Preparing for Winter in Qatar

By mohamed

If you were in Doha last winter you'll remember how cold it was. People were rushing to buy blankets and heaters which were eventually sold out. All the big supermarkets didn't have stock and people would snatch heaters up whenever they appeared.

Why am I reminding you of this? Well, I was at Carrefoure the other day and walked into the electronics section and saw a whole lot of heaters on display. And people were circling them and buying them up!

So I thought I'd give the Qatar Living community a heads up so you don't freeze in Doha this winter!

By Craig-in-the-hat• 13 years 6 months ago.
Craig-in-the-hat

This winter has been the coldest I have experienced so far in the Middle East. It's my first year in Qatar but it has been colder here than I experienced previously in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Wish I had picked up a couple of those heaters - my place is an icebox at the moment!

By FranElizabeth• 14 years 4 months ago.
FranElizabeth

how cold DID it get in Doha this winter?

By Imablue• 14 years 8 months ago.
Imablue

I knew that is a joke!

By Wanda• 14 years 8 months ago.
Wanda

just when everyone has prepared themselves for winter buying heater, winter is not getting to be like it was expected...

By medved1488• 14 years 8 months ago.
medved1488

Damn this thread is funny) it's as if it's going to be -30 in doha this winter))

You know the best part? It isn't knowing that your friends have your back. It's knowing that you have your friends' back.

By fishermanalex• 14 years 8 months ago.
fishermanalex

i remember tose days last year we were friiiiiiiiiiizing

but i think this year will not be the same

or that is what i hope

By jhujaejyt• 14 years 9 months ago.
jhujaejyt

same happening at LULU last night... at any one time you can see 3 carts with a heater.

By qatarisun• 14 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

put 5 in each room just in case

By DHW• 14 years 9 months ago.
DHW

do we have to put one oil heater in each room?

my husband thinks that for big sapces, like our dining/living area, we need to put 2!!!!

any idea???

thanks for the info

By noura4qtr• 14 years 9 months ago.
noura4qtr

thank you for remind us and se you in winter

By stealth• 14 years 9 months ago.
stealth

you have th eoil eaters as well as plain electric coil heaters. oil heaters are much better

By DHW• 14 years 9 months ago.
DHW

Are you talking about Qatar????!!!!

I have a 5 months old baby and after reading all your comments I'm thinking flying home.

By jauntie• 14 years 9 months ago.
jauntie

It's just you don't have them :P

By jauntie• 14 years 9 months ago.
jauntie

"the ones my husband bought yesterday at FFC are 1500W and cost QR239 each. They are Black & Decker Oil Radiators" which plug into an electric socket.

However, maybe there are other types of heaters for sale.

By namabiru• 14 years 9 months ago.
namabiru

Are we talking electric heaters here, or kerosene heaters? Just wondering, as in Japan we had both, although kerosene was clearly the commonly-used type. I am just wondering what to look for and stock up on.

Will also shop for an electric blanket for the bed. I'm really kind of a baby when it comes to being cold...

By qatarisun• 14 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

lol.. so I guess I got paniced..lol...!!

By ainarl• 14 years 9 months ago.
ainarl

in our country we call it "PANIC BUYING" :-)

"waiting is an art, timing is everyting"

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

As there were a couple of others asking I thought we could organise one table together.

Excuse me if I broke the thread. Very sorry.

By jauntie• 14 years 9 months ago.
jauntie

He bought them at Family Food Centre the day after he first spotted them in stock! :D

Yes I did, thanks - I may yet persuade hub to join me but can't confirm until we return from Oman. We are off there tomorrow until 1 November. That may be too late for the tickets, but it can't be helped :(

By owen• 14 years 9 months ago.
owen

i will buy as early as now (end of this month)...as i chill easily...and im kind of worried now how to deal with coldness..:/when im freakin cold, i move less..means i will just stay in one corner..:P

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By qatarisun• 14 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

thanks for the info.. i think i will go to get one of them right now.. before all they are gone...

..."purchasing fever"? or how would you call it?..lol..

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Die he also buy those in Carrefoure, and did you receive my mail regarding the ball.

By jauntie• 14 years 9 months ago.
jauntie

the ones my husband bought yesterday at FFC are 1500W and cost QR239 each. They are Black & Decker Oil Radiators.

He said they also had 2000W and 2700W, but seems to think the 1500W are sufficient for our needs. We shall see :P

By qatarisun• 14 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

thanks Canary...lol....

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

You are of course welcome to come.

