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‫ديسمبر ‪December 2013 | 2013‬‬

‫‪oneworld Alliance‬‬ ‫‪How Qatar Airways is branding‬‬ ‫‪its fleet of aircraft‬‬

‫‪Qatar National Day‬‬ ‫‪Celebrate Qatar’s warm‬‬ ‫‪hospitality at Souq Waqif‬‬

‫اتـــحـــاد ون وورلــــد‬

‫الــــــخــــــطــــــوط الــــــجــــــويــــــة الــــقــــطــــريــــة‬ ‫تـ ــعـ ــيـ ــد طــــــــاء أســــــطــــــول طـ ــائـ ــراتـ ــهـ ــا‬

‫الــيــوم الوطني‬ ‫الــــــــــقــــــــــطــــــــــري‬

‫‪Best of British‬‬

‫احــــــتــــــفــــــلــــــوا بـــــــكـــــــرم ضــــيــــافــــة‬ ‫قــــــطــــــر فـــــــــي ســـــــــــوق واقـــــــــف‬

‫‪A Royal shopping experience‬‬

‫أفضل ما في بريطانيا‬ ‫تـــــــســـــــوق م ــل ــك ــي ــة‬ ‫ت ـ ــج ـ ــرب ـ ــة‬ ‫ّ‬

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oneworld Alliance How Qatar Airways is branding its fleet of aircraft

‫اتـــحـــاد ون وورلــــد‬

Qatar National Day

‫الــــــخــــــطــــــوط الــــــجــــــويــــــة الــــقــــطــــريــــة‬ ‫تـ ــعـ ــيـ ــد طــــــــاء أســــــطــــــول طـ ــائـ ــراتـ ــهـ ــا‬

Celebrate Qatar’s warm hospitality at Souq Waqif

Best of British

‫الــيــوم الوطني‬ ‫الــــــــــقــــــــــطــــــــــري‬

A Royal shopping experience

‫أفضل ما في بريطانيا‬ ‫تـــــــســـــــوق م ــل ــك ــي ــة‬ ‫ت ـ ــج ـ ــرب ـ ــة‬ ّ

‫احــــــتــــــفــــــلــــــوا بـــــــكـــــــرم ضــــيــــافــــة‬ ‫قــــــطــــــر فـــــــــي ســـــــــــوق واقـــــــــف‬

this month’s cover Qatar National Day celebrations at Souq Waqif.

Welcome Welcome to the December edition of Oryx magazine, the inflight magazine of Qatar Airways. Inside this edition, we take a celebratory look at Qatar National Day from inside Souq Waqif, Doha’s most renowned market and the beating heart of its heritage. As we navigate around the souq we discover an abundance of culture, tradition, and warm hospitality. Since joining the oneworld alliance on October 30, Qatar Airways has been busy branding its fleet of 135 aircraft with the oneworld logo. Oryx talks to Eirtech Aviation’s Andrew Richardson to find out what this involves. Oryx also takes a shopping trip to London to discover the best of British products, carrying the seal of approval from the Royal Family; and we visit the best toy stores in the world. We experience a cultural weekend away in Brussels, take in some Northern European winter experiences, spend 24 hours in ancient Hangzhou, and try some Lebanese baking recipes, as well as traditional holiday desserts from around the world. In our health and beauty section we round up our selection of luxury spas, beauty products, and techniques for a flawless look on a night out. As ever, we have a host of ideas for where to go and what to do in Qatar and across Qatar Airways’ ever-expanding network of over 130 destinations. Follow Qatar Airways on

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QATAR AIRWAYS ORYX MAGAZINE IS PUBLISHED BY Agency Fish Ltd, London, England Agency Fish Pty Ltd, Perth, Australia +44 20 7234 0171 EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Stephen Peaple MANAGING DIRECTOR: Julian Jordan CONSULTING EDITORS, ARABIC: Atala Abusaleh, Nawaf Al Tamimi, Hamada Lazkani, Najla Dowson-Zeidan ACCOUNT DIRECTOR: Lindy Polmeer ASSISTANT EDITOR: Karen Martin CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: Christina Thomas, Cheryl Hutty, Liz Jones FASHION EDITOR: Tonia Brazier ART DIRECTOR: Stephen Peaple PRODUCTION: Sean Harris DESIGN AND ARTWORK: John Cappelluti, Vaughan Davies, Nanda Giftanina, Amie Mason PHOTO EDITOR: Rachel Smith EDITORIAL SUPERVISION FROM QATAR AIRWAYS CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DEPT REPROGRAPHICS AND PRINTING MASAR Printing Press, Dubai The fibres in the paper used in Oryx are derived from sustainably managed forests, plantations, and controlled sources. Please recycle after use. AWARDS Oryx and Oryx Premium magazines have won 58 awards for photography, editorial, and design since December 2009, including two platinum, five gold, and 11 silver Creativity Print Awards for photography and design; eight gold and 20 silver Davey Awards for design; three gold FOLIO: Ozzie Awards for photography and design; two PATA Gold Awards for travel photography; one gold, one silver, and one bronze Pearl Award for editorial and photography; one gold Content Marketing Award for editorial; one silver Magnum Opus Award for editorial; and two Min Editorial & Design Awards.

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94 Fly Healthy, Fly Fit 97 Qatar Airways News 100 World Map 102 Worldwide Network 106 oneworld Airports 112 Fleet Guide

Qatar Airways’ fleet of 135 aircraft is being branded in celebration of its joining the oneworld Alliance. Eirtech Aviation’s Andrew Richardson explains how.



Souq Waqif

Best of British


As Qatar celebrates its National Day on December 18, we experience the tradition, culture, and warm hospitality at Souq Waqif.

London resident Chris Anderson says that to discover the best home-grown products on a shopping trip to the capital, just look for the Royal Warrant.

The world’s best toy stores, from the flagship stores of time-honoured brands, to the huge toy stores that are destinations in themselves.


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Qatar Airways flies to more than 130 destinations around the world Visit for news and special offers

Regular features 22 Wish List 36 Motoring 38 Online 40 Business 42 Culture 44 Qatar 52 Fine Food 56 Plan Ahead 58 Northern European Winter Experiences 60 Weekend Away 62 24 Hours in Hangzhou 64 My Favourite Street, Vienna


Health and Beauty Discover a holistic approach to wellbeing at Spa Dominique Chenot, Barvikha Hotel & Spa, Moscow; plus our round-up of beauty techniques and products.



Qatar Events


Our compilation of fine dining Must-see events in Qatar this month, including the arts and culture, seasonal and fantastic stays in the capital, including Radisson Blu Hotel Doha. feasts, and sporting highlights.

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The art of aircraft painting Photography by Donal Murphy Photography

With the whole of Qatar Airways’ ever-growing fleet of 135 aircraft being branded in celebration of joining the oneworld Alliance, Oryx flew to Dublin to meet with Eirtech Aviation’s Andrew Richardson and the Eirtech team in their bespoke, climate-controlled facility to find out how to re-paint a fleet of aircraft. How many people work on your team? This will vary depending on the actual condition of the aircraft and the process being applied on the particular shift. Typically, the team consists of a production manager, two team leaders, and 25–30 painters. The peak load of any event is at the start of the process while all of the preparation work, i.e. the sanding and chemical stripping, is being performed. What sort of space do you work in? Eirtech has over 20,000m2 of paint hangar capacity. The facility in Dublin where the oneworld® paint scheme was applied is referred to as a ‘wide body’ paint facility, meaning that it can paint aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747 or Airbus A340. Alternatively, we can paint a number of ‘narrow body’ aircraft side by side. Is it a 9–5 job, or are there painting emergencies? Painting aircraft is a 24/7, 364-days-ayear job. We work day and night shifts and so can attend to any ‘emergencies’ as and when they happen.

What kind of training does an aircraft painter require? It depends because there are many tasks involved in refinishing an aircraft. We tend to refer to ‘refinishing’ as this includes stripping, preparation, masking, cleaning, priming, and of course eventually ‘painting’. Typically the painters who apply the topcoat are the most skilled, as the appearance of the finished product needs to reflect the ‘brand’ of the airline and must look good. Often painters start their apprenticeship in the motor trade but also attend training held by the paint manufacturers.

What are the main tools of the trade? Of course the thing everyone thinks of is the spray gun but there are other tools too: preparation articles, paint agitators, and sealant mixing machines. The spray guns used by Eirtech are state-of-the-art electrostatic units. These guns place a positive charge on the paint particles at the tip, which attracts the paint directly to the aircraft surface. This reduces the amount of paint used and also reduces the amount of harmful emissions released into the atmosphere. When the aircraft is completed, specialised equipment is used for measuring the gloss of the aircraft (gloss meter), the thickness of the paint system (film thickness meter), and the overall texture of the paint system (wave scan meter). Is painting purely cosmetic? Absolutely not. Of course the gloss level and the surface appearance of the topcoat are important, but one of the main reasons for coating the aircraft is to protect it from the harsh environment through which it flies. Temperatures can go as low as minus 55°C in the air and as high as 50°C

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qatar 19 Other than main airlines, what custom paint jobs have you been involved with? Eirtech are involved with many airlines all over the world. Often we are involved with lease companies where we have to paint aircraft into the new operator’s paint scheme. We are also involved in painting promotional paint schemes, such as the ‘Haribo’ aircraft. Do you just paint commercial aircraft? If so, what are the unique challenges faced? We paint all types of aircraft, including helicopters and military transport aircraft. These are painted matt camouflage and this presents its own unique application issues. It can be difficult to get a consistent ‘matt level’ across the aircraft. Matt paints also show hand marks, etc., so we must be careful with the aircraft once it is finished.

on the ground. The transition time from one extreme to the other is relatively short and this asks a lot of the paint finish. On top of that, the aircraft flies through hail and rain at high speed and this requires a durable finish. Aircraft use a variety of fluids, some of which can be aggressive to a normal finish, and lastly there is corrosion protection to think about. All in all, an aircraft has to be protected and look good, and all this in a very thin paint film (150 microns thick). What has changed over the past decade or so in terms of paint technology? Environmental factors have played a big part in shaping paint development. Products with fewer harmful ingredients are now commonplace, as is the drive

to reduce the weight of the paint and prolong the durability of the paint finish. Are there any colours that are harder to apply? Some colours require an extra coat of paint compared to others, but the real difference in application is that of ‘special effects’ colours, which are either metallic or ‘mica’ (pearlescent). These require special application techniques to make sure that the special effect pigment orientates itself in the same direction in the paint layer. If this is not achieved the colour can look cloudy. Mica products are also more difficult to repair because you have to match not just the colour but the effect too. Luckily, Eirtech have a lot of experience in the application of special effect colours.

How is the paint tested? The tests that an aircraft paint scheme must pass are wide and varied. They are tested in combination with a primer and sometimes a Clearcoat as well as a pre-treatment for the substrate of the aircraft. Tests include fluid resistance, corrosion, flexibility, and durability tests as well as others. How are the tail fins and graphic devices applied? Sometimes graphics are used, but these are not as durable as the paint. Mostly we prefer to use a stencil and then apply paint to the stencil. Our customers will normally provide us with a drawing of the aircraft. We then use these drawings to make the stencils that are used for the branding of the aircraft.

How long does it take to paint a standard commercial aircraft? There are no real standards, but it depends on what needs painting, the paint scheme in question, and the size of the aircraft as well as the complexity of what we are painting. This could be anywhere between six days and three weeks. How much weight can paint add to a standard aircraft, and to the new A380? It is possible depending on the paint scheme to add a tonne of paint to an A380. The aircraft painting process can have a significant impact on the weight and balance of an aircraft. To establish the exact impact, Qatar Airways physically re-weighs the aircraft at the end of the event to determine exactly the change to the weight and centre of gravity of the aircraft. The process involves removing the fuel and all non-essential items like the magazines, meal carts, etc. from the aircraft and

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then pulling the aircraft up onto a set of specialised scales: there is one for each wheel to determine the exact weight of the aircraft. What special finishes are used? The wing ‘flaps’ have special abrasionresistant paints that have Teflon or polypropylene in them to resist the friction of one flap against another. Walkway paints with a silica in them that makes them non-slip are applied over escape routes, and erosion coatings are applied to radomes, etc. How long will an aircraft paint job last? With the new systems they are designed to last up to ten years, but the reality is that they are painted far sooner due to a number of reasons. Watch a time-lapse video of Qatar Airways Boeing 777, aircraft A7-BAA, being painted at Eirtech Aviation at:

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Become the Ford Man with this oriental, sensual fragrance. Urbane and sophisticated with a woody, musky scent. 50ml US$95


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Swarovski crystals in navy, green, and grey sparkle against the tarnished antique-effect metal, set off by a woven black ribbon. US$2,750

Classic lace works wonders with the sharp silhouette of the 3.9'' stiletto heel. Patent, pointy toes complete the daring pump. US$725

The British design legend bridges the seasons with her Anglomania collection, which crosses punk-rock styling with effortless femininity. Forming fluid folds to the front, this softly structured biker-style jacket is finished with leather details and zip aspects to the sleeves. US$825

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What’s in my travel bag Donna Karan

When travelling I always have my papier-mâché bag from Haiti. I sell them as part of my Urban Zen initiative, where we work with artisans, giving people jobs and bringing awareness to the country. We have the opportunity to help the developing work by helping them to create products.

Not only is the iconic fashion designer’s DKNY street-wear label synonymous with New York City, her Donna Karan brand revolutionised the way women dress. Karan spends most of her time traversing the globe, both for her multibillion-dollar eponymous labels and for her Urban Zen charitable foundation. Bali is my favourite place in the world. It’s my spiritual refuge, my calm in the chaos of my life. When I go there, I’m like a child, with all my senses awakened and alive. Creatively, I’m inspired by its lush, natural beauty and artisan culture. For me, just being in Bali is therapy for the soul.

I carry my sketchbook with me everywhere I go, from fabric mills in India to visits with local artisans in Haiti.

I also like to carry a belt bag, such as the DKNY Lamb Leather Belt Bag, because it frees up my hands and I can feel it on my body so I know my belongings are always safe.

I don’t like to bother with too much make-up, but I do carry two essentials with me at all times – an Urban Decay eye pencil in black and MAC’s Freckletone lipstick. The DKNY cashmere Cozy is one of the most flexible pieces you could pack. It wraps around the body in any number of ways, always looking different. Wear it as a top, an easy jacket, or as a lightweight sweater at night.







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DKNY’s Cashmere Mist body lotion is a scent and treatment in one.

Young Living’s Thieves essential oil is potent and sensual. It is said to have been used by four infamous thieves in France who used to rob plague victims covered in cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics. It supports the immune system and promotes general wellbeing.

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Toys CHOOSE BLU PERMAFROST WOODEN TOYS The four-man design team at Permafrost unveiled this set of modern-day industrial icons, which honour traditional Nordic craftsmanship. Bold primary colours and understated Nordic design are hallmarks of the set of three, called Offshore (pictured), Shipping, and Archipelago. US$260


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FONT ALPHABET PUZZLE Handmade in Italy with certified local wood, this puzzle matches each letter to the corresponding first letter of a font, from the widely-used Helvetica Black, and Times New Roman, to lesser-known fonts such as Quattrocento Sans, and Zantroke. The lacquered wood comes in a variety of colours and makes a striking alternative to a traditional alphabet game. US$250

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HANNO ANIMAL FIGURES Inspired by the gorilla-discovering Greek voyager who explored Africa 2,500 years ago, his namesake Hanno is described as being brave, strong, and curious. These well-crafted beechwood toys are extremely durable and can be moved and positioned without fear of breaking. US$100

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BELGRADE DESIGN DISTRICT Hidden away in a derelict mall in the heart of the city is the Belgrade Design District: a collective of Serbia’s hottest young designers and artists who have taken over the space to showcase their talent. Check out Ana Ljubinković’s rebelliously individual collection (pictured) at store number 15.

Square Nine, Belgrade Set in Belgrade’s most attractive historic district, Square Nine was the city’s first world-class luxury hotel, bringing character to a city that has long been dominated by international chains detached from the city’s charm and identity. With a cosy yet elegant ambience, all 45 rooms and apartments are furnished with comfortable Treca de Paris beds, Pratesi linen, and antique and designer furniture pieces, while all bathrooms offer an assortment of Hermès toiletries. The fine-dining restaurant, The Square, offers modern European cuisine on the ground floor with a seasonal al fresco courtyard, and the stylish rooftop restaurant Ebisu serves authentic Japanese cuisine including expertly crafted sushi, teppanyaki grilled meat, and seafood, overlooking Belgrade’s historic neighbourhood. The hotel’s Sisley Spa includes a naturally lit 18m-long lap pool, authentic Japanese Ofuro tub, sauna and steam bath, and an assortment of Sisley massages and treatments. Qatar Airways celebrated its 1st anniversary of flights operating from Belgrade last month. For all bookings made before January 10, 2014, Square Nine is offering a €50 restaurant credit at its restaurant The Square. Book through the website using the code: QRSQ9

KAFANAS More than just a coffee shop, the kafana is a common gathering place where many Serbs like to spend much of their time socialising. Dating back to 1823, Belgrade’s oldest kafana, named simply with a question mark, ‘?’ reflects the spirit and soul of Belgrade. (Kralja Petra 6; Tel: +381 11 635 421)

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Buenos Aires street chic Tegui is one of Buenos Aires’ cult restaurants, with a minimalist menu that is always evolving. The restaurant’s graffiti-lined entrance pays homage to the city’s street-art tradition, opening up into a plush bar and a view of the impressive kitchen, which can be seen from every angle of the restaurant.

TOM DIXON STONE PESTLE AND MORTAR Tom Dixon’s stone pestle and mortar will bring a contemporary dimension to your kitchen. The striking design of the polished white Morwad marble mortar features an exaggerated rounded lip, allowing a firm grip as you work the iron-weighted polished brass pestle to smash, pummel, and grind spices and herbs. The set comes packed in a special wooden presentation box.

Ranked in the top ten on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list 2013, and named The Best Restaurant in Argentina by Argentina Gourmet, head chef Germán Martitegui continually changes his style of cooking. He arrives with an ingredient that has inspired him, which kickstarts the creation process that leads to each unique dish. One week his menu could resemble that of a European restaurant, the next it could take on a more diner-like feel. You can expect carefully crafted dishes that are just as concerned with texture and aroma as taste. Signature dishes have included king crab in coconut cream and mango; Argentine sirloin with chimichurri (sauce), charcoal-cooked potatoes, eggs, and farofa; and sabayon, peaches, and toasted brioche bread.

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Spa Dominique Chenot, Barvikha Hotel & Spa, Moscow

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Located within a luxury village in the Moscow region, Barvikha Hotel & Spa is home to the exclusive Spa Dominique Chenot, offering a holistic and bespoke approach to wellbeing.

Spa Dominique Chenot uses the method invented by Dr Chenot, combining cutting-edge European science with ancient traditions of Chinese medicine. Every spa client begins their visit with a bioenergy test and a health evaluation. Based on the results, they are given a personalised healthcare programme aimed at improving general wellbeing and restoring psycho-physical health, which includes Dr Chenot’s hydroenergetic, aesthetic, and bioenergetic treatments such as balneotherapy, Caracalla baths with chromo- and aromatherapy, bioenergy massage, modelling massage, or tonic massage, all using Henri Chenot products. The spa restaurant provides a nutritional menu using fresh organic produce and, using Dr Chenot’s methods combined with the spa diet principles by Dominique Chenot, problems such as extra weight, stress, and premature ageing can be addressed in wellness programmes and spa packages from one to seven days.

How to apply eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner The product is ideal for a vibrant, stay-on result, and comes in a vast array of colours. Unlike other liquid eyeliners, it gives you a little more time to get the line just right before it dries and stays on for good. US$23

By Ayesha Khan Before you begin: Priming the eyelid with a concealer or a skin-coloured eye shadow is the best way to avoid eyeliner mishaps or clumps.

Dior Golden Winter Collection 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette Dior’s bestselling eye palette offers a host of possibilities in a range of rich, versatile colours, including the smoky and shimmering shades of the new Golden Winter Collection in Golden Snow. Apply the lightest shade to the inside corner of the upper eyelid and a darker shade along the upper lash line. To finish, add a third colour to the corner of the middle lid and, for intensity and emphasis, apply another shade under the lower lash line. US$60

Begin by tilting your chin upwards to get a good view of where the lash line begins. Starting at the outside corner of your eye, draw short strokes and work your way towards the inside corner. Make sure the line gets thinner as it reaches the inside corner. Smooth out any breaks in the line with an eye shadow in a similar colour and a liner brush. This will also help set the liner. If you don’t have a liner brush, the point of a cotton bud will also do the trick. If you’re also lining your bottom lash line, be sure that the two lines meet at the outer corner of the eye. For added drama: Fan out the top line a little further than the endpoint of the lash line. To top it off: Follow up with two coats of mascara for a complete, professional-looking eye.

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Dominique and Henri Chenot are cult icons in the world of holistic healing and anti-ageing research. For more than four decades, Dr Henri Chenot has undertaken in-depth research into the factors behind ageing, and he was the first scholar to mention the impact that stress, pollution, and unbalanced eating can have on health and good looks, while his wife Dominique is a professor of aesthetics.

This silky-smooth and ultra-blendable liner mimics the velvety texture of the Indian kajal (kohl). The product is best used in tandem with Stila’s #4 liner brush, and comes in three colours. US$18

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A bestseller from luxury Swiss skincare brand La Prairie, Skin Caviar Liquid Lift is an age-defying serum. Part of the company’s iconic Skin Caviar Collection, the next-generation formula contains scientific advancements that help to lift, firm, and provide a long-lasting tensing effect on the skin. Epidermal stem-cell function is protected and restored, preventing the appearance and deepening of lines and wrinkles, while hydrating and nourishing the skin. 50ml US$500

Stila Kajal Eye Liner

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Chrome is the latest trend in eyeliner, as it offers just the right amount of metallic bling to your lash line. Urban Decay’s product has the largest colour variety, and wears the longest (as the name would suggest). Be warned that it can be difficult to remove once it’s set, so it’s important to work quickly while applying. US$19

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Health innovations on show at summit

Some of the most successful health innovations from around the world will be on show at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) taking place this month in Doha.

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Fifteen of the most innovative solutions, ranging from practical devices to design and digital solutions, will be on display in dedicated, state-of-the-art pods where delegates will be able to hear firsthand from the individuals behind them.

