Archive for the ‘Middle East’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

My previous post was cut short as I was called for my turn at the Six Senses Spa in the Pearl Lounge in Abu Dhabi. For those who are going there, my tip is to get a schedule early upon arriving at the lounge. The lounge is quite good but may be small especially when […]

It’s the start of our vacation and everything starts wit5h the flight back home. As I’ve blogged a couple of weeks back, we’re taking Etihad this time. We agreed that we’d sleep in the afternoon of yesterday so we’d have enough rest for our red-eye flight at 4:30 AM (Doha Time). Xiane and I were […]

I’m sure bloggers in the Middle East have been aware of a Kuwaiti Blogger being sued by Benihana, A Japanese Family Restaurant, for giving it a bad review (read it here). The General Manager, Mike Servo, deemed that Benihana’s name and reputation have been “abused and destroyed” by the review as the blogger wrote “Would […]


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