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Doha News Ramadan 2015 opening hours guide

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Ramadan decorations at City Center mall.
Ramadan decorations at City Center mall.

Reporting by Scherry Bloul and Zac Schroedl

Most shops, government offices, restaurants and businesses in Qatar change their opening hours significantly in Ramadan. Fasting began on Thursday, June 18.

Here’s our Doha News guide to what’s open, and when, during Ramadan this year.

We will update the hours as more information comes in. If you have details you think we should add, please share them with us in the comments section. You can find out more about Ramadan in Qatar here.

Carrefour
Carrefour

Supermarkets

  • Lulu Hypermarket – D-Ring, Al Gharafa, Al Khor, Barwa City: Saturday to Thursday, 9am-1am; Fridays, 8am-10:30am, 12pm-1am, Lulu Center Al Rayyan Road – Saturday to Thursday 10am-4pm then 7.30pm-12am midnight, Friday 4pm-12am midnight; Lulu Express Al Rayyan – Saturday to Thursday 8am-12am midnight; Friday 8am-10.30am then 12.30pm-12am midnight.
  • Family Food Center (all branches): Saturday to Thursday, 8.30am-6pm then 7.30pm-1am; Friday 8.30am-10.30am, 12.30pm-6pm then 7.30pm-12am midnight.
  • Carrefour – (all branches): Saturday to Wednesday, 9am-1am; Thursday, 9am-2am; Friday, 9am-11am then closed for prayers and reopen 12:30pm-2am.
  • Geant at Hyatt Plaza and Al Meera branches: Open every day from 8am-1am; closed Friday from 11.30am-noon for prayer.
  • Monoprix (West Bay): Saturday to Thursday, 8am-11pm; Fridays, 8am-11:30am, 1pm-11pm.
  • Spinneys (all branches): Saturday to Thursday 8am-midnight; Fridays 8am-11:30am, 1pm-midnight.
  • MegaMart The Center, Al Mutazah: Saturday to Thursday 8am-midnight; Fridays 8am-11am, 12.30pm-midnight.

City Center Mall
City Center Mall

Malls

Although many shopping centers will remain accessible for walks, etc throughout the day, most of the stores situated inside the malls will only be open at specific times. These are:

  • Villaggio mall – Shops and Kiosks (first two weeks) Saturdayto Thursday 10am-1:30pm and 7:30pm-midnight;  Fridays: 7:30pm to midnight. Last two weeks: Sunday to Thursday 10am-1:30pm and 7:30pm-1am; Fridays 7:30pm-1am. Food court, restaurants and coffee shops – first two weeks: from iftar to midnight, last two weeks: iftar to 1am.
  • Royal Plaza: Saturday to Thursday, 10am-1:30pm, 8pm-midnight; Fridays, 8pm-1am.
  • Landmark Mall: Saturday to Thursday, 10am-3pm and 7:30pm-1am; Fridays, 7:30pm-1am.
  • Lagoona Mall: Open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-3pm, 8pm-1am; Fridays, 8pm-1am. Cafes and restaurants, open Saturday to Friday iftar 6:30pm-1:30am.
  • City Center Mall: Open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-1pm then most stores except Carrefour will be closed in the afternoon and will reopen at 7pm-1am; Fridays, 3pm-1am. Food court open Saturday to Friday, 7:30pm-midnight.
  • Ezdan mall:  Open Saturday to Thursday, 9am-2pm and 8pm-midnight; Fridays, 8pm-1am (all food outlets: iftar to suhoor).
  • The Mall:  First two weeks, open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-1pm and 8pm-midnight; Fridays, 8pm-midnight. Last two weeks, open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-2pm and 8pm-1am; Fridays, 8pm-1am.
  • The Gate: Open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-3pm, 8pm-1am; Fridays, 8pm-1am.
  • Hyatt Plaza: First two weeks, open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-3pm, 8pm-midnight; Fridays, 8pm-midnight. Last two weeks, open Saturday to Thursday, 10am- 3pm and 8pm-1am; Fridays, 8pm-1am.
  • Centrepoint mall: Open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-3pm, 7.30pm-1am. Fridays, 7:30pm-1am. Food court, cafes and restaurants, iftar-1.30am.
  • Gulf Mall: Most shops will be open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-3pm then 7.30pm-1am; Friday 7.30pm-1am. Some stores will be open throughout the day.
  • Al Khor Mall: Saturday to Thursday, shops will open 10am-1am; Fridays 2pm-1am; Food court 7pm-2am.
  • Dar Al Salaam Mall: For the first two weeks of Ramadan, shops will be open Saturday to Thursday 10am-3pm then 7.30pm-12am midnight, Friday 3pm-12am midnight. Food court is open daily 5pm-1am. Last two weeks of Ramadan, mall opening times will be Sunday to Thursday 10am-3pm then 7.30pm-1am, Friday 3pm-1am.

