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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #21
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Welcome back Suzan ... hope Dubai didn't change your view of Qatar
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Old February 6th, 2007, 08:18 AM   #22
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Done... Finally!
Hope you guys enjoyed it.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #23
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very very nice ....

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Old February 6th, 2007, 10:50 AM   #24
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Welcome back Suzan ... hope Dubai didn't change your view of Qatar
My view to Qatar?
Alright... I wont deny it.. Dubai is amazing.. has so many things to do.. places where you can sit and walk... check the beach.. lovely hotels... a million of restaurants and cafes... malls... amazing...

But so what? So many people there were just asking me: How is life in Qatar?
I can't jundge the life in here... Qatar is a new country!!!!! They are like: "We hear it's boring".. ok ok... not many places to go to... but its coming!!!!!!!

I think people should give Qatar a break... ok.. in Dubai no tower is less that 50 stories.. Qatar should do that to be a good country? I dont think so... Having the largest, biggest, tallest.. doesn't mean that it is the best country.. it is just crazyy..

I mean.. I think Dubai is going crazy (no offense) all those towers! projects! roads! malls! it is just crazy.. as if it is out of control...

Qatar, on the other side... Okay fine, we admit it.. it lacks of so many things.. but I still feel that I am in an Arab country.. nice Arab people surrounding the country.. it has its touch.. Dubai is like European.. American.. I dont know!!!! and at the same time it's Arabic.. but how! I dont know how to say this okay! i dont want anyone to feel offended.. please..

I love Qatar, and my husband dies for it believe me.. He has been here for 4 years and considers it its second home after Lebanon (if not its first believe me) Sometimes we do not have things to do, ok so what, we wont die.. Hamdullilah we have great jobs and we have nice friends.. etc

I believe Qatar will be a great and awesome place to be... in two years time it will be like Dubai minus the huge 50+ stories towers they are doing in DUbai..

My opinion is that Qatar is learning (and should) from others mistakes and I believe it is moving thru the right path Inshallah
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:44 AM   #25
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Done... Finally!
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My view to Qatar?
Alright... I wont deny it.. Dubai is amazing.. has so many things to do.. places where you can sit and walk... check the beach.. lovely hotels... a million of restaurants and cafes... malls... amazing...

But so what? So many people there were just asking me: How is life in Qatar?
I can't jundge the life in here... Qatar is a new country!!!!! They are like: "We hear it's boring".. ok ok... not many places to go to... but its coming!!!!!!!

I think people should give Qatar a break... ok.. in Dubai no tower is less that 50 stories.. Qatar should do that to be a good country? I dont think so... Having and largest, biggest, tallest.. doesn't mean that it is the best country.. it is just crazyy..

I mean.. I think Dubai is going crazy (no offense) all those towers! projects! roads! malls! it is just crazy.. as if it is out of control...


Qatar, on the other side... Okay fine, we admit it.. it lacks of so many things.. but I still feel that I am in an Arab country.. nice Arab people surrounding the country.. it has its touch.. Dubai is like European.. American.. I dont know!!!! and at the same time it's Arabic.. but how! I dont know how to say this okay! i dont want anyone to feel offended.. please..

I love Qatar, and my husband dies for it believe me.. He has been here for 4 years and considers it its second home after Lebanon (if not its first believe me) Sometimes we do not have things to do, ok so what, we wont die.. Hamdullilah we have great jobs and we have nice friends.. etc

I believe Qatar will be a great and awesome place to be... in two years time it will be like Dubai minus the huge 50+ stories towers they are doing in DUbai..

My opinion is that Qatar is learning (and should) from others mistakes and I believe it is moving thru the right path Inshallah
They've probably heard the old Qatar

Many projects there are unplanned > for example, the Jumeirah beach residence were lacked of planning, just built immediately.

Qataris are very kind and generous people.


