Archive for April, 2010
Photograph passion for football and win some great prizes from the Qatar 2022 bid!
I just wanted to let you guys know of a brand new site launched by H.U.G. called ShipMyPad.com
If you’re looking for an iPad to be delivered to Qatar (since Apple doesn’t allow shipping Aramex forwarders anymore), and you don’t want to pay extortionate prices (shops are selling them for 4,500 QR for a 32GB wifi iPad) and would prefer to pay something reasonable like 2,700 QR -3,300QR (depending on the model), then this is the site to get it from.
It’s also delivered via special delivery and insured so it’ll be received in 3-7 working days 🙂
Ok not everyone… but there’s new news about the change to the Visa rules.
Limafoxtrot first made a post about the fact that Qatar was changing the rules so that everyone had to go and get visas from an embassy rather than on arrival at the airport. (New Visa Rules from 1st of May)
However it looks like things have changed again! Adam_new posted:
Am not sure if this is true and it would be useful if anyone else can either confirm or deny it but i have heard this morning from a reliable source that the introduction of the new visa regulations has been delayed for an indefinite period”
Lucky for everyone it IS true, read the Qatar News Agency article here (Visa on arrival rule for 33 countries stays)
To be honest, Qatar’s a neutral country. Just because there are other countries in the Middle East that might seem to have a bad image, the west has grouped the whole region as a ‘threat’. The Qatari population is around 250,000, getting into Qatar isn’t the easiest of things to do, and obtaining a Qatari passport is near impossible, so I don’t see a major threat from Qatar at all.
Let’s all pray that it’ll be easier for Qataris to travel 😛 I hated the fact that I had to go through so much paper work with the Japanese embassy. I’d like to pay for a visa on arrival please!
So the event’s done. Over 4,000 people turned up and enjoyed the day! If you’re one of the lucky ones that came along, I hope that you managed to get an ILQ/VF t-shirt, ILQ Beachball, VF hat, VF lanyard, VF yoyo, and passed by our booth to get a chance to win two iPhones!
Didn’t attend? Well you better make sure you do next time because you never know what goodies we’ll be bringing along 🙂
Photos to be added soon!
I was surprised today. While visiting one of my favourite sites www.autoblog.com , I saw the word ‘Qatar’. Yay, we’ve got a mention I thought. Sadly, it made me lower my head in shame.
Someone left their beautiful XJ220 to die. Autoblog got the article from CrankandPiston.com (article here), and by the looks of the photos, it looks like it’s a write-off in the Industrial area. For those that don’t know, the Industrial area is the equivelant of the rusty ship from the movie Waterworld. It’s a dump.
If I find this car, I’m going to chase down the owner and ask to buy it since he has no need for it. (Hopefully it can be restored!)