Souq Waqif – Dinner With The Gang

After our visit to the National Museum of Qatar, we went to Souq Waqif for dinner with Michael’s coworkers, our friends. I can’t help but take a picture of the Fanar every time we visit the souq! It is just so beautiful!!! Walking through the souq – we were late to meet our friends –…

There is a Big Gold Thumb in Souq Waqif!

There is a big gold thumb in the souq! Actually, this sculpture is by famous French artist César Baldaccini. Can’t say I know who that is, but his thumb sure is big! Here is a link to read about the thumb: Gold Thumb The piece is to commemorate Qatar’s win of the Asian Cup! Here is…

That’s IT! We Want a Camel!

Last night Michael and I went to Souq Waqif to shop for boots to wear with his borrowed Scottish kilt and tailored made gillie shirt; a costume for his part of a clansmen for his video of his song The Battle of Culloden. On our way in to the souq, the camel corral was open…

Friday Night at the Souq!

After our Dhow cruise, Michael and I walked to the souq for shisha and coffee. First off was crossing the street from the Corniche to the souq.  The wait for traffic lights to change from green to red is so long and people so many that small crowds accumulate making it difficult to cross within…

Al Maroona Beach & Girls’ Night at Souq Waqif

A great day!!! The day started with a drive to the NNE coastline of Qatar to spend the morning at Al Maroona beach.  Once off the main highway, the off-road drive to the beach includes passing by a white building that I’m not sure if I call it a palace or a mansion? Whatever it…

Arabian Afternoons – An Afternoon at Souq Waqif Doha, Qatar

I enjoyed an afternoon at the Souq Waqif . This is one of my favorite hang out places. I arrived hours before most shops opened and walked in the heat of the midday sun deciding on where to have lunch. I decided on Syrian food, at Damasca One restaurant. I sat upstairs with the intention of smoking…