Souq Waqif
Souq Waqif

Other shopping options

  • Ikea – Store: Saturday to Thursday, noon to midnight; Friday, 1pm to 1am. Restaurant: Saturday to Wednesday, Iftar to 11:30pm; Fridays, Iftar to 12:30am.
  • Souq Waqif – Shops inside the souq will generally be open from 10am to 1pm, and then again from 7pm to midnight. Restaurants and cafes will open from sunset until the early hours of the morning, eg Damasca One: 5:30pm-4am; Zaatar w Zeit: 5pm-3am; Royal Tandoor: buffet 6:30pm-8pm, a la carte 8pm-1:15am; Tajine: 5:30pm-3am; The Village: 6pm-8pm for iftar, 9pm-2am for suhoor.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski
Marsa Malaz Kempinski

Hotel restaurants open during the day

  • W Doha:  Market is open for breakfast from 6am-11am, for lunch from noon-4pm and for dinner from 5pm-midnight. La Spiga is also open from 12pm-4pm.
  • Grand Hyatt: Rocca is open for breakfast from 6:30am to 10:30am, for lunch and dinner from 12.30pm to 11:30pm.
  • Intercontinental: Coral is open for breakfast from 6:30am-11am and lunch from 12:30-3:30pm. Iftar from 6:30pm to 8pm, Suhoor from 9pm to 2am. Mykonos is also open from noon-11:30pm.
  • Intercontinental Doha The City: Hwang is open for lunch 12pm-4pm, with an a la carte menu.
  • Marriott Marquis: Crossroads Kitchen is open for breakfast from 6am-10:30am and Cucina is open for lunch from noon-3pm. Quick Bites is also open from 6am-11pm.
  • Hilton: Zawaya open for lunch and dinner from 10.30am-12am midnight
  • Four Seasons: Il Teatro is open for breakfast from 6:30am-10.30am, for lunch from 12pm – 3pm, for snacks from 3pm- 6.30pm and for dinner from 6.30pm-11pm. Apres Spa Cafe is open from 8am – 8pm
  • Radisson Blu: Bistro Bistro is open 24 hours. Hyde Park Coffee shop is also open from 6am–11pm.
  • St Regis: Opal by Gordon Ramsay is open for breakfast from 6am–11am, for lunch from noon–4pm and for dinner from 6pm to 12pm.
  • Doha Marriott:  The hotel’s Corniche restaurant is open daily for breakfast from 6am-10:30am and for lunch from 12pm-3pm. Iftar from sunset to 8pm.
  • Kempinski: Gourmet House is open 7am-9pm, and Aroma from 6am-10pm.
  • Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl: Cafe Murano open daily 8am-12am midnight.
  • Sheraton Doha Hotel: Pool Café will be open for breakfast and lunch, a la carte menu will be served inside the Café.

Ramadan at The Intercontinental
Ramadan at The Intercontinental

Non-hotel restaurants open during the day

  • Paul (all branches): Takeaway only, 9am-noon. Open for dining-in from Iftar/6.30pm-1am.
  • Carluccios: Open from noon onwards for home delivery (Pearl residents only). Open for dining from 5pm-1am.
  • Bread and Bagels: Open for delivery from 9am-11pm daily. Open for dining-in only after Iftar at 6pm.
  • Shakespeare & Co: Branches on The Pearl-Qatar and Dar Al Salaam Mall both open from 2pm daily for takeaway.

