Expat Appreciation Day!

amnesia
By amnesia

Alright, it's not an official day, but I just thought I'd say:

"Thanks to all the expats that come to Qatar, help to develop the country, give us more reason to improve, and contribute to this fast developing nation.

From my heart as a Qatari,
Thank You!"

^_^

COVID-19 Banner
By qatemt• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
qatemt

If only all expats can read this. More power to you amnesia!

By Riku3• 14 years 1 month ago.
Riku3

Nice words amnesia ^^ , and as a Qatari i second on that too .. i really like the environment we live in and i hope you all feel conftble in Qatar .

love to all , welcome to Qatar and thanks for everything ^^ .

By paul• 14 years 1 month ago.
paul

Thanks

By angel_eyes• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
angel_eyes

Having this in mind to start a day is very inspiring!!! Thank you...

You gave us more reason to work hard.. not only for the money but for the benefit of this land Qatar.. It feels like your land is our land as well.. I hope someone like you is contagious to spread goodness on earth...

[img_assist|nid=28861|title=believe and u will see...Life is as simple as we make it complicated|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=122|height=180]

By Qatardolly• 14 years 1 month ago.
Qatardolly

Thank you Amnesia. That was very sweet of you. I hope more qatari people feel the same way.

By Oryx• 14 years 1 month ago.
Oryx

Advanced Qatari class!

Seriously I have learnt to see a lot of things differently - things I was very ignorant about before I have had lots of opportunity to have my previous thinking challenged:

example:

a)arranged marriages

b)women's attire

c)alcohol

d) what is personal freedom?

e) polygamous marriages

f) collective thinking vs individual thinking

g) hospitality

h) social values in general

By mufy• 14 years 1 month ago.
mufy

thanks for sparing a minute to thank the exaptriates. show them how much u owe them by behaving well towards them. most of the labourers are here because they love their family and they want to feed their family atleast 2 times a day. be;eive me, 90% of the expats wudnt love this place if it was for the money. i know people who work for 600 riyals! it just that they want bread for their family back home. lot of people spend days here thinking of their families. many have kids whom they havnt even seen... so take a little time to appreciate the workers here. they bulit qatar.

[img_assist|nid=17892|title=http://braveatheart.blogspot.com/|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=135]

By DaRuDe• 14 years 1 month ago.
DaRuDe

Educate you??? where do ou work lady?? strange ok you are in which class now :)

[img_assist|nid=21285|title=.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=180]

By lara123• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
lara123

Thank you Amnesia & Diamond Girl

By Oryx• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
Oryx

Thank you to Qataris too

The relationship is two ways...I have learnt a lot from my interaction with Qataris - they have helped educate me and develop new perspectives on issues.

By DaRuDe• 14 years 1 month ago.
DaRuDe

Thank you very much too for appreciating us here in Qatar allowing us to be part of Qatar developing Era. You really touched my livers so when are you inviting us for Qatari hmm Recipies :D

[img_assist|nid=21285|title=.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=180]

By porcupine• 14 years 1 month ago.
porcupine

Thanks to both of you Amnesia and Diamond Girl ever so much. Your kind words and sentiments are truly appreciated.

I too have picked up quite a bit of Qatari Arabic over the years here, so let me too say in my own way; SHUKRAN JAZEELAN ALAY KUM. ANA EHAB QATAR WAJED.

By Qman• 14 years 1 month ago.
Qman

Thank you amnesia, you are well mannered and well brought up child of Qatar. Terima Kasih from me in Malaysian language.

Hope to meet you one day. God Bless you.

By amnesia• 14 years 1 month ago.
amnesia

@darude, sorry my friend, I've been in the UK for a while. Going to be in Qatar soon though :D

@HappyHappy, ma ga9artee ma3a kalamich ba3ad. Even if you came here with person intentions, you're still helping the country become a better place :D

@everyone else, It's my pleasure. It took only 2 seconds of my time, but I hope it made everyone feel good for the rest of the day (or I hope longer).

My father once told me, "people don't always notice the big things you do, it's the little things that can give you a small warm place in their heart" (Translated from Arabic)

^_^

__________________________

By angelwings• 14 years 1 month ago.
angelwings

Amnesia...and Diamond Girl. Its really nice to hear such words. I think this is a first?? for QL. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall anyone posting such a thing before.

