Showing posts from July, 2009

Dukhan Beach and Zikreet

Qatar can be a boring place to live for some. We usually spend our past times at shopping complexes or cinemas if there's no invitations for Jamuan (feasts , gatherings). But today Hani came up with an idea for a picnic at a beach. So we headed 84km west to Dukhan. She prepared a picnic basket of Nasi Lemak, mineral water and fruits but did not pack any swimming gear. We did not intend to swim anyway. We set off for Dukhan at 3 pm and took a detour to Zekreet. There was a deserted rustic Arabian village and some beautiful rock formations along the way. We continued our journey to Dukhan beach after taking some pictures.

It was a windy day. We set our picnic basket at a shelter by the beach and had our late lunch. It was hard to enjoy the meal in the gutsy wind. We had our plates and meals blown by the wind a number of times. We thought of heading home after taking some pictures at the beach, but could not resist the temptation to have a dip in the azure water of the Arabian Gulf. W…


Today, the KBT group in two cars went to Al-Sheehaniya Camel Race Track to see some of these revered creatures in the Arab world. We went to this place without any expectation, but we glad we did. I have never seen that many of camels in my life, but today I have witnessed hundreds or maybe thousands of them practising along the race track getting ready for the upcoming racing season. We drove along the track and taking pictures as if we were in a safari park. The experience being surrounded by these handsome animals (ignore the smell) is not something you see everyday, even in Qatar. Here are some of the photos from the outing.

at dusk

Calvary of camels at war?

Fascinated are we?


Afternoon jog?