Mesaieed – Sealine Beach – Dune Bashing

Dune bashing happens south – near the border of Saudi Arabia, just past Mesaieed, along Sealine Beach. This was Michael and I’s first time 4-wheeling in our X-Terra! To prepare – Michael reduced the tire’s pressure to 10psi to allow for more area on them to prevent getting stuck. Our SUV ready – we were…

Mesaieed – Camel Rides Before Dune Bashing

To dune bash – you drive south – almost to the border of Saudi Arabia. This area is very popular with locals and expat residents, offering an exciting afternoon of driving your SUV over steep sand dunes! The starting point is the end of Sealine Beach Road. Here is where we prepared to drive the…

2018 International Week at ASD – Moments!

After a long run of very little breaks since the start of school in August, everyone was very ready for this fun filled week of activities, food and celebration! Time to sign where I’m from! Wearing my abaya and shayla to school! Raina wears a headscarf everyday, but not an abaya.  Sadia doesn’t cover at…

2018 International Week at ASD – Parade of Flags

This is an amazing week at work!!!  Faculty, staff and students bring almost 90 countries and cultures of the world to ASD! The Parade of Flags is a highlight!!!  The feeling in the air is electric as so many people from so many countries are gathered together to celebrate community!! This is the only time…

1,000,000QR License Plate Number!

Michael and I had heard rumors that there was an auction for buying license plate numbers to indicate status – because you can afford to buy one!  It is said that the 3 digit or less license plate numbers are valued at 1 million riyals and more – as the digits get smaller. So, the…

Happy Aquarium Hobbyist!

I’m back into my passion for aquariums!! I’m housing 6 Beta fish in their individual glass habitats, and a freshwater aquarium filled with many fish such as platys, tetras,”sharks” and one Beta! Here are the Beta’s: Three Half-Moon:   4 Veiltails: This beautiful Halfmoon was my first one, but he died after a few days……

Singing Sand Dunes – Weren’t Singing For Us This Day!

This was a “must do”, while in Qatar. I was so excited to see the dunes off in the distance as we drove towards them – they were bigger than I thought! I was expecting more sand dunes.  The area is an excavation site – where the sand is removed to be used to build…

Driving Home in the Storm Moving From Al Khor to Al Rayyan!

Leaving Al Khor Park – I drove in the same direction the storm was moving – so I drove right into it! The sand mixed with rain caused for terrible visibility – I had to pull over at one point! Then the rain hit – hard!! The skies darkened so much, street lights came on!…