What Qatar means to Me

So having been invited to join the link-up party with fellow Qatar bloggers Pinay Flying High, Follow Your Sunshine, and others with a post of what Qatar means to me, here I am trying to put into words what this country really means.

Having been born, and brought up here in simple words – Qatar is home to me.

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It has a special place in my heart. No matter where I travel, how beautiful the place maybe, at the end of it all I yearn to be back in Doha.

Qatar is a diary of my childhood memories – the parks I used to run, play as a toddler, and all those ice creams I ate.

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Qatar is where I went to School & University. Qatar is where I became who I am!

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Qatar is where I made, and met most of my best friends.

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Qatar is where I got married, and Qatar is the place I continue to want to stay even as I grow old.

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Qatar is the home not only in my dreams. Qatar is where I feel safe. Qatar is the place I love! Qatar is really home to me!

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Kay

Qatar blogger entering Food, Fashion, Beauty & Travel Experiences in her online journal.

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10 Comments

  • Polly (Follow Your Sunshine)
    February 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I loved reading this. It’s so nice hearing that the place where you grew up still holds such an important place in your heart. So many people move away from their home cities these days, but I think it’s really special when you can’t help but be drawn back 🙂

    Polly xx

    • Kay
      Kay
      February 20, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! It’s also nice to find someone that loves the place as much as I do even though you initially come here scared about what it’s really going to be like. 🙂

  • Pinay Flying High
    February 20, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Beautiful Khansa!
    I am always very curious as to how Doha is seen by someone who grew up here and you’ve been able to give me such a vivid description. 🙂
    Thank you for joining #QatarLinkUp
    xxx

    • Kay
      Kay
      February 20, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      You are welcome. #QatarLinkUp is a great initiative 🙂

  • Sumaica Asad
    February 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    It’s wonderful to read about Doha from someone who has lived here all her life. That last picture is so pretty. You have managed to catch Doha in it’s finest. 😀

    • Kay
      Kay
      February 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you Sumaica 🙂

  • Tami
    February 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Great post, Khansa! I can feel your love for Doha. 🙂 Also, gorgeous picture of your Uni!

    • Kay
      Kay
      February 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks Lavanya for dropping by! 🙂

  • Sahar (Oryx Land Life)
    February 21, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I am surprised I did not comment on your post. Lovely as always and cute pictures..

    • Kay
      Kay
      February 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      🙂
      Thank you Sahar

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I love capturing moments and memories. This is my diary where I share with y'all exciting, creative, and memorable moments I get to witness throughout my life

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