#QTip - How Qataris get married - what's a melcha?

QTips: How Qataris get married - what's a melcha?


How does a Qatari man propose marriage to a woman? It's not exactly what you would picture when you hear the word "proposal." You gotta ask her dad first! But more on that in the video. Also find out how the marriage is celebrated, who's invited and all that good stuff! 

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ILQuiz: Test your knowledge of basic Qatari Arabic words/phrases!

It’s time for another ILQuiz! This time we’ll be testing your skills on basic Qatari Arabic words and phrases!

Qommunity Voices: Cycling for charity

In this week’s Qommunity Voices write-up, we feature Abdulla Al-Hammadi, an ardent member of Qatar Cyclists and someone who really cares about giving back to both the Doha community and communities in other parts of the world. Read on to learn more about his cycling ventures!

French Visa for Qataris in 48 hours

If you are wondering where to go for this year’s summer vacation, then France might just be the place. To boost visitors to the country, France’s ambassador in Doha Eric Chevallier launched a new fast-track Visa system for nationals.

The Qatari on the plane

I was gearing up to come home to Qatar from Dubai.  I boarded the flight and foun

Saudi Arabia executes Qatari, 3 nationals

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia executed a Qatari and three of its own nationals on Tuesday, bringing to 68 the number of people it has put to death this year.


All about a Qatari Wedding

by: Noor Odeh

Have you ever wondered what it’s like at a Qatari Wedding? Here is a sneak peek at what you can expect at a Qatari Wedding. 

71-year-old Qatari contracts MERS after visiting Saudi

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) yesterday confirmed a new MERS-Middle East Respiratory Syndrome- case in Qatar, the first reported this year, after a gap of more than 10 months.

Jean-Marie Pire Screen Grab

'Drunk' Belgium diplomat arrested for tearing face veil off a Qatari princess

This is an interesting article by the Daily Mail. On one hand there is the argument for freedom of expression and tolerance of all faiths and on the other hand a country has the right to impose laws that even guests most adhere to.

Saudi Arabia slaps curbs on Qatari Haj pilgrims

In a statement, the Saudi Haj ministry said Qatari pilgrims arriving by plane must use airlines in agreement with the Saudi authorities.