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Middle East for Beginners

A February 2011 trip to Doha by tammyhayano

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Quote: There's no other place where you can have the contrast of American consumerism mixed with Middle East culture.
Sharing a Starbucks Moment Photo, Doha, Qatar
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As an American who shuns fast food franchises, I was appalled by the number of these eateries that spreads throughout Doha. Sure, in other countries I have seen KFC, McDonald's, Dairy Queen, Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, and Pizza Hut. Here, the list extends to Applebee's, Chili's, TGIF and a whole lot of others that take me back to my high school days. Ironically, finding Middle Eastern cuisine was more challenging than I expected. As always, if you eat western cuisine, you will pay a lot more than local fare. Green Garden Restaurant: Great Indian restaurant (with some Chinese dishes). Modern atmosphere but very reasonable prices. I had a chicken thail for R12.Turkey Central: Th...Read More

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Attraction | "Bunny Sloping Dune Bashing"

Gulf Adventures Photo, Doha, Qatar
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I think I expected a bit more bashing, but the experience of driving over the dunes was as tame as going over bunny slopes in the snow. True, their website advertised as not doing anything crazy or reckless. In my mind, however, I put a lot of emphasis on the 'adventure' part of Gulf Adventures. Once I got over that, I was able to enjoy the experience for what it was. Miles of beautiful, stark scenery, good music, a few breaks, and nice company. Our ride through the sand lasted about an hour, and we were then taken to our 'camp' next to the sea and the dunes. After a bit of free time, dinner was ready. The food was fantasic, plentiful and the service was excellent. Seating was outside on cushions or i...Read More

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