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Yes I will do it again this year because it was nearly all my Muslim friends who came to celebrate with me and we had a lot of fun. This year There will be something elso for me to celebrate to so I am looking forward to this.

Perhaps I will have a heater this year if I can find one.

By qatarisun• 14 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

are you going to have a Christmass dinner this year again? if yes, count me in...I even can bring my own blanket if there is a lack of them...lol..

By KADAM1• 14 years 9 months ago.
KADAM1

Hi Owen..now it is time to purches the winter cloths. Here temprature gose to 2oC. which is almost aprochto snoo. The wind in this seasone try to tocu bones..In hope weneed heater.

Owen you will get in City Center, Lulu hyper mall, & opposite to RAMADA HOTEL, around Al Fardan area.

By King Edshel• 14 years 9 months ago.
King Edshel

depends on the brand and Watts, normally between 50 - 200. The only problem here with the winter is it goes deep down your bones. It is normal with the desert winter though ...

By owen• 14 years 9 months ago.
owen

reading from your posts..looking forward to winter, but sadly i have to really gear myself as i dont have that much winter clothes..how much this heater cost? i haven't visited the mall for a while..any idea?

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By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

I used to go to the dolomites for two weeks every February it was great fun and I always lost quite a bit of weight during that time\

By lyf• 14 years 9 months ago.
lyf

I was looking forward to jogging in winter in skimpy shorts and singlet...

By diamond• 14 years 9 months ago.
diamond

Yes, it's fun but nothing beats the swoosh, swoosh of zipping through REAL snow with the sun on your face and then a hot chociolate waiting for you at the bottom :)_______________________________________________________

Love is the answer...

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

What about Qatar following suit to Dubai and create artificial slopes. I saw them on the news the other day looked like they were having fun.

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

On Christmas I had 20 people over for dinner (Turkey etc.) and we were all sitting huddled together to keep ourselves warm the whol evening, even though we had blankets. lol

By angel_eyes• 14 years 9 months ago.
angel_eyes

QATAR - this December is all set to create another record for Doha with the HIGHEST RAINFALL IN THE PAST 42 YEARS, following incessant rains on the 7th. The total rainfall received this month till date has been 25mm, which is a record over the past 42 years. The country normally receives an average of 13mm rains in December every year.

angel_eyes reporting ;)

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By diamond• 14 years 9 months ago.
diamond

Yes, everyone should get 'heatered up' before it's too late. Or have lots of winter clothes at the ready. Yay! Love dressing for winter. Now if only it would snow here then I would be zipping down the slopes in my element.

And Owen, watch out for snow avalanches...they can kill a person.

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Love is the answer...

By owen• 14 years 9 months ago.
owen

hmmm my first winter here in Qatar..would be interesting to read this thread as to get an overview and as well prepare myself..:)

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By qatarisun• 14 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

get the heater from wherever you want... even from Honolulu.. just get it...lol...

By jauntie• 14 years 9 months ago.
jauntie

No WAY was hub gonna spend the night in a hot bath the way he did last year lmao

And before you ask, no, it isn't big enough for two!

:P

By Murali• 14 years 9 months ago.
Murali

You want me to get one Heater from India?????????

By qatarisun• 14 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

you will get cold, trust me, specially at home.. no matter what temperature is.. so better hurry up and get some heater.. last winter was a nightmare...canarybird, I also couldn't get any heater in whole Doha.. thanks my friends, they helped me with whatever they could.. some of them even offered me themselves to warm me, since there are no heaters around...lol...

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Thank you good news as I did look for a heater last year and could not get one. I have looked off and on for a heater but never seen any.

By Murali• 14 years 9 months ago.
Murali

What will be the Temperature over there in Doha in Winter?

By dentist• 14 years 9 months ago.
dentist

I remember people were buying the heaters off the trucks...They wouldn't even wait till they put them on display!!!!!!!!

By angel_eyes• 14 years 9 months ago.
angel_eyes

A steady fall in maximum and minimum temperatures in the coming days. The northwesterly-northeasterly winds may also gain momentum, which means that Qatar is inching towards winter!!!

I just heard that the coming winter would be much colder compared last time due to global warming ;)

But I am more interested with the winter clothes SALE!!! Anybody have an idea when it will be and where??? :D

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By qatarisun• 14 years 9 months ago.
qatarisun

remembering last winter, I brought a whole bunch of warm stuff from my country, which I came back from couple of days ago...But the heaters.. mmmm... very good idea, specially for me, "constantly freezing chick"..lol...

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