WISH is critical to addressing the global healthcare challenges currently being faced worldwide, such as obesity, mental health, and end-of-life care. These concerns are shared by developed and developing countries alike – and all nations need to work together to find better, more innovative ways to keep people healthy and prevent illness. Leading voices at the Summit include Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser; Professor Lord Darzi of Denham, Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and Executive Chair of WISH; and John Dineen, CEO of GE Healthcare. Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Aung San Suu Kyi will also address the distinguished gathering. Qatar’s Minister of Public Health, HE Abdullah Al-Qahtani said, “This Summit is an exciting event in the world of healthcare and builds upon Qatar’s pioneering role in areas such as robotic surgery and cardiovascular research. In learning from each other what

These fascinating ideas include a solar-powered water purifier developed in Sweden and used worldwide to improve access to clean water, and a motorcycle ambulance developed in the UK and used to navigate rough terrain throughout Africa and India, providing healthcare in hard-to-reach areas. Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the Summit will bring together over 600 leading figures including heads of state, ministers, senior government officials, academics and thinkers, and business leaders.

works best, WISH will help nations to adopt new ideas for the benefit of people everywhere.” Professor Lord Darzi said, “Innovation is vital if we are to tackle global health challenges, and WISH is a unique opportunity to see some of the most successful healthcare ideas from around the world in action. We hope to inspire countries to implement some of these ideas to improve the health of their populations.” WISH supports the aims of Qatar Foundation and Qatar National Vision 2030, and reinforces Qatar’s role as an emerging centre for medical innovation. For more information visit:

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Range Rover Sport

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Words by Karl Peskett In 1880, John Holler wanted to showcase his cutlery company. He opened a store in New York and hung a display piece in its window. It wasn’t just any knife – it was a multi-tool, which was to outdo even the biggest Swiss Army knives. With 100 functions (including a pistol), and weighing around 4kg, it now sits on display at the Smithsonian’s history museum, and causes kids’ eyes to widen and grown men to drool. Fast-forward 133 years and Range Rover has just launched that knife’s automotive equivalent. The Range Rover Sport is surely the most capable and purposeful vehicle ever created. Capable of going from the racetrack to the outback, the Range Rover Sport’s breadth of ability is astonishing. It’s not at all utilitarian, however. Like its stablemate, the Vogue, the Sport’s interior is the epitome of ultra-modern luxury. With rich

metal accents, lush leather, and expert craftsmanship to completely embarrass its German competition, the Sport really has jumped a few rungs since its inception in 2005. The latest incarnation is some 420kg lighter and now lives up to its ‘Sport’ nomenclature. It handles exceptionally well for an SUV, but the remarkable air suspension allows you to take the path less known. A full 278mm of ground clearance and automatic suspension, traction, and engine calibration for any surface make this a formidable off-road machine. The pick of the line-up is the supercharged V8 ‘Dynamic’ model,

but any of them would happily nestle in any given garage. Yes, like a Swiss Army knife, the Range Rover Sport can accomplish a lot. Uniquely, though, it does it all well.

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Online Top 8 Hidden Features of iOS 7

Apple’s new operating system takes a little getting used to, but it is chock-full of handy little tools and other benefits… if you know where to look! Level Open the Compass app and swipe your finger across it to access a new digital ‘level’ feature. Now go hang some pictures!

Night mode for maps The Apple Maps app’s near-blinding old display has been replaced by a darker, less distracting interface at certain times.

Block calls Visit Settings > Phone > Blocked to add numbers you want to restrict.

Create new events from iMessage Inside iMessage, typing something such as ‘Dinner at 7 on Thursday’ will underline ‘7 on Thursday’. Tap the underlined text and you can create a calendar event.

Message peeking In Mail or iMessage, you can slightly swipe to your right to reveal a peek at the message list below.

Rapid shot photos Press and hold the volume up or down button from the camera app for dozens of consecutive shots.

Auto focus with shutter button (iPhone 5S only) Just briefly press the volume up button and the familiar auto-focus square will appear.

The .com Button is NOT gone Many thought the .com button was gone inside Safari. It’s not. Simply press and hold the ‘.’ key and a .com, .net, .us, and .edu selection pops up.

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Social media:

transforming your business Award-winning professional speaker Scott Steinberg is a bestselling expert on leadership and innovation, and the author of Becoming Essential. His website is

Five ways to create better social media campaigns • Work in reverse: create measurable business objectives, then craft supporting messaging and tactics. • Spend 60% of your time interacting with fans, 20% sharing interesting content, and 20% talking about your brand/business. • Focus on driving and sustaining audience engagement – not simply boosting fan/follower counts. • Use photos, videos, and infographics to summarise complex topics. • Share content that saves customers time, money, or effort. Ask yourself: what’s in it for them?

One app, endless reach

Reconnecting with customers Modern marketing processes look more like a circle, less like a funnel. In What’s the Future of Business, author Brian Solis redefines the customer journey – and shows how to participate at every stop. From motivating online influencers to activating connected consumers, it shifts the focus off technology to where it belongs: re-examining how people make decisions.

Social media by the numbers So much for social media being a fad. According to the latest stats, via HubSpot and BrandWatch: 70% of brands are on Google+ 100 hours of video hit YouTube every minute 7 out of 10 B2C firms have acquired customers on Facebook

70 million people use Pinterest 53% of B2B companies have found clients via LinkedIn 1 billion ‘likes’ appear on Instagram daily

Want to amplify your message? Try browser-based tool Addvocate ( Employees – who, collectively, have more connections than many corporate accounts – can suggest and receive recommended content via one centralised resource, then share it with the world.

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Christopher Wool

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Let us spread seasonal cheer with that bubbly feeling.

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Guggenheim Museum, New York

Let us set the evening aglow with a candlelit dinner. Let us imagine a feast that’s soothingly nostalgic or decidedly not.

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UNTIL JANUARY 22 By mere description, Christopher Wool’s work doesn’t sound like the stuff of a feature exhibit, particularly at a locale such as New York’s esteemed Guggenheim. Wool’s work consists primarily of somewhat dour, black-and-white pictures of stencilled words, usually on aluminium panels and crafted in enamel; decorative patterns designed incised rollers; and various graffiti-like abstractions, provocative messes, utilising spray paint and silk screening. Yet he’s regarded by some as the most important US painter of his generation. The ongoing retrospective at the Guggenheim covers Wool’s three decades of artistic evolution – from pattern paintings to word pieces to more recent collaborations – much of which conjure an atmosphere of anxiety and hostility. Towards what, or whom, is open to interpretation.

@Gallerist “Christopher Wool’s paintings constitute a visual philosophy. A lot of what they are is defined by what they are not” @wmag “Are they accusing the viewer or society at large? Or maybe they could be read as a caustic self-portrait?”

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Limited edition series of skateboard decks by Christopher Wool/The Sk8room includes a printed signature by the artist. US$3,300.

Let us create a new holiday tradition that fills you with joy.


Treat your family with a festive stay to spend the rest of 2013 and to welcome 2014 in style with 50% savings on the second room or second night. For reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton, Doha at +974 4484 8000 or visit us at

Paris Autumn Festival UNTIL JANUARY 12 Since its inception under then Minister of Culture Michel Guy in 1972, the Paris Autumn Festival has honoured exhibitions, dance, theatre, music and cinema with an international character highlighted by the attendance of artists and companies from all over the world. The festival’s honest ambition is to be a collective of creation and original shows, with this year’s highlights including The Eternity Dress, a performance by Tilda Swinton; and Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe performing Robert Wilson’s The Old Women.

@FranceToday Dragons, lanterns, moon cakes, oh my! Autumn Festival in #Paris Chinatown

Offer is valid from December 12, 2013 to January 10, 2014. Terms and conditions apply. @2013 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

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3rd Traditional Dhow Festival, Katara

photo © Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels. See page 74

Until December 23

One of the largest festivals in the region and the world specialising in maritime heritage, the 3rd Traditional Dhow Festival will see, as part of the festival with Qatar Museums Authority, 40 young men and women setting sail on the 45m Fath Al Khair dhow on November 22, for a 27-day journey to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and the UAE, and then returning to Qatari shores on Qatar National Day, December 18, where Katara will be THE place to be for the day’s celebrations.

Throughout December Festive feasts at Kempinski Kempinski, Doha, has a wealth of festive treats leading up to December 26. Polish your skills with Executive Chef Mike Scheumann, who will show you how to create a mouth-watering festive three-course feast, and leave you with his recipe and ingredients to make the delicious dessert. Those not wishing to cook, can order a ‘Turkey takeaway’ – without doubt the most luxurious ‘fast food’ you’ll order, or book your table at Sky Villa for a gourmet four-course dinner inspired by Kempinski’s European heritage.

Bring in the New Year Brunch The Four Seasons’ Nusantao: Speciality chef Toshikazu Kato and his multi-cultural culinary team are cooking up a delicious New Year’s Day family brunch. As well as the international array of dishes, little ones will be kept busy with a bouncy castle, face painting, and balloon twisting.

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Arabian nights

Out & about A day at the beach can be the perfect remedy for the stresses of city life, and Qatar has a coastline of over 560km, so there are plenty of beaches to choose from, many of them almost deserted. For an unlimited selection, visit Khor al Adaid, the ‘Inland Sea’, the tidal lagoon in the south of the peninsula that separates Qatar from Saudi Arabia. 4WD vehicles are required after the tarmac road ends at the Sealine Resort; after that it’s a quick run through majestic towering dunes to the lagoon. The haunt of pirates long ago, it’s bordered on the far side by rocky hills, flocks of flamingos are resident in its shallow waters, and dolphins and dugongs can sometimes be spotted.


Several companies arrange overnight safari tours to the Inland Sea. Qatar Inbound Tours collect you from your hotel between 2.30 and 3pm. Their camp is equipped with carpeted tents and you’ll be served Arabic coffee and dates after a buffet BBQ dinner. Depart after breakfast the next day.

The biggest names in world tennis meet in Doha for what promises to be another exciting showdown at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex. 32 singles and 16 doubles players will compete, with France’s Richard Gasquet expected to return to defend his 2013 ATP Open Championship.


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December 19 – 22

December 30–January 4


Qatar International Showjumping Championships Some of the world’s top showjumping riders arrive to compete for big-money prizes at the beautifully designed Qatar Equestrian Centre. This high-profile event is expected to attract fans from around the world as they watch Olympic gold medallists and others participate in jumping and dressage. Venue: Qatar Equestrian Centre.

Qatar ExxonMobil Open

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Arabian Adventures offers an ‘Arabian Night in the Desert’. Pick-up time from your hotel is around 2pm. For the journey to the Inland Sea, choose between a heart-stopping ride over the dunes or a smoother route! Enjoy swimming, sand surfing, or a game of beach volleyball. After dinner, relax under a brilliant star-studded sky. Return is by noon the next day.

Hermès Saumur men’s gloves

Hermès Grand Manège

Men’s riding gloves in ‘Fresh Butter’ lambskin suede. US$360

Feather-light silk twill giant scarf, hand-rolled. (140cm x 140cm) US$890

Perfect for lounging by the pool or on the deck, these beanbags are handmade from a mosaic of new and previously sailed cloth by expert sail-makers in New Zealand. Tough and durable, they aren’t damaged by water, and are available in three colours. Price range AU$330–550

Optimist World Team Racing Championship 2013 727 Limited-edition Saint-Tropez handbag This French brand produces a huge array of stylish recycled-sailcloth items, including deckchairs, lamps, polo shirts, and this limited-edition travel bag – made from recycled sailcloth and leather. US$440

December 27–January 2 Organised by the Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation. Young sailors aged eight to 15 arrive from all over the world to compete in Doha Bay for the Qatar Optimist Cup, sailing small, light Optimist dinghies, which are recognised as an International Class by the International Sailing Federation. Venue: Qatar Sailing Club.

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December 4 –14

This annual event at the Doha Exhibition Centre is attended by writers and publishers from all over the English- and Arabic-speaking world. To round off 2013 as the Qatar UK Year of Culture, UK publishers are the Guests of Honour at this year’s fair. The British Council, UK Trade & Investment, and The Publishers Association are joining forces to organise an extensive programme of events.

Drawing from Msheireb

Qatari Voices

A unique construction project is under way in the western half of Doha’s old city centre, Msheireb, aimed at rebuilding the city centre and reshaping it for contemporary needs. In Drawing from Msheireb, a team of 12 artists from Qatar and the UK record the process of change and preserve a part of the old town in pencil, chalk, and paint.

By Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar and Carol Henderson Qatari Voices showcases 21 young Qatari authors. The anthology reflects the concerns and aspirations of a young generation, including the longing for a simple past and aspirations for the future. Bloomsbury Publishing

Qatar Nature Explorer By Frances Gillespie Qatar Nature Explorer is a pioneering series of six titles designed to introduce young readers to the fauna and flora of Qatar. In a boxed set of hardbacks in both English and Arabic editions, each book contains fun, easy-to-read text, fascinating facts, and is packed with colourful photographs. Author Frances Gillespie is a British writer and journalist who has lived in Qatar for almost 30 years and has published several books on the country, including the bestselling Discovering Qatar. She is now concentrating on writing for children. Bloomsbury Publishing


Owing to its low density, inertness and unique lowtemperature behaviour, helium is used across a number of industries including medicine, astronomy, space travel, aviation and diving. It is also used in superconductors which is essential for the manufacturing of electronics. Here are some examples: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Liquid helium’s use in MRI continues to increase as the medical profession accepts and develops new uses for the equipment.

Blimps, airships and balloons: Helium is used to inflate blimps, scientific balloons and party balloons.

QATAR DELIVERING HELIUM TO THE WORLD RasGas Company Limited recently started operating the Helium 2 plant which is the world’s largest helium plant. Qatar is now the world’s largest helium exporter meeting 25 per cent of global helium demand.

it impossible to recover once released into the air. Formed over billions of years, helium is often trapped in natural gas deposits making it expensive to extract, purify and make available for commercial use. With Qatar’s North Field holding some 26 per cent of known helium reserves, we While Helium (He) is the second most abundant element in knew we wanted to share this precious and rare resource the universe after Hydrogen (H), its physical properties make with the world.

Rockets: Helium is used to clean out rocket engines, pressurise the interior of liquid fuel rockets, condense hydrogen and oxygen to make rocket fuel, and force fuel into the engines during rocket launches.

Deep Sea Diving: Deep sea Divers use mixtures of helium, nitrogen and oxygen to breathe underwater, avoiding the problems caused by breathing ordinary air (predominantly nitrogen and oxygen) under high pressure, including disorientation and debilitating joint injuries.

Solar Telescopes: Helium is used in solar telescopes to reduce the distorting effects of temperature variations in the space between lenses.

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Just desserts Words by Craig Butcher

At this festive time of the year, celebrated desserts from around the world come to the fore. Rich, sweet, and so typical of their origins, each one is as individual as its maker.

Mince pies – England Bûche de Noël – France

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What the French so elegantly call bûche de Noël is often known elsewhere simply as a yule log. Made with a rich yellow sponge, which is then frosted with chocolate buttercream and rolled in the style of a roulade, it is then topped again with chocolate buttercream. The pièce de résistance, however, is the way it’s served – one end is deftly sliced off and placed atop the main ‘log’, adding to the tree-like appearance. The effect is completed with a dusting of snow-like icing sugar and red berries.

Not to be confused with beef mince, nor large pies, this historic English snack is a festive-season mainstay. Originally filled with mincemeat in the 13th century, these pies were, by the late 19th century, much sweeter and celebrated recently discovered spices. A butter-pastry casing is filled with spiced raisins and currants in a sweet syrup filling accented with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. They can remain ‘open topped’ or enclosed in a pastry lid and dusted with icing sugar. They are usually enjoyed hot, and often.

Certosino – Italy

Kourabiethes – Greece

The Certosino Christmas cake hails from the same northern Italian city that gave the world spaghetti bolognese, Bologna, and is named after the medieval monks of Certosa, who it‘s thought were first to make it. Also known as pan speziale or ‘spicy bread‘, it is similar to a Western European fruit cake, though drier. Often accented with star anise or cinnamon, Marsala dessert wine, and pine nuts, this round cake is steeped for several weeks, topped with candied fruits, and is enjoyed with a sweet dessert wine.

Buttery shortbread biscuits served throughout Greece, Turkey, and neighbouring regions, kourabiethes originate from 7th-century Iran. Shaped either into half-moon crescents or balls, these light desserts are often, but not always, flavoured with almonds.

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Wild thyme mixture


Barbara Abdeni Massaad Barbara’s father was a famed professional portrait photographer. Having inherited his passion, Barbara combined both culinary interests and photography to create her first, award-winning book Man’oushé: Inside the Street Corner Lebanese Bakery. Mouneh: Preserving Foods for the Lebanese Pantry continues Barbara’s quest to discover and preserve Lebanese culinary heritage. Mezze: A Labor of Love extends her exploration of our local food traditions. Barbara is a founding member of Slow Food Beirut and a delegate of the International Terra Madre Community. She hosts a television programme every week introducing viewers to regional food and village folk. She has worked as a food consultant developing menus for local and international clients who seek knowledge of Lebanese cooking.

Man’oushé dough Al-’ajeen Download this recipe – the technique will teach you how to make man’oushé dough with no fuss, for a heartier, robust flavour.

Man’oushe bi-za’atar This is the traditional way of preparing a man’oushé. I prefer to use the combination of olive and vegetable oil for a lighter pie that is easily digested. Start with the dough (opposite). Divide into four equal pieces.

Khaltet al-za’atar

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Barbara moved to the USA as a child, helping in the family-owned Lebanese restaurant Kebabs & Things. After moving back to Lebanon in 1988, Barbara decided to pursue her passion for cooking, training with several renowned chefs at Lebanese, Italian, and French restaurants.

Wild thyme pie

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According to mothers in Lebanon, eating za’atar makes you wiser. That is why before an exam, mothers feed their children za’atar. It is said to stimulate the memory. Regardless of its credibility, the adage is definitely part of the Lebanese culture. To make this mixture is very satisfying. It can involve everyone in the family.

Barbara’s new book, Mezze: A Labor of Love is out November 28

Picking Wild thyme is found on hilltops and mountains all over Lebanon. The plant is distinctive and should not be difficult to find. Let your nose be your guide. The za’atar plant gives off a strong and very fragrant smell. Take sharp scissors or shears and cut the plant without touching the roots. Drying It is preferable not to dry the za’atar in direct sunlight for too long. This will burn the leaves.

Grinding In the past, the za’atar was reduced to a fine powder by grinding the dried plant with the hands. It was then pounded in a stone mortar. Today, it is easier to take the za’atar to a mill and have it ground to a fine powder. Mixing Blend the ground za’atar, the sumac, the sesame seeds, and the salt together. Storing Store the za’atar mixture in airtight containers with a couple of bay leaves to keep out insects. It should stay fresh for a year.

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1. Blend the wild thyme mixture with the combination of olive and vegetable oil in a bowl. This mixture should have a cream-like consistency. 2. Spread the za’atar with the tip of a spoon on the prepared dough. For an even texture, use your fingertips. 3. If using the hot griddle or pan, let the dough form small bubbles before spreading the topping. The time of cooking depends on source of heat; 3 to 5 minutes is enough. 4. If you are cooking the man'oushé in the oven, preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F / Gas Mark 6). Bake for 7 to 10 minutes. 5. Serve the pies hot.

There are several steps to follow:

Selecting Select the za’atar, take out the stems, and clean them of debris.

60g (2oz / ½ cup) of the wild thyme mixture 120ml (4fl oz / ½ cup) of oil (olive and vegetable) Makes 4 pies.

‘Oum Tony’, wife of Youssef Sleiman Sourat from Batroun.

Mixture for man’oushé 1kg (2lb 2oz / 7½ cups) of ground za’atar 225g (½lb / 1½ cups) of sesame seeds (uncooked) 400g (1½lb / 3 cups) of ground sumac 50g (2oz / ½ cup) of salt

Cook’s note: Toppings for the man’oushé can include fresh mint leaves, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickles, or olives. Some even prefer to add a tablespoon of strained yoghurt (labneh) to their man’oushé.

Mixture for dipping 1kg (2lb / 7 ½ cups) of ground za’atar 225g (½lb / 1½ cups) of sesame seeds (toasted) 400g (1½lb / 3 cups) of ground sumac 50g (2oz / ½ cup) of salt

Hannah enjoying her man’oushé in her back yard in Bhamdoun.

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Oryx presents its insider’s tips for places to visit in February. Take in the sights of India’s Golden Triangle, experience history and adventure in Muscat, and enjoy the festivities in Venice.

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra and is one of the most recognisable structures in the world.

India’s Golden Triangle

Adventure in Muscat, Oman

The pleasant weather in February makes it a good time to visit the northern part of India. A recommended tour is the Golden Triangle, which includes the popular cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, so called because of the triangular shape formed by the three cities on the map. The list of attractions is rich and varied in each city, including: Qutab Minar, India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Red Fort in Delhi; one of the wonders of the world – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri in Agra; and palace tours in Jaipur.

Muscat is an ideal place to visit during February, and activities and attractions are abundant, both on land and at sea. There are a number of well-preserved cultural heritage sites, as well as dolphin-watching tours, fishing tours, desert safaris, mountain trekking, and other adventurous activities.

Festivities in Venice Apart from all the attractions of this wonderful city in Italy, February is also the month of the Venice Carnival, from February 15 until March 4. Party-goers don masks and costumes as they enjoy shows, boat pageants on the canals, costume contests, and musical and cultural nights.

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Northern European winter experiences

People walk along ice sculptures on display in Sokolniki Park in Moscow, Russia.

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Moscow Moscow is surrounded by wide, forest-covered landscapes that make for plenty of cross-country skiing options. Indeed, places such as Bitsevsky and Sokolniki Park, within the city limits, can be reached by metro. For perhaps the best cross-country experience, head to Izmailovsky Park, where you can meander under ice-encrusted birch trees on paths dotted with the footprints of squirrels and birds. HOW: Qatar Airways has 12 flights a week from Doha to Moscow.

Stockholm Travelling through the frozen forests of Lapland in far northern Sweden by dog sled is a great winter experience. In the ski resort of Kiruna – which lies on the same latitude as Greenland – tour companies run by indigenous Sami people will take you out behind a team of huskies across the tundra for a chilly but exhilarating ride. Even better, you’ll get the chance to see the Northern Lights, when the sky shimmers with eerie, phosphorescent light in one of the world’s most aweinspiring natural phenomena. HOW: Qatar Airways has daily flights from Doha to Stockholm.

Oslo If you want to give downhill skiing or snowboarding a go, head to Lillehammer – Norway’s oldest ski resort and host city of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. The slopes of its Hafjell Alpine Centre cater for all levels of skiers, with one exhilarating run continuing for 7km. Lillehammer is also a notable cross-country ski centre, with 400km of tracks meandering across beautiful Hardangervidda Plateau, some of which are illuminated at night to magical effect. HOW: Qatar Airways has daily flights from Doha to Oslo.

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Winter arrives early in northern Europe, and with it come opportunities to experience a winter wonderland of snow and ice, as well as skiing and many other outdoor activities. Words by Brian Johnston

Copenhagen Denmark is too flat for any serious skiing, but you can have your winter experience right in the capital at Tivoli Gardens, the famous amusement park created in 1843 and still a Copenhagen favourite. This year, the winter theme is based on Scandinavian and Russian Christmases, with traditional wooden huts and Christmas trees. Over 100,000 lights bring a sparkle to long winter evenings, and you can whirl across the ice rink like the Sugar Plum Fairy. You can also skate in the city’s main square, Kongens Nutorv. HOW: Qatar Airways has daily flights from Doha to Copenhagen.

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Brussels Words by Libby Banks

This Franco-Flemish heart of Europe is a melting pot of historic buildings, world-class gastronomy, fine art galleries, antique shops, and cosmopolitan boutiques. Brussels may not shout as loud as fellow European cities Paris and London, but this compact city boasts a sophisticated charm that makes it the perfect destination for a weekend break. Brussels is regarded as one of the finest gastronomic destinations in all Europe, and this makes it virtually impossible to eat badly in the city. Specialisms include waffles, chocolate and moules frites, and the city is dotted with excellent brasseries and cute cafés. For something really special try Comme Chez Soi, a two-Michelin-starred establishment that has been serving the city’s well-heeled foodies since 1926. Sublime architecture greets visitors at every turn, and spans everything from

medieval constructions to the organic curves of the Art Nouveau period and the hyper-modern buildings of the European Union. Start at the jaw-dropping Grand Place, one of the greatest squares of Europe thanks to its magnificent guild houses. The ornate buildings date back to the 10th century and the square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to the nearby Sablon district with its art galleries and antique shops. Avenue Louise and Boulevard de Waterloo are lined with designer boutiques, or head to the Royal St-Hubert Galleries for one of Europe’s most elegant indoorshopping experiences.

