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Stuck in Traffic on Musheirib

With all the re-routing off Al Rayyan as we convert to the Heart of Doha, I found myself inching along Al Musheirib this week, along with the noon-time crowd. When there is nothing else to do – take some photos. We drive right by every day, but do we look?

Many of these spots will disappear.

Boutiques? (!)



And here is one of my favorites – see it, just over the street sign? Cheep and Best?


October 31, 2009 - Posted by | Adventure, Cultural, Doha, ExPat Life, Humor, Living Conditions, Qatar, Shopping


  1. Intlxpatr ;

    Maybe it will help us to know the areas you drive to better if you compare it to areas in kuwait like Fintas , Ahmedi, Hawally or salmeyia …ec . what do u think ?

    Comment by daggero | October 31, 2009 | Reply

  2. Daggero, there isn’t a good comparison. Doha is about 1/10 the size of Kuwait City! Closest I can get is crawling along the streets near the Murbarakiyya, a whole lot of people on the same road because first ring has been closed off temporarily and all the traffic diverted into the small streets of the inner city.

    And this downtown area is about ten/fifteen minutes (in non go-to-school traffic) from where I live; and from where my friends live on the other side of town. Downtown is central, and not all that far from anywhere.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 31, 2009 | Reply

  3. It’s kinda sad when I see how bad traffic can be in other countries.

    I can’t stand the traffic in the U.S; I always think that the U.S., for all the things I love about it, is some big evil demon when it comes to our use of cars…how we created monstrosities like Los Angeles and how virtually every major city has horribly congested sprawl around it.

    But I guess there’s traffic everywhere…

    Comment by Alex Zorach | November 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. Alex, if we are really lucky we will develop means of good transportation in and out of our cities. I know Seattle has voted for light rail, but it seems to be endless in dragging its feet to implement the vote. Both Qatar and Kuwait have recently upgraded their buses and bus systems, and are also exploring light rail option.

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 1, 2009 | Reply

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