Archive for 2011

I got an email from Emirates regarding their cancellation of their “Global Sale” in Qatar “due to the requirement of governmental pre-approval.” This is quite alarming since “Global Sales” or promotions, especially if done online means you need to have pre-approval from the Qatari Government to conduct them here? Or does this have to do […]

As the year comes to a close, we go back to looking at all the digital photos on the hard drive and recall the events that filled our year with laughter, sadness, excitement, and a whole spectrum of emotions. And as with the past 10 years that we’ve been doing our “Year-end letter”, it is […]

Got that invite from “Starbucks” on Facebook that says “First 200,000 Attendants get a Free $200 Starbucks Gift Voucher”? Stop and close that browser tab immediately. Seems too good of a deal and one should know better than clicking anything that promises a free $200 certificate. It is a scam to get your details and […]

We visited Qatar Distribution Company (QDC) this morning to see for ourselves what’s been keeping some people happy these past few weeks. Although the news of Pork products, namely Pork Bacon and Pork Sausages, in Qatar has been out the since middle of November, we weren’t really too excited. We’ve lived in Saudi for years […]


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