Before you go To get into the mood, read Charlotte Brontë’s Villette. The novel’s fictional setting is based on the author’s trip to Brussels.

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Once one of the largest cities in the world, today Hangzhou is not only an economic powerhouse but also one of China’s most popular tourist destinations. The ancient city has seduced travellers for centuries, including Marco Polo and Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta, who visited in 1345, when many Arab traders lived in this important port city. Renowned for its stunning West Lake and its

tranquil gardens, Hangzhou was the imperial capital of both the Southern Song Dynasty and the invading Mongols. Modern Hangzhou is home to nearly seven million people and is one of the most important high-tech and manufacturing hubs in eastern China, but travellers are still drawn to its eclectic history, its rich culture, and the waters of ancient West Lake.

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water bus One of the more unique ways to get around Hangzhou is with the ferries, which ply the Grand Canal. The journey takes 30 minutes, with regular services between 7.30am and 6pm, with stops at the Wulin Gate, the Xinyifang Grand Canal Cultural Plaza, and the Gongchen Bridge.





A popular activity is watching the sunrise over West Lake with a pot of local Xi Hu Long Jing tea, one of the most famous blends in China. Arrive at one of the waterside teahouses early and watch locals’ fan dancing and t’ai chi.

Start your day off with a Hangzhou breakfast. This hearty breakfast includes eight – a lucky number in Chinese culture – ingredients. The best place to find this special dish is Hefang Street in Hangzhou’s old quarter.

Walk off breakfast with a visit to the Lingyin Temple, a Buddhist shrine. Founded in ad 328 and commonly translated as the ‘Temple of the Soul’s Retreat’, it’s one of the largest in China, famed for its grottoes filled with Buddha statues.




Get a new perspective on West Lake using public bicycles. Start from Huancheng Road and head across the Broken Bridge to the Su Di Causeway onto Gushan Island. Finish at Nanshan Road.

Head to Qinghefang Historic Street, famed for its Ming- and Qing-era architecture. Here, centuryold shops sell everything from Longjing tea and bolts of locally made silk through to street snacks.

The China Tea Museum is dedicated to the art and trade of China’s most historic teas. Learn the trading history of tea and its importance as a commodity. Watch traditional tea ceremonies.




Spoil yourself with dinner at Longjing Manor, the city’s most acclaimed restaurant. A daily set menu showcases local ingredients and Hangzhou’s culinary heritage.

See the Impression West Lake Show, a performance of local folklore created by Zhang Yimou that uses a stage built a few inches below the lake surface, as well as an army of lights, actors, and special effects.

Finish your day with the locals at the Wushan Lu Night Markets, home to everything from tea shops to pewter workshops. Don’t forget to haggle, as this is the place to hone your bargaining skills.

Hangzhou is relatively bicycle friendly, with many roads featuring designated bicycle lanes. A public-bike system similar to those in Europe is a convenient and cost-effective way to explore the city’s old town and extensive parklands.

Qatar Airways will commence flights from Doha to Hangzhou, China, 4 times a week from December 20


Taxis are a convenient way to avoid the crowds of buses and to navigate the city centre. All taxis must use meters with the flag fall at RMB11. As few taxi drivers speak English, it’s a good idea to have your destination printed in Chinese in advance.

bus Buses are a great way to navigate the city quickly and affordably. All schedules and announcements are in Chinese, but there are several guide apps, which can help explain routes and timings, including Google Maps. Buses with a Y prefix are tourist buses and will take you to designated tourist attractions.


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Rathausplatz, Vienna

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By Brian Johnston

The host of Vienna’s main Christmas market is travel author Brian Johnston’s favourite square – if not actual street – for its evocation of a medieval marketplace and all the warmth of the festive season in a cold country. The month-long Christmas market on the Rathausplatz in front of Vienna’s elaborate town hall is the oldest and largest in Vienna. It’s the loveliest winter attraction in the city, brightening up long, dark afternoons and creating a magical atmosphere, says the globetrotting travel writer. Christkindlmarkt are a feature of many German-speaking cities and they have a long pedigree; Vienna’s was established by royal decree in the 13th century. The Viennese come to the market to socialise, shop for Christmas goodies,

and enjoy carol singers and ice-skating under Christmas trees draped with gilded pinecones and fairy lights.

which leaves your fingers covered in white from its dusting of icing sugar,” Brian adds.

“If you’re tired of shopping malls and looking for a traditional Christmas shopping experience, you’ll find it here,” says Brian. Cheerful wooden booths decorated with fir branches and red ribbons sell music boxes, pewter beer mugs, and hand-blown glass ornaments for Christmas trees. Lacework, felt slippers, and objects made from deer antlers are other typically Austrian goods.

Finally, don’t forget to wander into the adjacent Rathauspark, where trees are festooned with lights, and kids can ride on the merry-go-round, ponies, or the Christkindl Express. “It doesn’t get better if you have children: it’s like inhabiting a Christmas carol, right down to sleigh bells in the snow and chestnuts roasting on open fires.”

There’s no denying it’s cold, so Brian advises plenty of layers and a hot chocolate or mulled wine when Jack Frost nips at your toes. Warm your hands on a bag of roasted chestnuts, or sample other traditional Christmas foods such as nutmeg macaroons, apple strudel, and thick slabs of gingerbread stuffed with marzipan. “Look out for Stollen, a bread-like cake studded with candied fruit and nuts,

Brian Johnston is a freelance travel writer and author who has visited Vienna many times over the last few years and claims it as one of his favourite cities. His recent newspaper articles on Vienna have covered topics as diverse as culture and the arts, designer hotels, and where to find the best Schnitzel.

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qatar 70 Qatar celebrates its National Day on December 18, and nowhere represents the true heritage of Qatar better than its capital’s most renowned market, Souq Waqif. Qatar National Day commemorates the day in 1878 when Sheikh Jassim succeeded his father Sheikh Mohammed Bin Thani as Ruler of Qatar and led the country towards independence. It’s a day for all Qatari citizens, expatriates, and visitors to reflect on the vision on which Qatar was founded and recognise how far it has come, whilst celebrating the country’s strong ties to its history and traditions. At the heart of Doha lies Souq Waqif, a communal meeting place that offers a window into a vibrant community with a rich heritage and glorious past. Historically, residents and neighbours

Terrace souq view, Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel.

qatar 71 of the early Souq Waqif began to transform their homes into shops, building seemingly at random, until the souq gradually evolved into the narrow, irregular lanes of shops that you still find today. During the 1990s, as shopping complexes and commercialisation began to take precedence, the souq became old and dilapidated and began to lose its charm, and on top of this, a fire in 2003 destroyed part of the souq. In 2004, operations began to restore the souq to its original 19th-century state using traditional materials and methods. Today, Souq Waqif is an iconic landmark in Doha and embodies the rich heritage of the city. It is the ideal place to stay if you want to experience Qatar’s true culture and heritage, and the warm hospitality that the country is known for. Here, an exclusive collection of boutique hotels offers a rich variety of opportunities to experience true Qatari hospitality. Offering a tranquil retreat in the midst of the bustling city, each Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel was designed with its own distinctive décor, service, and dining options. The names of each of the hotels were selected to reflect Qatar’s history and culture: Al Mirqab, Arumaila, Al Bidda, Al Jomrok, Musheireb, Al Jasra, and Al Najada. They lie scattered around the souq, and will be our landmarks as we journey through. Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel is the gateway into Souq Waqif, standing at the southeastern corner of the souq, and features traditional Arabian architectural influences, such as whitewashed walls, arches, and latticework. Start your day here at Al Terrace Lebanese Lounge with Arabian coffee, served black and strong from elegant gold dallahs, with sweet khabees.

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qatar 73 Near Al Mirqab lies one of the most popular areas of the souq, the Gold Souk – whose architecture reflects the classical heritage of ancient Qatar. Historically, Souq Waqif has always been a centre for the sale of pearls and gold in Qatar and it is now the only market in the country officially licensed to sell gold. The adjacent Craft Centre is an integrated handicraft centre with live demonstrations of diverse traditional crafts. Visitors can take part in workshops, where local artisans display their professional skills to teach the craft and keep the tradition alive, including traditional pottery techniques, pearl jewellery making, and creating coloured baskets and other products from straw. A little further on you’ll find yourself at the heart of the souq, where there is an array of speciality markets selling a wide medley of products from hand-woven carpets to traditional clothing and copper utensils. You’ll notice something different every time you walk through, and many of the products that you see can’t be found anywhere else in the country. Here in the vibrant centre of the souq you’ll also pass the understated Arumaila Boutique Hotel, with its traditional stonework façade that belies its modern interior. At the northern end of Souq Waqif you’ll find both the contemporary and chic Al Bidda, and the stylish and cosy Al Jomrok, both featuring interior design details inspired by Qatari heritage. Al Bidda enjoys a large inner courtyard, flooded with light from the multi-coloured glass skyline dome. Al Jomrok, meaning ‘customs’ in Arabic, was historically a customs office before it became a hotel.

It has been fully restored to its original splendour, influenced by the surrounding architecture. Inside, the guestrooms take the name of the beloved oryx (which is also the Qatar Airways logo). From here you can wind your way through the nearby spice markets, which are a treat for the senses and an important part of traditional cooking, such as the traditional Qatari dish machbous, a stew of spiced rice with either seafood, meat, or both. There are several variations of the dish, but local machbous may feature cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Another popular stew-like dish is margooga, which has many of the same Eastern spices found in other Qatari dishes but includes heartier vegetables like aubergine and carrots. Steaming pots of these local dishes can be found at stalls and restaurants around Souq Waqif. Our next stop takes us around the corner from Musheireb – a majlis-style retreat – to the Arabian horse stables. Over time the Arabian horse adapted to its desert environment, resulting in qualities that makes it unique among all equine breeds. It is faster, requires less feed, lives longer, and has much more stamina. The Arabian horse played an important role in the founding of Qatar when, in 1893, Bedouin tribesmen and their courageous Arabian steeds, led by Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, defeated the Ottomans in a battle that would eventually lead to Qatar’s independence. The stables also sit behind the neighbouring Al Jasra Boutique Hotel, from where you can visit the Falcon Souq. Falconry is one of Qatar’s traditions and many Qataris are devoted to the pursuit; it’s one of the

major sporting activities during the hunting season from October to March. There’s even a specialist falcon hospital here – the largest and most specialised falcon hospital in the world – where they carry out complex operations and in-depth research. Bringing centuries-old Doha into the modern world, Al Najada Boutique Hotel is an architectural gem crafted through the union of three 1930s Qatari homes, combining traditional luxury with renowned Arabian hospitality. Across from Al Najada is Al Koot Fort, built as a prison house in 1927. It was included in the restoration project in 2004 and has a number of rooms, observation towers, and old water wells. Just a few hundred metres from Souq Waqif is the Dhow Harbour. For a truly authentic Qatari experience, take in Doha’s spectacular skyline from a dhow cruise. Qatar National Day celebrations inside the souq include traditional dance and music performances; and a short walk from the souq, you can enjoy the Qatar National Day firework display on the Corniche. Alternatively, stay embraced by Souq Waqif’s charms and book a table at Al Matbakh Rooftop Grill at Arumaila for lively music and spectacular views over the Corniche and city skyline; or Al Jomrok’s rooftop lounge, where the relaxing lounge music completes the Arabesque experience and is a memorable way to mark the National Day celebrations.

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The Dhows For an authentic and memorable Qatari experience I would highly recommend taking a dhow cruise. Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels offer tours aboard their traditional Arabian dhows: Lusail 1, 2 and 3 from the Dhow Harbour on the Corniche, a short stroll from Souq Waqif. You can choose to take in Doha’s spectacular skyline by day or night; all tours can be tailored to suit guests’ preferences, from a day cruise with friends or a special family celebration, to a romantic candlelit dinner for two under the stars or a special sunset cruise. Delicious Arabic and international dishes are created by an on-board chef while you enjoy the background music.

Al Bidda Boutique Hotel The newly-opened Al Bidda has 19 rooms and 13 designer suites, most of which overlook historic Souq Waqif. The suites – the first in Doha with a duplex floor arrangement – offer an intimate private-chef barbecue dining experience on the outdoor terrace. Under the huge skylight in the hotel’s courtyard, you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine of fresh homemade pasta and pizzas prepared in front of you, and the hotel’s patisserie shop offers fresh-from-the-oven cakes, pastries and European breads, including pralines, macaroons, petit fours, and warm croissants.

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London resident Chris Anderson says that to discover the best home-grown products on a shopping trip to the capital, just look for the Royal Warrant.

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London is a city full of fantastic shopping, with department stores and specialists catering for your every need. But how do you know that what you are buying is of an acceptable standard? If it carries a seal of approval from the Royal Family, then surely it must be good… My rule for shopping in London is simple: if I want to buy an item of quality and I am prepared to pay for it, then I will head to the areas of Knightsbridge, Bond Street, Savile Row, or Mayfair. It is here that many designer boutiques and upmarket specialists can be found. And often, if I am in a rush, I may go straight to the places that I know are guaranteed to deliver – those that have impressed the toughest reviewers of all: the Royal Family. It is easy to spot a shop that carries Royal Family approval, as it will display a Royal Warrant – a coat of arms awarded to it by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, or the Prince of Wales.

To earn one, a company needs to have been supplying to the Royal Family for five years, and there are strict guidelines to ensure they make the cut. Warrants are often reviewed, so a company must maintain its levels of service, and the very best may even carry more than one. With such high standards involved, the Royal Warrant really is the ultimate seal of approval. With such an impressive reputation globally, Harrods, located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge – London’s most famous luxury department store – is a good place to start any shopping expedition. Granted the first of its Royal Warrants in 1913, it specialises in a wide range of goods and services, from designer clothing brands to food. I can even book flights and discuss my travel needs there now that Qatar Airways has opened up an office on-site.

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Some of the companies supplying their products to Harrods may also carry a warrant themselves, with their own boutiques elsewhere in the city. Burberry, for example, has a new flagship store on Regent Street and is worth experiencing for its interactive qualities, with certain clothes and accessories triggering video displays as you move around – no wonder the British designer has held a Royal

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For something custom-made, the Royal Family will most likely head to Gieves & Hawkes at No. 1 Savile Row. The tailor has been at this prestigious location since 1912, but was in business much earlier, with George III the first monarch to award it a warrant in the early 19th century. Today it holds three, from the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince Philip, and has even supplied to royalty overseas. When one looks the part of a royal, then one can eat like a royal. Fortnum & Mason is a huge food department store in Piccadilly, formed in 1707, with warrants dating back 150 years – co-founder William Fortnum was even a footman in Queen Anne’s royal household. The Queen may get most of her food shopping here, but for something special she may visit Prestat, a chocolatier located nearby, established in 1902. The company, also a favourite of author Roald Dahl, sends the Queen a handmade 4lb chocolate Easter egg every year,

be her nephew, with a shop in Mayfair. This will be as she peers through spectacles provided by Robert Pope, from its store near Harley Street, granted a warrant in 2006.

In fact, the royals must spend a lot of time in Piccadilly, as there are other businesses with warrants nearby. For something to read, there is Hatchards, founded in 1767 and the oldest bookstore in the UK, with Oscar Wilde and Lord Byron among its previous customers. Or for sporting goods, head to Lillywhites, with equipment for every conceivable royal pastime, including polo and skiing.

Exploring this list of vendors may seem like hard work, but a visit to Jack Barclay London in Mayfair could take some of the strain away. As the world’s oldest and largest Bentley dealership, open since 1927, this is where to get your hands on any of the current offerings from the warrant-equipped car manufacturer, although a replica of the Queen’s State Limousine is probably off-limits. The alternative would be to relax at the Ritz-Carlton in Piccadilly, which became the first hotel to receive a Royal Warrant in 2002, granted by Prince Charles for its banqueting and catering services. If its famous ‘Tea at the Ritz’ is that good, then I know which one I’d be choosing.

If working up a sweat is called for, then it is wise to have some custommade scents for the cool-down afterwards. Floris is located on Jermyn Street just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus, and offers a wide selection of perfumes and other products. It received its first warrant in 1800, and some believe that the sealed-off tunnels in its basement may actually lead directly to Buckingham Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge bought some Night Scented Jasmine from the store earlier in the year, while its records show that in 1959 a bottle of its Rose Geranium was sold to Marilyn Monroe. But the royals never forget their suppliers, and often send the vendors thank-you notes – no doubt written on personalised stationery from Smythson of New Bond Street, established in 1887. It is even possible to picture the Queen writing these, sitting on bespoke furniture created by designer David Linley, son of the late Princess Margaret and photographer Lord Snowden, and who also happens to

View of the iconic 5-star Ritz Hotel, London. The luxury hotel dates back to 1905.

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Warrant since 1955. The same road also features the city’s biggest Austin Reed store, which provides clothing to both the Queen and Prince Charles.

although its dark chocolate wafers are said to be her favourites – it was granted its warrant by the late Queen Mother in 1999, and was the last one she awarded before her death.

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Regent Street is decorated with Union Jack flags to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, held from June 2 to June 5, 2012.

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Bremont store I’m British and I adore watches, so for me the Bremont boutique in South Audley Street, Mayfair, is an absolute must. A relatively new brand started by two brothers, Nick and Giles English, it certainly makes me feel patriotic, especially when I see the models on display – current limited editions like the Victory contain oak and copper from the HMS Victory ship, piloted by Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, while the Codebreaker includes metal and wood sourced from Bletchley Park, where German messages were cracked during the Second World War. Combining British ingenuity, manufacturing, and history, for me this would be the ultimate souvenir.

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Royal Windsor Not far from Heathrow Airport is the town of Windsor – often referred to as Royal Windsor, due to the fact that its centrepiece, Windsor Castle, is over 900 years old, with its continued use by the Royal Family making it the largest inhabited castle in the world. There is also a deeper connection, as the House of Windsor is another name for the royal house of the United Kingdom. With the castle, the town has become a popular tourism spot, with a theatre and numerous hotels and restaurants along the banks of its river. Legoland Windsor is located on the outskirts, with various rides and attractions aimed at children. Windsor is also particularly good when it comes to shopping, with souvenirs, fashion items, and furniture all available here. Peascod Street is the best area for this, which even has its own independent department store, W. J. Daniel & Co, established in 1901.

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We travel the globe to explore the world’s best toy stores, from the flagship stores of time-honoured brands that have become iconic, to the huge toy stores that are destinations in themselves. Words by Karen Martin

Largest Toys“R”Us store, Times Square, New York.

Over 250 years old, Hamleys in London is a British institution, and its flagship store in Regent Street is a spectacle, with seven floors of toys and games. The theatre of the store comes alive from the entrance as you are welcomed in from the street, and inside you are met with the squeaking, bleeping, whizzing, and chiming of toys all around and overhead. Time-honoured toys jostle for space amongst the latest gadgets and trends, and toys are often out of their boxes – brought to life by staff who play all day and encourage children to play along. The largest Toys“R”Us store, in Times Square, New York, boasts over 10,000m2 of space. Toys, trains, board games, video games, and much more fill the shelves at this enormous emporium, with dedicated areas for interactive play, and boutiques displaying the hottest toys and electronics; but the flagship store is also home to a 60fthigh Ferris wheel; a two-storey, life-size Barbie doll’s house; and a 6m-tall animatronic T-Rex from Jurassic Park. Also in New York, the FAO Schwarz flagship store, the oldest toy store in the USA, attracts millions of visitors annually. The only one of its kind, it has been offering a vast array of playthings, including a range of toys unique to the store, for more than 150 years. Created to be a magical toy emporium that would ‘bring toys to life’, every trip to FAO Schwarz begins with a greeting

from the store’s real-life Toy Soldiers, ushering eager customers inside. Filled with every toy imaginable, from the traditional to the latest craze, kids and kids-at-heart also come here to relive an iconic scene from the movie BIG on the oversized piano in the Grand Hall. Japan’s biggest toy store is Kiddy Land, and its flagship store, located in Harajuku, Tokyo, immerses its visitors in Japan’s kawaii (cute) culture. The five-storey building is virtually a theme park of character goods, with speciality shops and corners dedicated to different characters. These include: Snoopy Town Shop Harajuku, carrying all the familiar faces from the cartoon Peanuts; PrismStone, an interpretation of the shop in the anime Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future; Toys Wonderland, with action figures, LEGO and more; Rilakkuma Store Harajuku, featuring the popular cuddly bear character; and Hello Kitty Store Harajuku, featuring one of Japan’s iconic characters and including limited-edition items that can only be found at the Harajuku store. Denmark is the home of LEGO, and the flagship store in the centre of Copenhagen features exclusive and difficult-to-find LEGO sets, as well as a full selection of classic LEGO products and merchandise. The Pick-A-Brick Wall showcases LEGO bricks and elements in a variety of shapes and colours, and the Living Room is an interactive play area in the centre of the store, which gives

Kiddy Land, Harajuku, Tokyo.

Europe’s largest Disney Store on Oxford Street, London.

Madame Alexander Doll Factory, FAO Schwarz, New York.

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Brown’s Hotel In the heart of London’s Mayfair, the luxury 5-star Brown’s Hotel is within strolling distance of the shops of Regent Street, Bond Street, and Oxford Street, including Hamleys and the Disney Store. It also sits on the doorstep of the stunning green spaces of Green Park and Hyde Park. The hotel is ideal for families, with its Five-Star Kids’ programme: each child receives an age-appropriate gift in their room on arrival, from a personalised copy of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling – which was written in one of the hotel’s luxurious suites – to teenage glossy magazines. Little ones also get their own ‘Brown’s bear’ placed on their pillow during the evening service, and homemade cookies and milk are left by their bedsides. Children are also provided with their own dressing gowns and slippers – perfect for curling up and watching the wide choice of kids’ movies and DVDs while choosing from their own room service menu.

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you and your kids a chance to build and create with LEGO products, view outof-the-box displays, or just take a break from shopping. LEGO model displays, company history, and fun facts are dotted around the store. The first official Barbie Store, dedicated solely to all things Barbie, opened in the Palermo district of Buenos Aires in 2007 and has since been replicated around the world. The pink paradise boasts 650m2 of Barbie clothes, Barbie jewellery, Barbie accessories, and of course the dolls themselves. Parents can relax in the Barbie Tea House while their children browse, and there is also a beauty salon offering everything from manicures to make-up demonstrations and Barbieinspired hairstyles. Casa Barbie at the back of the store hosts children’s birthday parties. Back in London, Europe’s largest Disney Store on Oxford Street celebrates toys and a love for London with over 760m2 of toys, games, and clothes featuring Disney’s iconic characters. Learn about Disney’s connection to London with a map display that pinpoints movie locations – Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, and St James’s Park – from Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Cars 2, and 101 Dalmatians. Another standout feature is the 8.5m-high Princess Castle with an animated clock, where princesses make appearances in windows and Tinkerbell flies across the walls throughout the day. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in Palace Guard uniforms guard the store, and many other magical things happen inside. One thing is for certain: whichever of these stores you visit with children in tow, you’re unlikely to leave empty-handed.

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2013â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hottest Toys Technology toys and virtual pets have been big this year and are predicted to continue into 2014, as are nostalgic characters and brands that have re-emerged, reinvented.

