The Doha Ajyal Diaries: Speed Sisters Kicks It Off with the Magic of Palestine

December 2, 2014 9:30 AM

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Maybe it's that atmospheric light that shines just right on the sparkling new buildings which line the Corniche, or the aquamarine blue sea which enters one's line of sight even before landing and never leaves it for more than a few minutes, or the way time passes yet never stresses here. Probably a combination of the three, combined with the undeniable hospitality, grace and elegance of the Qataris which make any visitor to Doha feel at ease.

On my first day, I ventured out to the mall closest to my hotel for lunch and was tickled to find the taxi system has turned into a "donate what you can" kind of business since my last time in Doha. I know, it's not supposed to be that way, but meters seem more of a clunky accessory to the drivers h...

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