Chris Hoare / Flickr
Chris Hoare / Flickr

Hamad International Airport

All restaurants and cafes past immigration/security will be open during the day, but eateries “landside,” i.e by check-in and after baggage reclaim, will remain closed until iftar.

Cinemas

There will be no new releases showing in Qatar movie theaters during Ramadan.

  • Royal Plaza: Hours not yet announced.
  • Landmark: Hours not yet announced.
  • The Mall: Hours not yet announced.
  • City Center and Villaggio: Saturday to Thursday: 10am-5pm, 7pm-2:30am;  Fridays 7pm-2:30am
  • Asian Town – Saturday to Thursday: 7pm-2:30am
  • Novo The Pearl – Saturdays to Thursdays, 12pm-1am; Fridays 2pm-1am

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Medical care

  • Al Ahli Hospital: Outpatient clinics are open from 8am-3pm and 7:30pm-1am, except for women’s clinic, which is open from 9am-1pm, and 8pm-midnight. Physical and medical rehab is open from 8am-3pm, and 5pm-midnight.
  • Doha Clinic Hospital: Hours to be announced.
  • Hamad Primary Healthcare Centers: Branches will be open 9am-2pm then 7pm-11pm, including Friday and Saturday.
  • Hamad Hospitals:  Hamad General Hospital’s outpatient morning clinics Sunday to Thursday, 8am-1pm, 8.30pm-11.30pm. Meanwhile, Women’s Hospital outpatient clinics will operate from 8am-1pm  (Doctor break 11-11.30), 7:30pm-10:30pm. Hours for outpatient clinics at the Heart Hospital are Sunday to Thursday 8am-1pm, Al Wakrah Hospital outpatient clinics will be open from 8am-1pm Sunday to Thursday and 8pm-11pm Sunday to Wednesday, The Cuban Hospital, Rumailah Hospital and Al Khor Hospital will open to patients from 8am-1pm. Patients requiring any additional information can call 4439 5777.
  • Al Emadi Hospital: Outpatient clinics will be 9am-5pm and from 9pm-12.30am. Emergency, ambulance services, lab, pharmacy and x-ray will operate 24 hours-a-day.
  • Medical Commission – 9am-5.30pm.
  • PHCC Health CentersAl Rayyan, Madinat Khalifa, Al Muntazah, Umm Gwailina, Abu Baker Sadiq, Omar bin Al Khattab and West Bay open seven days 8am-1pm then 4pm-1am. Dental services at these clinics will open 8am-1pm then 8pm-1am (on Fridays open evenings only). Airport, Al Gharaffa, Mesaimeer and Abu Nakhla – 8am-1pm then 8pm-1am (no dental on Fridays or Saturdays at these clinics). Al Wakrah – 8am-1am daily, dental 8am-1pm then 8pm-1am (Fridays evenings only). Al Sheehaniya – Sunday to Thursday 8am-1am, Friday and Saturday 8am-1pm then 8pm-1am), dental 8am-1pm then 8pm-1am. Al Khor, Umm Salal, Al Dayaan, Al Ghwairuta, Al Jamilya, Umm Bab and Al Shamal – 8am-1pm then 4pm-1am daily. Al Karaana and Al Kaaban 8am-1pm only.

Government offices

  • Ministries and government departments, public bodies and institutions: Open from 9am-2pm.
  • MoI General Directorate of Nationality, Borders and Expatriate Affairs – 8am-1pm then 9pm-1am
  • Traffic Department – 9am-2pm then 9pm-1am
  • Criminal Evidence and Information Department (fingerprint section)Headquarters and Industrial area will be open 8am-1pm then 1pm-6pm. Other fingerprint units will be open 8am-1pm then 9pm-1am.
  • Kahramaa: Customer service centers will open 9am-2pm. The call center (991) will operate 24/7.

Banks

  • Doha Bank: Main branch and Al Wakrah – Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm then 8:30pm-10:30pm; City Center, Dar Al Salaam Mall and Lulu branches – Saturday to Friday 10am-1pm then 8:30pm-11:00pm; Al Mirqab – Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm then 8.30pm-11pm; Corporate – daily 9am-2pm then 8.30pm-11pm; All other areas, Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm.
  • HSBC: All branches open Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm. Main branch is open Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm then 8pm-10pm, Saturday 9am-12pm.
  • QIIB – Branches at Grand Hamad, Corporate, Gharaffa, Barwa Village and Al Wakrah all 9am-2pm. Khuraiteyyat branch open Sunday to Thursday 10am-3pm. Branches at The Pearl, Al Hilal, Al Muntazah, al Mirqab, Bin Omran, Kahraba, Al Khor and Muaither –  Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm then Sunday to Wednesday 8.30pm-10.30pm. Salwa branch open Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm, Sunday to Wednesday 8.30pm-10.30pm then Saturday 10am-1pm. West Bay and Al Rayyan branches open Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm, Saturday 10am-1pm; Al Ahli Hospital and Al Emadi Hospital branches open Sunday to Thursday 10am-3pm then Saturday 10am-1pm.
  • IBQ: Hours to be announced
  • Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) – All branches to open Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm; Branches at Al-Fanar, Salwa Road, Old Airport Road, Al Gharrafa, Al Rayyan, Al Sadd, Al Wakrah, Umm Slal, Muaither, Al Khor and Al Shahaynia – also open in evenings on Sunday to Wednesday, 9pm-11.30pm and Saturday 9am-12noon. Branches at Gate Mall, Dar Al Salaam Mall, City Center and Medina Centrale open Saturday to Thursday 10.30am-2.30pm then 9pm-11.30pm, and Friday 9pm-11.30pm only.
  • QNB: Branches at City Center, The Mall, Landmark, Lagoona, Villaggio, Mortgage Loan Center, Gulf Mall and Medina Centrale at The Pearl-Qatar will be open Saturday to Thursday, 10am-3pm then 8pm to 12am midnight, Friday will be 8pm-12am midnight; West Bay Card Center, C-Ring Road Card Center, Vehicle Loan Center and branches in West Bay and Al Rayyan (Shafi Street) will be open Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm then 8pm-12am midnight. The Doha Exhibition Center branch will open Sunday to Thursday 9am-2pm then 8pm to 12am midnight (evening shift during exhibitions only). ECCH branch Sunday to Thursday 9am-12pm then 8pm-10.30pm; Souq Waqif branch open Saturday to Thursday 9am-2pm then 8pm-12am midnight. Branches at Marriott and e-branches in Al Khor Mall, Dar al Salam Mall and The Pearl will be open daily, 24 hours. All other branches and offices will be open Sunday to Thursday, 9am-2pm only.
  • Commercial Bank: Branches at City Center, Villaggio, Hyatt Plaza, Landmark, Dar Al Salaam Mall and Gulf Mall – open Saturday to Thursday 9am-2pm then 8.30pm-12am midnight, open Friday 8.30pm-12am midnight; The Pearl (Porto Arabia) – Saturday to Thursday 9am-2pm then 8.30pm-11.30pm, Friday 8.30pm-11.30pm. All other personal banking branches and card collection center on D-Ring Road – Sunday to Thursday, 9am-2pm.
  • Al Khaliji: Hours to be announced

MIA
MIA

Museums

  • Museum of Islamic Art: Open from 8pm-midnight Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, closed Tuesday and Friday. Closed first day of Eid Al-Fitr on July 17, closed August 1-14 and also closed first day of Eid Al-Adha on September 23.
  • Mathaf: Open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 8pm-12am midnight; closed Monday and Friday.
  • Katara Gallery: Saturday to Thursday 8pm-12am midnight; closed Friday.