TEKSTA ROBOTIC PUPPY An interactive electronic friend that barks, communicates through its eyes, and even performs full backflips. It comes with interactive bone and ball accessories and can connect wirelessly to an iOS or Android application in order to be controlled and played with remotely. US$100

FURBY BOOM Combining physical and digital play, Furby Boom has a mind of its own with a personality that is shaped by the way you play. Get the free Furby Boom app, and play with and care for your Furby Boom to earn virtual eggs that will hatch into virtual Furbling friends. US$95

ROBO FISH Dormant out of water, as soon as the Robo Fish is submerged it imitates the swimming patterns of a real fish. The Robo Fish Play set consists of one of the eight Robo Fish designs with batteries already installed, a spare set of batteries, and a clear plastic fish bowl. US$29.99

BIG HUGS ELMO When you give Elmo a hug, he moves his arms to hug back. Press Elmoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left foot and he will invite little ones to join in on one of four imagination activities. He says fun phrases and sings songs, and when you lay him down he gets sleepy and sings a lullaby. US$49

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Airport Road, PO Box 200000, Doha T: +974 4407 3333 F: +0974 4407 3300 E:

Airport Road T: +974 4408 7777 F: +974 4408 7888 E:

The Corniche, PO Box 24665, Doha T: +974 4494 8888 F: +974 4494 8282 E:

Five-star carefully appointed bedrooms, contemporary restaurants offering superior gastronomic experiences, superbly appointed conference halls, state-of-the-art gymnasium, and massage services. The hotel is 3km away from Doha International Airport.

Five minutes away from the airport, in the heart of the city’s banking and business districts, with more than 12 meeting rooms, an event centre with three ballrooms, and the award-winning best Latin American restaurant, Rodizio, among other outlets. Also featuring Liquidity, the rooftop pool lounge.

Our resort-like waterfront city hotel offers luxury touches that echo the essence of what you want as a traveller: comfort, service, and beauty for all five senses.

GRAND HERITAGE DOHA HOTEL AND SPA Aspire Zone, PO Box 92996, Doha T: +974 4445 5555 F: +974 4445 5500 E: A 5-star Victorian-style hotel located approximately a 10-minute drive from Qatar National Convention Centre, Qatar Foundation, and next to Villaggio Mall. The hotel offers a spa with an indoor pool, three speciality restaurants, and an authentic tea lounge.


LA CIGALE HOTEL A member of The Leading Hotels of The World

Al Sadd Area, PO Box 25555 T: +974 4428 8888 F: +974 4428 8000 E: 5-star city property featuring 225 luxurious rooms and suites, 11 fabulous F&B outlets with outdoor seating options, a multipurpose convention centre, deluxe spa, and gym facilities.


Salwa Road C Ring Road, Doha T: +974 4428 1428 F: +974 4441 0941 E:

West Bay Lagoon, PO Box 23400, Doha T: +974 4484 8000 F: +974 4484 8484 E:

The place to be – for working, dining, staying, and relaxing in the heart of Doha. Complimentary Wi-Fi, outstanding service, and a renowned selection of speciality restaurants and bars will make your stay both enjoyable and memorable.

Cruise to the shores of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and dive into a legend of service excellence where indelible memories are inspired and the heritage of Qatar is captured.


ORYX ROTANA DOHA PO Box 29922, Doha T: +974 4402 3333 F: +974 4402 3300 E: The 5-star Oryx Rotana Doha is located in close proximity to Doha International Airport and banking district. This prime location is just minutes away from the city’s commercial area and many of the city’s attractions, which offers Doha’s guests an opportunity to discover this vibrant city.

SHARQ VILLAGE AND SPA Operated by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, B.V.

Ras Abu Aboud Street, PO Box 26662, Doha

T: +974 4425 6666 F: +974 4425 6660 E: Sharq Village and Spa’s signature seafood restaurant Al Dana offers a front-row seat to paradise on one of Doha’s most stunning beaches.

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Fish Market

Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa T: +974 4445 5555

Arumaila Boutique Hotel T: +974 4433 6666

Al Jasra Boutique Hotel T: +974 4433 6666

Refinement of Ottoman and modern Turkish cuisine, inspired by the Black Sea and Balkan regions with Mediterranean touches.

Al Matbakh is Doha’s hottest rooftop restaurant, featuring an open kitchen, lively music, and spectacular views over the Corniche and city skyline.

Al Sanbouk fish market offers the freshest seafood creations in a contemporary, ocean-themed environment.


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Traditional Moroccan Cuisine

Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel T: +974 4433 6666

28th floor, Tornado Tower T: +974 4499 0685

Al Jasra Boutique Hotel T: +974 4433 6666

Comprising indoor and outdoor lounging spaces, including a terrace area. Serves Lebanese cuisine, with a live Arabic band performance in the evening.

Providing the highest-quality steak and offering breathtaking views across the Arabian sea, The Anvil Rooms combines a truly unique setting with classic steakhouse cuisine.

Truly authentic Moroccan restaurant set to tease the senses through its amazing blend of spices, flavours, colours, and music.


Steakhouse and Grill


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The St. Regis Doha T: +974 4446 0105

Al Najada Boutique Hotel T: +974 4433 6666

The Torch Doha T: +974 4446 5600

A modern spin on a New York steakhouse and grill with a casual-chic ambiance. Serving the freshest fish and seafood, and top-quality beef from the charcoal grill.

A fine-dining à la carte restaurant with seven-course degustation menu. Enjoy a great culinary experience in a contemporary Arabic atmosphere.

All-day-dining restaurant combining modern design with live-cooking International cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet served daily.



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The Village Restaurant T: +974 4444 4700

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) T: +974 4422 4488

Doha Marriott Hotel T: +974 4429 8499

It’s a new destination for discerning diners to experience the difference, as good food comes naturally at The Village.

The Michelin-starred chef’s first venture in the Middle East, offering the highest standard of French Mediterranean cuisine, with an Arabic twist.

Award-winning, intimate, and upscale steakhouse serving US Certified Prime Beef, a wide range of seafood, and a selection of international wines.

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French Brasserie

28th floor, Tornado Tower T: +974 4499 0680 Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, La Varenne serves traditional French cuisine in a contemporary setting.


French Gastronomy


Porto Arabia, The Pearl Qatar T: +974 4002 7245

Royal Tandoor (Pearl Edition) T: +974 4002 0777/1777

A French gastronomic restaurant by three-Michelinstarred chef Guy Savoy, situated on the Pearl, Qatar with exquisite Marina views.

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Fly Healthy, Fly Fit Qatar Airways and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing offer you customised Ayurvedic techniques that you can use during your flight (and at home) to feel more balanced, healthy, and relaxed. Download Chopra‘s travelling tips at

So Hum Meditation 1 Make yourself comfortable, close your eyes, and observe the inflow and outflow of your breath for a few minutes. Now take a slow, deep breath through your nose, while thinking or silently repeating the word ‘So’. 2

Slowly exhale through your nose, while silently repeating the word ‘Hum’. Continue to allow your breath to flow easily, silently repeating ‘So... Hum... ’ with each inflow and outflow of the breath. 3

Do this for 20 to 30 minutes. Just breathe easily and effortlessly, without trying to concentrate.

Heart disease Do not fly within seven days of a heart attack unless cleared by your doctor. It is normally best to delay your flight for about a month in case there are complications. Diabetes If you are going to cross several time zones, please consult your doctor about managing your insulin dosage.


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Motion sickness Continue looking straight ahead by keeping your eyes focused on a non-moving object to reduce motion sickness. Cabin pressure Cabin air pressure falls as the aircraft gains height, which can cause the amount of oxygen in your blood to drop. The aircraft cabin is pressurised to keep this to a minimum but the change of pressure during take-off and landing can give a feeling of blockage of the ears. Chewing, swallowing, or yawning can relieve these symptoms.

meditation Meditation is a timeless practice that helps you to release stress and anxiety. The Chopra Center teaches an easy, natural technique called Primordial Sound Meditation, and we also recommend the following practice you can try right now:


Pregnancy You can travel by air: up to 28 weeks into a normal pregnancy; in later stages of pregnancy, with a medical certificate, up to 35 weeks for a single child and 32 weeks for twins.

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oneworld well received Qatar Airways’ entry into the oneworld Alliance has already been well received by our passengers, as the world’s Five-Star Airline now offers a host of exciting added benefits. Qatar Airways’ three million Privilege Club loyalty programme members now enjoy frequent flyer privileges whenever they fly with any oneworld® member airline, including earning and redeeming Qmiles for rewards and earning Qpoints for tier status when flying with member airlines. Privilege Club Platinum cardholders now have Emerald status in the oneworld programme. Privilege Club Gold will be equivalent to oneworld Sapphire and Privilege Club Silver will be oneworld Ruby. Privilege Club Platinum and Gold members will be able to access 550 airport lounges worldwide offered by oneworld member airlines when they fly with one of the alliance’s carriers. Qatar Airways’ First and Business Class

passengers will also be able to use oneworld partner airline lounges. Meanwhile, the 130 million members of frequent flyer programmes within oneworld’s alliance will be able to earn and redeem rewards and tier status points and receive all other oneworld benefits on Qatar Airways. More than 20 of Qatar Airways’ destinations and five countries – Ethiopia, Iran, Rwanda, Serbia, and Tanzania – will be new to the oneworld map. When all pending deals are completed, oneworld will serve almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures; carry 480 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of almost 3,500 aircraft; and generate US$140 billion annual revenue.


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Qatar news Visit to learn more about Qatar Airways’ news, competitions, and special offers.

Honoured in Kenya Qatar Airways earned Best Stand honours at the recent Magical Kenya Travel Expo for showcasing its Boeing 787 Business Class seat for the first time in Africa.

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Qatar Executive Fleet Grows

Service to UAE Expanding

Qatar Airways’ Qatar Executive corporate jet division added a new ultra-long-haul Bombardier Global 5000 Vision to its modern fleet, raising its wholly-owned all-Bombardier fleet size to seven.

A twice-daily service to Sharjah International Airport and Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport will begin in March as Qatar Airways’ newest route to the United Arab Emirates.

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Cargo Division Adds Routes

Qatar Airways a Social Media Star

Qatar Airways Cargo has begun a dedicated freighter service to Beirut, Madrid, Paris, and Tbilisi, while increasing frequency to Seoul and increasing capacity on its Oslo route.

Leading aviation marketing consultancy, SimpliFlying, named Qatar Airways the best emerging airline in social media for 2013 as part of its fourth annual awards.

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China Expansion Continues

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Celebrating 10 years of flying to China, Qatar Airways this month adds its seventh route to the country, beginning a four-times-a-week service to Hangzhou from Doha, effective December 20. This non-stop service to the Zhejiang Province capital offers access to China’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, known for its rich history and picturesque scenery. “This year we celebrate 10 years of flying to China,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker. “The addition of our seventh route in China will provide additional connectivity for business and leisure travellers connecting from Asia, the Middle East, and GCC countries. Just two months after the launch of the Chengdu service, we are able to offer our passengers even more options for flying into China with the addition of Hangzhou.” One of China’s top tourist sites, Hangzhou is known by many appealing nicknames, including ‘Paradise on Earth’,

‘Home of Silk’, and ‘Tea Capital’. Visitors will delight in taking in sights such as the enormous land-and-water park at West Lake where more than 30 key cultural relics are contained, the historic Linying Temple dating back to more than 1,600 years ago and encompassing more than 1,300 rooms, and the National Silk Museum, which provides insight into the 5,000-year-old tradition of silk development. Hangzhou will be Qatar Airways’ 12th new destination this year, joining Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq), Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), Chengdu (China), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ta’if (Saudi Arabia), and most recently Clark Manila International Airport (Philippines).

Qatar Airways was named Best Business Class at the esteemed Business Traveller Awards 2013 (UK edition), held at London’s Royal Garden Hotel in October. Based on votes by readers of Business Traveller magazine, the publication’s annual awards are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. Readers based their voting on the strength of the airline’s customer service, its route network, and services. Paul Johannes, Qatar Airways’ Vice President Commercial North, South, and Western Europe, said “We are pleased to have been recognised by our passengers for our high-quality Business Class product. It is an honour to win this category against such strong competition and we would like to thank everyone who voted for us.” The honour comes shortly after readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific voted Qatar Airways as the Best Middle East Airline, taking home the award for the fourth consecutive year.

ILLEGAL ACTS In accordance with Qatari law, smoking on board an aircraft is an illegal act punishable with a fine of QAR30,000 (US$8,200). Indecent behaviour on board, including intoxication, verbal or physical abuse, or any action that disrupts the operational safety of an aircraft, such as tampering with the smoke alarms, is also punishable with a QAR100,000 (US$27,000) fine and up to three years’ imprisonment, or both.

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Qatar Airways, world’s 5-star airline, flies to more than 130 destinations across the world.

Qatar Airways Worldwide Network

.‫الخطوط الجوية القطرية – طيرانك المفضل ذو الخمس نجوم‬ .‫ وجهة حول العالم‬130 ‫تسير القطرية رحالتها إلى أكثر من‬ ّ


NEW ROUTES FOR 2013/2014 Gassim Saudi Arabia Najaf Iraq Phnom Penh Cambodia Chicago United States Salalah Oman Basra Iraq Sulaymaniyah Iraq Chengdu China Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ta‘if Saudi Arabia Philippines Clark Manila Hangzhou* China Dubai Central* UAE Sharjah* UAE USA Philadelphia* USA Miami*

January 7 January 23 February 20 April 10 May 22 June 3 August 20 September 3 September 18 October 2 October 28 December20 March 1, 2014 March 1, 2014 April 2, 2014 June 10, 2014


Copenhagen Moscow Berlin Manchester Warsaw London Brussels Frankfurt Paris Zurich Vienna Budapest Geneva Munich Zagreb Bucharest Milan Nice Venice Belgrade Tbilisi Istanbul Sofia Madrid Baku Barcelona Rome Ankara Algiers Sulaymaniyah Athens Erbil Tunis Tehran Casablanca Beirut Benghazi Najaf Baghdad Basra Tripoli Amman Alexandria Cairo Shiraz Luxor

Montreal New York Chicago Washington DC Philadelphia*

Houston Miami*



Addis Ababa Entebbe Nairobi Kigali Kilimanjaro Dar es Salaam



Dammam Bahrain



Sharjah* Dubai Dubai Central* Abu Dhabi Muscat


São Paulo

Buenos Aires


Johannesburg Cape Town




Hangzhou Chongqing



Kuala Lumpur






Kolkata Hanoi Mumbai Hyderabad Yangon Goa Bengaluru Bangkok Chennai Kozhikode Phnom Penh Cochin Trivandrum Phuket Colombo



CODESHARE PARTNERS Azerbaijan Airlines All Nippon Airways American Airlines Asiana Airlines Bangkok Airways GOL Linhas aéreas inteligentes jetBlue Malaysia Airlines Middle East Airlines Oman Air US Airways

Beijing Mashad Peshawar Islamabad Lahore Amritsar Delhi



qatar airways 101

Hong Kong Manila Ho Chi Minh City


Seychelles Jakarta


Maputo Perth Melbourne


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‫الشبكة العالمية للخطوط الجوية القطرية‬ 103

Qatar Airways has one of the world’s youngest airline fleets, with an average aircraft age below four years. Aircraft include narrow-body and wide-body Airbus and Boeing variants operating a mix of short-, medium-, and long-haul international routes. Qatar Airways has over 250 new aircraft on order, including 13 superjumbo A380s, which will be entering service in early 2014.

45 minutes

190 km

1 hour



377 km

1 hour

Dubai World Central 368 km

1 hour, 10 minutes


785 km

1 hour, 40 minutes

3 hours, 5 minutes


1,126 km

2 hours, 20 minutes


1,325 km


684 km

1 hour, 40 minutes


573 km


1,818 km

3 hours, 20 minutes


1,211 km


1,405 km

2 hours, 45 minutes


739 km


2,178 km

2 hours, 15 minutes


486 km

1 hour, 25 minutes


1,023 km

2 hours, 15 minutes


958 km

2 hours, 15 minutes


1,339 km

2 hours, 50 minutes


388 km


492 km

1 hour, 15 minutes


1,488 km


1,284 km

2 hours, 25 minutes


1,151 km

2 hours, 5 minutes

Flight time

4 hours, 10 minutes

Flight time

130 km


Distance from Doha

Distance from Doha

3,351 km


1,693 km

2,379 km

Distance from Doha


1 hour




Flight time

303 km



Flight time

INTRA-GULF NETWORK Distance from Doha Abu Dhabi

4 hours, 35 minutes

Flight time

1 hour, 25 minutes


Distance from Doha


1,723 km

2 hours, 55 minutes


2,385 km

3 hours, 25 minutes


3,047 km

4 hours


3,302 km

4 hours, 20 minutes


3,110 km

4 hours, 15 minutes


3,631 km

4 hours, 45 minutes


2,572 km

3 hours, 30 minutes


3,362 km

4 hours, 50 minutes


Distance from Doha


2,570 km

3 hours, 30 minutes


11,473 km 14 hours, 35 minutes


2,923 km

3 hours, 50 minutes


12,969 km 16 hours, 40 minutes


2,466 km

3 hours, 25 minutes


10,414 km 13 hours, 40 minutes


1,565 km

2 hours, 20 minutes

New York

10,792 km 14 hours, 10 minutes


3,368 km

4 hours, 15 minutes

Washington DC

11,120 km 14 hours, 35 minutes


2,973 km

5 hours, 5 minutes


1,684 km

3 hours


4,865 km

7 hours, 25 minutes


3,748 km

4 hours, 45 minutes


3,531 km

7 hours, 20 minutes


2,988 km

4 hours, 10 minutes


4,393 km

6 hours, 35 minutes


2,340 km

3 hours, 15 minutes


4,904 km

7 hours, 5 minutes


2,302 km

3 hours, 25 minutes


3,123 km

5 hours, 10 minutes


2,162 km

3 hours, 20 minutes


3,757 km

5 hours, 55 minutes


3,271 km

4 hours, 25 minutes


4,748 km


4,316 km


4,629 km

7 hours, 5 minutes


2,720 km

4 hours, 50 minutes


5,219 km

7 hours, 35 minutes


5,340 km

7 hours, 50 minutes


5,409 km

7 hours, 55 minutes


4,359 km

6 hours, 40 minutes


3,568 km

5 hours, 15 minutes


4,359 km

6 hours, 30 minutes


4,488 km

8 hours, 55 minutes


4,964 km

7 hours, 30 minutes


4,980 km

7 hours, 15 minutes


4,020 km

6 hours, 20 minutes


3,223 km

7 hours, 10 minutes


4,585 km

6 hours, 50 minutes


1,930 km

5 hours, 15 minutes


4,142 km

6 hours, 35 minutes


3,983 km

6 hours, 10 minutes


3,943 km

6 hours


3,894 km

7 hours, 50 minutes


4,490 km

7 hours

2 hours, 35 minutes 2 hours, 30 minutes 1 hour, 20 minutes

1 hour 2 hours, 25 minutes

Flight time


Distance from Doha

Buenos Aires

13,319 km 18 hours, 50 minutes

São Paulo

11,874 km 14 hours, 45 minutes

6 hours, 50 minutes


Distance from Doha

7 hours


11,973 km 13 hours, 30 minutes


9,312 km


Distance from Doha

Addis Ababa

2,252 km


2,210 km

4 hours


4,286 km

7 hours, 15 minutes


3,136 km

4 hours, 40 minutes


2,066 km

3 hours, 50 minutes

Cape Town

7,427 km

11 hours, 30 minutes


5,736 km

8 hours

Dar es Salaam

3,790 km

5 hours, 55 minutes


3,465 km

5 hours, 30 minutes


6,750 km

8 hours, 20 minutes


2,248 km

4 hours


3,801 km

7 hours, 25 minutes


3,554 km

7 hours, 55 minutes


5,523 km

8 hours, 5 minutes


1,898 km

3 hours, 25 minutes


6,025 km

10 hours, 35 minutes


3,612 km

5 hours, 15 minutes


3,806 km

8 hours, 5 minutes


4,113 km

6 hours, 30 minutes


Distance from Doha


6,930 km

11 hours, 40 minutes

Flight time


5,268 km

6 hours, 15 minutes


6,164 km

7 hours, 35 minutes


5,174 km

6 hours, 55 minutes


5,413 km

7 hours, 50 minutes

Clark Manila

7,231 km

8 hours, 35 minutes


6,218 km

8 hours, 5 minutes


6,686 km

8 hours, 10 minutes


5,546 km

9 hours, 25 minutes

Ho Chi Minh City

6,013 km

9 hours, 10 minutes

Hong Kong

6,337 km

8 hours, 35 minutes


6,918 km

8 hours, 55 minutes

Kuala Lumpur

5,894 km

7 hours, 40 minutes


7,292 km

8 hours, 45 minutes


8,046 km

9 hours, 25 minutes

Phnom Penh

5,802 km

9 hours


5,322 km

10 hours, 25 minutes


7,116 km

8 hours, 40 minutes


6,775 km

8 hours, 5 minutes


6,196 km

7 hours, 35 minutes


8,279 km

9 hours, 30 minutes


4,711 km

5 hours, 55 minutes

Flight time

Flight time

10 hours, 55 minutes

Flight time

3 hours, 25 minutes

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ساعة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬45 ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ساعة‬ ‫ دقائق‬10 ‫ساعة‬ ‫ساعة‬ – ‫ساعة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ساعة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬40 ‫ساعة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ساعة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬20 ‫ساعة‬

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬303 ‫ كم‬130 ‫ كم‬1،325 ‫ كم‬377 ‫ كم‬368 ‫ كم‬190 – ‫ كم‬388 ‫ كم‬958 ‫ كم‬486 ‫ كم‬1,488 ‫ كم‬785 ‫ كم‬573 ‫ كم‬1،211 ‫ كم‬739

‫شبكة الخليج الداخلية‬ ‫أبوظبي‬ ‫البحرين‬ ‫جدة‬ ‫دبي‬ ‫دبي ورلد سنترال‬ ‫الدمام‬ ‫الدوحة‬ ‫الشارقة‬ ‫صاللة‬ ‫الرياض‬ ‫الطائف‬ ‫القصيم‬ ‫الكويت‬ ‫المدينة المنورة‬ ‫مسقط‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعة‬14 ‫ دقيقة‬40 ‫ ساعة‬13 ‫ دقيقة‬10 ‫ ساعة‬14 ‫ دقيقة‬40 ‫ ساعة‬16 ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعة‬14

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬11٫473 ‫ كم‬10،414 ‫ كم‬10،792 ‫ كم‬12،969 ‫ كم‬11،120

‫أمريكا الشمالية‬ ‫شيكاغو‬ ‫مونتريال‬ ‫نيويورك‬ ‫هيوستن‬ ‫واشنطن العاصمة‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعة‬18 ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ ساعة‬14

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬13،319 ‫ كم‬11،874

‫أمريكا الجنوبية‬ ‫بوينس آيرس‬ ‫ساو باولو‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ ساعات‬10 ‫ دقيقة‬45 ‫ ساعة‬13

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬9،312 ‫ كم‬11،973

‫أستراليا‬ ‫بيرث‬ ‫ملبورن‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬40 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقيقة‬20 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ ساعات‬5 ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ ساعات‬5 ‫ دقائق‬55 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ ساعة‬11 ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعات‬10 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬5

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬2٫252 ‫ كم‬2،210 ‫ كم‬1،898 ‫ كم‬4،286 ‫ كم‬2،248 ‫ كم‬5،736 ‫ كم‬2،066 ‫ كم‬3،136 ‫ كم‬4،113 ‫ كم‬6،750 ‫ كم‬3،790 ‫ كم‬3،806 ‫ كم‬3،465 ‫ كم‬3،554 ‫ كم‬7،427 ‫ كم‬3،801 ‫ كم‬5،523 ‫ كم‬6،025 ‫ كم‬3،612

