palm tree island

gibanica
By gibanica

does anyone know what happened with palm tree island?
i have seen that lovely island in last year's marhaba before i came here, and have looked forward to have fun there. but, when i came to live in doha in january, a just saw sandy island with one (not palm) tree! i was very sad, but taught that something bad happened and somebody certainly will make that beautiful park again. but still nothing...
does anyone have some information?

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By gibanica• 13 years 6 months ago.
gibanica

by the way, ja sam dragana, moj broj je sest-sest-dva-sedam-pet-devet-devet; u pravu si, sto bi svi videli broj telefona...

By Lou• 13 years 6 months ago.
Lou

Mozda mrvicu zakasnim jer slizbeno radno vrijeme mi je do 5 ali uvijek se ostane malo duze... kapitalizam, sto da kazem :) ali ne ostajem predugo u uredu.

super! Vidimo se!

By gibanica• 13 years 6 months ago.
gibanica

upisala sam broj, zovem te u nedelju, bicu u CC oko 5 i 15. unapred se radujem

By Lou• 13 years 6 months ago.
Lou

Radim odmah blizu city centra tako da mi lokacija odgovara!

broj mob mi je pet-sest-nula-tri-sedam-cetiri-sest (ana)

ne volim da se bas vidi na netu, ovako je malo prikriveno :)

Mislim da bi i meni bilo malo dosadno da ne radim ovdje. da je neka druga zemlja, mozda i ne toliko ali imam osjecaj da ovdje fali nekih zanimljivih mjesta. jedino sto mogu raditi vikendom sad kad postane vruce je ici u shopping! a to mi se i ne da bas svaki vikend.

Cujemo se onda za kavu! pozdrav!

By gibanica• 13 years 6 months ago.
gibanica

pa, navikla prilicno. muz radi i kcerka ide u skolu, pa postoji svakodnevna kolotecina. ja sam radila poslednjih 10 godina i mislila sam da ce mi jako prijati da ne radim izvesno vreme, ali pocinje da mi nedostaje neka obaveza... ne pronalazim se u kucnim poslovima i kuhinji...

mozemo da predjemo na ti, sto se mene tice. vidim da si ti mladja.

svake nedelje i utorka od 5-7 vodim kcerku u francuski kulturni centar na casove, dok je cekam mozemo da popijemo kafu nekad u CC, ako zelis...

By Lou• 13 years 6 months ago.
Lou

je, super je. nekad mi bas dosadi pricati na engleskom.

na sjeveru su sva polja plina i industrijsko podrucje mozda zato voda nije dobra. ja se drzim intercontija i bazena :)

sad su mi u zgradi otvorili bazen pa mogu ovaj vikend uzivati!

jeste se vec navikli na zivot ovdje?

By gibanica• 13 years 6 months ago.
gibanica

bila sam u zadru pre 27 godina jednog leta i secam se da mi se jako dopalo! lep grad!

al khor (dalje od toga nisam isla na sever) ima lepo uredjenu plazu, blago zapustenu, jer se niko ne kupa (mozda je bilo kupanja ranijih godina). voda je belicasta kao da je u njoj rastvoren neki krecnjak ili mozda neka hemikalija...moze da se posedi malo, igra odbojka na plazi (ima mreza), pojede nesto sto se ponese (nema radnji u okolini), to je sve... tamo se nalazi i luksuzan hotel sultan beach resort sa lepim bazenom (plaza nije dobra, mada sam videla par ljudi u moru), ali je potrebno platiti 700QR da dvoje provedu dan ukljucujuci i rucak. previse za moj ukus...

zanimljivo mi je ovo dopisivanje na neengleskom!

By Lou• 13 years 6 months ago.
Lou

Nisam jos bila na sjeveru, ali na jugu mi je odlican Sea line resort, blizu je i al wakra plaza koja je dobra, vikendom ima dosta stranaca.

intercontinental ima najbolju plazu u dohi i msilim da godisnja clanarina i nije preskupa, nekakavih 6000QR, tako sam cula. imaju dobru teretanu i bazen je super tako da mislim da bi se to isplatilo.

Ja sam iz Zadra, dosla sam tu pred par mjeseci ali sam za stalno tu tek nekih mjesec dana.

