Holla! The bouncing chopstick (that's me) is back in DXB from my recent trip to Doha, Qatar. Went there to shoot my dear cousin's pre-wedding photos. If you've been following my instagram account, you might have seen a preview of the shoot and tons of photos of me and my niece messing around. I'm missing her a lot as I write this post.
I'm always excited to share stories of my not-so-random trips (see, I'm half a jet-setter!). A few people know the purpose of my travel and I was surprised to I hear other people say "You're the first to tell me that Doha is nice". What's not to love about it?
I saw strange beauty for 4 days of staying on another sandy community. Qatar is not as fancy and glamorous as UAE but here are my top reasons why you should consider visiting the country:
1. Qatar's Hamad International Airport is a big WOW.
2. Car Park at Souq Waqif is air conditioned - with a buggy to pick you up and drop you off at the souq.
I was amazed by how they have maintained the carpark area at Souq Waqif - they have a lot of officials showing the way to visitors (not just arrow signs) on how to get directly to the Souq. What's more amazing is that when we parked at Zone 1 (Souq Waqif Entrance is at Zone 3), a buggy pulled over to ask if we are headed to the souq. When we said yes, he immediately asked us to hop in. How sweet!
A few photos at Souq Waqif, shot using an iPhone 6:
3. Animals are everywhere!
4. Doha is cheaper than Dubai.
5. There are different food choices in Doha too, just like Dubai.
A few other reasons why I will consider living in Doha.
- I like the fact that they preserve local culture and art. They have a very conservative community yet, the people can easily adapt to it because they respect their beliefs.
- They have a lot of undiscovered beauty.
- Their areas are well organized. Go to Corniche area and Souq Waqif, you will find culture and arts. You want to go to one mall, you can easily visit two other big malls without driving too far. They have a business area which has one of the most beautiful skyline I have ever seen. If you're living with your family, you can easily find a village with a very friendly and peaceful community.