Insects, pests, dangers at beach?
I was wondering what types of insects live in Doha. I figured that mosquitoes would not be problem because of the desert. True? Also are scorpions a problem in the city or only in rural areas? What about roaches and mice/rats? Fireants?
What about at the beaches? I read in a book that the marine animals in Qatari waters are so dangerous that a lot of people don't go in the water. It mentioned dragonfish, stonefish, sea snakes, and jellyfish. It said that stonefish are found in shallow waters and if you step one, the poison is strong enough to kill you. This worries me especially since our little grandchild will want to play at the beach.
We will be moving to Doha in a few months and I would appreciate comments from those who actually live there. Do you feel safe taking your family to the beach?