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About Shabeb Al Rumaihi

Shabeb Al Rumaihi

Shabeb Al Rumaihi

CONTRIBUTOR. Shabeb Al-Rumaihi is an International Affairs student in Qatar University. Shabeb wants to be heard and has chosen the path of volunteerism to promote political awareness. He is a member of many NGOs such as Sanad, Qatar Youth Against Normalization, The International Affairs Society, Layan GCC and Tomoh. He enjoys ethnic food, museums, swimming, politics and reading. He's interested in research, filmmaking, social networking, pop culture, photography, history, Arab Nationalism and travelling.

Posts By Shabeb Al Rumaihi

[OPINION] Israel’s Shahar Peer to play in Qatar again; Should sports be exempted from sanctions?

February 6, 2014 | | 3 Comments

The Israeli debate is a hot one in the region. At so many levels – cultural, ethnic, religious and humanitarian – people take strong stance on the kind of relationship the Arab world should have with Israel.

There are strong … Read More

COMMENT: QU President’s controversial entitlement comment is not off the mark; Campaign against her is prejudiced

November 26, 2013 |

Twitter lends itself as an easy platform for debate. And the issues Qatar University grapples with are often aired on social media. The latest in the line of controversies and protests is the one targeted at QU President Sheikha Abdullah … Read More

QMA is challenging you to think differently. So do.

October 15, 2013 | | 2 Comments

JustHere contributor Shabeb Al Rumaihi visits the various exhibitions around town, and urges people to go beyond religious and political rhetoric, and challenges them to think differently.

Qatar Museums Authority has flooded the city with art, from exhibitions in Museum … Read More

Controversy at QU library: First segregation and now censorship

September 10, 2013 | | 4 Comments

Shabeb Al Rumaihi, a junior at Qatar University and JustHere contributor, weighs in on the latest controversy on censorship in the country’s largest institution of higher education.

Since its opening last year, the new library has been receiving attention for … Read More

Cinemas in Qatar: High price, poor experience

July 1, 2013 | | One Comment

There was a time when watching a movie at the cinemas wasn’t much of a hassle. Tickets were priced at QR20-QR30 and a regular cup of soft drink and popcorn came for QR10. The turnout was low as society regarded … Read More

Ta2heel: By the youth for the youth… a uniquely Qatar initiative

May 16, 2013 | | 5 Comments

The Arab world has one of the youngest populations in the world. It was that collective power that we saw being exercised in countries across the region. In Qatar, a section of the youth seek to make … Read More

No lessons learned after Villaggio. The smoke continues well after the fire.

May 13, 2013 | | 2 Comments

What happened in Villaggio on 28 May 2012 was one of the biggest disasters in Qatar. The case is still in court, pending decision. There has been a degree of social furor, but apparently not enough to bring about a … Read More

An Artistic Hypocrisy?

April 27, 2013 | | 3 Comments

Museums of world repute, exhibitions of renowned artists visiting the city, and yet, Qatar doesn’t seem to recognise the importance of art in education.

Qatar hosts some of the best art exhibitions in the world, brings artists … Read More

The Katara Dilemma: What do we do about misbehaviour?

April 17, 2013 | | 2 Comments

If you’re a spoilt rich young adult who doesn’t need an education, a job nor do you require to pitch in to meet your basic needs, why should you be processed into the circle of life? Or live by the … Read More

Wadi Al Sail: Stories that will never be told

February 14, 2013 |

We have a saying in the Gulf that “he who doesn’t have a past will never have a future”. Every community has a past, of course, but what version of that past goes down in history?


More to the … Read More

Al Khor: The Town of Men

January 28, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Shabeb Al Rumaihi highlights the skewed gender ratio in Al-Khor.

A couple of months ago, I went to Al-Khor (57kms from Doha) to visit a friend. Shocking doesn’t begin to describe the experience. The place was packed tight with men. … Read More