Archive for January, 2012

Why do I do what I do?

It’s not really difficult to explain why I do what I do. I Love Qatar was always meant to be a vehicle to help show people that Qataris care. It’s easy to get a Qatari to love Qatar, so I wanted to get expats to love Qatar. The strategy is quite simple. 1) Support the local community and help charities. 2) Build a reputation based on giving the people a voice. 3) Show people what your true purpose is. (In this case, it’s to make Qatar a better place).

One of the biggest signs of respect in our culture is to kiss someone on their head. I’d kiss my grand parents or my parents for example. I’d also kiss the Emir on his head. I genuinly feel like he cares about his people. More than that, he cares about the future of the Middle East. He’s taken a lot of burden on his shoulders by trying to promote peace in the region. Qatar helped Lebanon. Darfur. Libya. The list goes on. So as a good citizen, no scratch that, as a greatful citizen, shouldn’t it be everyone’s duty to help lift the boulder of responsibility off of his shoulders? Shouldn’t we at least try to remove some of that pressure by helping to make Qatar the best country that it can be?

Some people know it and some people don’t, but ILQ uses profit generated to give back to the community. Loads of people from ILQ’s community group together to support causes like the Animal Welfare Society, Think Pink, Wear Something Yellow, Beat the Heat, World Environment Day, and the list goes on. That in itself is something to be proud of.

With everything that I do, I want to make my parents proud, I want to make my future children proud, and of course I want to make the Emir proud.

I’m seeing more and more young Qataris stand up and try to help shape Qatari their own way. Whether they’re focusing on charitable causes, focusing on entrepreneurship, or even focusing on helping other fellow Qataris be all that they can be.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m probably not going to change the world, so I’ll give making Qatar a better place a go.

Mr. Q goes to the Qatar Motor Show!

I decided to Vlog at the Qatar Motor Show ! :D
Now although I love cars, I’m not super techinical, but I hope you still enjoy it!

 

 

I’m away by the way (in Japan) and Jame’s Blunt is coming to Qatar

I guess I should have posted this a while ago but I’m currently away for a bit of a vacation. Chilaxing in Japan at the moment. So far I’ve been to Osaka’s Universal Studios for the New Year count down, Gifu for snowboarding and now I’m hanging out in Nagoya. In a few days I’m going to be heading off to Tokyo!

I’ve decided to try out Vlogging and hopefully you’ll like it! If you do, I’ll keep going! Oh and don’t forget to visit the ILQ YouTube channel as well as Facebook page. The team and I have added some great stuff!

Oh! Almost forgot, yes the rumors are true the Intercontinental, Alive and ILQ are partnering up to bring over James Blunt on February!
There’s loads more to share but I need to cut it short!

Ma3asalama!

Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.