A recap of Qatar’s big news stories for the week up to Friday 19th November. Brought to you in conjunction with Marhaba, the ultimate guide to Qatar.
Starting with last Sunday when on the front page of the Qatar Tribune was the story that Mutaz Essa Barshim’s high jump bronze medal for Qatar at the 2012 London Olympics has been upgraded to silver after the International Olympic Committee last Friday, approved re allocating some results from those games due to doping cases.
On to Monday and the public are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose six months after their second jab says the Ministry of Public Health.
Vehicle queue detection system to be deployed ahead of Cornish closure. Qatar deploys advanced vehicle queuing detection to optimise waiting time at the traffic signals and roads that will be affected by the closure of the Corniche Street later this month.
And the first charging bus transit station has been opened. Al Sudan Bus Station near Al Mazouah Street in Doha’s Fareej Al Soudan is the first of eight such stations Qatar plans to open before the end of next year.
Tuesday and a man seen in a video beating a delivery worker has been arrested.
A young man who was seen assaulting a delivery service worker in a video that went viral online has been arrested, the Ministry of Interior said in a tweet on Monday.
In the video of the assault being circulated online, the youth in a white thobe is seen repeatedly beating the worker with what appeared to be a bucket.
Wednesday saw the Traffic Awareness Department of the General Directorate of Traffic, honouring two security guards for their efforts in regulating traffic and raising traffic awareness. The two men were honoured for their efforts in regulating traffic at the area around Lycee Bonaparte School in Dafna.
Recently, a video of a security guard delightfully greeting people crossing a road in Qatar has gone viral.
Yesterday now and Qatar Airways will start receiving the first of the 60 latest Boeing 777-9 aircraft from 2023, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker has said.
And in this morning’s Gulf Times Qatar Museums breaks ground for Dadu Garden.
Led by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar Museums yesterday hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for the Dadu Garden, which will be a signature feature of the Dadu Children’s Museum of Qatar.
The Marriott Marquis is located at one end of City Centre Mall. With easy parking and a Metro station by its side getting here is easy. And right here in the heart of West Bay, guests can enjoy this oasis of quiet, calm and tranquillity. And the pool area is not only for residents, day passes are also available for just 100 riyals, with half price for ladies.
The Aqua Lounge is also available for non-residents, if you’re in the West Bay area, why not drop in for a spot of refreshment? And with the Aqua Lounge Cabanas, it doesn’t matter if the weather is too hot or too cold, because you have your own cosy space complete with doors and AC.
And something I am very excited to tell you about is the New York Steakhouse Business Lunch. This is a quality menu which works out costing less than shall we say errr… lesser steakhouses. At just 95 riyals for two courses and 125 for three, I simply don’t know how they do it. I went for the steak tartar to start, a steak for main, which by the way was cooked to perfection, and honestly the best Crème Brulee I have ever had because it was wider rather than deeper, so I got more of that delicious, caramelised sugar to crack on top.
And you get to enjoy your meal in an absolute luxurious setting.
Talking of luxury, I popped into the Saray Spa. And if you fancy a bit of unadulterated self-indulgence, you need to pop in here as well. Because they’ll get you renewed for the journey ahead. With a comprehensive menu of treatments, you’ll ready to take on the world again in no time.
Now back to the Aqua Lounge. Offering food and drinks both soft and otherwise, along with a certain regional smoking pass time, which can be enjoyed with great views of the city.
And yes down there is the Doha Exhibition and Conference Center. And even if you don’t stay in the Marriott Marquis while attending an event there, you still have these excellent facilities right next to the DECC ready for you to enjoy.
Now let me introduce you to Chef Claudio Trovato
He’s transformed this restaurant into his family restaurant. I forgot where I was as he gave me a tour. It felt like I really could be in his family home restaurant. Everything here is prepared the traditional way. That pizza dough has taken 72 hours to prepare for you.
If you like Italian, and you haven’t already done so, you have got to come and visit Cucina. Tell Chef Claudio Trovato I sent you.
This quick tour only covers a fraction of the delights within the Marriott Marquis, you’ll have to come and discover the rest yourself.