‫أفريقيا‬ ‫أديس أبابا‬ ‫االسكندرية‬ ‫األقصر‬ ‫الجزائر‬ ‫الخرطوم‬ ‫الدار البيضاء‬ ‫القاهرة‬ ‫بنغازي‬ ‫تونس‬ ‫جوهانسبرغ‬ ‫دار السالم‬ ‫طرابلس‬ ‫عنتيبي‬ ‫كلمنجارو‬ ‫كيب تاون‬ ‫كيجالي‬ ‫الجوس‬ ‫مابوتو‬ ‫نيروبي‬

‫ ويبلغ‬،‫تمتلك الخطوط الجوية القطرية أحد أكثر أساطيل الطائرات شباب ًا في العالم‬ ‫ ويضم أسطولها الجوي مجموعة متنوعة‬.‫متوسط أعمار طائراتها أقل من أربع سنوات‬ ‫الضيق والجسم العريض وطائرات بوينج التي يتم‬ ‫من طائرات إيرباص ذات الجسم‬ ّ ‫ وتقدمت‬.‫تسييرها على مزيج من الخطوط قصيرة ومتوسطة وطويلة المدى الدولية‬ ‫ طائرة سوبر‬13 ‫ طائرة بما فيها‬250 ‫الخطوط الجوية القطرية بطلبات شراء ألكثر من‬ .”2014 ‫ والتي ستدخل الخدمة في مطلع عام‬،A380 ‫جمبو‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعات‬4

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬3،351

‫المحيط الهندي‬ ‫جزر المالديف‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬20 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬20 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬20 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقائق‬10 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬45 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬45 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬3

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬1،723 ‫ كم‬2،466 ‫ كم‬2،385 ‫ كلم‬3،047 ‫ كم‬2،162 ‫ كم‬3،271 ‫ كم‬3،302 ‫ كم‬2،570 ‫ كم‬2،923 ‫ كم‬3،362 ‫ كم‬2،572 ‫ كم‬3،368 ‫ كم‬1،565 ‫ كم‬3،110 ‫ كم‬2،988 ‫ كم‬3،748 ‫ كم‬3،631 ‫ كم‬2،340 ‫ كم‬2،302

‫جنوب آسيا‬ ‫أحمد أباد‬ ‫إسالم أباد‬ ‫آمرتسار‬ ‫بنغالورو‬ ‫بيشاور‬ ‫ترافاندرم‬ ‫تشيناي‬ ‫جوا‬ ‫حيدر أباد‬ ‫دكا‬ ‫دلهي‬ ‫كاتماندو‬ ‫كراتشي‬ ‫كوتشي‬ ‫كوزيكود‬ ‫كولكاتا‬ ‫كولومبو‬ ‫الهور‬ ‫مومباي‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬9 ‫ دقيقة‬40 ‫ ساعة‬11 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ ساعات‬9 ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬10 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬40 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقيقة‬03 ‫ ساعات‬9 ‫ دقيقة‬53 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقيقة‬04 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬54 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقائق‬01 ‫ ساعات‬9 ‫ دقيقة‬52 ‫ ساعات‬9 ‫ دقيقة‬53 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقائق‬10 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ ساعات‬5

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬8،046 ‫ كم‬6،930 ‫ كم‬5،268 ‫ كم‬6،164 ‫ كم‬5،802 ‫ كم‬5،322 ‫ كم‬5،413 ‫ كم‬6،918 ‫ كم‬6،218 ‫ كم‬6،196 ‫ كم‬7،116 ‫ كم‬6،775 ‫ كم‬5،174 ‫ كم‬8،279 ‫ كم‬132،7 ‫ كم‬5،894 ‫ كم‬7،292 ‫ كم‬6،013 ‫ كم‬5،546 ‫ كم‬6،337 ‫ كم‬6686 ‫ كم‬4٫711

‫آسيا‬ ‫أوساكا‬ ‫بالي‬ ‫بانكوك‬ ‫بكين‬ ‫بنوم بنه‬ ‫بوكيت‬ ‫تشونغتشنغ‬ ‫جاكرتا‬ ‫جوانزو‬ ‫سنغافورة‬ ‫سيؤول‬ ‫شنغهاي‬ ‫تشنغدو‬ ‫طوكيو‬ ‫كالرك مانيال‬ ‫كوااللمبور‬ ‫مانيال‬ ‫مدينة هو تشي منه‬ ‫هانوي‬ ‫هونغ كونغ‬ ‫هانجزهاو‬ ‫يانغون‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬45 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬40 ‫ساعة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬20‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقيقة‬20 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ساعة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ساعتان‬ ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ساعتان‬

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬1،405 ‫ كم‬684 ‫ كم‬1٫284 ‫ كم‬1،023 ‫ كم‬1،126 ‫ كم‬1،818 ‫ كم‬492 ‫ كم‬1،339 ‫ كم‬1،151 ‫ كم‬1،693 ‫ كم‬2،178

‫الشرق األوسط‬ ‫اربيل‬ ‫البصرة‬ ‫السليمانية‬ ‫النجف‬ ‫بغداد‬ ‫بيروت‬ ‫شيراز‬ ‫صنعاء‬ ‫طهران‬ ‫عمّان‬ ‫مشهد‬

‫مدة الرحلة‬ ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ ساعات‬5 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقائق‬10 ‫ ساعات‬4 ‫ دقيقة‬30 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ ساعات‬3 ‫ دقيقة‬25 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬20 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقائق‬01 ‫ ساعات‬5 ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ ساعات‬5 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬5 ‫ دقائق‬5 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬20 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقائق‬10 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقائق‬10 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقيقة‬35 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬50 ‫ ساعات‬7 ‫ دقيقة‬15 ‫ ساعات‬5 ‫ دقيقة‬40 ‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقيقة‬30‫ ساعات‬6 ‫ دقيقة‬55 ‫ ساعات‬8 ‫ ساعات‬6

‫المسافة‬ ‫ كم‬4،142 ‫ كم‬2،973 ‫ كم‬2،720 ‫ كم‬2،379 ‫ كم‬4،964 ‫ كم‬4،980 ‫كم‬،1،684 ‫ كم‬4،865 ‫ كم‬4،393 ‫ كم‬4،904 ‫ كم‬3،531 ‫ كم‬3،123 ‫ كم‬3,757 ‫ كم‬1،930 ‫ كم‬4،629 ‫ كم‬4،020 ‫ كم‬3،894 ‫ كم‬4،490 ‫ كم‬4،585 ‫ كم‬3،223 ‫ كم‬4،316 ‫ كم‬3،983 ‫ كم‬4،748 ‫ كم‬5،219 ‫ كم‬5،409 ‫ كم‬5،340 ‫ كم‬3،568 ‫ كم‬4،359 ‫ كم‬4359 ‫ كم‬4،488 ‫ كم‬3٫943

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Qatar Airways fleet guide ‫الخطوط الجوية القطرية دليل األسطول الجوي‬

32 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 37,57 )‫الطول (م‬ 34,1 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 867 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 5,731 )‫المدى (كم‬ 144 ‫سعة الركاب‬

Number of aircraft 2 Length (m) 33.84 Wingspan (m) 34.1 Cruising speed (km/h) 867 Range (km) 6,837 Passenger capacity 110

12 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 44,51 )‫الطول (م‬ 34,1 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 867 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 5,630 )‫المدى (كم‬ 177 ‫سعة الركاب‬

Number of aircraft 13 Length (m) 63.69 Wingspan (m) 60.3 Cruising speed (km/h) 867 Range (km) 10,558 Passenger capacity 259–305

Airbus A340-600 Number of aircraft 4 Length (m) 75.27 Wingspan (m) 63.45 Cruising speed (km/h) 905 Range (km) 14,682 Passenger capacity 306

4 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 75,27 )‫الطول (م‬ 63,45 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 905 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 14,682 )‫المدى (كم‬ 306 ‫سعة الركاب‬

2 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 33,84 )‫الطول (م‬ 34,1 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 867 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 6,837 )‫المدى (كم‬ 110 ‫سعة الركاب‬

Airbus A330-300

Airbus A321-200 Number of aircraft 12 Length (m) 44.51 Wingspan (m) 34.1 Cruising speed (km/h) 867 Range (km) 5,630 Passenger capacity 177

‫تمتلك الخطوط الجوية القطرية أحد أكثر أساطيل الطائرات شباب ًا في‬ ‫ ويضم‬.‫ ويبلغ متوسط أعمار طائراتها أقل من أربع سنوات‬،‫العالم‬ ‫الضيق‬ ‫أسطولها الجوي مجموعة متنوعة من طائرات إيرباص ذات الجسم‬ ّ ‫والجسم العريض وطائرات بوينج التي يتم تسييرها على مزيج من الخطوط‬ ‫ وتقدمت الخطوط الجوية‬.‫قصيرة ومتوسطة وطويلة المدى الدولية‬ ‫ طائرة سوبر جمبو‬13 ‫ طائرة بما فيها‬250 ‫القطرية بطلبات شراء ألكثر من‬ .”2014 ‫ والتي ستدخل الخدمة قي مطلع عام‬،A380

Airbus A319LR

Airbus A320-200 Number of aircraft 32 Length (m) 37.57 Wingspan (m) 34.1 Cruising speed (km/h) 867 Range (km) 5,731 Passenger capacity 144

Qatar Airways has one of the world’s youngest airline fleets, with an average aircraft age below four years. Aircraft include narrow-body and wide-body Airbus and Boeing variants operating a mix of short-, medium-, and long-haul international routes. Qatar Airways has over 250 new aircraft on order, including 13 superjumbo A380s, which will be entering service in early 2014.

Number of aircraft 22 Length (m) 73.9 Wingspan (m) 64.8 Cruising speed (km/h) 905 Range (km) 14,685 Passenger capacity 335–380

13 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 63,69 )‫الطول (م‬ 60,3 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 867 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 10,558 )‫المدى (كم‬ 259-305 ‫سعة الركاب‬

Airbus A330-200 Number of aircraft 16 Length (m) 58.8 Wingspan (m) 60.3 Cruising speed (km/h) 867 Range (km) 12,569 Passenger capacity 228–281

Boeing 777-300ER

16 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 58,8 )‫الطول (م‬ 60,3 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 867 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 12,569 )‫المدى (كم‬ 228-281 ‫سعة الركاب‬

22 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 73,9 )‫الطول (م‬ 64.8 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 905 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 14,685 )‫المدى (كم‬ 380-335 ‫سعة الركاب‬

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Number of aircraft 9 Length (m) 57 Wingspan (m) 60 Cruising speed (km/h) 913 Range (km) 15,200 Passenger capacity 254

Boeing 777-200LR Number of aircraft 9 Length (m) 63.7 Wingspan (m) 64.8 Cruising speed (km/h) 905 Range (km) 17,370 Passenger capacity 259

9 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 63,7 )‫الطول (م‬ 64,8 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 905 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 17,370 )‫المدى (كم‬ 259 ‫سعة الركاب‬

9 ‫عدد الطائرات‬ 57 )‫الطول (م‬ 60 )‫امتداد األجنحة (م‬ 913 )‫ساعة‬/‫سرعة الطيران (كم‬ 15,200 )‫المدى (كم‬ 254 ‫سعة الركاب‬

Airbus A380-800 LANDING IN 2014 Number on order 13

2014 ‫تهبط عام‬

‫التي ستدخل الخدمة في‬ 2014‫ مطلع‬A‫ سوبر جمبو‬380-

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‫صحة ولياقة‬ ‫أثناء السفر‬ ‫تقدم لكم الخطوط الجوية القطرية‬ ‫بالتعاون مع مركز «شوبرا» للصحة‬ ‫والعافية‪ ،‬تقنيات العالج الطبيعي الذاتي‬ ‫«أيورفيديك» الهندية التقليدية العريقة‪،‬‬ ‫وتنصحكم بتطبيقها خالل سفركم جو ًا‬ ‫وداخل منازلكم‪ ،‬لكي تتمتعوا بالمزيد من‬ ‫التوازن والصحة واالسترخاء‪.‬‬

‫دوار الحركة‬ ‫انظروا باستمرار في خط مستقيم‬ ‫وركزوا بصركم على شيء ثابت‪،‬‬ ‫لتفادي دوار الحركة‪.‬‬ ‫ضغط مقصورة الركاب‬ ‫ينخفض الضغط الجوي في‬ ‫مقصورات ركاب الطائرات بالتزامن‬ ‫مع المزيد من االرتفاع‪ ،‬ما قد يؤدي‬ ‫إلى انخفاض منسوب األوكسجين‬ ‫في الدم‪ .‬ورغم أن مقصورة ركاب‬ ‫معدلة الضغط بحيث تقلّص‬ ‫الطائرة ّ‬ ‫انخفاض الضغط داخلها إلى الحد‬ ‫تغير الضغط‬ ‫األدنى الممكن‪ ،‬إال أن ّ‬ ‫المفاجىء لدى إقالع أو هبوط‬ ‫الطائرة قد يشعركم بانسداد أذنيكم‪.‬‬ ‫وقد يساعد المضغ أو االبتالع أو‬ ‫التثاؤب في موازنة ضغط طبلتي‬ ‫األذنين‪.‬‬

‫التأمل‬ ‫التأمل تدريب ليس له‬ ‫توقيت‪ ،‬يساعدك على‬ ‫التخلص من الضغوط‬ ‫والقلق‪ .‬يقدم لك مركز‬ ‫شوبرا ‪The Chopra Center‬‬ ‫في هذا الصدد أسلوبا ً‬ ‫سهال ً وطبيعيا ً يسمى‬ ‫(التأمل الصوتي الصحيح)‪،‬‬ ‫ونحن أيضا ً نوصي بممارسة‬ ‫التدريب التالي‪ ،‬ويمكنك أن‬ ‫تجربه اآلن‪:‬‬

‫تأمل على طريقة ‪So Hum‬‬ ‫‪ 1‬خذ راحتك‪ ،‬وأغلق عينيك‪،‬‬ ‫والحظ دخول وخروج نفسك‬ ‫لدقائق قليلة‪.‬‬

‫واصل التنفس بسالسة‬ ‫وأنت تردد فى سرك ””…‪So‬‬ ‫‪ “…“Hum‬مع كل شهيق‬ ‫وزفير‪.‬‬

‫‪ 2‬اآلن خذ نفساً بطيئاً وعميقاً‬ ‫من أنفك وأنت تفكر في كلمة‬ ‫‪ ،So‬أو ترددها في سرك‪.‬‬

‫‪ 4‬كرر هذه العملية من ‪ 20‬إلى‬ ‫‪ 30‬دقيقة‪ .‬فقط تنفس‬ ‫بسالسة وبدون جهد‪ ،‬دون‬ ‫محاولة التركيز أو التفكير في‬ ‫أي شيء آخر‪.‬‬

‫‪ 3‬ردد كلمة ‪ Hum‬في سرك‪،‬‬ ‫مع زفير بطئ عن طريق األنف‪.‬‬

‫يعتبر ديباك شوبر ًا طبيباً مجاز ًا ومؤلفاً للعديد من الكتب التي حققت مبيعاتها أرقاماً قياسية‪ ،‬والمؤسس الشريك لمركز شوبرا للصحة‬

‫والعافية في كاليفورنيا‪ .‬وللحصول على المزيد من المعلومات حول تقنية “أيورفيديك” والتأمل والعالج الطبيعي للتمتع بصحة جيدة‪ ،‬يرجى‬

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‫مرضى القلب‬ ‫ال تسافروا جواً حتى مرور سبعة أيام‬ ‫على األقل من إصابتكم بنوبة قلبية‪،‬‬ ‫ما لم يسمح لكم طبيبكم بذلك‪.‬‬ ‫ومن األفضل تأجيل سفركم لمدة‬ ‫شهر واحد في حالة إصابتكم‬ ‫بمضاعفات بعد تلك النوبة‪.‬‬ ‫مرضى السكَّري‬ ‫إذا كنتم ستسافرون جواً عبر العديد‬ ‫من المناطق الزمنية‪ ،‬يرجى استشارة‬ ‫طبيبكم حول تعديل جرعاتكم من‬ ‫األنسولين‪.‬‬ ‫الحمل‬ ‫تستطيعين السفر جواً – حتى‬ ‫األسبوع الـ ‪ 28‬من الحمل الطبيعي‪،‬‬ ‫وبشهادة طبية حتى مراحل متأخرة‬ ‫من حملك ‪ 35 -‬أسبوعاً للجنين‬ ‫الواحد‪ ،‬و‪ 32‬أسبوعاً للتوائم‪.‬‬

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‫الخطوط الجوية القطرية‬

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‫الناقلة القطرية تفوز‬ ‫بجائزة «أفضل درجة‬ ‫رجال أعمال»‬

‫زوروا موقع ‪‬‬ ‫الكتشاف المزيد عن أحدث أخبار الخطوط الجوية‬ ‫القطرية ومسابقاتها وعروضها الترويجية الخاصة‪.‬‬

‫القطرية تفوز بجائزة‬ ‫«أفضل جناح» في كينيا‬ ‫فازت القطرية بجائزة «أفضل جناح» نظير جناحها‬ ‫الذي شاركت به في معرض كينيا للسفر والذي‬ ‫استعرضت من خالله للمرة األولى في إفريقيا أحد‬ ‫مقاعدها من درجة رجال األعمال المتوفرة على‬ ‫متن طائرتها الحديثة ‪.787‬‬

‫الخطوط الجوية‬ ‫القطرية توسع‬ ‫عملياتها في اإلمارات‬ ‫أعلنت الخطوط الجوية القطرية مؤخراً عن إطالق‬ ‫رحالت جديدة من الدوحة إلى وجهتين‬ ‫جديدتين في اإلمارات العربية المتحدة‪ ،‬الشارقة‬ ‫ومطار دبي ورلد سنترال‪ .‬وستبدأ القطرية تسيير‬ ‫رحالتها إلى مطار آل مكتوم الدولي‪ ،‬أحدث خط‬ ‫لها إلى اإلمارات في مارس المقبل‪.‬‬ ‫زوروا موقع ‪‬‬ ‫لمطالعة المزيد‪.‬‬

‫جدول مباريات‬ ‫فريق برشلونة‬ ‫لكرة القدم‬ ‫‪ 1‬ديسمبر‪ :‬برشلونة ـ أثليتيك كلوب‬ ‫‪ 6‬ديسمبر‪ :‬برشلونة ـ كارتيجينا (كأس ملك إسبانيا)‬ ‫‪ 11‬ديسمبر‪ :‬برشلونة ـ سيلتيك (دوري األبطال)‬ ‫‪ 14‬ديسمبر‪ :‬برشلونة ـ فيالريال‬ ‫‪ 17‬ديسمبر‪ :‬برشلونة ـ كارتيجينا (كأس ملك إسبانيا)‬ ‫‪ 22‬ديسمبر‪ :‬برشلونة ـ جيتافي‬ ‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫زوروا موقع ‪‬‬ ‫لمطالعة المزيد‪.‬‬

‫القطرية تواصل‬ ‫توسعاتها في الصين‬

‫القطرية لرجال األعمال‬ ‫توسع أسطول طائراتها‬ ‫أضافت شركة القطرية لرجال األعمال الخاصة بسفر‬ ‫األعمال والتابعة للخطوط الجوية القطرية‪ ،‬طائرة‬ ‫جديدة طويلة المدى من طراز بومبارديي جلوبال‬ ‫‪ 5000‬فيجين إلى أسطول طائراتها الحديث‪ .‬ليرتفع‬ ‫عدد أسطول طائراتها المملوكة بالكامل من طراز‬ ‫بومبارديي إلى سبع طائرات‪.‬‬

‫احتفاال ً بمرور ‪ 10‬أعوام على بدء رحالتها إلى الصين‪ ،‬أعلنت الخطوط الجوية القطرية عن بدء‬ ‫تسيير رحلتها السابعة من الدوحة إلى مدينة هانغتشو الصينية بدون توقف اعتباراً من ‪20‬‬ ‫ديسمبر ‪ 2013‬وبواقع أربع رحالت أسبوعياً‪.‬‬

‫زوروا موقع ‪‬‬ ‫لمطالعة المزيد‪.‬‬

‫القطرية للشحن الجوي‬ ‫تعلن عن أربع وجهات‬ ‫شحن جديدة‬

‫الناقلة أفضل شركة‬ ‫طيران صاعدة على‬ ‫المواقع االجتماعية‬

‫أعلنت شركة القطرية للشحن الجوي التابعة‬ ‫للخطوط الجوية القطرية عن بدء تسيير رحالت‬ ‫منتظمة خاصة للشحن إلى أربع وجهات جديدة‬ ‫هي‪ :‬بيروت ومدريد وباريس وتبليسي‪ .‬كما ستقوم‬ ‫الشركة برفع عدد رحالتها إلى سيؤول في كوريا‬ ‫الجنوبية ورفع سعتها إلى أوسلو في النرويج‪.‬‬

‫حازت الخطوط الجوية القطرية على لقب‬ ‫«أفضل شركة طيران صاعدة في مجال اإلعالم‬ ‫االجتماعي» للعام ‪ 2013‬من قبل شركة‬ ‫‪ SimplyFlying‬الرائدة في مجال‬ ‫استشارات تسويق الطيران‪.‬‬

‫زوروا موقع ‪‬‬ ‫لمطالعة المزيد‪.‬‬

‫نالت الخطوط الجوية القطرية لقب «أفضل درجة‬ ‫رجال أعمال» خالل حفل توزيع جوائز مجلة بزنس‬ ‫ترافيلر ‪( 2013‬المملكة المتحدة) الذي أقيم مؤخراً‬ ‫في فندق ذا رويال جاردين في لندن‪.‬‬ ‫بناء‬ ‫ويتم تحديد الفائزين بجوائز بزنس ترافيلر ً‬ ‫قراء المجلة حيث يتم التحقق من‬ ‫على تصويت ّ‬ ‫النتائج من قبل شركة تدقيق مستقلة‪ .‬وكان‬ ‫بناء على الخدمة التي تقدمها‬ ‫القراء ً‬ ‫تصويت ّ‬ ‫الناقلة لعمالئها وشبكة خطوطها‪.‬‬ ‫وصرح السيد بول يوهانس‪ ،‬نائب الرئيس‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫للعمليات التجارية في شمال وجنوب وغرب‬ ‫أوروبا‪« :‬يسعدنا أن يتم تكريمنا من قبل ركابنا‬ ‫واالعتراف بمنتجنا رفيع المستوى في درجة‬ ‫رجال األعمال كما يشرفنا الفوز بهذه الفئة‬ ‫والتفوق على منافسينا ونود أن نتقدم بالشكر‬ ‫صوت لنا‪».‬‬ ‫لجميع من ّ‬ ‫وتاتي هذه الجائزة بعد وقت قصير على فوز‬ ‫الناقلة القطرية بلقب «أفضل شركة طيران في‬ ‫بناء على‬ ‫الشرق األوسط» للعام الرابع على التوالي ً‬ ‫قراء مجلة بزنس ترافيلر آسيا باسيفيك‪.‬‬ ‫تصويت ّ‬

