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Qatar in Focus

Abandoned. Pets and Humanity

February 1, 2013 |

RESCUED: Left: Maybel was in a shocking state. Her eyes were glued shut with infection. She was paper thin, had ear mites, ringworm and intestinal worms. Her hair was very matted and she was too weak to even stand up. Right: … Read More

What She Wears: The Dress Code Debate

January 30, 2013 |

Individual freedom of expression versus people’s comfort in public spaces. In a multicultural society, deeply rooted in a traditional faith, this is a question not easily answered.

The dress code in Qatar is a perennially hot topic among locals and … Read More

The Colour Crisis: Beige on Beige

January 29, 2013 |

Yes, Qatar is beige, barren and sandy. From the humpy camels, to the singing dunes, the old deserted forts outside the city and the buildings in the city itself: we are engulfed by a monotony that is hard to break. … 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

Wakra hospital opens, not fully functional

January 26, 2013 | | One Comment

The Al Wakra Hospital has finally begun operations, but the hospital is not expected to be fully functional until the middle of next year.

It’s size is impressive – Hamad General, Women’s and Rumailah Hospitals all put together; yet, it … Read More

R-E-C-Y-C-L-E bins – Are we ready to learn?

January 25, 2013 | | One Comment

Guess what caught the fancy of the entire country during the COP18 conference? It was the recycling bins at the Qatar National Convention Centre – as rare a sight as unicorn hair.

Guess what caught the fancy of the entire … Read More

Safe Landing

January 22, 2013 | | 2 Comments

A press release sent by Hamad International Airport (HIA) says that the airport is all set to open its doors in April. On November 29, 2012 QCAA successfully tested its first plane landing at the HIA, formerly referred to as … Read More

To the market we go

January 22, 2013 |

Most soil in Qatar is infertile. But if you drive about 20 kilometres north of Doha, you’ll find 23 farms selling vegetables pulled fresh from Qatari soil just hours before.

The location of Al Mazrourah Farmers’ Market in Um-Salal may seem … Read More

The Stallion, The Star and The Showdown

January 13, 2013 |

Oscar Pistorious was in Doha in December to inspire athletes and test his ability against his toughest opponent yet – an Arabian Stallion.

Jesse Owens did it first. But Oscar Pistorious’s feat was definitely more inspiring.

Being disabled means being … Read More

Where are the Arabic receipts?

January 10, 2013 |

Though the Ministry of Business and Trade has announced that all sales receipts should be bi-lingual, few retailers have implemented it so far.

The reason: store owners haven’t yet received the official paperwork from the Ministry.

The new regulations for … Read More

Aesthetics Trumps Conservation?

January 10, 2013 |

If Qatar aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 2030, why do empty offices have their lights on at night? JustHere finds out.

A multitude of skyscrapers on one side and on the other, the sunlight reflects off the Arabian … Read More

What a load of rubbish!

January 5, 2013 | | 6 Comments

That plastic water bottle you tossed away on the beach, that cigarette butt you chucked out of the car window, that leaflet you scrunched up and dropped in the street – what happens to all the rubbish you carelessly throw … Read More