‘Walls of solidarity’ set up at different locations around Qatar

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Across the city of Doha, the image of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has become a viral phenomenon, a symbol of unity and solidarity. 



From stickers on cars to banners on buildings, designs in cups of coffee to printed t-shirts, the image of the Emir, created by Ahmed Al-Maadheed, is taking over Qatar! 

Now, you can find gigantic images of the Emir all over the city too! Residents of Qatar are putting them up outside the walls of their homes, and the artist himself is also recreating much larger depictions of his original image as well. 

In Gharafa, you can find one of the more popular locations for the larger-than-life portrait of the Emir. It’s become more of a social hotspot, particularly among Qataris. Men dressed in national garb perform traditional sword-dances and some even serve you up a hot cup of gahwa or karak! Crowds of people gather at this location to sign their names, leave their messages, and take photos of the country’s most viral symbol of solidarity. 


If you check out the Snapchat map of Doha, you can probably find public stories at these locations.

Image taken by Vanessa Fernandes near D-ring road

Other locations include D-ring road and Duhail. There are more around the city, can you find them? 

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