A recap of Qatar’s big news stories for the week up to Friday 26th November. Brought to you in conjunction with Marhaba, the ultimate guide to Qatar.
Starting with last Saturday when the Peninsula said that Qatar is developing a number of recreational beaches. The beaches which are being developed include Ras Bu Abboud recreational beach close to the 974 Stadium, and West Bay North Beach among others.
Sunday and the Qatar Tribune say that according to the Supreme Committee
all facilities for the Qatar 2022 World Cup are now ready. And in fact, they are ready a whole year before the tournament is due to begin. What an achievement!
And that leads me on to Monday when the Qatar Tribune had a story on their front page saying that the countdown clock to the start of the FIFA World Cup has been unveiled on the Corniche. And next to that is the headline ‘Get booster shots to remain protected against COVID-19.’ People who received their second vaccine dose more than six months ago are being encouraged to get a booster dose to ensure they continue to remain protected and enjoy normal everyday activities.
Tuesday now and on page three of the Gulf Times is ‘Kahramaa clarifies that high charges are not due to the installation of smart metres’.
The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has said the electricity tariff has not changed while clarifying that smart meters are not linked to any kind of increase in the calculation.
“The relative increase in the bill for some subscribers may be due to recording accurate actual readings of consumption and the absence of the need to rely on approximate estimates,” Kahramaa tweeted.
Wednesday and the Gulf Times have a story on Page 3 that those vaccinated outside can get their booster dose in Qatar says the Ministry of Public Health. And there’s also a warning that privileges for those who don’t take a COVID booster dose may change if immunity wanes after 12 months. Those travelling are being advised to take the booster dose.
Yesterday now and the story that a Norwegian TV crew were taken into custody for trespassing on private property and filming without a permit says the Government Communications Office. The story concludes with the statement ‘no journalist has ever been detained when Qatar’s laws have been respected’.
On to today and on the front page of the Gulf Times is that the Corniche Street will be closed from today until December the 4th in conjunction with the hosting of the FIFA Arab cup. Also starting today is the much-awaited 11th Qatar International Food Festival. Al Bidda Park is set to host the food festival until December the 17th along with the Cornish until December the 4th.
And finally Doha port is to see as many as 76 cruise ships arriving this season, with the first one coming in to dock on Sunday.
This morning’s breakfast is in the Café Murano within the Marsa Malaz Kempinski on the Pearl. It’s super easy to get to, just walk-through reception and the Café Murano is just to the right of reception.
Being within the Marsa Malaz Kempinski it will come as no surprise that the Café Murano is a rather special café. You can be sure the delights available here are beyond comparison.
And those ingénues people at Café Murano have come up with a completely unique new style of breakfast available on weekends only. Designed for sharing this new breakfast experience is just 95 riyals per head, for a minimum of two people.
Sit back relax and enjoy good company and conversation while savouring either this delicious continental breakfast or perhaps you would prefer this exquisite Arabic option instead.
Whichever of the two cuisines you chose, it’s going to be a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds.
Impress family and friends and invite them to take breakfast with you in Café Murano. Show them that you know how to do things in style.
And after breakfast why not enjoy a stroll around the Marsa Malaz Kempinski’s pool and beach area. It’s a magnificent beach with magnificent views. And it also has a magnificent horse sculpture.
Take breakfast beyond the finest food and turn it into an experience to be remembered. At the Marsa Malaz Kempinski the Pearl.