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I expected to be writing this today from Beijing having perhaps visited the Forbidden City or the Great Wall however Qatar Airlines had other ideas. To cut a long story short, we sat on the runway for an hour in Dubai and therefore missed our connecting flight to Beijing once we reached Doha. Don't worry they said we've got a hotel for you, the next flight is in 24 hours! Doh indeed. 'I promised you an adventure' I say to a dejected Karen.
The hotel they send us to is in a ...
... I guess since alcohol is only allowed in very few places and NOT in public places, the residents have to do something to get their kicks. I could not believe the number of people, men and women, who were smoking them. Can't say that it is a part of this culture I wanted to experience.
by the time I finally made it back to my hotel room, I was exhausted! What a great day and a great way to experience Doha, Qatar.
... I do not like this game at all. But, we have a lot of laughs and I only go for the fun and laughter.
We dined in CR and had a divine dinner. We lost an hour so we are feeling like a yo-yo, bouncing between the time changes.
I did notice that when we went on deck around 3:30 or so, it was getting quite cool. As soon as the sun lowers, the temps drop. Do not like this.
Tomorrow we will be in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Until next time...
... and headed back out to the Souq Waqif. My host was going on a date and I was just going to meet back up with him at a certain time. The souq was very well laid out for visitors with a main wide street going through the middle, with higher profile shops and restaurants, with streets running off the side, some with specialties, like the Gold Souq corridor, but often, it would fade from garments, to souvenirs, to spices and foods. The one thing special about this Souq, ...
... on top of their clothes when they go outside the home.
Abayat raas: A traditional black over-dress similar to a cape which covers the whole body, has sleeves and a section which goes over half the head, usually worn by older women or more conservative and religious women.
Nikab: The vail they have on the face
Sheila: A long, rectangular, black headscarf worn wrapped around the head.
Thobe: The flowing white dress worn by ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center