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Archive for September, 2014

Tourist in Qatar

Couple of weeks ago, i have received an invitation from Qatar Tourism Authority to visit Qatar and take tours all around the country.

Ive reached Doha on the 15th of September 2014, welcomed by a friendly Moroccan guy who lived in Doha for 20 years (Jamal), Jamal was our tourist guide during the whole trip. since we have reached at night, we’ve only had dinner at the beautiful hotel which we were staying at (Sharq Village) highly recommended to stay in if you are visiting Doha, oh and it had Six scenes spa 😉

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/SharqVillage/Default.htm

Doha Day 1:

We started our day by visiting Qatar’s most famous tourist spot “Souq Waqef”, even though it wasn’t my first time to visit it, Jamal showed us places i have never seen there before like (The Falcon Hospital) and the (Damah Club) Damah is a traditional board game

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souq_Waqif

Our second stop was Katara, The Cultural Village, beautiful place with beautiful art galleries, workshops spaces and not to forget the Roman Theatre for a capacity of 5000 people (Majeda Al Roumi preformed back in 2013).. we’ve had lunch there too, in a very delicious mouth watering restaurant “Lwzaar” choose your seafood and have it cooked your way! what else could you ask for 🙂

http://www.katara.net

Last stop of the day was for dinner at the Torch, a building of more than 40 floors, a hotel, restaurants and an outdoor swimming pool on the 19th floor! dinner was as 360 restaurant,  a rotating restaurant! yes it rotates while you are dining with a beautiful views and delicious verities of food

http://www.thetorchdoha.com/default-en.html

Doha Day 2:

Started the day by visiting Qatar Foundation, I’ve heard a lot about but NEVER thought its THIS HUGE… very interesting project that everyone from all around the world can benefit from it

http://www.qf.org.qa

Second stop was The Museum of Islamic Art, very interesting place to visit, and see very valuable unique items from more than 1400 years ago

http://www.mia.org.qa/en/

The Pearl was our third place to visit, an AMAZING residential & commercial place with AMAZING views looking over the BEACH.. we had lunch and one of the best lebanese restaurants i have ever tried “Burj Al Hammam” loved loved LOVED the taste  of the food, the friendly staff, Fairouz’s songs, The amazing atmosphere that took me all the way to Lebanon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pearl-Qatar

Last but not least… the final stop of the the trip was dinner at souq wagef, nice and lots of restaurants / cafes verities to eat with outdoor seatings

HUGE thanks to Qatar Tourism Authority for the this exceptional trip and warm hospitality

and now enjoy the pictures 🙂

“Pictures taken by GoPro & iPhone 5s”

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Falcon Hospital

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Damah Club

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“Bismilla Hotel” first hotel in Qatar

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The Gold Souq in Souq Waqif

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Katara

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The Torch

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View from the torch

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Outdoor swimming pool on the 19th floor

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Qatar Foundation Model 

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The Museum of Islamic Art

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The Pearl

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Doha Skyline

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Six Scenes Spa at Sharq Village & Spa

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Viva Jusoor “Iftaar Saem” Initiative – Ramadan 2014

Viva Bahrain distributed thousands of Iftaar meals in Ramadan in different locations in Bahrain, below some videos of some of the areas in Bahrain

“All videos & editing taken by me, using GoPro”