Pools

By suzanna

I am searching for a place that I can swim in a nice pool. I am willing of paying and I am not a member at any club. Requirement: the pool to be cleen whithout people swiming with their clothes in it (for excample abayas)

Any suggestion will be highly appreciated. Thank you :)

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By diamond• 13 years 6 months ago.
diamond

qatar welcomes all different forms of attire in the various pools in the country...there is a pool to suit everyone. we are a very accomodating people to guests in our country even though our own culture has a more modest approach to women's clothing!!!

By randr88• 13 years 6 months ago.
randr88

I like to pick baby ruth bars off of the bottom of the pool and eat them.

By diamond• 13 years 6 months ago.
diamond

some women don't like burkinis because they feel they are too form fitting ie the trousers part of it

By diamond• 13 years 6 months ago.
diamond

yeah burkinis are great but some women have a special 'swimming abaya' which is a little different in terms of material and style from the ones they wear out and about.

By e46M3• 13 years 6 months ago.
e46M3

http://tn.essortment.com/fearofwater_rceg.htm

By honey• 13 years 6 months ago.
honey

with swimming because of my past. I'm so phobia with deep water. As long as i can touch the ground then i will feel safe..but when is dark and deep i'll be panic.

How can i cure that?

By diamond• 13 years 6 months ago.
diamond

suzanna, as long as there is a lifeguard on duty then it is OK for people to be in the water with their abayas on. it is not a danger to others. some women feel they don't want to wear a western style swimsuit as it reveals more of their body than they are comfortable with. hope you can appreciate that there are all different ways to dress on diifferent occasions. wouldn't it be so boring if everybody in the world dressed the same way???!!!

By dweller• 13 years 6 months ago.
dweller

You hit the nail on the head.

Ladies and kids (boys below puberty) only allowed in.

They did eventually recruit a lady lifeguard if a little late.

By Serendipity• 13 years 6 months ago.
Serendipity

Am I missing something here? They closed off the pool for a ladies day. But none of the ladies could swim?

The mind boggles.

By dweller• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
dweller

Yes every Tuesday was ladies day. Men (even staff) were not allowed and all windows overlooking the pool were blocked.

The Gazelle Club (QP's ELS Club) had a similar day that resulted in tragedy. A child fell into the pool and drowned because none of the women could swim and there were no men on duty.

Hotel pools are, as someone else mentioned, very well maintained.

By e46M3• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
e46M3

Hotel pools are well maintained with strict rules.

Compounds are a different matter; depends what kind of people/riff-raff live on the compound.

By Serendipity• 13 years 6 months ago.
Serendipity

Eww, Dweller, that's revolting!

Is stuff like that quite common then? Or was that just a one off? What about hotel and club pools and shared pools on compounds and stuff? What are they like, generally speaking?

By dweller• 13 years 6 months ago.
dweller

Ladies day in the ex Falcon Club pool was an event after which nobody wanted to go in the pool.

Steak sandwiches, paper plates and plastic cutlery.....all in the pool.

By Serendipity• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Serendipity

People swim in pools in abayas! How on earth do they manage that?

I remember during school swimming lessons we had to do lifesaving, swim in our pyjamas and dive to pick up bricks to earn a swimming certificate, and I recall it's quite difficult to swim while wearing clothes.

By e46M3• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
e46M3

Yes, dweller, all the hotels' pools/beaches are overloaded. You need a membership everywhere.

By dweller• 13 years 6 months ago.
dweller

It used to be possible to pay to get in. Has that changed?

By e46M3• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
e46M3

Try to get your school to contact one of the hotels and agree a seasonal rate for you and your colleagues if there are enough of you sun worshippers.

By Cornellian• 13 years 6 months ago.
Cornellian

that sucks!

By e46M3• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
e46M3

You need to be a member's guest and pay at the door at one of the hotels. You used to be able to go to Palm Tree Island but alas...

By Cornellian• 13 years 6 months ago.
Cornellian

Damnit, nothing closer like the hotels over here ?

By e46M3• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
e46M3

Sealine. http://www.qnhc.com/sealine.html

By Cornellian• 13 years 6 months ago.
Cornellian

Is there any beach in Qatar where we can just pay for a day without having to have a membership ?

By e46M3• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
e46M3

You need membership. By the way, they do a great kids' birthday party at the Ramada kiddie pool.

By Cornellian• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
Cornellian

So we don't have to be members in the Ramada hotel to use their pool ?

By dweller• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
dweller

Try the Ramada pool.

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