Random Istimara Check up on the road

dragonfly212
By dragonfly212

Just friendly warning:

Today at Mannai Roundabout the police stop me and asking my Istimara/Car Registration. So be careful guys, dont forget your Istimara and Bitaqa/ID Card.

By tallg• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
tallg

I've seen them doing this at the Arch/Rainbow/Diana (or whatever you want to call it) roundabout as well, at approx 6:45 in the morning.

By thexonic• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
thexonic

lol.. yesterday morning there was some sort of checkin going on near Al Rawda Compound, I was surprised, why would they want to check on a friday morning... but there alot of people that come back from the dunes and some could be drunk. When I got near the cop, he didnt say anything and let me go, they were just looking for 4x4s.

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By novita77• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
novita77

few weeks ago police stopped us on airport road just between wakra and doha for the same check.

 

make sure you carry around the necessary document as Mila said.

By whoami• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
whoami

He wrote Pataka but it's more pronounced.

Bitaqa - ID Card.

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By yousri• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
yousri

Near Markhiya and Landmark road too.

YousrI

By hawker• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
hawker

agree with Mila, they are doing this in random, thanks for the heads up

 

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By Snowstorm• 14 years 9 months ago.
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Snowstorm

 

so be careful 

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By yousri• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
yousri

Sure ill carry my Istimara and country Flag :p

YousrI

By thexonic• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
thexonic

lol mila i can teach u alot of things too, things as in words

 

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By glecs• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
glecs

they are also checking the driver's license. happened to me and my friend in the roundabout before Landmark (coming from corniche).

just bring all your identity cards to be on the safe side.

By djkiller• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
djkiller

good its not PATAKA in hindi or URDU..they mostly do in the high was at nite and in the morning..so ppl WATCH OUT 

By BOGSTER74• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
BOGSTER74

Istamara-car registration

Pataka- id card

 ok got it,thanks...... 

 

 

 

 

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By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

 

 

pataka = bomb,

By BOGSTER74• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
BOGSTER74

Hi all

 Pls Pardon me

I belived istamara is car registration,but whats Pataka?

 

 

 

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By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

Mila - What were you doing in Manai R/A. It is my teretory. be careful :(

By dragonfly212• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
dragonfly212

la habibi charan

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By thexonic• 14 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
thexonic

Mila, whenever u want :D 

 

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By dragonfly212• 14 years 9 months ago.
dragonfly212

speed my clerk teach me also to say jaaaaaaannnn or jaanaa

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By dragonfly212• 14 years 9 months ago.
dragonfly212

thanks whoami, so is bitaqa not pataka, I learnt from my clerk and he is from kerala. so forgive my mistake.

Everybody is right Everybody is wrong, it depend where we stand.

By dragonfly212• 14 years 9 months ago.
dragonfly212

i c SK, will keep that in mind next time I see my indian friends with crackers. hehehe

Thexonic, yes I can learn arabic lesson from you, when I can start my class??? 

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By denbonggerald• 14 years 9 months ago.
denbonggerald

  for reminding us i will tell my husband not to leave his id card at home......

 

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By dragonfly212• 14 years 9 months ago.
dragonfly212

is it really greentea?? so thats they pronounce it huh.. good to know.

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By greece75• 14 years 9 months ago.
greece75

no letter p in arabic.. ;-)

By dragonfly212• 14 years 9 months ago.
dragonfly212

i pass there everyday charan.. ur office nearby???

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By SPEED• 14 years 9 months ago.
SPEED

so your learnt Pataka from your clerk ?   whatelse you learn from him please share .......

 

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By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Mila _ My office is right oposite Diwan Amiri on Al Rayyan Road. Where do you stay ?????????

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

i was slow..

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By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

So nice of you for informing us...But then i think those papers/docs should always be with you when you drive...You just never know,when the lightning strikes...Lolz

By BOGSTER74• 14 years 9 months ago.
BOGSTER74

so its Bitaqa.....ok got it....learning new words every day....:)

thanks guyz...

 

 

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By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

No need ID. D/L = ID Card :)

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Residence Permit :)

By greentea• 14 years 9 months ago.
greentea

everything here that is "p" is pronounced as "b"...

papa - baba

pepsi - bebsi

 

so it might be pitaka for bitaka? lol

 

whatever... but thanks guyz for the reminder...

 

By skdkak• 14 years 9 months ago.
skdkak

Thanks Mila for the warning. However i do keep all docs in car always.

 

BTW: Pataka in Hindi is crackers.

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By Mercia• 14 years 9 months ago.
Mercia

but i will have to que with all the others then? or can i go to E desk and show ID?

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

pataka is arabic word

it's means ID CARD

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Mila _ I thought Arabic is your mother tounge :)

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Mandoop is PRO :)

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Pataka in hindi means 'flag'

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

that's right..lol

By anonymous• 14 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

can i present my passport with residence visa on it?

or is it still required to present the ID card?

hope you can advice me on this.

thanks!

By Ahmed Sughair• 4 months 1 week ago.
Ahmed Sughair

are you still in doha guys?

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