over high altitude from the deserts of Saudi Arabia.

By bleu• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
bleu

My wife's car has a "feature" that she only discovered today when somebody was playing with her key, and kept pressing on the buttons (in their office 200m from the car).

When somebody presses the unlock key for 3 seconds, it just opens all the windows and the sunroof.

She only found it out when she got to her car a few hours later, the car was full of dust and needs good cleaning.

By nhivz17• 8 years 4 months ago.
nhivz17

i thought we're the only one here in Riyadh experiencing it right now... it started here early morning... btw, how does it look like when sandstorm hits the nearby shore? the beach may be in brown color today, isn't it? sorry for asking cuz we are in the middle of arabian peninsula and i haven't seen anything like it...

By nicaq25• 8 years 4 months ago.
nicaq25

BL DUST

Temperature: 22° C

Apparent temperature: 22° C

Pressure:

29.89 in/Hg

Humidity:

49%

Visibility:

0 km

Windspeed:

36 km/h

Wind chill temperature:

22° C

Wind direction:

NNW

Last Updated: 28 minutes and 51 seconds ago

http://www.ameinfo.com/weather/Qatar/OTBD/

"I do live by the motto that pessimists are usually right, but all the great change in history was done by optimists" -Thomas Friedman

By abuimad• 8 years 4 months ago.
abuimad

i was stuck outside when this rolled in, i was with a qatari colleague, he had no problem, he quickly covered his entire face, i had to take my tie off and cover my mouth and slowly die of asphyxiation, what a time to go out of the office lol....

By sahilm79• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
sahilm79

My office is closed because of storm.....he he ...

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
mjamille28

our office is not a portacabin, but i feel just as bad coz some idiots here even stands by the door and keep it open just to look at the sandstorm,... :/

By Eagley• 8 years 4 months ago.
Eagley

My office is a portable cabin and there's a thick cloud os dust in my corridors - cos my guys come in and out of the front door quite a bit. And earlier, some dufus left one of the doors open.

The storm is not really settling down, like someone said earlier. I have to be on the road soon and hope the situation on the road won't be so bad. My first sandstorm.

Driving should be with hazard lights also, other than headlights?

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No, no drama, no, no, no, no drama

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Good Azilaina.. like you thinking, God to know that there is at least one good driver on the road.. Take care anyway...lol

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By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

so be very afraid, am on my way out now!

By azilana7037• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
azilana7037

sometimes, seatbelt don't work and with this sandstorm, drivers can be stupid than they really are :-(

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

jnyfr, too early for summer you mean?

By jnyfr• 8 years 4 months ago.
jnyfr

isn't it too early for winter?

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

scmasse clever boy...now dont tell every one that secret..

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By Default Nick• 8 years 4 months ago.
Default Nick

This is sand storm because dust is also a shape of sand. And construction sites would not be able to cause such mess ;)

"What doesn't kill me; makes me stronger..."

By scmasse• 8 years 4 months ago.
scmasse

I save all my Barbican bottles to hide real beer in for just such an occasion....

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
GodFather.

Beer in public...not allowed ..be careful..unless it is barbican beer..lol

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By jazigroomer• 8 years 4 months ago.
jazigroomer

looks like its settling down out there..... too bad was going to try to get a group together and go and sit on the corniche in folding chairs with a cooler of beer and a portable radio.... just like a hurricane party!

By Richierich• 8 years 4 months ago.
Richierich

This site would be helpful.

http://www.qatarweather.net/index1.php

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By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Good Idea.. Om Maui...lol

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By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

That is correct UKEngQatar

in the US they call us Towelette paper head. or sand niggers... etc.

People are ignorant,

God educate us.

A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil.

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Good Idea Aziliana..lol

Seat Belt ..Check

Take off Sun Glasses: Check

Have I got my Mobile phone: check

Am I wearing the appropriate clothes (just incase I bump into DaRuDe) : Check

Have I got water in the Car: Check incase I get lost

and so on...lol

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

UKEng, imagine if the sandstorm happens again next week! i'll wait and see.....

By every_mothers_nightmare• 8 years 4 months ago.
every_mothers_nightmare

why is it called a sand strom?..........i dont think its the sand what is flying its the dust from construction sites.

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

YOU GUESS IS WRONG.... TRADITION IS SOMETHING IN THE WORLD.... IT'S THEIR CULTURE...

By azilana7037• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
azilana7037

I couldn't even see the gate of our villa from the main door. I even checked if the seatbelts are working (just in case) before starting the car.

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

OmMuai..So I guess that will be another wash next week then..lol

not forgetting, getting up there and taking them down and hanging them up again..lol

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

UKEng, these dust particles have a way of getting into glass windows and door panels and exhaust fans. it's so frustrating... whatever will i do!

