Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Night in Doha, Qatar

Last week Alex and I decided to go out for lunch- destination unknown. As we drove roughly north heading towards Ras al Khaimah, we drove past Dubai Terminal 2- the budget airline terminal of the Middle East. Wouldn't it be fun, we joked, to go into the airport and get a ticket on whatever is showing first on the departure board?

As Kabul, Afghanistan was the next flight out, we decided we could fudge the rules of the game a bit and take the second on the list- Doha, Qatar. Quick line up at the FlyDubai counter, phone call home to the nanny to say we won't be home for dinner and another call to work to book us a hotel and we were off!!

Here are a few photos of the 12 hours we spent away:

The downtown area

The old town

Loads of things for sale ranging from the bizare to the even more bizare:

Then there are little men to help carry your purchases on their wheelbarrows

and finally... sorry, but couldn't resist taking this photo to further the Wests view and ignorance of the East :lol: :lol:


  1. Oh I love it - Let's just hop on a plane!

    Looks like an interesting place, I am glad you decided against Kabul though!