An afternoon in Doha

An afternoon in Doha

By Canadianrunaway

I was sitting in the lounge at Dana Club when I looked out the window an saw this huge glorious palm tree looking back at me (yes, it had eyes!). 

I don't know, it just struck me:  I am a Canadian, from Northern Ontario, and I LIVE in a country with PALM TREES! It's amazing and I feel quite lucky. 

To put things into perspective, Canadians need to spend oodles of money to vacation to someplace with palm trees.  Anywhere that has a palm tree is marketed as the place to be.  So yeah, it's kinda cool I get to live amongst palm trees. 

Anywho, I looked around and saw a young boy walking around with a sword.  No joke!  He was a 12 year old-ish Qatari boy.  He was walking about with another youngster and yeah, they had a sword.  Even better?  No one cared. 

I like that about Qatar, you are kind of free to do whatever pleases you, so long as you're not breaking any laws. 

Then a group of kids joined me in the lounge.  They seemed like they were all siblings.  All really LOUD.  They started playing music on their phone and chit chatting and although I was  unable to concentrate...

It was nice to see kids being kids and having fun.  Finally, a place where kids were not being reprimanded for being children. 

Just sitting back and looking directly at Qatar, it sometimes almost feels like you're living a vacation.  There is a relaxed vibe here, great weather (after an insanely hot summer), and lovely palm and frangipani trees. 

Where is your fav place to spend your afternoon?

By mohamed800• 5 years 8 months ago.
mohamed800

I hope Qatar will concentrate much on the green.

If they can spend money on making green on the both sides of the road.

Also implement a system to paint the buildings / Housings in a periodical manner.

I hope some knowledgeable people can add more options to make Doha green.

By Equin0x• 5 years 8 months ago.
Equin0x

Your underlying sentiment of your post suggests that your are:

Poetic,

Romantic

And

Naturalist

Good, these qualities are more than sufficient to find solace anywhere in the world.

By Rizks• 5 years 8 months ago.
Rizks

sure QL Team...thank you !

Will do some Google search during the weekend and try to find out some spicy article's to share....:)

By Molten Metal• 5 years 8 months ago.
Molten Metal

It will be good fun for all to see { not read } an article from that guy ........... Lol ........

By QL Team• 5 years 8 months ago.
QL Team

Rizks, please feel free to send us an article - we are interested in all community content ;)

By zafirah• 5 years 8 months ago.
zafirah

sure Brit!. I have 2 beach chairs - Rizku can bring his own chair... :) Rizku don't forget the strawberry flavor of Shisha...

By Molten Metal• 5 years 8 months ago.
Molten Metal

I forgive you as you asked for it '' Sorry for being rude ... '' in your previous comment ...............so nice of you

By Rizks• 5 years 8 months ago.
Rizks

MM, and we were wondering why there ain't any dumb comment from you since morning....:(

By Molten Metal• 5 years 8 months ago.
Molten Metal

Rizk, No body is concerned with your nationality & from where have you come ............. That's racist ...........

By Rizks• 5 years 8 months ago.
Rizks

britey, kindly pick me up too on the way to the beach... will get my waterproof lungi and Sheesha along....:)

By britexpat• 5 years 8 months ago.
britexpat

Zafirah: Sounds so romantic... Perhaps , we could go together in my Pink Kia sometime - as soon as I get the new desert tyres fitted

By zafirah• 5 years 8 months ago.
zafirah

fave place to spend the afternoon... in the beach waiting for the sunset.... :)

By britexpat• 5 years 8 months ago.
britexpat

Rizks does make a valid point..

"Just sitting back and looking directly at Qatar, it sometimes almost feels like you're living a vacation. "...

The issue is that we all enjoy living in Qatar. It offers us many advantages. However, like anywhere else in the world, it is not perfect as you continually seem to have us believe.

Having been to Canada, I found the greenery and lanscape to be beautiful and awe inspiring..

Anyway, in answer to your question - I would spend the afternoon reading a book in the shadee by the little pool in my villa.

By Rizks• 5 years 8 months ago.
Rizks

You don't have to mention in your every post that you are a Canadian and bla bla blah.... I guess no one is interested to know where you are from ?

Sorry for being rude, but its kinda boring reading in your every post the same thing tat you are Canadian and from Canada and so on....

Hope you understood what I mean to say ?

Cheers and have a great Weekend !

Rizks - (I am an Indian from India ) ...:)

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