By Victory_278692• 8 years 4 months ago.
Victory_278692

in a learning mode....

It has a geographical importance as well...a man thoub and woman's abaya to protect them from such climatic conditions.

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

well if you put them up inside of the windows then its fine.. but if they are still outside then you have a problem..

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
mjamille28

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

put up, i meant, lol

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

i hate sandstorms! i just put on newly washed curtains yesterday! grrrr

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

See now you understand why they invented the abaya for women and why men wear a scarf over their head in this part of the world..For situations like these I guess..

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By totoy vibo• 8 years 4 months ago.
totoy vibo

have a safety trip to all drivers and commuters.

Dont forget to take a bath later, lolz:D

have a great afternoon to all of you...:D

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
mjamille28

UkEng, unfortunately, i dont wear one.. :(

By Richierich• 8 years 4 months ago.
Richierich

Sandstorm Photo competition?

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By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

OK MJ another option...don your Abaya..lol

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

so sorry for u mj....

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
mjamille28

not my idea of a hiding place... :/

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

I AM SAFE YET.... BUT MY CAR!....OHH NOOOOO!!!!!

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Ok madam..

I was just looking...lol

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By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

MJ hide in the Toliet for the next few hours.. until the storms dies down..lol

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By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

What? Haven't you guys ever seen a sandstorm before???

Lol, there's something like 8 posts!

Reminds me of when my school kids would all run to the windows when it started raining.

I'd ask them, What? Haven't you ever seen rain before?

Now get back to work! :-P

By nicaq25• 8 years 4 months ago.
nicaq25

shouldn't we all now go back to our desk???

We've been watching these sandstorm thru our window since somebody post it! LOL! Ok, now everybody grab ur cam and take some souvenir photo for the next generation. he!he!he!

"I do live by the motto that pessimists are usually right, but all the great change in history was done by optimists" -Thomas Friedman

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
GodFather.

Mallarat.. The dog house is closed most of the year..only opens when I do something she does not like and she sends me there...lol

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By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
mjamille28

but my idiot officemates keep opening the door and most of the time they keep it open just to take a look at the sandstorm, i always had to tell them to keep the door shut, im on the verge of throwing my puncher at these guys... :/

By Rizks• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Rizks

Why UkEng ??

U will jump like a Spiderman and give the oxygen to her ??

J/k

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Perfect one day? Dusty the next

Without imagination their is nothing!

By mallrat• 8 years 4 months ago.
mallrat

.UKEngQatar....close your dog house.....yalla, lol

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By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

DaRuDe you Perv...lol

You remind me of Benny Hill

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By mallrat• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
mallrat

somewhere in salwa rd.

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.love to post some pics, but i cant reduce the size, my lapy is crazy today.......

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By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

MJ is your office a make shift Tent or a porta cabin?

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By smallville_yani• 8 years 4 months ago.
smallville_yani

our office is filled with sand today...watta heeck

By Rizks• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Rizks

loooollll DaRuDe

By Victory_278692• 8 years 4 months ago.
Victory_278692

Ghina in the reflection of the glass, she clicked the photo of Tornado tower under sandstorm.

UKENG: your night suit...

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

the last two pictures were same... is any sort of game... find the difference.... hehehheee

By LEB-XPAT• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
LEB-XPAT

i need O2

oxygen plsssssssssssssssss

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By every_mothers_nightmare• 8 years 4 months ago.
every_mothers_nightmare

the good thing is i dont need to have lunch .........i ate enough sand already.

By DaRuDe• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
DaRuDe

wearing skirts and short skirts may avoid going out today.

thank you :D

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
mjamille28

im really finding it hard to breathe right now... :(

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

VB I said help me with the trolley, not empty the contents.. now you ruined by brand new suit...lol

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By SolidSnake9• 8 years 4 months ago.
SolidSnake9

Not a good day to go out... be safe people!

By Rizks• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Rizks

OMG !! 44C ?? :(

At tat temp. my body starts melting ...:)

By Victory_278692• 8 years 4 months ago.
Victory_278692

....collect your trolley...

Why this always happened near the corniche?

By r7• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
r7

QL Rocks... U guys r so quick to update every 1 ..

By the time I took pics n got bck into d office i saw this post :P Damn !!!

B cautious all especially on the road..

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

What was that song (by BLUE) MJ..cant breathe easy...lol

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HE WHO DARES WINS

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Rizk it is forceast to be 44C

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By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Dont die on me mjamille ;)

A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil.

By Rizks• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Rizks

Jamille

u want someone to do a CPR for you ?? :)

J/k

By Rizks• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Rizks

Yesterday it was damn foggy !!