I love this country, and its people. I consider myself part of the country having lived here many years, & so do the rest of my family, one of whom is now totally fluent in Qatari arabic, albeit with blonde hair and blue eyes.

You have a good Emir, with a good wife, and you can be proud of how you're progressing as a nation. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of it.

Gud on'ya. Amnesia (and DiamondGirl.)

Angelwings.

If the grass is greener on the other side, its sure the water bill is higher !

By Happy Happy• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
Happy Happy

As gorgeous your words are, as guilty they made me feel. Unfortunately, they caused me pain than content.

I am not intending to shock you my friend, but, Allah is my witness, I did not come here with the intention to contribute to improve Qatar.

Yes, I DO believe in good deeds, benefiting and non-harm of others. Being here in Qatar achieves the purpose of applying my knowledge and skills to help others, in the general sense.

Yet I came to this country for totally professional and personal reasons. To prove myself, take up more professional responsibilities, challenge myself and my society as a responsible independent Egyptian Muslim girl, defeat my anxiety of always wanting to feel protected and then the pay (although I’m well off back home).

I intended to work here for a few months to achieve the above, now it’s my third year, why? Because,as I always repeatedly say, I love this country and grateful.

I was offered to work with other countries, 2 offers are still on, with pay 75% more than what I earn now. I refused both because I am against the regime in both countries, and working there will only make me a true hypocrite. Here I am not feeling hypocrite at all. On the contrary, I am more inclined towards my client (Qatari Client) than towards my own company (foreign). I am working hard to implement their business requirements, to the fullest of my power and authority.

I participated, though African, in the Asian Games, initially, yet my heart was not totally dedicated to it. I think it is something about patriotism and eagerly wanting to see the flag of my country there.

Please do not fire at me, I was just thinking loudly and sharing my feelings towards your words that are still resonating in my head and heart.

Eish da3wa ma yseer chidi ya ryyal! Ana waied aheb getar, Allah yerhem waldaik we yselmek men kel shar.

I'm proud of you.

Salam

By diamond• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
diamond

As a fellow Qatari(a) I would like to join Amnesia in thanking all the residents of Qatar for contributing to the development of my beloved country. We so much appreciate the talent, skills, experience, dedication and hard work of all. We have much further to go and many ways in which we must improve so insha'Allah we can go forward together.

I sincerely hope that you can take the good from our culture to enrich your own lives as we should take the good from your cultures to develop as good human beings.

Our peaceful and tolerant land has so much promise. It's an exciting future. Please consider Qatar your home and keep a space in your heart for it always.

______________________________________________________________

'Love is the answer...'

By eagomes• 14 years 1 month ago.
eagomes

I will be moving to Qatar next month and these are nice wellcome words.

Thank you !

By TweetyBird• 14 years 1 month ago.
TweetyBird

Your post brought a smile to my face!!

By qatarisun• 14 years 1 month ago.
qatarisun

Amnesia still appreciates your presence in Qatar...regardless whether you consider qatar your home or not....

By Xena• 14 years 1 month ago.
Xena

I consider Qatar my home, even though I have only been here 1 year...

I don't think I will be going anywhere in a hurry...

By ainarl• 14 years 1 month ago.
ainarl

A BIG HUG AND THANK YOU TOO BROTHER.

"waiting is an art, timing is everyting"

By ooo• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
ooo

Amnesia, that's very nice of you! Sukran : )

By qatarisun• 14 years 1 month ago.
qatarisun

thank you !!

By sfatherl• 14 years 1 month ago.
sfatherl

wow thank you so kind!!!!! Thank you for having us!

By anonymous• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

I thank you for your hospitality....

[img_assist|nid=29420|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=160]

By jauntie• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
jauntie

Shukran jazeelan

By t_coffee_or_me• 14 years 1 month ago.
t_coffee_or_me

Thank u Amnesia .... small things like this makes our day

I consider Qatar my second home.

By KitKat• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
KitKat

So nice of you, you are really very thoughtful, in this phony world people seldom think about others. You made my day, Thank you!

