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JustHere | February 20, 2017

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BORN THIS WAY

Qatar is their home, not their country. In this series, we profile those of foreign origin who share their perspectives on the only home they know. Most of these ‘Third Culture Kids’ were born in Qatar, and all of them did their schooling here. Now, as young adults, they continue their Qatar journey.

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

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

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

Dawood Mohammed Al-Anwari

February 22, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: My dad taking us to Sanna’ theme park, and when I went on a school trip to Alladin’s Kingdom in the 3rd grade.

Those other places: The longest I’ve been away from Qatar was for a month, … Read More

Raneem Husni Jabari

February 9, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: The camping trips with family and friends around Qatar on weekends. Best memories of my life!

Those other places: One thing I noticed everywhere I travel is the diversity of fun things to do in one day.

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Abhishek Jayaprakash

January 25, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory:  Going to the Corniche and the original old souk with my parents and kid brother in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Doha had a small-town charm to it then—it’s still there, but is gradually fading away.

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Mahmoud Jahami

January 11, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Childhood at Al Bidaa and the old Lebanese School at Jaidah flyover.

The thing I’d missed most about Qatar: Serenity.

What must change here, now:  Us – we should learn how to adapt to the rapid transformation.

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