Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

It’s been 15 days since I got my driver’s license and I’ve started driving in the streets of Doha since then. So it’s official, I’m house keeper, driver, wife and mother! Not that I’m complaining, I actually am glad that I’m able to do these things. I usually drive when I bring Xiane to school […]

Ramadan Kareem! It was the start of Ramadan last Saturday. We went out at 5:30 PM and found the streets amazingly empty! We got to our friends’ house in 15 minutes without really stopping at a roundabout. Cool. How I wish it would always be like this in Doha. However, when we were going home […]

One good thing here in Doha is that you’ll get your license the next day after you pass your driving test. I got mine yesterday. I paid QR155 when I claimed it. It felt so good to finally hold it in my hand. From then on, I never wasted time. I drove my husband back […]

Hi, could u tell me how much are driving lessons? How many theory test do I need to take? I found myself a job in Doha and moving there before end of year. I need to learn how to drive. Been told that public transport there is almost non-existent and I cant rely too much […]

Today was my schedule for the driving test. After 11 days of driving lessons I finally took the test today. It was a series of four tests: an oral test for traffic and road signs, L-parking, pocket parking and the actual road test. Unfortunately, I guess I wasn’t that prepared as I thought I was. […]


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