- Arabic is spoken all over the gulf, but not so much in Pakistan. There are lots of dialects and accents
- Women were granted the right to a veil by the prophet Muhammad
- Kiram, a Qatari board-game similar to pool or air-hockey played on a wooden board with powder on it. You flick wooden circles into pockets (or, in my case, attempt to flick them).
- Joker, a card-game like bridge with only 8s and above. The minimum bid is 5, the joker is the super-trump but cannot be played at the beginning of a round or in the last round.
- Qatari men like playing rough machine sports
- Even when wearing navy full-length pants and a black formal-coat, a white person still draws stares in the inner-Souqs
- AST (Arab Standard Time) is chill
- There is a car-culture in Doha that ranks with that of Detroit in the 1950s
- Doha is growing at a break-neck speed
- Doha has many similarities with San Francisco and the Bay Area–in terms of mixed cultures, race relations, and bleeding-edge growth
Most importantly: CMU students are CMU students everywhere.
There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims