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Al ‘Unayzah

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  • Day2

    Wecome to Doha

    July 1, 2017 in Qatar

    Arrived 5.30am, earlier than scheduled - all flights into Doha are currently only using a northern approach corridor so they don't cross Saudi, Bahrain or Dubai airspace, so we were expecting delays, but we landed at our original ETA.

    Met by our driver and quick trip to our hotel on deserted roads (Fri and Sat are the weekend here, so today is their Sunday). The hotel is not very full as our rooms were ready at 7am, so we moved our luggage in and went for a quick walk before it gets too hot (currently 36, heading for 47 degrees)

    Like all good walks, it included finding a few caches (our first international finds, and they were all micros!). We did a lap of the West Bay area, which is mostly government offices, hotels and embassies, so was very quiet today. Maybe that's how the security guards spotted us so easily! (turns out we were across the road from the Dept of Foreign Affairs offices, and the guards very quickly came across to have a chat. All ended well, and they happily left us to our search)

    Back for 9.30am buffet breakfast at the hotel, then a swim before an afternoon city tour.

    Stayed: Melia Hotel
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  • Day2

    Doha city tour

    July 1, 2017 in Qatar

    Late afternoon pickup for a 5 hour city tour (3pm to 8pm when the weather is a bit cooler - it got to 47 today, forecast to be 50 degrees tomorrow 😮).

    Driving around, it seems that every corner of Doha is under construction, with many new high rises buildings, road projects, a new rail project (8.2 billion US dollars being spent before the 2022 World Cup to create multiple lines with100 stations) and even a hanging restaurant under construction (whatever that is!)
    Visited the Katara Cultural Centre - touristy recreation of traditional buildings (not all their own, as it included a Roman ampitheatre!);
    Pearl Island - man made island with accommodation and shopping centre for non-locals... including a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari dealership;
    drive along the Corniche - 7km man made coast line with walking path and wide grassed areas;
    Museum of Islamic Art - widely touted as the number one attraction in Doha;
    then finished the night at the Souk Waqif - sprawling traditional market with streets selling gold, spices, horses, falcons and rows of clothing and material.

    Got back to the hotel just before 8pm with everyone tired and no set plan for tea, so while some went to the supermarket, we came back to the hotel and had room service (mixed vegetable pizza, and chicken fettuccine for the record).

    Early night ready for a 4am wake-up call.
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  • Day2

    Doha Airport

    September 29, 2017 in Qatar

    Pretty decent flight from Adelaide into Doha... They caught up on some time lost when a family of doofuss decided they didn't want to go after all.. right when we were getting ready to taxi out... Anyway.. arrived at 6am and it's already 35 degrees outside, and looks like a bit of a sandstorm happening out there.. one amazing airport though..

  • Day6

    Rain in Doha

    November 26, 2016 in Qatar

    Lazy Eve @ Double Tree Hotel by Hilton. Pure - Rooftop. Bar Wind and rain. No sundowner. What? But met good people. Entertaiment group. Lot of fun.
    Dinner @ Souq. Little Sailor. Fresh seafood. Amazing. 2 Night she's back 2 Germany. Good Trip Anja 😍

  • Day3

    Social Life Doha

    November 23, 2016 in Qatar

    Yesterday we met friends in Doha West Bay.
    The oldest hotel around. Sheraton Grand Doha Resort. Amazing.
    Nice walk through a phantastic garden.
    Dinner in La Veranda Italian Restaurant @Sheraton. Every Tuesday. Pizza. Pasta & Jazz. Full flat rate good food &incl. drinks. All drinks. 😜
    Great evening. Thanx Friends.

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Al ‘Unayzah, Al `Unayzah, العنيزة

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