Have you ever been to Qatar, or ever heard of it? Its a small and beautiful country in the Middle East, very close to Dubai. Its one of the richest countries in the world because of all of its oil. Its still growing though, and not as extravagant as Dubai, I would compare it more to Abu Dhabi.
So as you all know, I was living in Dubai for a couple of years. The thing is though, in Dubai as a Canadian, you are only ever allowed to be there for 40 days at a time (unless you have a Residence Visa). So what I had to do every 40 days (yes every 40 days for over 2 years lol) is drive to the nearest boarder, which was Oman, and exit the country, do a U-Turn, and then come back in and get a new entry stamp on my passport.
Can you picture how many stamps I have on my passport now??? After 2.5 years of exiting every 40 days. Lol.. And can you imagine how hard it is for me to travel ANYwhere with all these Middle Eastern stamps all over it. Lol boarder control in North America aaaaaaalways give me such a hard time about it every time I try to cross to the States. But anyways, back to my story...
So one day, my husband had a meeting in Qatar and it was the same time I had to exit the country for a new stamp. So, he decided to take me with him for a quick little get away. I got to visit a new country, and get my stamp at the same time!
So that morning we flew to Qatars' capital - Doha. We stayed the day, and then flew back at night. It was one day of adventure and it was so much fun! Of course, when he went to his meeting I stayed at a coffee shop and worked from my phone, but other than that we got to explore the country. We honestly had so much fun. I love small adventures like that! Being spontaneous is my thing! lol
Qatar is very beautiful. Doha, is a city by the water, and has many gorgeous buildings. There is a lot of construction going on because its an up and coming city so they are building lots of new hotels, residential living and office spaces etc. The next world cup (after Russia) I think will be in Qatar.
As always, I filmed a bit of my adventure. You can watch the video by clicking on the link I posted below.
Also, this is random but are you looking for a job in the Middle East? Try Qatar! There are so many job opportunities and they pay SO WELL! Depending on what package you land, and the type of job .. many jobs will pay for your flight there, pay for your house rent, car, and sometimes give you a little extra for furniture and food! Thats ON TOP of your salary! So check it out for work, or check it out for travel. Either way, you'll love it!