Today its damn damn Sand Storm

Wat will be tomorrow ?? Snow ....:)

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
mjamille28

im finding it hard to breathe right now... :(

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

that sounds scary, especially for newbie drivers like me..

By Khanan• 8 years 4 months ago.
Khanan

you seems to be very close to my working place..

as per your pix..

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By ladymeh• 8 years 4 months ago.
ladymeh

bad weather...

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

you better see the ones in Saudi Arabia.

I am telling you, you will not be able to see a notch in front of you

A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil.

By glecs• 8 years 4 months ago.
glecs

im not sure if this is first in qatar but for me this is the first time i witness the worst sandstorm.

silent "G"

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Victor,I am ready

Today I really feel Sorry for the office boy who washed my car just a few minutes before the storm

A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil.

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

is this the first time in Qatar to have sandstorm as bad as this, and in winter time?

By marhabtain• 8 years 4 months ago.
marhabtain

OMG! What inclement weather! I just got up - back to bed me thinks - with a large one - gin i.e.Yippee, Yippeee, its GORDONS gin for me!

WINNER Gordons Gin Personal Consumption Award 2008 Hic!

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

or is it the smoke from the burning ships off the coast of Dubai..??

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By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Its the smoke from the bush fires from down under?

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By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Plague of locusts following!

By om Maui• 8 years 4 months ago.
om Maui

take it easy, ochiha! it's just that the topic is everywhere and it's better to have one thread over one subject.

it's a scary scene out there. any tips for driving home? can we go 30kph?

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Can some help me with my trolly that I left outside..damn

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By Rizks• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Rizks

Baldrick....

Me 2 can see the oranges up in the sky here in

MEsaieed :(

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Its the scene from the movie Mist...

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By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
mjamille28

By Victory_278692• 8 years 4 months ago.
Victory_278692

Last day of judgment!!! Are you Ready

By GodFather.• 8 years 4 months ago.
GodFather.

Good work Admin.. there are too many threads on this...lol

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By baldrick2dogs• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
baldrick2dogs

Orange skies over Messaid right now.

Did you Google it first?

By Qatarina• 8 years 4 months ago.
Qatarina

to drive slowly and cautiously to pick my son up from kinder in these conditions? he comes back in half an hour. or is it advisable not to drive at all? what are my options?

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Dude!!!

the QL admin has blocked my thread and stole my picture!!!

what the hell ;) [mod note: and attributed it to you ;)

A person who does not speak out against the wrong is a mute devil.

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
mjamille28

By Vivo Bonito• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Vivo Bonito

TUESDAY IS FOG...

WEDNESDAY IS DUST...

WHAT DO YOU GUYS GUESS TO FALL TOMORROW?

~~Life's Cycle~~~

By nicaq25• 8 years 4 months ago.
nicaq25

yesterday there was a heavy fog all around, now, a thick sandstorm, don't tell me it will rain tomorrow?

"I do live by the motto that pessimists are usually right, but all the great change in history was done by optimists" -Thomas Friedman

By appapen• 8 years 4 months ago.
appapen

Take ur clothes that are put outside to dry...... close the dooors.... avoid driving.... take care and drive with hazard sign on...

By Eagley• 8 years 4 months ago.
Eagley

I can see it through my office window too - from the distance of an hour out of Doha. Actually, my colleague told me about it. I had my nose glued to some papers here (and blinds shut). It's still going on outside.

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No, no drama, no, no, no, no drama

By wishdom• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
wishdom

oh my gosh!!! gettin sinusitis again...

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By campbell_09• 8 years 4 months ago.
campbell_09

Mandakini! this is just gonna last for 1 more hour at the max! so it shouldnt be a probelm

But as for now! i think u should jus see them through the windows!

Peace out

By porsche95996• 8 years 4 months ago.
porsche95996

Folks,

they shutdown the airport ,,, plz dont let any body go outside coz the dust will cause lungs problem, so take care and take care of ur cars,, the air is strong to flip a car ....

be safe all

By mandakini.kwatra• 8 years 4 months ago.
mandakini.kwatra

i was planning to go fr a jog at the corniche in the evening today, do u guys think i should go .... ?

By greentea• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
greentea

By Victory_278692• 8 years 4 months ago.
Victory_278692

climate change "winter is over".....and summer popping up fast

By fieryangelinthesky• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
fieryangelinthesky

same here, i can see thru my office window...

climate will change in the next couple of weeks...

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By DaRuDe• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
DaRuDe

to find the path way on corniche not ever a person walking there its all sand all sand nothing else

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

next to this is change of climate.. waaaaaaaaaaaahh...

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
mjamille28

By Khanan• 8 years 4 months ago.
Khanan

yeah I can see through my office window on the corniche..

the air is fully covered with dust...

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Anyone Can Die.

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Does this also mean that its going to get hotter soon as well?

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