As you know, I was in Doha this week-end with 3 other bloggers: Imaan from The Hijab Blog, Najla from Najlakaddour.com, and Laura from Buy now, blog later. The lovely W Doha welcomed us and showed us a little bit of their city. I'll give you a tour of the hotel tomorrow, for now, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of the city.
Qatar is a country I was used to transit in, which means, all I had seen of it so far was it's airport. Not very glamorous but very realistic: a lot of us go to Doha for business or to transit but unless you have someone to visit there, you wouldn't really stop in what is known as Dubai's little sister. W Doha's invite was the perfect excuse to see a little bit more. I will admit I am a bit frustrated since we didn't have time to visit the Islamic Museum of Arts, it is supposed to be a beautiful piece of architecture and to host a great collection, so I will definitively have to come back for that!
As expected, I am not a huge fan of the Pearl, that neighbourhood dedicated to luxury stores. I love fashion and lifestyle, I love a bit of luxury but what I love about it is the history, the quality and the craftsmanship, I am not a good public when it comes to shiny, over-the-top, unnecessarily expensive items. I'm sure it's a nice place to get a drink but it doesn't really appeal to me.
But I was happy to wander in the soukh, I was surprised to see that it is a place where people actually go and mix. It was packed and very lively, not necessarily old but at least pretty genuine so that was a good surprise, it was a great place for a shisha.
United bloggers of Dubai: Najla, Imaan, yours truly and Laura.
Balloons is Doha's sky, loved it!
Kohl, the regional make-up best seller... which I could never master...
Middle Eastern sunset will never cease to amaze me.
I did find something interesting on the Pearl: lingerie and the perfect wardrobe at Qela.
... yes we do!