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Friday, February 26, 2010


Qatar was my home for  7 years, a small but rich country in GCC. A place full of hope and dreams among OFW like me. I first landed in this country on July 28, 2003, fell in love, got married on 2004 and the rest was history. My favorite shopping mall is City Center, Villagio Mall and of course for food stuff  Lulu Hypermarket  followed by Family Food Center.

Qatar also known as the State of Qatar or locally Dawlat Qatar is headed by Emir H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and  his son Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. Doha is the capital of Qatar and the largest city.The country is boarded by Saudi Arabia to  the south  and surrounded by the Persian Gulf which separates it from Bahrain. Qatar is an  oil- and gas-rich nation, with the third largest gas reserves and the highest GDP per capita in the world.

An absolute monarchy, Qatar has been ruled by the al-Thani family since the mid-1800s and has since transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues.During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Emir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, overthrew him in a bloodless coup in 1995. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.(wikipedia)

Giant Ory in Doha corniche


Doha Port

The Aspire Tower, built for the 2006 Asian Games and the Doha Sports City

Women's Hospital offers Obstetrics and Gynecological care.This is where my youngest son was born.

Doha port, a place where you can buy fish and other sea food fresh from the sea.

Giant Pearl along corniche


  1. I dont know much about Quatar..
    But your post is very detailed, nice that you have made home in a different country. :)

  2. What a big pearl. Can you imagine how a woman looks like if she will that pearl as earring? Just kidding.

    Keep on posting.

  3. Interesting history on Qatar! I didn't know that it was ruled by only one family! It's amazing how they were able to move from being poor to being quite progressive :)

  4. WOW! Very interesting place. Very senic and has a rich history din. Halatang mayaman ang lugar. :)

  5. I haven't been to Qatar but I must say there are a lot of similarities with UAE (where I currently resides) like the form of gov't, religion - muslim, names of places - corniche and malls - City Center.

  6. it amazed me: highest GDP per capita! yohooo! ang yaman. makapagwork nga dito hehe.

  7. I was here with my family for 13 hours sometime in 2005. ^_^ We got left by out connecting flight to Manila because of the snow in Munich...very curious place, would have love to have explored but my son got sick so only hubby had the chance to go around.

  8. two of my friends also work in qatar and still undecided if they will bring their family.

    nice to know more about qatar.

  9. I am so inspired for a Filipino living in Qatar pala with blogging as a hobby. Kudos to you guys for saving the economy of our country and please to continue to blog.

  10. Qatar is lucky to have huge reserves of oil and gas. And they utilized them well to improve their economy.

  11. how is it like to live in Qatar way back in 2003 and at present? mabilis ba ang pagbabago? dito kasi mejo mabagal pa rin (compared to most of our Asian neighbors).


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