Al Khor Park – A Dust Storm Hits!

Here is a picture of the aviary when I arrived: A little later, the clouds darken as the storm moves in: The storm starts – First the wind…. Now the sand storm moves in: Now the rain….. Here – in these pictures – you can see the sand storm moving off to the left of…

Al Khor Park – The Bird Aviary & Animals

An Afternoon Adventure This was an adventure to find out exactly what this big netted tent that looks like a bird aviary, located off the Shamal road in Al Khor, was! Al Khor Park I was hoping for a falcon aviary, but what I found was a park! It was closed for maintenance, so I…

Dinner Time for a Herd of Hungry Camels!

There is a camel farm in Al Khor, on the road to Skydive Qatar.   I pulled over when I noticed it was feeding time and the camels were waiting for their din-din!! The Race for Their Place at the Dinner Table! Enjoying Their Dinner Camels are SO cool!!!! S, 🇶🇦

Skydiving, Off-Road Driving & Kayaking!

Skydive Qatar Saturday was hobby day! I dropped Michael off at Skydive Qatar for his afternoon of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane! I took these pictures leaving the drop zone, just as a load of jumpers were coming in for a landing! Fuwairit Beach Next I made my way to Fuwairit Beach!!! Since…

Kayaking the Al Thakira Mangroves

An Afternoon Adventure My kayaking adventure this weekend brought me to the northern coastal city of Al Khor. Here, I made my way to Al Thakira beach, my launching location to paddle the mangroves! Al Bayt Stadium On my way into Al Khor, I passed  Al Bayt Stadium – one of 6 stadiums being built…

Spring Break 2018 – Staycation!

With our recent return from two weeks in Canada and Michael not having the same time off as me, well he only gets two days off but not even on the same week – I decided not to travel this week. This week is Spring Break for me. This was an easy decision but not…

Visit to the Al-Fardan Family Farm

The Al-Fardan or spelled Alfardan family is known for luxury cars and precious jewelry.  These are pictures of a visit to their farm to see the animals! The farm is located in the Al Khor municipality of Qatar, in the middle of the desert.  Once off the main highway, then driving down a long, narrow…

The Private, Luxury Car Collection of the Al-Fardan Family, Qatar

Afforded a class trip to visit the private Al-Fardan car collection, this was a once and a lifetime opportunity to view luxury vehicles of the elite.  The Al-Fardan family name is associated with luxury cars, real estate and priceless jewels.  Viewing their priceless car collection left me speechless……. There were Ferraris, Maseratis, Rolls Royces (one owned…