Snapshots of Qatar ~ 2013

A year filled with happiness, tragedy, and inspiration.

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Souk Al-Waqif

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Lunch-time at the souk!

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Horse races at the Equestrian Center.

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Fly Board World Championships at The Pearl-Qatar.

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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

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Graduation at American School of Doha

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Common sight in Qatar!

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Bounty from the Vegetable Souk!

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American Women’s Association Bazaar

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Ready for some belly dancing!

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We launched Desert Horizons Tutoring Services, a community-based outreach tutoring program.

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Doha’s nighttime skyline.

Me & Sherifa in Desert of Qatar

Me and Sherifa.  Sherifa passed away in a tragic car accident. Sherifa taught me more than most about the culture and lifestyle of Qatar. Rest in peace, dear friend.  I will miss you greatly.

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We also lost sweet “Callie girl,” our precious furry daughter.  You are forever in our hearts.

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8 comments on “Snapshots of Qatar ~ 2013

  1. The photo of the construction cranes is really cool. That is a lot of construction!

    I also like the photo of the veggies. That is my favorite part of travel is that most places have much better and fresher veggies than the U.S.

    • Yes, Jeff, there is quite a bit of development (including roadwork) going on in Qatar. One of the larger enterprises (seen in the photo in my post) is a redevelopment project involving Doha’s city center area. There is also a lot of construction work associated with hosting the 2022 World Cup.

      I agree, you can’t beat the veggies outside the U.S. A major plus for us.

      Happy New Year, and Happy Travels to you and Kristi!

  2. I enjoyed these pictures, Michele. I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Sherifa, and your precious Callie Girl!! I wish you and Bishara a “Blessed” 2014!!

  3. Dear Michele,
    thank you very much for sharying your experience! It is first time that I read about life and places in Arab couries in such a way that it makes me want to go there! I do my homework before visiting Qatar – and your writing and photos are the best! Thank you once again Michele!
    Have a great Year 2014!

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