‫زوروا موقع ‪‬‬ ‫لمطالعة المزيد‪.‬‬

‫وتوفر هذه الخدمة إلى عاصمة إقليم تشجيانغ‬ ‫امكانية الوصول إلى رابع أكبر مدن الصين‪،‬‬ ‫والشهيرة بتاريخها الغني ومناظرها الطبيعية‬ ‫الخالبة‪.‬‬ ‫وصرح السيد أكبر الباكر‪ ،‬الرئيس التنفيذي‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫للخطوط الجوية القطرية‪« :‬نحتفل هذا العام‬ ‫بمرور عشر سنوات على بدء تشغيل رحالتنا إلى‬ ‫الصين‪ .‬وبانضمام وجهتنا السابعة في الصين‬ ‫سنوفر مزيداً من الروابط الجوية لمسافري السياحة‬ ‫واألعمال من آسيا والشرق األوسط ودول الخليج‪.‬‬ ‫ويأتي انضمام هانغتشو بعد شهرين فقط من‬ ‫تدشيننا خط تشنغدو لنوفر بذلك مزيداً من‬ ‫خيارات السفر إلى الصين‪».‬‬ ‫ويطلق على مدينة هانغتشو‪ ،‬من بين‬ ‫ألقاب عديدة‪ ،‬لقب «فردوس األرض» و«موطن‬ ‫الحرير» و«عاصمة الشاي»‪ .‬ومن أبرز المواقع‬

‫السياحية الجديرة بالزيارة في هانغتشو البحيرة‬ ‫الغربية التي استقطبت الزوار لقرون حيث يقع‬ ‫على ضفافها نحو ‪ 40‬موقعاً تاريخياً وأكثر من ‪ 30‬أثراً‬ ‫ثقافياً‪ .‬ومعبد «لينينج» الذي يعود تاريخه إلى‬ ‫‪ 1600‬عام ويضم أكثر من ‪ 1،300‬غرفة‪ .‬ومتحف‬ ‫الحرير الوطني وهو أكبر متحف للحرير في العالم‬ ‫ويعرض خمسة آالف سنة من تاريخ صناعة الحرير‬ ‫في الصين‪.‬‬ ‫وتعد هانغتشو الوجهة رقم ‪ 12‬التي قامت‬ ‫القطرية بتدشينها حتى اآلن خالل العام الحالي هي‬ ‫– القصيم (المملكة العربية السعودية) والنجف‬ ‫(العراق) وبنوم بنه (كمبوديا) وشيكاغو (الواليات‬ ‫المتحدة) وصاللة (سلطنة ُعمان) والبصرة (العراق)‬ ‫والسليمانية (العراق) وتشنغدو (الصين) وأديس أبابا‬ ‫(إثيوبيا) والطائف (المملكة العربية السعودية)‬ ‫ومطار كالرك الدولي (الفلبين)‪.‬‬

‫أفعال غير مشروعة‬ ‫وفقاً للقانون القطري يعتبر التدخين على‬ ‫متن الطائرة عمال ً غير مشروع يعاقب عليه‬ ‫القانون بغرامة قدرها ‪ 30،000‬ريال قطري أي‬ ‫ما يعادل (‪ 8،200‬دوالر أمريكي) كما يعاقب‬ ‫بغرامة قدرها ‪ 100‬ألف ريال قطري أي ما‬ ‫يعادل (‪ 27،000‬دوالر أمريكي) وبالحبس مدة‬ ‫ال تتجاوز ثالث سنوات أو كال العقوبتين كل‬ ‫من ارتكب فعال ً من األفعال التالية‪ :‬السكر‬ ‫بسبب تناول المشروبات الكحولية‪ ،‬واالعتداء‬ ‫اللفظي أو الجسدي أو التهديد به ضد أفراد‬ ‫طاقم الطائرة أو أحد ركابها أو أي عمل من‬ ‫شأنه اإلخالل بالسالمة الجوية للطائرة مثل‬ ‫العبث بأجهزة الكشف عن الدخان أو غير ذلك‬ ‫من األجهزة المتعلقة بالسالمة الجوية‬ ‫الموجودة على متن الطائرة‪.‬‬


‫الخطوط الجوية القطرية‬

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‫أخبار الخطوط الجوية القطرية‬ ‫تفاصيل أحدث أخبارنا‪ ،‬وخطوطنا‬ ‫الجديدة‪ ،‬وجوائزنا ومكافآتنا‬ ‫كيومايلز‪.‬‬


‫دليل األسطول الجوي‬ ‫تس ِّير الخطوط الجوية القطرية‬ ‫أحد أكثر األساطيل شباب ًا‬ ‫وعصرية في األجواء اليوم‪.‬‬


‫دليل المطار‬ ‫خرائط مختارة لمبنى المطار‬ ‫من شبكتنا في ون وورلد‬

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‫‪A combination of international hospitality standards‬‬ ‫‪and distinctive local flavor.‬‬


‫‪Bahrain l Bangladesh l Cambodia l China l India l Indonesia l Japan l Jordan l Kuwait l Laos l Malaysia l Oman l Pakistan l Philippines l Qatar l Saudi Arabia l South Korea l Thailand l Vietnam‬‬ ‫‪‬‬


‫شبكتنا حول العالم‬ ‫تس ِّير الخطوط الجوية القطرية‬ ‫حالي ًا رحالتها إلى أكثر من ‪130‬‬ ‫وجهة حول العالم‪.‬‬

‫القى انضمام الخطوط الجوية القطرية إلى تحالف ®‪ ،oneworld‬تحالف الطيران الرائد عالمياً‪،‬‬ ‫ترحيباً كبيراً في أوساط المسافرين‪ ،‬حيث بدأت الناقلة القطرية الحائزة على تصنيف الخمس‬ ‫نجوم اآلن بتقديم مجموعة من المزايا والمكافآت المعززة والمدهشة‪.‬انضمام خطوطنا الجوية‬ ‫القطرية إلى اتحاد «ون وورلد»‪.‬‬ ‫وسيتمتع أعضاء نادي االمتياز التابع للخطوط‬ ‫الجوية القطرية والبالغ عددهم ثالثة ماليين عضو‬ ‫بمزايا المسافر الدائم في كل مرة يسافرون فيها‬ ‫مع أي من شركات الطيران العضوة في تحالف‬ ‫‪ ،oneworld‬بما في ذلك كسب الكيومايلز‬ ‫واستبدالها بالمكافآت وكسب الكيوبونتس‬ ‫واستبدالها باالرتقاء بمستوى العضوية في كل مرة‬ ‫تسافرون فيها مع أي من شركات الطيران العضوة‬ ‫في تحالف ‪ .oneworld‬وسيحصل أصحاب‬ ‫العضوية البالتينية والذهبية والفضية في نادي‬ ‫االمتياز بمستوى عضوية إمرالد ـ الزمرد‪ ،‬وسافاير‬ ‫ـ الياقوت األزرق‪ ،‬وروبي ـ الياقوت األحمر على‬ ‫التوالي في تحالف ‪.oneworld‬‬ ‫وأصبح بإمكان أصحاب العضوية البالتينية‬ ‫والذهبية استخدام ‪ 550‬صالة ركاب في مطارات‬ ‫حول العالم توفرها شركات الطيران األعضاء في‬ ‫تحالف ‪ oneworld‬عند سفرهم معها‪ .‬كما يمكن‬

‫لمسافري القطرية في الدرجة األولى ورجال‬ ‫األعمال استخدام هذه الصاالت‪ .‬من ناحية‬ ‫أخرى‪ ،‬أصبح بإمكان ‪ 130‬مليون عضو من أعضاء‬ ‫برامج المسافر الدائم التابعة ألعضاء ‪oneworld‬‬ ‫كسب األميال واستبدالها بالمكافآت واالرتقاء‬ ‫بمستوى العضوية وغيرها من مزايا ‪oneworld‬‬ ‫عند سفرهم مع الخطوط الجوية القطرية‪.‬‬ ‫وستشكل أكثر من ‪ 20‬وجهة وخمس من الدول‬ ‫التي تضمها شبكة خطوط القطرية وهي إثيوبيا‬ ‫وإيران ورواندا وصربيا وتنزانيا إضافة جديدة إلى‬ ‫خارطة تحالف ‪ .oneworld‬واألهم من ذلك‪،‬‬ ‫وعندما تستكمل كافة اإلجراءات‪ ،‬سيقدم تحالف‬ ‫‪ oneworld‬خدماته ألكثر من ألف مطار تقريباً‬ ‫في أكثر من ‪ 150‬دولة وتسيير ‪ 14،000‬رحلة يومياً‬ ‫تقل ‪ 480‬مليون مسافر سنوياً على متن أسطول‬ ‫يبلغ مجموع عدد طائراته ‪ 3500‬طائرة تحقق‬ ‫إيرادات بقيمة ‪ 140‬مليار دوالر سنوياً‪.‬‬

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‫القطرية‬ ‫‪120‬‬

‫القطرية‬ ‫‪121‬‬

‫األغنية الخليجية‬ ‫بصوت قطري أصيل‬ ‫فهد الكبيسي النجم الصاعد في سماء اإلبداع‪ ،‬غرد بصوته الشجي‬ ‫وح ّلق باألغنية القطرية في سماء الفن العربي والعالمي‪.‬‬ ‫بدأ الفنان فهد الكبيسي مشواره الفني بدعم من‬ ‫الموسيقار القطري الكبير مطر علي الكواري‬ ‫واشتهر بجمال صوته‪ ،‬وإحساسه العالي وقدرة‬ ‫التلحين‪ .‬وبدأت نجوميته منذ أول إطاللة له مع‬ ‫الجمهور خالل مشاركته في مهرجان الدوحة‬ ‫لألغنية‪ .‬وفي رصيده ستة البومات غنائية‬ ‫متميزة كان آخرها البوم «تيجي نعشق» وهو‬ ‫اليوم بصدد إطالق البومه الجديد الذي سيشهد‬ ‫تميزاً واختالفاً يضيف إلى مسيرته الغنائية‪ ،‬خاصة‬ ‫وأنه يقدم به تنوعاً في األغنية القطرية والخليجية‬ ‫من حيث الكلمات واللحن‪ .‬وسيتضمن األلبوم ‪16‬‬ ‫أغنية يقدمها ألول مرة‪ ،‬موضحاً أن عملية االختيار‬ ‫كانت صعبة جداً بسبب اهتمامه بتحقيق ألبومه‬ ‫الجديد نجاحاً يفوق نجاح ألبوماته السابقة‪.‬‬ ‫وكان الكبيسي قد أطلق مؤخراً عدداً من‬ ‫األغنيات المنفردة التي حظيت بانتشار واسع‬ ‫وبرضى الجمهور بدأها مع بداية الموسم الصيفي‬ ‫بأغنية «اظلم» الشبابية‪ ،‬والتي جدد من خاللها‬ ‫تعاونه مع الشاعرة األماني والملحن القطري عبد‬ ‫الله المناعي‪ ،‬وأغنية «ما تخيلتك من دوني» التي‬ ‫تم تصويرها بطريقة الفيديو كليب مع المخرج‬ ‫الكويتي يعقوب المهنا وشهدت تجدد تعاونه مع‬ ‫الملحن اإلماراتي أحمد الهرمي‪ .‬ومن أبرز أغنياته‬ ‫المنفردة أغنية بعنوان «مدري أمسيك» تنتمي‬ ‫إلى اللون الطربي‪ ،‬وكان مقرراً طرحها ضمن‬ ‫أغنيات ألبومه الجديد لكنه فضل إطالقها منفردة‬ ‫كبادرة منه لتكريم ملحنها الراحل صالح الشهري‪.‬‬ ‫تغير» ضمن عدد من‬ ‫وتأتي أخيراً أغنية «ما شي ّ‬ ‫أغنيات الكبيسي التي سجلها مؤخراً لصالح‬ ‫جلسات وناسة‪ ،‬والتي عرض منها مجموعة‬ ‫أغنيات من بينها األغنية التي جمعته مع الفنان‬ ‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫الكبير راشد الماجد تحت عنوان «يا قل الزين»‪،‬‬ ‫وأغنية «من العايدين» للفنان الكبير محمد‬ ‫عبده‪ ،‬وأغنيته الخاصة «بشويش» باإلضافة الى‬ ‫أعمال بمناسبة االحتفال باليوم الوطني لدولتنا‬ ‫الحبيبة قطر‪.‬‬ ‫ويقدم فهد الكبيسي الفن المتزن والمحافظ‪،‬‬ ‫وأطلقت عليه ألقاب عدة منها لقب «أمير الطرب‬ ‫القطري» ولقب «أمير الفن الهادف» عن مطلق‬ ‫أعماله الغنائية المتميزة ولنشاطه االجتماعي‬ ‫واإلنساني البارز‪ .‬وتم تعينه السفير الفخري‬ ‫للجمعية القطرية للسرطان‪ ،‬بهدف نشر التوعية‬ ‫والتثقيف الصحي في المجتمع‪ ،‬كما كرمه مؤخراً‬ ‫مجلس التعاون لدول الخليج العربية عن نشاطه‬ ‫الغنائي المتميز بحضور نخبة من المثقفين‬ ‫واإلعالميين والفنانين ضمن احتفال أقيم في‬ ‫العاصمة البحرينية المنامة‪ ،‬على هامش‬ ‫االجتماع الـ ‪ 19‬لوزراء الثقافة بدول مجلس‬ ‫التعاون الخليجي‪.‬‬ ‫ونال الفنان المحبوب العديد من الجوائز‬ ‫كأفضل مطرب عربي وأفضل مطرب شاب في‬ ‫عدة مهرجانات كما أنه امتاز أيضاً بتقديم‬ ‫البرنامج اإلذاعي القطري «أهل الطرب»‪،‬‬ ‫وحصل من خالله على جائزة في مهرجان الخليج‬ ‫لإلذاعة والتلفزيون‪.‬‬ ‫ويعتبر الكبيسي أن الفن هو أجمل شيء في‬ ‫حياته‪ ،‬وأنه يمارسه باستمتاع كبير رغم السفر‬ ‫والتعب وبعض المشكالت أحياناً‪ .‬وحصل‬ ‫الكبيسي واسمه الكامل‪ ،‬فهد بن خالد بن عبدالله‬ ‫الكبيسي على بكالوريوس تربية بدنية وعلوم‬

‫رياضية‪ ،‬وتم تعيينه معيداً في الجامعة لكنه ترك‬ ‫التدريس من أجل أن يتفرغ للغناء‪ .‬والكبيسي‬ ‫متزوج حالياً ولديه ابن اسمه خالد وبنت اسمها‬ ‫علياء‪.‬‬ ‫شارك أبو خالد في الكثير من المهرجانات‬ ‫والحفالت والبرامج والجلسات في العديد من‬ ‫الدول العربية‪ ،‬ويعتبر من أهم الفنانين حضوراً‬ ‫في األعراس الخليجية‪ .‬ويأمل الغناء على أكبر‬ ‫المسارح العربية الشهيرة‪ ،‬مثل مسرح جرش‬ ‫وقرطاج واألوبرا المصرية‪.‬‬ ‫وساهم بانطالق االغنية القطرية الى خارج‬ ‫حدود الوطن وهو حريص دائماً على تقديم أغنية‬ ‫قطرية بحفالته مثل اغنية «يا ناس أحبه» للفنان‬ ‫علي عبد الستار وأغنية «واقف على بابكم»‬ ‫للفنان فرج عبد الكريم‪ .‬ويسعد بحرص‬ ‫المسؤولين ألنه يمثل قطر في المحافل الفنية‪،‬‬ ‫ويعتبر نفسه محظوظاً لمعاصرته عهد االزدهار‬ ‫والنهضة في كافة المجاالت الفنية والثقافية‬ ‫والرياضية في قطر معتبراً أنها ساهمت بشكل‬ ‫كبير في شهرته وانتشاره العربي ولقائه بجمهوره‪.‬‬ ‫ويعد فهد الكبيسي موهبة طربية أصيلة ومثاالً‬ ‫للمثابرة والجد واالجتهاد‪ .‬ومشواره حافل‬ ‫بالنجاحات وهو رغم صغر سنه الفني استطاع أن‬ ‫يبني قاعدة جماهرية عربية عريضة متعطشة‬ ‫دائماً إلى كل جديد‪.‬‬


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‫استخدام طبقة تمهيدية وأحياناً أخرى مع‬ ‫استخدام طبقة شفافة‪ ،‬إضافة إلى المعالجة‬ ‫المسبقة للطبقة السفلية من طالء بدن الطائرة‪.‬‬ ‫وتشتمل االختبارات على اختبار مقاومة تسرب‬ ‫السوائل والصدأ والمرونة والمتانة وغيرها الكثير‪.‬‬ ‫كيف يتم طالء زعنفة الذيل والشعارات؟‬ ‫يتم أحياناً لصق الشعارات‪ ،‬إال أنها ليست متينة‬ ‫بقدر الطالء‪ .‬ونحن نفضل في أغلب األحيان‬ ‫استخدام طريقة شريحة الستينسيل التي نطليها‬ ‫باألصباغ التي نريد‪ .‬وعادة ما يزودنا زبائننا برسم‬ ‫تخيلي للطائرة بعد انتهاء طالء بدنها نستخدمه‬ ‫ُّ‬ ‫في إعداد شريحة الستينسيل التي نستخدمها في‬ ‫طالء شعار الشركة وعالمتها التجارية فوق‬ ‫بدن الطائرة‪.‬‬ ‫هل تقومون بطالء الطائرات التجارية فقط؟‬ ‫وإذا كان األمر كذلك‪ ،‬ما هي التحديات الفريدة‬ ‫التي تواجهونها؟‬ ‫نحن نطلي جميع أنواع الطائرات بما فيها طائرات‬ ‫الهيليكوبتر وطائرات النقل العسكرية‪ .‬ونحن‬ ‫نطلي تلك الطائرات بلون تمويهي غير المع نواجه‬ ‫صعوبات في طالئه‪ ،‬إذ إنه من الصعب الحصول‬

‫على طبقة طالء غير المعة ومتجانسة المستوى‬ ‫عبر بدن الطائرة بأكمله‪ .‬كما أن عالمات األيدي‬ ‫تظهر فوق األصباغ غير الالمعة‪ ،‬ما يوجب العناية‬ ‫ببدن الطائرة بعد طالئها بها‪.‬‬ ‫كم من الوقت يستغرق طالء بدن طائرة‬ ‫تجارية عادية؟‬ ‫ال توجد معايير حقيقية لذلك ويعتمد األمر على‬ ‫المساحات التي يتوجب طالؤها وتصميم الطالء‬ ‫وحجم الطائرة إضافة إلى مدى تعقيد الطالء‪ .‬وقد‬ ‫تتراوح المدة بالتالي بين ‪ 3‬و‪ 6‬أيام‪.‬‬ ‫ما هو الوزن الذي يضيفه الطالء إلى طائرة‬ ‫عادية وإلى طائرة إيرباص ‪A380‬؟‬ ‫قد يضيف طالء طائرة إيرباص ‪ A380‬طناً من‬ ‫األصباغ إلى وزنها وتترك عملية الطالء أثراً كبيراً‬ ‫في وزن وتوازن الطائرة‪ .‬وبغية تحديد ذلك التأثير‬ ‫بدقة‪ ،‬تعيد الخطوط الجوية القطرية وزن الطائرة‬ ‫بعد انتهاء عملية إعادة الطالء لتعلم مقدار‬ ‫التغيير الذي طرأ على وزنها ومركز جاذبيتها‬ ‫بالضبط‪ .‬وتشتمل هذه العملية على تفريغ الطائرة‬ ‫من الوقود وجميع األشياء غير الضرورية مثل‬ ‫المجالت وعربات توزيع الطعام وغيرها‪ ،‬ثم يتم‬

‫القبانات‬ ‫قطر الطائرة وركنها فوق مجموعة من ّ‬ ‫الخاصة التي يوجد واحد منها لكل عجلة من‬ ‫عجالت الطائرة‪ ،‬لتحديد وزن الطائرة بدقة‪.‬‬ ‫كم يدوم طالء الطائرة؟‬ ‫تم تصميم األنظمة الجديدة لطالء الطائرات‬ ‫بحيث تدوم لغاية ‪ 10‬سنوات‪ ،‬إال أنه تتم إعادة‬ ‫طالءها قبل ذلك بكثير للعديد من األسباب‪.‬‬ ‫لمشاهدة شريط فيديو تم تسريع عرض صوره‬ ‫لعملية طالء طائرة بوينج ‪ 777‬ـ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫«ايرتك»‪،‬‬ ‫‪ A7-BAA‬في ورشات شركة‬ ‫زوروا‪ :‬‬


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‫فن طالء الطائرات‬ ‫بعدسة‪ :‬دونال مورفي فوتوغرافي‬

‫مع قيام الخطوط الجوية القطرية بإعادة طالء جميع طائرات أسطولها التي يناهز عددها ‪ 135‬طائرة احتفاالً بانضمامها إلى اتحاد‬ ‫«ون وورلد»‪ ،‬زارت مجلة «المها» العاصمة اإليرلندية « َدب ِلن» إلجراء مقابلة مع «آندرو ريتشاردسون»‪ ،‬مدير شركة «اير ِتك أفييشن»‬ ‫نتعرف إلى كيفية إعادة طالء أسطول من الطائرات‪.‬‬ ‫التي تتولى تنفيذ المشروع وفريق عمله داخل منشآتهم مكيفة الهواء‪ ،‬كي َّ‬ ‫ما هي طبيعة المنشأة التي تعملون فيها؟‬ ‫تناهز مساحة حظيرة الطالء التي تمتلكها شركة‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫«ايرتك» ‪ 20،000‬متر مربع‪ .‬ويشار إلى الحظيرة‬ ‫التي تقع في «دبلن» والتي يتم فيها تطبيق طالء‬ ‫«ون وورلد» بأنها منشأة لطالء الطائرات عريضة‬ ‫البدن‪ ،‬أي أنها تستطيع طالء طائرات يصل‬ ‫حجمها إلى حجم طائرة بوينج ‪ 747‬أو إيرباص‬ ‫‪ .A340‬كما نستطيع طالء عدد من الطائرات‬ ‫ضيقة البدن جنباً إلى جنب‪.‬‬

