What to do in Doha
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jun 19, 2012 3:32 PM Last Post By: henderson_h
Jun 10, 2012 7:36 AM
Jun 10, 2012 1:49 PM
1Ramadan: all shops, all restaurants (except -not tasty food- in the big hotels) closed daytime.
Way tooo hot for any outdoor activity! (Lay on the beach? no way -except at sunrise-!)
Must see: Souq Waqif (evening only), Museum of Islamic Art (inquire reduced opening time during Ramadan).
In winter you can feel one week with attractions. In summer one day is too much.
Avoid Malls poor fire security, expensive, boring, nothing unique or special.
Al Zubarah town archeological site will become first Qatar UNESCO listed site (by early July 2012) but trying to visit in late July is crazy (weather!).
Jun 14, 2012 3:46 AM
2Look at the large roads, skycrappers in Doha, new airport etc.
but for a complete information please read THIS TOO:
It's the slavery system toward migrant workers (from poor countries) that is building rich Qatar :
Migrant workers from poor countries are going to Qatar:
1. they don't know how bad it is (it's in the system in construction jobs), no prior
2. they are desperate ... and because you find a job asap in Qatar .. .they go ... paying "in situ" the placement fee with own work .. .no money left at the end. After that working for free for many months so can send home a misery of money.
Many want go home before.But they can't. No passport (confiscated). No salary. Just work. Slavery!
Working 11 hours x day, 6 days a week at 45C for nothing:
even the 6.75USD (!!!) -that are buying nothing in Qatar- that you earn x day
are taken away because you need to pay the placement fee, other expenses...
Edited by: tanabata_hikoboshi2
Jun 16, 2012 12:17 PM
Jun 16, 2012 5:34 PM
Jun 17, 2012 5:21 AM
5not in the Middle East, in summer, during Ramadhan, no. that's why most expats leave if they can.
Jun 17, 2012 6:43 AM
Jun 19, 2012 3:32 PM
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