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Let’s Meet: The oldest porter at the Wholesale Market

January 20, 2015 | | One Comment

If you are a frequent visitor to the Wholesale Market in Qatar on Salwa Road, you would probably have seen them. Men in green uniforms, pushing wheelbarrows filled with crates of fruits and vegetables towards the vehicles of customers. These … Read More

Alaa Mohamad Ali

July 19, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: My most vivid memory is the shooting of the cannon in Ramadan 1994. I was 4 years old, and the Canon was at the old Post office location by the Corniche. After that day, every time I would … Read More

Shiva Singh

July 12, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Waiting for the school bus at 5:30am (MES Indian School); the Thursday evening dinner with family at Welcome Restaurant in Msheireb; visits to Al Bidda Park; getting new video games from New World Centre (Souq Nabina).

Those other … Read More

Amr El Sherif

July 5, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: My father taking me to Toys R Us when he saw me sitting alone in the house not doing much.

Those other places: Studying in Canada, I noticed that people’s race, ethnicity, nationality and religion did not influence who … Read More

Zayne S Sayeed

June 28, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Going to the corniche, renting an electric toy car, and driving up and down the coast.

Those other places:  The strangest thing for me was seeing snow for the first time, I absolutely love snow.

The thing I’d … Read More

Malik Habayeb

June 21, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Riding my bicycle throughout the streets of the Old Airport area (where I grew up), playing street football with kids from the neighbourhood, and going to the Souq with my family every Friday afternoon.

Those other places:Read More

Simone Meagan Desouza

June 14, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Waiting for my school (Ideal Indian School) bus at 5.45 am outside my apartment in Mughalina

Those other places: When i went away from Qatar, i was surprised by the vastness and distance between places along … Read More

Qatar’s homegrown Evently app hopes to go from the incubation centre to every smartphone in town

May 15, 2014 | | 3 Comments

How many times have you found out about an event only after it has gone by? A common complaint people in Qatar have is about finding out about events much after they are over.

Four individuals in Qatar recognised this … Read More

From a car to cooler trucks: The journey of a raw juice entrepreneur

April 14, 2014 | | One Comment

Being an entrepreneur is no mean feat in Qatar, or anywhere else. Couple that with introducing a new lifestyle through health drinks in a country where unhealthy fast food options and health diseases are aplenty, and the challenges multiply manifold. … Read More

Asma Ahmed

April 11, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Huge grounds where my siblings and I would play with our friends; longer routes were nice because there was not much traffic; watching Sesame Street and Art Attack, which were my favourite shows on QTV; shopping at … Read More

What’s in an Empty Cup?

April 9, 2014 | | 4 Comments

Qatar’s very own speciality café is now open for business, and its owners recount both their passion for caffeine, and the nightmarish process of setting up a business here.

Imagine tasting something so good, that you decide to start a … Read More

Hamdi Shoukath Abu Hussain

March 14, 2014 | | One Comment

Earliest Qatar Memory: When West Bay didn’t have towers, the Old Museum, Sheraton Hotel, Salam Plaza, Palm Tree Island, Post Office, Old Msheireb (boat roundabout), orange and white taxis, Aladdin Kingdom, Canon that fires right before Maghrib adhan in Ramadan … Read More