Grand Suite Hotel
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... the right-hand pair in row 10. The whole bus ride out I was standing next to a man, his wife (I assume here), his 6 kids and mother-in-law (or mother). Unfortunately the were split up across my section of the plane and the wife was sitting next to me. She didn’t really speak English, just a few basic words. I had to help explain things and act as a go between for her and the flight attendants when it came to drinks and breakfast. Breakfast was almost the same ...
... experience this new world that has been created in the middle of the desert.
Some interesting facts we learnt along the way:
Population 2 million
75% men, 25% women - a lot of building/construction workers (indentured labour)
Only 250 000 locals
Majority of the city has been built in the last decade. They have large cash reserves due to oil and gas and thus can afford to spend significant amounts of cash on some rather ...
... though!). There are women-only lounges (this is one of them) and we practically had the whole place to ourselves.
Doha City Tour
If you have a long transit at HIA, you can go on the Doha City Tour for free, no Visa needed. Details can be found on the official website ...
... drive). Although we were lucky and didn't need it yet, fans and air conditioning are definitely on the list. It did get hot, but it was bearable. I wouldn't have liked to be there when it was really hot! A washing machine. Boy does washing by hand take forever! Also a clothes line is also handy. CLEAN running water. What a privilege it is to live in a country where we can get water whenever and where ever we like. If we want to drink out of the hose at home, it is perfectly ...
... nearby...Words can't do Qatar airport justice, or the culture shock we were starting to endure, but if you ever have a stopover choice I'd highly recommend flying via Qatar rather than Dubai. We only had an hour to enjoy it as our plane for Spain was awaiting us. Next stop was Madrid, and yes, this flight was a lot more European and a lot less African. It spoilt us with Western delights like little personal TV's, pastries and wine, no Tinkerbell movies and pure Economy Class luxury ...