Miscellaneous

  • Aramex: Main office open Saturday to Thursday 9am-3pm; SnS reception open Saturday to Thursday 9am-4pm then 8pm-12am midnight and on Friday 12.30pm-4.30pm then 8pm-12am midnight; Gate Mall reception open Saturday to Thursday 9am-3pm then 8pm-12am midnight, Qatar Foundation branch open Sunday to Thursday 8am-4pm.
  • DHL Express: Airport Road – Sunday to Thursday 8am-midnight, Friday 8am-11am then 3pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-midnight; Salwa Road – Sunday to Thursday 8am-10pm, Friday 9am-11am then 12.30pm-6pm, Saturday 8am-10pm; Landmark Mall – Sunday to Thursday 10am-3pm then 7pm-12am midnight, Friday 7pm-12am midnight, Saturday 10am-3pm then 7pm-12am midnight; Villaggio Mall – Sunday to Thursday 10am-3pm then 7pm-12am midnight, Friday 7pm-12am midnight, Saturday 10am-3pm then 7pm-12am midnight; Al Khor Mall – Sunday to Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday 1pm-5pm then 7pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm; City Center – Sunday to Thursday 10am-3pm then 7pm-12am midnight, Friday 7pm-12am midnight, 10am-3pm then 7pm-12am midnight; Barwa Village – Sunday to Thursday 8.30am-6pm, closed Friday, Saturday 8.30am-6pm; C-Ring Road – Sunday to Thursday 7.30am-4pm, closed Friday. Saturday 8am-1pm; Industrial Area – Sunday to Thursday 8am-5pm, closed Friday, Saturday 8am-5pm; QFC1 – Sunday to Thursday 8am-3pm, closed Friday and Saturday; Mesiaeed – Sunday to Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm, closed Friday and Saturday.
  • Aqua Park: Open daily, 8pm-2am
  • Ray’s Reef, the children’s play area at Royal Plaza Mall, will open in the morning from 10am-1:30pm then again at night from 8pm-12am midnight.
  • Fun Ville at Ezdan Mall: First 20 days of Ramadan: Saturday to Wednesday 9am-2pm then 8pm-12am midnight, Thursday 9am-2pm then 8pm-1am; Friday 8pm-1am. Last 10 days of Ramadan it will be open Saturday to Wednesday 9am-12am midnight and Thursdays and Fridays 9am-1am.
  • Fun Ville at Al Asmakh Mall (Centerpoint) in Al Sadd: First 10 days of Ramadan-Saturday to Thursday 10am-2pm then 7.30pm-11pm, Fridays 7.30pm-11pm; middle 10 days of Ramadan Saturday to Thursday 10am-2pm then 7.30pm-12.30am and Fridays 7.30pm-12.30pm; while last 10 days of Ramadan open Saturday to Thursday 10am-1am and Fridays 2pm-1am.
  • Fun City at City Center: Every day 7pm-1am

What else should we add? Thoughts?

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Illusionist's wife
Illusionist's wife
5 years ago

Great, I was just thinking of this 🙂 Nice update as usual!

Grantley
Grantley
5 years ago

Thank you, DN. This is very helpful. Ramadan Kareem.

whitesox
whitesox
5 years ago

how about al meera??

gore
gore
5 years ago
Reply to  whitesox

No, doubt Al Meera will sell booze. 🙂

whitesox
whitesox
5 years ago
Reply to  gore

i mean there hours

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago

Thanks, very useful information.
As you say airside the food places will be open all day, what about booze in the lounges? I do enjoy a nice glass of wine befor boarding my flight.

Aussie expat
Aussie expat
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Some saying not at all, some saying after dark. Abu Dhabi is certainly booze dusk till dawn, Dubai 24/7…

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Aussie expat

I would hope as it sells itself as a major international airport with much transit traffic that they would cater to all their passengers.

Ben
Ben
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

I am pretty sure the one or two lounges that were open last year were not serving booze but I don’t know about this year as there are more lounges and restaurants where you can get a drink

Koko71
Koko71
5 years ago
Reply to  Ben

The airport this year will be Dry throughout Ramadan.. ?:-(

Alex
Alex
5 years ago
Reply to  Koko71

Chillax people, you can drink on-board. The airplanes are not dry. Presuming you’re going to the airport to fly out…not to hang out at Al Mourjan..

Aussie expat
Aussie expat
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Sadly, no…

Aussie expat
Aussie expat
5 years ago
Reply to  Aussie expat

As I thought, QR – nil, EY – overnight, EK – 24/7
http://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-etihad-qatar-alcohol-restrictions-during-ramadan

Chilidog
Chilidog
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

I flew out yesterday. The bartender in Al Mourjan told me that there would be no alcohol served in the airport during Ramadan. He described the “special” fruit juice mocktails that his bar would be serving. I agree with you: not the mark of an airport that truly wants to be seen as a major international hub.

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Chilidog

How very disappointing they are discriminating against non Muslims travellers.

Guest
Guest
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Respect that your in a muslim country. That’s their beliefs respect it. Sigh, you really annoy me. Can’t live without alcohol for a month.

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Guest

I not saying that should not follow their beliefs, I’m just asking them to respect my choices. Is that too much to ask?

A_qtr
A_qtr
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

It is actually to much to ask, Qatar can’t accomdate every whining expats whim and must balance what if believes is best … Loads will be left out like you to which we say if you don’t like it leave already … Somewhere perhaps nicer where the taps never go dry

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

I don’t think so, it doesn’t hurt you and why should I be denied freedom of choice? If a country banned halal meat Muslims would be the first to whine non stop but I would support their right to have their choice. It is sad for humanity where one group seeks to impose their choices on others.

Curiosity Killed the Cat
Curiosity Killed the Cat
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Personally I’d like to see the halal butchers banned in OZ, I think it’s inhumane as would most Australians. But it will never happen as the Muslim lobby groups are very strong. Here, locals complain about alcohol not being the culture, it’s our country, we should respect, we should yield. But ask a Muslim in Brisbane to eat a steak from an animal that was humanly treated, that wasn’t transported half way around the world barely alive on a sweltering stock ship, but was stunned and bolt killed quickly and its infringing on his human rights and discrimination. Yeah yeah if I don’t like it I can go home….. Just saying….

Guest
Guest
5 years ago

Alcohol is forbidden in our religion, thats why it is banned in qatar, a very conservative muslim country. Is having halal meat against your religion. Can you not eat halal meat ? Thats a very different situation.

Plus, you very well know that qatar is a religious, and deeply conservative country. It is trying to accomadate expats as much as it can and i think you should appreciate that.

Masboro
Masboro
5 years ago
Reply to  Guest

Perhaps you can explain why alcohol is banned to non Muslims? No Muslim is forced to drink alcohol so the fact that it is available to others is irrelevant. Is the very presence of alcohol ‘harem’. I ask from a position of ignorance.

Curiosity Killed the Cat
Curiosity Killed the Cat
5 years ago
Reply to  Guest

When I moved to Qatar I innocently thought there would be choice, like there is at home. I could go into Carrefour and choose between Halal beef and non halal. I decided after a month of being here I would not generally eat halal meat and I only eat the meat available in QDC and seafood. This is not done on religious reasons but ethical reasons, I just don’t want to eat animals killed in the halal style. I personally think it’s inhumane and the meat quality is affected. But that’s my decision and effects no one else.

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  Guest

No one is asking you to drink alcohol. Why do you think it’s acceptable to impose your beliefs and way of life on others? What makes you think your ways are superior that everyone else must follow?

A_qtr
A_qtr
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

I agree it sad when expats try to impose their way of life in Qatar when they’re the guests..

Curiosity Killed the Cat
Curiosity Killed the Cat
5 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

You would fit very well in Australia! Many Australians are paranoid & xenophobic against foreigners coming to Australia and imposing their way of life in them, Australian culture eroding away. The covering of ladies, separation of sexes in schools, halal meat etc creeping into everyday life into the cities. There are recent protests even, against the Islamification of Australia. They were met with of course pro Islam protestors, that’s the way Australia is tho, both sides are free to demonstrate and choose how they like to live. Me I’m not bothered, I have immigrant blood too, Australia welcomed with open arms my parents after the war. Maybe If Australia is worried, it could do like Qatar has? It’s the perfect solution and is working here very successfully. No more migration to Australia from Islamic countries, just give them temporary one man only tokens they must renew every year. Christian white migrants can stay and bring their families, start businesses and live out their old days tho….. Hmmmm….

MIMH
MIMH
5 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

It’s not a question of imposing, no one is forcing you to do anything. It’s a matter of freedom of choice. We all share this planet and no one has more right to decide what is right or wrong than the next person.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
5 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Deleting this thread for getting off track.