Ako otkrijete jos neko novo mjesto javite :))

By gibanica• 13 years 6 months ago.
gibanica

tu sam tri meseca, bila sam u mesaieedu, a na severu do al kora. ovih dana razmisljamo da se uclanimo porodicno (muz, kcerka i ja) u klub nekog hotela, ali je to dosta skupo...

jako mi se dopala ideja da ima to ostrvo u sred grada (imam tako nesto u svom rodnom gradu-beogradu) i stvarno je lepo izgledalo na slici, pa sam bas bila razocarana kada sam stigla, no sta je tu je...

hvala na pomoci! odakle ste vi? ima li jos nesto zanimljivo na severu osim al kora? znate li zasto je voda tamo onako belicasta? mozda mnogo pitam...pozdrav

By Lou• 13 years 6 months ago.
Lou

there are a few places around here where you can spend nice and relaxed time, but mostly in hotels or drive yourself to the south or north of the country.

koliko dugo ste u Dohi?

By gibanica• 13 years 6 months ago.
gibanica

oh, lou, i'm unemployed for now and i'm looking for places to spend some quality time, have fun or just relax...i think that was very nice place

By azilana7037• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
azilana7037

I used to look forward to every Friday mornings when I could go to Palm Tree Island, to sit in a lounger near the beach, with a good book in one hand and a hubbly bubbly (sheesha) in the other. A roving waiter ready to take your order if you get hungry/thirsty...a hideaway paradise away from the humdrum of Doha. We used to go there at night during the Ramadan to enjoy the buffet they serve...all for QAR20 to cover your boat fare to and from the island.

They took it away except for that lone (yup,it's not even a palm) tree. Some said they tore it down because of the Asian Games and afterwards will put up a resort with accommodation wherein you could stay overnight.

I'm still waiting for that (ridiculous, isn't it?)because now, you have to travel (very far) to Al Wakra or Sealine beach resort...I'd rather stay in bed than do that 45 minutes to one hour drive to the beach.

Hope they bring it back or something...

By hamlet• 13 years 6 months ago.
hamlet

I have many brilliant ideas for the Palm island:

It can be converted into an experimental ground for nuclear bombs

Damp for radio active wastes

Store for chemical weapons

Nuclear reactor

Fortress to defend doha against enemies

....etc....

By Lou• 13 years 6 months ago.
Lou

:) i agree with the idea of QL headquarters on the island!

by the way gibanica, regarding your occupation, what would you do there?

By Cornellian• 13 years 6 months ago.
Cornellian

I think u've worked for too long...go home! lol

By Cornellian• 13 years 6 months ago.
Cornellian

I think u've worked for too long...go home! lol

By Cornellian• 13 years 6 months ago.
Cornellian

I think u've worked for too long...go home! lol

By r7• 13 years 6 months ago.
r7

lETS MAKE IT A QL HEADQUARTERS.... IT'LL B LIKE BEING IN "LOST" HEHEHE !!! lITTLE SMALLER

By Paul R• 13 years 6 months ago.
Paul R

It should have a bridge from the Corniche, and the Airport, oh and the New Airport, and the Pearl Island. Hang on better idea, drain the bay and build a Carrefour with an Ikea. A sealife centre ? Or Theme Park ? With a Mcdonalds, Burger King, Hardees, Chilis, Applebees, KFC, Dunkin Donuts, and a few juice bars. Have we filled it yet ?

By r7• 13 years 6 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
r7

mAY B it'll turn into a loo with a glass floor so u can c the fishy's while peeing... and then jump into the same water n swim away.... I think im going nuts here at work ................

By WhoMe• 13 years 6 months ago.
WhoMe

Yeah, may be the build a Mc Donald's "swim through"!

"Can I have a cheeseburger...*blub*...and a...*blub*...Coke?"

By butterfly• 13 years 6 months ago.
butterfly

...and I wonder: What's the point of having a fountain in the middle of the sea? So when you are strolling across the corniche and run out of water you swim towards the fountain and refill you bottle?

The park was nice if a little unkept and most importantly, it was a good fun place for families and tourists.

By Paul R• 13 years 6 months ago.
Paul R

I think they are building an Ikea on the island ?

By gibanica• 13 years 6 months ago.
gibanica

a-ha, i realized. thank you anyway

By Gypsy• 13 years 6 months ago.
Gypsy

Sometime between now and when hell freezes over...perhaps around the same time they start building the bridge to Bahrain and the worlds largest tower. ;)

By gibanica• 13 years 6 months ago.
gibanica

WOW!!! thank you gypsy and khanc to inform me about island thing! that fountain must be fantastic! do you know when the works will start?

By Gypsy• 13 years 6 months ago.
Gypsy

I hear they are turning into a fountain.

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