By owen• 14 years 1 month ago.
owen

thank you, well appreciated here....for as well accepting us (in behalf of your country)....:D

deeply moved by your gesture amnesia..:)

[img_assist|nid=12867|title=Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.|desc= |link=none|align=left|width=44|height=180]

By porcupine• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
porcupine

Thanks a million Amnesia, your gratitude is truly appreciated. Yes, we are indeed guests in this country, but we've also made Qatar our adopted homeland. I have spent 28 years here and I consider this home. May Qatar grow to greater heights. More power, more prosperity to the people of Qatar.

Cheers.

By anonymous• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

Thank for your appreciation.

A lot of us refer to Qatar as our home too.

We wish the best for everyone.

Cardinal OF QATAR LIVING

By anonymous• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

Is that all you have to say: Inviting your self for coffee and smoke the pipe?

Come on brother I know you got better things to say:

Qatari's

In behalf of DARUDE

We salute you!!!!!!

Cardinal OF QATAR LIVING

By novita77• 14 years 1 month ago.
novita77

Thank you for the post. I been here for 6 yrs now ... Doha feel like our home more and more. :D

By iwael• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
iwael

It's very nice to hear this words from you, you made us smile and feel comfortable.

WE also appreciate the safe enviroment and the open minded view of the HH the Emir and the Govt.

Way to go Qatar

By r7• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
r7

Probably the first time I ever heard some 1 saying this here in Doha, thanx Amnesia for the nice sentiment .... This is a great place to be, Ive been here 17 years now and i wouldn't want to b anywhere else ... :)

By DaRuDe• 14 years 1 month ago.
DaRuDe

Thank you very much but i still wonder being me a guest and you the host why u never invited me for arabic coffee or sheesha :D

[img_assist|nid=21285|title=.|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=180]

By gypsy gal• 14 years 1 month ago.
gypsy gal

Thanks for your kind words, we would also like to thank H. H the Emir & the Govt. for giving us an opportunity to live and work in this safe Country.... and to be a part of the developments here. Thank you!

By ux8• 14 years 1 month ago.
ux8

Thanks.....for your appreciation!!!!!

By anonymous• 14 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

Thank you!

Have a nice day.

Cheers!

[img_assist|nid=23961|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=135|height=180]

"I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone, I never find a companionable solitude"

By anonymous• 14 years 1 month ago.
anonymous

Good Morning,

very kind thatyou even thought about us thank you for the post

By wizmotr• 14 years 1 month ago.
wizmotr

Thank-you for your words and post.

Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Cabinet acknowledges first Shura Council election's successful outcome

Cabinet acknowledges first Shura Council election's successful outcome

During its regular weekly meeting, the Cabinet praised the success of the Shura Council elections which reflected the Qatari people's awareness and understanding of their national responsibilities and duties.
PHCC launches 'Early Detection is the Key' breast cancer awareness campaign

PHCC launches 'Early Detection is the Key' breast cancer awareness campaign

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed globally in October every year, the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar has launched its breast cancer awareness campaign, entitled ‘Early Detection is the Key.’
Qatar to open new women only beach in Al Ghariya

Qatar to open new women only beach in Al Ghariya

The 15,000 square beach comes equipped with tables, seats, grilling areas, restrooms and is entirely gated.
Sheraton Grand Doha goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sheraton Grand Doha goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Doha's leading hotel, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, has launched several activities to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
WATCH: New QL Food series explores Doha’s most famous Umm Ali

WATCH: New QL Food series explores Doha’s most famous Umm Ali

Qatar Living introduces its brand new series QL Food with the inaugural episode featuring Doha's most popular Umm Ali.
WATCH: HH the Amir expresses solidarity with Oman in wake of Cyclone Shaheen

WATCH: HH the Amir expresses solidarity with Oman in wake of Cyclone Shaheen

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held a telephonic conversation with Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of the Sultanate of Oman to express solidarity and support with the country as it was struck by Cyclone Shaheen.
WATCH: Qatar's Al Kuwari wins general classification and SSV category as Qatar International Baja ends

WATCH: Qatar's Al Kuwari wins general classification and SSV category as Qatar International Baja ends

After three days of exhilarating action in the Qatari desert, the Qatar International Baja came to a befitting end yesterday at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
WATCH: Career Talks -  How to build a successful career?

WATCH: Career Talks - How to build a successful career?

Qatar Living (QL) Jobs is back with the fifth episode of its Career Talks series featuring Doha-based Life and Executive Coach Faten El Ayache.