How I got married – Part 1

As I am curating the twitter user @weareqatar , I get some questions that aren’t easy to answer in 140 characters or less, so I’m replying here and linking there. @WeAreQatar Okay, so how did you meet your wife? — Nicola Ellegaard (@banafsaji) December 12, 2013 As I usually say, Qatari families are quite different, […]

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Questions Expats in Qatar never ask me

I usually get questions like “how many children do you have?” or “do you have any siblings?”, but I think some people may be afraid to ask the real questions… How did you meet your wife? Was your marriage arranged? When do you consider a child an adult? (it’s not by age) What happened to […]

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A typical Qatari family friday

As I am curating the twitter user @weareqatar , I get some questions that aren’t easy to answer in 140 characters or less, so I’m replying here and linking there. I got this question: @WeAreQatar What happens in a Qatari household on a typical Friday? Does the whole family gather? — Amy Bambridge (@escapetoqatar) December […]

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“I hate men”

This is a story that happened to me and my little daughter in a shopping mall’s play area… This area is controlled by a huge grumpy security guard wearing a fake military uniform… He was opening and closing the entrance and hated it when people wanted to go in our out of the play area, […]

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Do not walk outside this area

I was on the plane last Monday, row 38. Row 37 had the door to the wing, and I was imagining the person in front of me opening it and walking on the wing (the effect of 2 sleepless nights, and long meetings). I take a peek through the window, and I notice the window […]

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