Of course its already learning from others, all things are planned carefully, not just buildings that are unplanned, i admit qatar is small but a very special grand country
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Old February 6th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #26
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You know what the thing about Doha is? Its not the places, its the people... at least thats what it is for me. Doha is a small place, even with all its growth - but the people here are amazing, the friends you make are what make it worth it, and honestly thats why Doha is nice - everybody knows everyone, life is relaxed and not too hectic, and that alone makes it an amazing place.

As for things to do, I think everyone here knows that Doha is a boring place - I mean, even today, there is hardly anything to do, but it is changing quickly. I am just worried that Qatar is trying to be like Dubai in some things - building towers like theres no tomorrow, insane fantasy projects like the convention center, its just not what Qatar needs - Qatar is much more authentic than Dubai, and it should work towards keeping that.

Like I said, Qatar is an amazing place... i've been here 12 years now, so its pretty much home to me, and I just hope that Qatar in 20 years will keep the good qualities it has today, and not move in the direction of Dubai, which is a nice place to visit and all, but it has its fair share of issues and problems.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #27
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hehe, lonely planet, was the first on to say its the most boring city in the world, and now some people read that and they still believe Doha is like that > or some are lazy and never test it first to say what it is.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 10:49 AM   #28
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I have been visiting Doha for the last 6 years - and in all that time I dont think I have ever met a 'real' tourist - The overwhelming majority of the so-called tourists are business related visits. Even during the Asian Games I did not see any tourists - just athletes & short term contractors.

The fact is, is that for European visitors Qatar has almost nothing to offer. One day trip to the Inland Sea, one walk along the Corniche, one evening down the Standing Souk. That is it. All of this can be done in Dubai (or Abu Dhabi or Muscat) but at a fraction of the cost, in a much more developed environment, and with many alternative attractions to keep the family happy.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #29
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i only see germans
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Old February 15th, 2007, 02:51 PM   #30
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i only see germans
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Old February 15th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #31
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Seriously, a couple of years ago the Qatar tourism authority decided to invite a delegation of tour operators from Russia to come on a fact finding visit to establish a tourism industry. They came, they saw and they never came back!! Why ?? because there is nothing here!! No historical sights, no natural beauty, no cafe district, no nightlife, impossible to get around, shall I go on???

........sheeeeeeesh.
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Old February 15th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #32
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Any place can be fun, all you need are a couple of friends!
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Old February 15th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #33
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Old February 15th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #34
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Thank you for saying this because I completely agree!!
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Old February 16th, 2007, 12:20 PM   #35
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thaaron is right the friend ship between qatar and germany is very good in germany they are selling qatar-germany friend ship badges it was once mentioned in al rayah newspaper we also get lots of tourists from germany
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Old February 16th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #36
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you're very right Qatar son, you can find books about qatar in germany
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Old February 18th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #37
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Thank you for saying this because I completely agree!!
I dont disagree, but its is hardly a plan for sustainable development - there's nothing to do but it will be great if you bring a friend.....
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Old February 18th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #38
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I dont disagree, but its is hardly a plan for sustainable development - there's nothing to do but it will be great if you bring a friend.....
You're saying an oxymoron here; there is a plan for sustainable development--THat plan is being implimented with WILL in the near future transform the country in the regional tourism map. Currently, there might not be that great of a tourist infrastructure, but in the near future, everything will change.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #39
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But what will the Plan be based on??

Natural beauty - no - except one day trip to inland sea
Historical sites - none
Low cost - not
Wintersun - OK but why not go to Dubai??
Big shiny hotels - yes - could do that, but tourists usually want more
Gambling Casinos - that would be a first but politically unacceptable

You can not just decide to have a tourist industry - you have to offer soemthing that will attact vistors- what niche is Qatar going to promote????
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But what will the Plan be based on??


You can not just decide to have a tourist industry - you have to offer soemthing that will attact vistors- what niche is Qatar going to promote????
Read the plan before asking such a question. Look at Dubai and the millions of tourists that flock to it from all over the world without having all of your so-called requirements. It is a working exeption here. The niche Qatar is trying to create a freindly environment for short-term visitors.
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