‫هل تعملون بدوام عادي من ‪ 9‬صباحاً لغاية ‪5‬‬ ‫للطوارى؟‬ ‫مسا ًء‪ ،‬أم أن هناك ساعات‬ ‫ْ‬ ‫ال يستمر ‪ 24‬ساعة في‬ ‫يعتبر طالء الطائرات عم ً‬ ‫اليوم وسبعة أيام في األسبوع و‪ 364‬يوماً في‬ ‫السنة‪ .‬فنحن نعمل نوبات نهارية وأخرى ليلية‬ ‫لمواجهة أية حاالت طارئة‪.‬‬ ‫كم عدد العاملين في فريق الشركة؟‬ ‫يتفاوت العدد تبعاً للحالة الفعلية لكل طائرة‬ ‫وأسلوب العمل المتبع خالل نوبة عمل معينة‪.‬‬ ‫وعادة ما يتألف فريق العمل من مدير إنتاج‬ ‫صباغاً‪.‬‬ ‫ومديري فريق وما يتراوح بين ‪ 25‬و‪ّ 30‬‬ ‫وتبلغ دورة العمل ذروتها لدى مباشرة العمل في‬ ‫الوقت الذي يتم فيه تنفيذ جميع األعمال‬ ‫السفع بالرمال والكشط‬ ‫التحضيرية مثل َّ‬ ‫بالكيماويات‪.‬‬ ‫صباغ‬ ‫ما هي طبيعة التدريب الذي يحتاج إليه ّ‬ ‫الطائرات؟‬ ‫تتفاوت طبيعة التدريب تبعاً للمهام التي تدخل‬ ‫في عملية إعادة طالء الطائرة‪ .‬ونحن نميل‬ ‫الستخدام عبارة إعادة الطالء ألنها تشتمل على‬ ‫الكشط والتحضير وإخفاء العيوب والتنظيف‬ ‫وطالء الطبقة التمهيدية من الصبغ وبالطبع طالء‬ ‫الصباغون الذين‬ ‫الطبقة النهائية‪ .‬وعادة ما يكون ّ‬ ‫يطلون الطبقة النهائية من أمهر العمال‪ ،‬ألن مظهر‬ ‫يجسد صورة الشركة‬ ‫تلك الطبقة يجب أن ِّ‬ ‫وعالمتها التجارية ويجب أن يكون متقناً بالتالي‪.‬‬ ‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫الصباغون تدريبهم في شركات‬ ‫وكثيراً ما يبدأ ّ‬ ‫صناعة السيارات‪ ،‬بالتزامن مع مشاركتهم في‬ ‫دورات تدريبية تنظمها شركات صناعة األصباغ‪.‬‬ ‫ما هي األدوات الرئيسية المستخدمة في‬ ‫مهنتكم؟‬ ‫يفكر الجميع بالطبع بالمسدس الب ّخاخ للوهلة‬ ‫األولى‪ ،‬إال أن هناك الكثير من األدوات األخرى‬ ‫التي نستخدمها في عملنا مثل‪ :‬أدوات ومواد‬ ‫الطات المواد‬ ‫ورجاجات األصباغ وخ ّ‬ ‫التحضير ّ‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫«ايرتك»‬ ‫المانعة للتسرب‪ .‬وتستخدم شركة‬ ‫مسدسات بخاخة فائقة التطور تعمل بالشحنات‬ ‫الكهربائية الساكنة‪ .‬وتتم كسوة جزيئات األصباغ‬ ‫بشحنة كهربائية موجبة عند فوهة المسدس‬ ‫البخاخ‪ ،‬ما يستقطب األصباغ مباشرة إلى سطح‬ ‫بدن الطائرة‪ .‬وال تقتصر مزايا هذه التكنولوجيا‬ ‫على االقتصاد في استهالك األصباغ ولكنها تخ ِّفض‬ ‫الضارة التي تنبعث في الجو‪.‬‬ ‫أيضاً كمية المواد‬ ‫َّ‬ ‫وحين يكتمل طالء الطائرة‪ ،‬يتم استخدام معدات‬ ‫خاصة لقياس درجة لمعان سطحها الخارجي‬ ‫(مقياس اللمعان)‪ ،‬وأخرى لقياس سماكة طبقة‬ ‫الطالء (مقياس سماكة الطبقة الخارجية) إضافة‬ ‫إلى معدات لقياس ملمس الطبقة النهائية من‬ ‫الطالء (بواسطة ماسح يعمل بالموجات الضوئية)‪.‬‬ ‫هل يعتبر الطالء عملية تجميلية بحتة؟‬ ‫كال بالتأكيد‪ .‬إذ إنه رغم أهمية درجة اللمعان‬ ‫ومظهر الطبقة النهائية للطالء‪ ،‬إال أن حماية بدن‬ ‫الطائرة من العوامل البيئية القاسية التي يواجهها‬ ‫خالل الطيران تعتبر أحد األسباب الرئيسية لطالء‬ ‫بدن الطائرة‪ .‬فقد تنخفض درجة حرارة الهواء‬ ‫الذي تمخر الطائرة عبابه في األجواء إلى أقل من‬ ‫‪ 55‬درجة مئوية تحت الصفر‪ ،‬وقد ترتفع إلى أكثر‬ ‫من ‪ 50‬درجة مئوية حين تربض الطائرة في‬ ‫المطارات‪ .‬ونظراً ل ِق َصر المدة الفاصلة لالنتقال‬ ‫بين درجتي الحرارة الكبيرتين هاتين‪ ،‬تتطلب‬ ‫حماية بدن الطائرة اهتماماً كبيراً بجودة طبقة‬

‫الطالء النهائية‪ .‬إضافة إلى ذلك‪ ،‬تخترق الطائرات‬ ‫والب َرد بسرعات عالية ما يتطلب طبقة طالء‬ ‫المطر َ‬ ‫نهائية غاية في المتانة على المدى الطويل‪ .‬كما‬ ‫تسخدم الطائرات تشكيلة كبيرة من السوائل التي‬ ‫قد تضر بطبقات الطالء العادية‪ ،‬وهناك أخيراً‬ ‫مسألة الصدأ التي يجب التفكير بكيفية مكافحتها‬ ‫والوقاية منها‪ .‬وفي المحصلة النهائية يتبين لنا‬ ‫أنه يتوجب علينا حماية السطح الخارجي لبدن‬ ‫ال‪ ،‬وكل ذلك عبر طبقة‬ ‫الطائرة ومنحه مظهراً جمي ً‬ ‫رقيقة جداً من الطالء (ال تزيد سماكتها‬ ‫عن ‪ 150‬ميكرون)‪.‬‬ ‫ما الذي تغير في تقنيات الطالء خالل‬ ‫العقد المنصرم؟‬ ‫لعبت العوامل البيئية دوراً كبيراً في تطوير‬ ‫األصباغ‪ .‬وانتشرت منتجات الطالء التي تحتوي‬ ‫مكو ٍ‬ ‫نات أقل ضرراً‪ ،‬وتزايدت عمليات تطوير‬ ‫على ِّ‬ ‫ً‬ ‫أصباغ أخف وزنا وطبقات طالء نهائية أطول‬ ‫عمراً‪.‬‬ ‫هل هناك ألوان يصعب طالؤها أكثر من غيرها؟‬ ‫تحتاج بعض األلوان إلى طبقة إضافية من األصباغ‬ ‫مقارنة مع األلوان األخرى‪ ،‬إال أن الفرق الحقيقي‬ ‫يكمن في األلوان ذات المؤثرات الخاصة‪ ،‬التي‬ ‫عادة ما تكون معدنية المظهر أو متأللئة (ميكا)‪.‬‬ ‫وتتطلب هذه األلوان استخدام تقنيات طالء‬ ‫خاصة لضمان التوجه الذاتي لخضاب األصباغ في‬ ‫نفس اتجاه طبقة الطالء‪ .‬وإذا لم يتحقق ذلك‪ ،‬قد‬ ‫يبدو اللون غائماً‪ .‬كما أن إصالح ألوان الميكا‬ ‫أصعب بسبب ضرورة مواءمة تأثير اللون وليس‬ ‫اللون فقط‪ .‬ولحسن الحظ‪ ،‬تتمتع شركة‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫«ايرتك» بخبرة كبيرة في طالء األلوان ذات‬ ‫المؤثرات الخاصة‪.‬‬ ‫كيف يتم اختبار األصباغ؟‬ ‫يجب أن يخضع طالء الطائرات الختبارات كبيرة‬ ‫ومتنوعة‪ ،‬حيث يتم أحياناً اختباره بالتزامن مع‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫القطرية‬ ‫‪127‬‬ ‫األواني النحاسية‪ .‬كما ستجدون هنا في وسط‬ ‫السوق النابض بالحياة فندق الرميله المتميز‬ ‫بواجهته الحجرية التقليدية التي تناقض ديكوراته‬ ‫الداخلية الحديثة‪.‬‬

‫الصقارين القطريين‪ .‬كما يوفر السوق مستشفى‬ ‫خاصاً للصقور مجهز بأحد التجهيزات حيث‬ ‫تجرى عمليات معقدة وبحوث متعمقة على‬ ‫هذه الطيور الجارحة‪.‬‬

‫وبالتوجه إلى الركن الشمالي من سوق واقف‬ ‫ستجدون فندق البدع األنيق وفندق الجمرك‬ ‫المريح‪ ،‬ويزهو كال الفندقين بتصاميمهما‬ ‫الداخلية المستوحاة من التراث القطري‪.‬‬ ‫ويمكنكم من هنا العروج على أسواق التوابل‬ ‫القريبة‪ ،‬والتي تعتبر عالجاً للحواس وجزءاً هاماً‬ ‫مكونات الطهي التقليدي‪ ،‬مثل طبق‬ ‫من ّ‬ ‫(المشبوس) القطري الغني بالتوابل‪.‬‬

‫ويعد فندق النجادة جوهرة معمارية تنقل‬ ‫دوحة القرون الغابرة إلى العالم الحديث‪،‬‬ ‫ويتألف الفندق من ثالثة منازل عربية تقليدية‬ ‫قديمة من حقبة ثالثينات القرن الماضي‪›،‬‬ ‫ويجمع ما بين الفخامة التقليدية والضيافة‬ ‫العربية الشهيرة‪.‬‬

‫وانطلقنا نحو محطتنا التالية حول الناصية القريبة‬ ‫من فندق مشيرب المصمم على غرار المجلس‪،‬‬ ‫باتجاه اسطبالت الخيول العربية‪ .‬وقد لعبت‬ ‫الخيول العربية األصيلة المعروفة بقدرتها على‬ ‫التحمل‪ ،‬دوراً هاماً في تأسيس دولة قطر عندما‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫قام رجال القبائل القطرية الشجعان في عام‬ ‫‪ ،1893‬على صهوة جيادهم العربية األصيلة بقيادة‬ ‫الشيخ جاسم بن محمد آل ثاني بهزيمة‬ ‫العثمانيين في معركة أدت في نهاية المطاف إلى‬ ‫استقالل دولة قطر‪.‬‬ ‫وتقع اسطبالت الخيول خلف فندق الجسرة‬ ‫بوتيك المجاور‪ ،‬ويمكنكم من هنا االنطالق لزيارة‬ ‫سوق الصقور‪ .‬وتعتبر رياضة الصيد بالصقور جزءاً‬ ‫من تقاليد دولة قطر يمارسها العديد من‬

‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫وتجدر زيارة ميناء سفن السنبوك الواقع على‬ ‫كورنيش الدوحة والذي يبعد بضع مئات من‬ ‫األمتار من سوق واقف‪ .‬وللتمتع بتجربة قطرية‬ ‫أصيلة قوموا بجولة على متن سفينة السنبوك‬ ‫واستمتعوا بمشاهدة أفق الدوحة الخالب‪.‬‬ ‫وتضم احتفاالت اليوم الوطني لدولة‬ ‫قطر في سوق واقف عروضاً حية للموسيقى‬ ‫والرقص التقليدي‪ .‬وعلى بعد مسافة قصيرة‬ ‫من السوق‪ ،‬يمكنكم االستمتاع بعروض‬ ‫األلعاب النارية الجميلة على امتداد‬ ‫الكورنيش‪ ،‬أو يمكنكم مجرد البقاء بين‬ ‫أحضان مباهج وسحر سوق واقف وحجز‬ ‫طاولة في مطعم المطبخ للمشاوي على سطح‬ ‫فندق الرميلة‪ ،‬أو في صالة سطح فندق الجمرك‬ ‫الفخم‪ ،‬والتمتع بتجربة ال تنسى بمناسبة‬ ‫احتفاالت اليوم الوطني‪.‬‬

‫القطرية‬ ‫‪128‬‬

‫القطرية‬ ‫‪129‬‬

‫تحتفل قطر بيومها الوطني تخليداً لذكرى ذلك‬ ‫اليوم التاريخي من عام ‪ 1878‬الذي خلَف فيه‬ ‫الشيخ جاسم‪ ،‬مؤسس الدولة‪ ،‬والده الشيخ محمد‬ ‫بن ثاني وتولى مقاليد الحكم في قطر‪ ،‬ليقود‬ ‫الدولة على طريق االستقالل‪ .‬إنه اليوم الذي‬ ‫يجسد الرؤية التي قامت على أسسها هذه الدولة‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫الفتية‪ ،‬ومدى التقدم واإلنجازات التي حققتها‬ ‫في مختلف المجاالت في ظل ارتباطها الوثيق‬ ‫بتاريخها وتقاليدها العريقة‪.‬‬ ‫ويعتبر سوق واقف الواقع في قلب الدوحة‪ ،‬أحد‬ ‫أقدم أسواق المدينة وأكثرها حرصاً ومحافظة على‬ ‫التراث المعماري‪ ،‬ويوفر نافذة تطل على مجتمع‬ ‫ٍ‬ ‫وماض مجيد‪.‬‬ ‫ينبض بالحياة ويتمتع بتراث عريق‬

‫اليوم الوطني‬ ‫لدولة قطر‬ ‫في الثامن عشر من ديسمبر من كل عام تحتفل قطر بيومها الوطني‪،‬‬ ‫يجسد تراث قطر الحقيقي أفضل من‬ ‫وفي هذه المناسبة ال شيء‬ ‫ِّ‬ ‫سوق واقف‪ ،‬أشهر أسواق العاصمة القطرية الدوحة‪.‬‬

‫ويشكل السوق مكان اإلقامة األمثل لكل من‬ ‫يريد أن يعيش تجربة ثقافة وتراث قطر الحقيقيين‬ ‫والضيافة العربية األصيلة التي اشتهرت بها‪،‬‬ ‫حيث تنتشر في هذا السوق مجموعة فريدة من‬ ‫الفنادق الراقية والرائعة التي تقدم تشكيلة‬ ‫تذوق روعة الضيافة‬ ‫مدهشة من فرص ُّ‬ ‫القطرية األصيلة‪.‬‬ ‫وقد اختيرت أسماء هذه المجموعة من الفنادق‬ ‫المنتشرة حول سوق واقف بحيث تعكس تاريخ‬ ‫وثقافة دولة قطر‪ ،‬ويمكنك مشاهدة معالمها‬ ‫البارزة بينما تتجول عبر سوق واقف‪.‬‬ ‫ويعتبر فندق ال ِمرقاب بوابة سوق واقف‪ ،‬ويقع‬ ‫في الركن الجنوبي الشرقي من السوق‪ .‬استهلوا‬ ‫يومكم هنا في شرفة الصالة اللبنانية‪ ،‬وتمتعوا‬ ‫باحتساء القهوة العربية التي تقدم سوداء‬ ‫وقوية من دالل ذهبية أنيقة مع حلويات‬ ‫«الخبيص» اللذيذة‪.‬‬ ‫ويقع سوق الذهب الشعبي بجوار سوق واقف‬ ‫الذي اشتهر تاريخياً كمركز دائم لبيع اللؤلؤ‬ ‫والذهب في قطر‪ .‬ويوفر مركز الحرف المجاور‬ ‫عروضاً حية للحرف التقليدية المتنوعة‪ .‬حيث‬ ‫يعرض الحرفيون المحليون مهاراتهم الحرفية‬ ‫هنا في ورش العمل‪ ،‬وينقلون فنون هذه الحرف‬ ‫التقليدية وأسرارها من جيل آلخر للمحافظة‬ ‫عليها من االندثار‪.‬‬ ‫وبعد مسافة قصيرة سيراً على األقدام ستصلون‬ ‫إلى قلب السوق‪ ،‬حيث تجدون سلسلة من‬ ‫األسواق المتخصصة ببيع المنتجات المتنوعة‬ ‫بدءاً من السجاد المنسوج يدوياً ووصوالً إلى‬

‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬


‫عالم‬ ‫‪131‬‬

‫عالم‬ ‫‪130‬‬


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‫متنزهون يسيرون إلى جانب تماثيل ثلجية معروضة في حديقة «سوكولنيكي» في موسكو‪ ،‬روسيا‪.‬‬ ‫‪© ruimleal / Getty Images‬‬


‫يشكل السفر عبر غابات منطقة «البالند» المتجمدة شمالي السويد على متن الزالجات التي تجرها‬ ‫الكالب‪ ،‬تجربة شتوية متميزة‪ .‬وفي منتجع كيرونا للتزلج الواقع على نفس خط عرض جزيرة «جرينالند»‬ ‫العمالقة‪ ،‬تنظم لكم شركات السياحة التي يديرها أبناء شعب «سامي» األصليين‪ ،‬رحالت على متن‬ ‫زالجات تجرها كالب اإلسكيمو من نوع «هاسكيس»‪ ،‬تعبر بكم سهوب التوندرا الجليدية في رحلة باردة‬ ‫ولكن مثيرة‪ .‬واألهم من ذلك‪ ،‬أن تلك الرحالت تمنحكم فرصة االستمتاع بمشاهدة أضواء الشفق القطبي‬ ‫الفوسفورية المتأللئة والمتراقصة بشكل ساحر وغامض‪ ،‬وتعتبر إحدى أكثر الظواهر الطبيعية غرابة‬ ‫وروعة في العالم‪.‬‬ ‫تسير الخطوط الجوية القطرية رحالت يومية من الدوحة إلى ستوكهولم‪.‬‬ ‫ّ‬


‫إذا كنتم ترغبون بتجربة التزلج على مزالجين أو على متن لوح للتزلج على المنحدرات‪ ،‬توجهوا إلى‬ ‫منتجع «ليلليهامر» أقدم منتجعات التزلج النرويجية والذي استضاف األولمبياد الشتوي لعام ‪.1994‬‬ ‫وتلبي منحدرات مركز «هافجيل» الجبلي للتزلج متطلبات المتزلجين المحترفين والهواة‪ ،‬ويبلغ طول‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫أحد هذه المنحدرات سبعة كيلومترات من االنزالق دون توقف‪ .‬كما يضم منتجع «ليلليهامر» مركزاً‬ ‫ِ‬ ‫«هاردانجرفيدا» وتتم إنارة‬ ‫للتزلج عبر األرياف يوفر ‪ 400‬كيلومتر من المضامير التي تخترق هضبة‬ ‫ال لتوفر أجواء ساحرة‪.‬‬ ‫بعضها لي ً‬ ‫تسير الخطوط الجوية القطرية رحالت يومية من الدوحة إلى أوسلو‪.‬‬ ‫ّ‬


‫تحيط بمدينة موسكو مناطق طبيعية شاسعة تكسوها الغابات وتوفر العديد من الخيارات للتزلج عبر‬ ‫األرياف‪ .‬ويمكن الوصول إلى أماكن أمثال «سوكولنيكي» وحديقة «بيتسفيسكي» الواقعتين ضمن‬ ‫حدود المدينة على متن قطارات مترو األنفاق‪ .‬وإذا أردتم االستمتاع بأفضل تجارب التزلج عبر األرياف‪،‬‬ ‫اتجهوا إلى حديقة «إيزمايلوفسكي» التي تتيح لكم التزلج تحت أغصان أشجار البتوال المتجمدة‪ ،‬وفوق‬ ‫مسارات مزدانة بآثار أقدام السناجب والطيور‪.‬‬ ‫تسير الخطوط الجوية القطرية ‪ 12‬رحلة أسبوعياً من الدوحة إلى موسكو‪.‬‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫تعتبر بروكسل قلب أوروبا الفرنسية الفلمنكية‪ ،‬وبوتقة انصهار للمباني التاريخية والمطاعم‬ ‫عالمية المستوى والمعارض الفنية الراقية ومتاجر التحف وبوتيكات السلع الكمالية الفاخرة‪.‬‬


‫رغم أن أراضي الدانمارك منبسطة إلى درجة ال‬ ‫تسمح بممارسة التزلج الحقيقي‪ ،‬إال أنكم‬ ‫تستطيعون االستمتاع بمباهج الشتاء في قلب‬ ‫العاصمة في حديقة «تيفولي» الترفيهية التي تم‬ ‫افتتاحها عام ‪ ،1834‬وال تزال المفضلة في‬ ‫كوبنهاجن حتى اليوم‪ .‬وتتمحور الفعاليات‬ ‫الترفيهية التي تنظمها الحديقة هذا الشتاء حول‬ ‫تقاليد مهرجانات أعياد الميالد االسكندنافية‬ ‫والروسية‪ ،‬التي تنتشر خاللها أكواخ خشبية‬ ‫تقليدية وأشجار أعياد ميالد مزخرفة بأنوار مشرقة‬ ‫بهيجة‪ .‬ويضفي أكثر من ‪ 100،000‬مصباح كهربائي‬ ‫ألَقاً ساحراً علي ليالي الشتاء الطويلة‪ ،‬ويتيح فرصة‬ ‫للتزلج في حلبة جليدية وفي ساحة « ِ‬ ‫كونجنس‬ ‫نوتورف» العامة الرئيسية في المدينة‪.‬‬ ‫تسير الخطوط الجوية القطرية رحالت يومية من‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫الدوحة إلى كوبنهاجن‪.‬‬

‫قد ال تتمتع بروكسل بنفس شهرة نظيراتها من‬ ‫الحواضر األوروبية مثل باريس ولندن‪ ،‬لكن هذه‬ ‫المدينة المدمجة تتألق بجاذبية خاصة تجعل‬ ‫منها الوجهة المثالية لقضاء عطلة نهاية‬ ‫أسبوع ممتعة‪.‬‬

‫وتستقبل المدينة زوارها بأعداد كبيرة من‬ ‫المباني فائقة الروعة والجمال عند كل منعطف‪،‬‬ ‫وهي تتراوح بين مباني القرون الوسطى ومباني‬ ‫عصر الفن الحديث والمباني فائقة الحداثة‬ ‫لمقرات االتحاد األوروبي‪.‬‬

‫وتعتبر بروكسل إحدى أفضل وجهات الطعام‬ ‫الراقي في كامل أوروبا‪ ،‬ما يجعل من المستحيل‬ ‫تقريباً القول بإن أحداً تناول طعاماً رديئاً فيها‪.‬‬ ‫ومن أشهر األطعمة التي تميزت بها بروكسل‬ ‫الم َحلَّى والشوكوالته و«مولز‬ ‫بسكويت «الوافل» ُ‬ ‫فريت»‪ .‬وتشتهر بروكسل بمطاعمها الممتازة‬ ‫ومقاهيها األنيقة‪ .‬ولالستمتاع بوجبة متميزة‬ ‫جربوا مطعم «كوم شيه سوا» الحائز على‬ ‫بالفعل‪ِّ ،‬‬ ‫نجمتي ميشالن التقديرية والذي يقدم أطباقاً‬ ‫لذواقة الطعام منذ عام ‪.1926‬‬ ‫متميزة ّ‬

‫استهلوا جولتكم من الساحة الكبرى المدهشة‬ ‫المدرجة ضمن قائمة منظمة اليونيسكو لمواقع‬ ‫التراث العالمية‪ ،‬والتي تعتبر من أروع ساحات‬ ‫المدن األوروبية بفضل مباني نقاباتها المهنية‬ ‫الفاخرة‪ ،‬ويعود تاريخ إنشاء هذه المباني‬ ‫المزخرفة الجميلة إلى القرن العاشر‪ .‬ثم توجهوا‬ ‫بعد ذلك إلى حي «سابلون» القريب والحافل‬ ‫بالمعارض الفنية ومتاجر التحف العتيقة‪،‬‬ ‫وبوتيكات األزياء الراقية التي تحف جانبي جادتي‬ ‫«لويز» و«واترلو»‪ ،‬أو زوروا «رويال سانت هوبير‬ ‫جاالريز» لالستمتاع بواحدة من أكثر تجارب‬ ‫التسوق أناقة في أوروبا‪.‬‬

‫للتمتع بمزاج مناسب لزيارة بروكسل‪ ،‬ننصحكم‬ ‫«فييت» للروائية المشهورة شارلوت‬ ‫بقراءة رواية ّ‬ ‫برونتي‪ ،‬والتي تدور أحداثها في مكان خيالي‬ ‫استمدت الكاتبة معالمه من زيارتها للمدينة‪.‬‬ ‫يعتبر متجر بيير ماركوليني مركزاً مرموقاً لصناعة‬ ‫الشوكوالتة الراقية‪ ،‬ولسبب وجيه ُيعرف كأفضل‬ ‫حول هذا المتجر‬ ‫صانع للشوكوالته في العالم‪ ،‬وقد ّ‬ ‫صناعة الشوكوالتة إلى شكل من أشكال الفن‪.‬‬ ‫شارع دو مينيميه‪1 ،‬‬ ‫بليس دو جران سابلون ـ ‪ 1000‬بروكسل‬ ‫هاتف‪+32 )0( 2 5141206 :‬‬ ‫‪‬‬ ‫معدل الرحالت‬ ‫تسير الخطوط الجوية القطرية رحالت‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫يومية من الدوحة إلى بروكسل‬


