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Old Nov 13, 16, 1:41 am
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plunet
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by Mr. Big View Post
The suggestion by N1Rotate seems reasonable. It is the rainy season now (don't laugh), so your plan B could be Souk Waqif, if it is light drizzle, or a 5* hotel bar to see how the local expats get down.

In Qatar, you can only access alcohol as a tourist at certain hotels (they will ask to see your passport). Souk Waqif is 100% dry, so you won't be increasing your blood alcohol limit with dinner.

Taxis in central town around the Souk are plentiful (remember the weekend here is Friday/Sat). Uber is also popular.
Excellent and useful feedback, although I know about the shifted weekend from dealings at Dubai, I had forgotten to apply this to Qatar. And I had innocently assumed that it would just be good weather the observation about the rainy season is again useful. We can prebook the visas at no cost and if the weather is against us we can just decide on the night to not venture out to the city.
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