A_qtr
A_qtr
5 years ago
Reply to  ShabinaKhatri

Whatever shabina get a life …

Cat I agree with your comment. You want to help fix the Muslim and Arab world, stop Muslim Arabs from immigrating to your countries… Let them rot in their own countries that’s the only they’ll learn to live together and fight to better their own country instead jump on he first plane out… If you keep giving them a lifeline out then their ultimate goal in life is to win this lifeline …. If they know they have no better option but to fix their own country they’ll stay and fix their own country..

This is also good for Australia which is suffering for a shortage of skilled labor… Your govt will focus less on immigration and ppl sneaking in bananas and focus more on educating its ppl and further supporting Australia indigenous ppl who have suffered to long.. Instead of just importing talent and street sweepers like Doha does

A_qtr
A_qtr
5 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

Mimh I don’t come into your house asking to moaw your garden for a living and then complain I don’t appricate you storing beer in your fridge … Just like you don’t come into my house moaning why I don’t have beer in my fridge to serve you… You came in knowing what your getting into so stop moaning already

NewinDoha
NewinDoha
5 years ago

Geant at Hyatt Plaza and Al Meera branches: Open every day from 8am-1am; closed Friday from 11.30am-noon for prayer. Wasn’t there a missive some weeks ago saying shops would be fined if they didn’t abide by the 1hr prayer time on Fridays and that was outside Ramadan.

Curiosity Killed the Cat
Curiosity Killed the Cat
5 years ago

Does anyone know of any smoke free Iftars? We tried one last year and the kids were smoked out and did not enjoy. I’ve rung most the major hotels and none are offering any smoke free options.

Koko71
Koko71
5 years ago

The Hilton has a No-Smoking Restaurant..

Illusionist's wife
Illusionist's wife
5 years ago

You will always find smoking areas in the tents, but usually during iftaar people smoke less 😉 We are regulars at the iftaar at Four Seasons, and rarely we saw someone smoking there after iftaar. We always went to the non-smoking section and enjoyed it. I also believe La Cigale has a non-smoking restaurant for iftaar (can’t remember the name, but it is the one on the ground floor, buffet style), as people had to go to their shisha garden (at least this is how it was in the last years…).

Proud _Filipina1984
Proud _Filipina1984
5 years ago

Thanks DOHA NEWS!

Btw, the man in souq waqif with the peace sign is Legit. 😀

Vishal
Vishal
5 years ago

Could you add embassy timings ? Turkish embassy to be precise.

Illusionist's wife
Illusionist's wife
5 years ago
Reply to  Vishal

Turkish embassy working hours as per internet website are 9am-2pm, however I would give them a call as I heard the US embassy is closing at 1pm for example during Ramadan. Contact details of the embassy are:

T: +974 4434 2130
E: embassy.doha@mfa.gov.tr
W: http://doha.emb.mfa.gov.tr/ContactInfo.aspx

Vishal
Vishal
5 years ago

Hey thank you for that. This info was very helpful and inshallah by Sunday I should have my visa.

Elizabeth Wardle Walker
Elizabeth Wardle Walker
5 years ago

Many thanks for the info!

Dawn Wadsworth
Dawn Wadsworth
5 years ago

Could you add something else…? How about bars that remain open for soft drinks – we have some lovely venues in Doha, but are all of them fully closed, or will some remain open?

Illusionist's wife
Illusionist's wife
5 years ago
Reply to  Dawn Wadsworth

If you are talking about bars in hotels, yes, they will be closed for the month. If you are talking about the juice bars in malls, I am sure they will open up in the evenings after iftaar 🙂

Dasa Riadi Kamarwan
Dasa Riadi Kamarwan
5 years ago

Hello DN, do you know the ramadhan timings for Jarir Bookstore?

ABGuest
ABGuest
5 years ago

What are the opening hours for fast food restaurants? Such as McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, etc.?

Juric
Juric
5 years ago

How about MOI Branches office hours? Is it same with the main office?

Haneen Shariff
Haneen Shariff
5 years ago

What about Ice Skating in City Centre and Villagio?

Paul Gerhard
Paul Gerhard
5 years ago

Traffic department is opened until 1pm, not 2pm on afternoon.

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