‫األطعمة الراقية‬ ‫‪132‬‬

‫األطعمة الراقية‬ ‫‪133‬‬

‫عجينة‬ ‫المناقيش‬ ‫سنتعلم من الوصفة التالية طريقة‬ ‫سهلة لتحضير عجينة المناقيش‪.‬‬ ‫من أجل الحصول على مقادير‬ ‫صحية ونكهة قوية‪ ،‬يمكنك‬ ‫االستعاضة عن ‪ 2.5‬كوب من‬ ‫الدقيق القوي عالي البروتين‪،‬‬ ‫بدقيق القمح الكامل‪.‬‬

‫بربارة عبديني مسعد‬ ‫ولدت بربارة في بيروت‪ ،‬لبنان‪ ،‬وانتقلت الى الواليات المتحدة‬ ‫عندما كانت طفلة‪ ،‬كما ساعدت الحقاً في مطعم «كباب أند ثنغز»‬ ‫الذي تملكه عائلتها ويقدم المأكوالت اللبنانية‪ .‬وبعد عودتها الى‬ ‫لبنان عام ‪ ،1988‬قررت بربارة مواصلة شغفها في إتقان فن الطبخ‪،‬‬ ‫وتدربت على أيدي العديد من أشهر الطهاة في المطاعم اللبنانية‬ ‫وااليطالية والفرنسية‪.‬‬ ‫مصور بورتريه محترف وشهير‪ ،‬عشقه‬ ‫وورثت بربارة عن والدها‪ ،‬وهو ّ‬ ‫للفن ودمجت بين فن التصوير الفوتوغرافي وفن الطبخ لتبدع كتابها‬ ‫األول الفائز بالجوائز «المنقوشة‪ :‬من داخل مخبز لبناني على‬ ‫الناصية»‪.‬‬ ‫وواصلت بربارة سعيها الكتشاف تراث المطبخ اللبناني والمحافظة‬ ‫عليه في كتابها الثاني «غرفة المونة اللبنانية»‪ .‬ووسعت بربارة‬ ‫اكتشافها للتقاليد اللبنانية الغذائية المحلية في كتابها الثالث‬ ‫«المازة‪ :‬جهد من الحب»‪.‬‬ ‫بربارة عبديني مسعد هي عضو ُم ِ‬ ‫ؤسس لجمعية «سلو فود» في‬ ‫بيروت‪ ،‬وهذه جمعية مناهضة لثقافة الوجبات السريعة‪ ،‬وتعمل أيضاً‬ ‫موفدة لجمعية «تيرا مادري كوميونيتي» اإليطالية التي تنادي‬ ‫بوجبات صحية نظيفة‪ .‬وتقدم بربارة برنامجاً تلفزيونياً أسبوعياً‬ ‫تعرض من خالله تراث المطبخ اللبناني والقرية اللبنانية‪ .‬كما عملت‬ ‫مستشارة لتطوير قوائم الطعام لزبائن محليين وعالميين مهتمين‬ ‫بالمطبخ اللبناني‪.‬‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫خلطة الزعتر البري‬ ‫خلطة الزعتر‬

‫منقوشة بالزعتر‬

‫ذكاء‪ ،‬ويحرصن دائماً على اطعام أطفالهن الزعتر‪.‬‬ ‫تعتقد األمهات في لبنان أن تناول الزعتر يجعلك أكثر ً‬ ‫ويقال أن الزعتر ينشط الذاكرة وينعشها‪ .‬وبغض النظر عن مدى مصداقية ذلك‪ ،‬إال أن هذا القول المأثور‬ ‫يبقى جزءاً من التراث اللبناني‪ .‬ومهما يكن األمر‪ ،‬البد وأن تشعر بالسعادة عندما تصنع خلطتك الخاصة من‬ ‫الزعتر بمشاركة جميع أفراد العائلة‪.‬‬ ‫وإليكم بعض الخطوات التي يمكن اتباعها‪:‬‬ ‫القطاف‬ ‫ينمو الزعتر البري في أعالي التالل والجبال‬ ‫المنتشرة في سائر أرجاء لبنان‪ .‬ومن السهل‬ ‫العثور على نبتة الزعتر المميزة‪ ،‬فقط َدع أنفك‬ ‫يقودك! إذ أن نبتة الزعتر تتميز برائحة عطرة‬ ‫قوية‪ .‬ويمكننا قطف أغصان نبتة الزعتر‬ ‫بواسطة مقص حاد أو مجز أعشاب من دون‬ ‫لمس الجذور‪.‬‬

‫ابدأ بإعداد عجينة المناقيش حسب طريقة‬ ‫التحضير في الصفحة ‪.42‬‬ ‫قسم العجينة إلى ‪ 4‬قطع متساوية‪.‬‬ ‫ِّ‬

‫‪ 60‬غ (‪ 2‬أونصة أو نصف كوب) من خليط الزعتر‬ ‫البري‬ ‫‪ 120‬مل (‪ 4‬أونصات أو نصف كوب) من الزيت‬ ‫(زيت زيتون وزيت نباتي )‬ ‫الكمية ‪ 4‬منقوشات‪.‬‬ ‫طريقة التحضير‪:‬‬

‫التنقية‬ ‫نقوم بانتقاء األوراق والسيقان الغضة ونزيل‬ ‫منها الشوائب‪.‬‬

‫أمرأة ُتدعى «أم طوني» زوجة يوسف سليمان‬ ‫سورات من البترون‪.‬‬

‫الطحن‬ ‫في الماضي كان الناس يفركون عشبة الزعتر‬ ‫المجففة بأيديهم حتى تصبح ناعمة كالبودرة‪.‬‬ ‫ولكن بمرور الوقت أصبحوا يطحنون الزعتر‬ ‫بواسطة الهاون الحجري‪ .‬أما اليوم‪ ،‬وبفضل‬ ‫المطحنة الكهربائية‪ ،‬فقد أصبح طحن الزعتر‬ ‫أكثر سهولة وتحويله الى بودرة ناعمة جداً‪.‬‬

‫خلطة المنقوشة‬ ‫‪ 1‬كغ (‪ 2‬ليبرة وأونصتين ‪ -‬سبعة أكواب ونصف)‬ ‫من الزعتر المطحون‬ ‫‪225‬غ (نصف ليبرة – كوب ونصف)‬ ‫من بذور السمسم النيئ‬ ‫‪400‬غ (ليبرة ونصف ‪ 3-‬أكواب)‬ ‫من السماق المطحون‬ ‫‪50‬غ (‪ 2‬أونصة – نصف كوب) من الملح‬

‫التخزين‬ ‫نخزن خلطة الزعتر بعبوات محكمة األغالق‬ ‫ومانعة للهواء‪ ،‬مع اضافة ورقتين من الغار لمنع‬ ‫الحشرات‪ .‬وبهذه الطريقة يحتفظ الزعتر‬ ‫بنضارته لمدة عام‪.‬‬

‫إليكم الوصفة التقليدية إلعداد منقوشة الزعتر‪.‬‬ ‫أفضل استخدام مزيج من زيت الزيتون والزيت‬ ‫وأنا ّ‬ ‫النباتي للحصول على منقوشة خفيفة سهلة الهضم‬

‫مقاديركسوة المناقيش‬

‫التجفيف‬ ‫عند التجفيف‪ُ ،‬يفضل عدم تعريض الزعتر‬ ‫ال ألشعة الشمس‪ ،‬فهذا قد يؤدي إلى‬ ‫طوي ً‬ ‫اصفرار األوراق‪.‬‬

‫الخلط‬ ‫نخلط الزعتر المطحون‪ ،‬السماق‪ ،‬بذورالسمسم‬ ‫والملح معاً‪.‬‬

‫فطيرة الزعتر‬ ‫البري‬

‫خلطة التغميس‬ ‫‪ 1‬كغ (‪ 2‬ليبرة وأونصتين ‪ -‬سبعة أكواب ونصف)‬ ‫من الزعتر المطحون‬ ‫‪225‬غ (نصف ليبرة – كوب ونصف)‬ ‫من بذور السمسم المحمص‬ ‫‪400‬غ (ليبرة ونصف ‪ 3 -‬أكواب) من‬ ‫السماق المطحون‬ ‫‪50‬غ ( ‪ 2‬أونصة – نصف كوب) من الملح‪.‬‬

‫‪1‬ـ نمزج الزعتر البري مع مزيج من زيت الزيتون‬ ‫والزيت النباتي في وعاء‪ ،‬يجب أن يكون المزيج‬ ‫متجانس القوام مثل الكريمة ‪.‬‬ ‫‪2‬ـ نفرد الزعتر على العجين المعد مسبقاً باستخدام‬ ‫طرف ملعقة‪ .‬ولفرد الزعتر بالتساوي على العجين‬ ‫يفضل استخدام أطراف أصابعك‪.‬‬ ‫َّ‬ ‫‪3‬ـ لدى استخدام صاج الخبز المسطح أو المحدب‪،‬‬ ‫ضع العجين على الصاج الساخن واتركه يشكّل‬ ‫فقاعات صغيرة قبل فرد الزعتر عليه‪ .‬وتعتمد مدة‬ ‫ال َخبز على قوة مصدر الحرارة‪ ،‬وتتراوح المدة بين ‪3‬‬ ‫إلى ‪ 5‬دقائق‪.‬‬ ‫‪4‬ـ لدى استخدام فرن الطهي التقليدي‪ ،‬قُم‬ ‫بتسخين الفرن مسبقاً حتى درجة ‪ 200‬درجة مئوية‬ ‫(‪ 400‬درجة فهرنهايت ـ مؤشر فرن الغاز رقم ‪ .)6‬ثم‬ ‫اخبز لمدة تتراوح بين ‪ 7‬الى‪ 10‬دقائق‪.‬‬ ‫تقدم المناقيش ساخنة‪.‬‬ ‫‪5‬ـ َّ‬ ‫مالحظة‪ :‬يمكن أن ُيضاف لمنقوشة الزعتر وحسب‬ ‫الرغبة أوراق النعناع الخضراء الطازجة‪ ،‬وقطع‬ ‫الخيار والطماطم والمخلل أو الزيتون‪ .‬حتى أن‬ ‫البعض يفضلون ٍاضافة ملعقة كبيرة من اللبنة‬ ‫على مناقيشهم‪.‬‬ ‫‪‬‬



‫َخ ِّططوا لعطاتكم‬ ‫تقدم لكم مجلة «المها» بعض النصائح المفيدة حول أروع الوجهات الجديرة بقضاء‬ ‫عطالتكم فيها خالل فبراير‪ ،‬لتستمتعوا بمشاهدة معالم مثلث الهند الذهبي‬ ‫الساحرة‪ ،‬واكتشاف التاريخ العريق والمغامرات المشوقة في مسقط‪ ،‬والجوالت‬ ‫السياحية الممتعة عبر الفلبين خالل الموسم الجاف‪.‬‬

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‫يعتبر شهر فبراير بطقسه البديع الوقت المثالي لزيارة الجزء الشمالي من‬ ‫الهند‪ .‬وللتمتع بمشاهدة المعالم الساحرة ننصحكم بجولة المثلث الذهبي‬ ‫السياحية التي تتضمن زيارة المدن الشهيرة مثل دلهي وأغرا وجايبور‪.‬‬ ‫ويعود سر تسمية «المثلث الذهبي» إلى مواقع هذه المدن الثالث التي‬ ‫تظهر على شكل مثلث على الخارطة‪ .‬وتزخر كل مدينة من هذه المدن‬ ‫بمعالم سياحية جذابة وغنية ومتنوعة بما فيها مئذنة قطب مينار‪ ،‬وبوابة‬ ‫الهند‪ ،‬ومبنى «رشترباثي بهافان» المقر الرسمي لرئيس الهند‪ ،‬والقلعة‬ ‫الحمراء في دلهي‪ ،‬وضريح تاج محل الذي يعد من عجائب الدنيا السبع‬ ‫الجديدة‪ ،‬وقلعة أجرا‪ ،‬ومدينة «فتحبور سيكري» في أجرا‪ ،‬وجوالت القصر‬ ‫السياحية في جايبور ‪.‬‬

‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫مغامرة في مسقط‪ ،‬سلطنة عمان‬

‫تعد الحاضرة العمانية مسقط وجهة جذابة للزيارة خالل شهر فبراير للتمتع‬ ‫بمعالمها السياحية‪ ،‬واألنشطة والفعاليات المتنوعة الوفيرة في البر والبحر على‬ ‫حد سواء وتشمل مواقع التراث الثقافي العالمي التي جرت المحافظة عليها‬ ‫بعناية‪ ،‬وجوالت مشاهدة الدالفين‪ ،‬ورحالت صيد األسماك‪ ،‬ورحالت السفاري‬ ‫الصحراوية‪ ،‬وتسلق الجبال وغيرها من أنشطة المغامرات المشوقة‪.‬‬

‫احتفاالت البندقية‬

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‫القطرية‬ ‫‪137‬‬

‫مهرجان كتارا الثالث‬ ‫للمحامل التقليدية‬ ‫حتى ‪ 23‬ديسمبر‬

‫أكياس «بينباغ»‬ ‫من محالت دِ ك‬ ‫ديزاين‬

‫بطولة قطر إكسون‬ ‫موبيل المفتوحة للتنس‬


‫‪ 30‬ديسمبر ـ ‪ 4‬يناير‬

‫أكياس خفيفة تستخدم كمقاعد مناسبة‬ ‫لالسترخاء على سطح اليخوت وأحواض السباحة‪،‬‬ ‫وصنعت هذه األكياس يدوياً من أقمشة أشرعة‬ ‫جديدة وأخرى سبق أن استخدمت في اإلبحار من‬ ‫قبل خبراء في صناعة األشرعة في نيوزيالندا‪،‬‬ ‫وتتميز األكياس بالمتانة والديمومة وال تتأثر‬ ‫بالمياه وتتوفر بثالثة ألوان جميلة‪.‬‬ ‫السعر ‪ 320‬ـ ‪ 550‬دوالر أسترالي‬

‫هيرمِ س جراند ما َنج‬


‫وشاح حريري مضلع كبير خفيف كالريشة‪،‬‬ ‫خيطت حوافه يدوياً‪ ،‬قياس (‪ 140‬سم ‪ 140 x‬سم)‬ ‫‪ 890‬دوالر أمريكي‬

‫سيشهد مهرجان كتارا الثالث للمحامل التقليدية‪ ،‬أحد أكبر المهرجانات المتخصصة في التراث البحري‬ ‫في المنطقة والعالم‪ ،‬وبالتعاون مع هيئة قطر للمتاحف‪ ،‬انطالق ‪ 40‬مواطناً في رحلة بحرية على متن‬ ‫محمل «فتح الخير» البالغ طوله ‪ 45‬متراً في ‪ 22‬نوفمبر في رحلة بحرية تستغرق ‪ 27‬يوماً يزورون خاللها‬ ‫خمسة بنادر في البحرين والمملكة العربية السعودية والكويت وسلطنة ُعمان واإلمارات العربية‬ ‫المتحدة‪ ،‬قبل العودة إلى قطر في اليوم الوطني لدولة قطر الذي يصادف ‪ 18‬ديسمبر‪ .‬وسيكون الحي‬ ‫الثقافي «كتارا» ملتقى االحتفاالت لعدة أيام‪.‬‬

‫بطولة العالم لسباق الشراع‬ ‫للفرق أوبتمست ‪2013‬‬ ‫يشارك في هذه البطولة التي ينظمها االتحاد القطري للشراع والتجديف متسابقون ناشئون من الفئة‬ ‫العمرية ‪ 8‬ـ ‪ 15‬عاماً من سائر أنحاء العالم للمنافسة للفوز بكأس قطر أوبتميست‪ ،‬وسيبحر المتسابقون‬ ‫على متن زوارق شراعية أوبتميست صغيرة وخفيفة مصنفة ضمن الفئة الدولية من قبل االتحاد‬ ‫الدولي للشراع‪.‬‬ ‫المكان‪ :‬نادي الشراع في قطر‬ ‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫يتوافد أعظم نجوم التنس العالميين إلى الدوحة للمنافسة في بطولة أخرى مدهشة في ستاد خليفة‬ ‫للتنس‪ .‬وتضم هذه البطولة ‪ 32‬العباً في مباريات الفردي و‪ 16‬العباً في مباريات الزوجي‪ ،‬وستتركز‬ ‫األنظار مجدداً على الالعب ريتشارد غاسكيه المتوقع عودته للدفاع عن لقب هذه البطولة ضمن‬ ‫بطوالت اتحاد محترفي التنس ‪.2013‬‬

‫حقيبة يد سينت ـ تروبيز‬ ‫إصدار محدود ‪727‬‬ ‫تنتج هذه الماركة الفرنسية تشكيلة هائلة من‬ ‫السلع األنيقة من أقمشة األشرعة المعاد تدويرها‪،‬‬ ‫بما فيها مقاعد أسطح اليخوت والمصابيح‬ ‫وقمصان بولو‪ .‬باإلضافة إلى إصدار محدود من‬ ‫حقيبة يد سينت ـ تروبيز المصنوعة من أقمشة‬ ‫أشرعة وجلود أعيد تدويرها‪.‬‬ ‫السعر‪ 440 :‬دوالر أمريكي‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫بطولة قطر الدولية للقفز‬ ‫على الحواجز‬ ‫‪ 19‬ـ ‪ 22‬ديسمبر‬

‫يستعد نادي السباق والفروسية القطري الستقبال نخبة من الفرسان والفارسات األشهر في العالم الذين‬ ‫سيتنافسون للفوز بالجائزة المالية الضخمة على مضمار نادي السباق والفروسية‪ .‬ويتوقع ان يستقطب‬ ‫هذا الحدث عشاق وجمهور الفروسية من سائر أنحاء العالم لمشاهدة ألمع األسماء الفائزة بالميداليات‬ ‫الذهبية وغيرهم من المنافسين في مسابقات قفز الحواجز والترويض‪.‬‬ ‫المكان‪ :‬نادي السباق والفروسية‬

‫قفازات هيرمِ س‬ ‫سومر رجالية‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫قفازات رجالية فائقة النعومة مصنوعة من‬ ‫أفخر أنواع جلود الخراف‪.‬‬ ‫‪ 360‬دوالر أمريكي‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫صحة‬ ‫‪138‬‬

‫أبرز ابتكارات الرعاية الصحية على‬ ‫طاولة أعمال مؤتمر «ويش»‬ ‫تُعرض خمسة عشر من أبرز االبتكارات الصحية‬ ‫من سائر أنحاء العالم ضمن جدول أعمال مؤتمر‬ ‫القمة العالمي لالبتكار في الرعاية الصحية‬ ‫«ويش» الذي يقام في الدوحة يومي ‪10‬‬ ‫و‪ 11‬من الشهر الجاري‪.‬‬ ‫وسيتم عرض تلك االبتكارات التي تتنوع ما‬ ‫بين أجهزة عملية وتصاميم مبتكرة وحلول رقمية‬ ‫بشكل وتصميم مميز يتيح للوفود المشاركة في‬ ‫المؤتمر االلتقاء بمبتكريها واالستماع إلى‬ ‫تجاربهم‪ .‬ومن أبرز هذه األفكار واالبتكارات نظام‬ ‫تنقية مياه يعمل بالطاقة الشمسية تم تطويره في‬ ‫السويد ويتم استخدامه حول العالم للحصول‬ ‫على مياه نقية‪ ،‬وسيارة إسعاف على هيئة دراجة‬ ‫نارية للتنقل في الطرق الوعرة لتقديم الخدمات‬ ‫الصحية في المناطق التي يصعب الوصول‬ ‫إليها في إفريقيا والهند‪.‬‬ ‫وتحت الرعاية الكريمة لصاحبة السمو الشيخة‬ ‫موزا بنت ناصر المسند‪ ،‬رئيس مجلس إدارة‬ ‫مؤسسة قطر للتربية والعلوم وتنمية المجتمع‪،‬‬ ‫يقام مؤتمر «ويش» الذي سيشارك فيه عدد من‬ ‫الشخصيات البارزة على رأسها البروفيسور اللورد‬ ‫دارزي‪ ،‬رئيس مجلس اإلدارة التنفيذي لمؤتمر‬ ‫القمة العالمي لالبتكار في الرعاية الصحية‪،‬‬ ‫ورئيس مجلس إدارة معهد االبتكار في الصحة‬

‫العالمية بجامعة إمبريال كولدج في لندن‪ ،‬وجون‬ ‫دينين‪ ،‬الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة ‪ GE‬وعمدة لندن‬ ‫بوريس جونسون والعضو المنتخب في برلمان‬ ‫ميانمار أونغسانسوكي‪.‬‬ ‫وسيجمع المؤتمر أكثر من ‪ 600‬مشارك رفيع‬ ‫المستوى من رواد االبتكار في الرعاية الصحية من‬ ‫مختلف أنحاء العالم‪ ،‬من بينهم رؤساء دول‪،‬‬ ‫ووزراء‪ ،‬ومسؤولين حكوميين‪ ،‬وأكاديميين‬ ‫ومفكريين وقادة أعمال‪.‬‬ ‫وسيتم من خالل مؤتمر «ويش» مناقشة‬ ‫تحديات الرعاية الصحية من حول العالم مثل‬ ‫السمنة والصحة النفسية ورعاية المرضى في‬ ‫مرحلة االحتضار وهي التحديات التي تشترك فيها‬ ‫كل من الدول المتقدمة والنامية على حد سواء‪.‬‬ ‫وفي هذا السياق‪ ،‬صرح سعادة السيد عبدالله‬ ‫بن خالد القحطاني وزير الصحة العامة في قطر‬ ‫ال‪« :‬يعتبر مؤتمر القمة العالمي لالبتكار في‬ ‫قائ ً‬ ‫الرعاية الصحية حدثاً مميزاً يبني على الجهود‬ ‫الرائدة التي تبذلها دولة قطر في مجال الرعاية‬ ‫الصحية مثل الجراحة الروبوتية وبحوث القلب‬ ‫واألوعية الدموية بشكل يعمل على تبادل‬ ‫التجارب بين المشاركين واالطالع على أفضل‬ ‫الممارسات من حول العالم‪ ،‬كما يساعد «ويش»‬ ‫الدول أيضاً على تبني أفكار جديدة في صالح‬ ‫الشعوب في سائر أنحاء العالم»‪.‬‬

‫البروفيسور اللورد دارزي‬ ‫من جهته تحدث البروفيسور اللورد دارزي‪،‬‬ ‫ال‪« :‬يعتبر االبتكار أمراً حيوياً إذا أردنا التصدي‬ ‫قائ ً‬ ‫لتحديات الرعاية الصحية العالمية‪ ،‬ويأتي‬ ‫«ويش» بمثابة فرصة فريدة من نوعها للتعرف‬ ‫على األفكار الرائدة واألكثر نجاحاً في مجال‬ ‫الرعاية الصحية حول العالم‪ ،‬ونأمل أن ُتلهم هذه‬ ‫األفكار الدول وتتبناها من أجل تحسين الرعاية‬ ‫الصحية التي تقدمها لشعوبها»‪.‬‬ ‫والجدير بالذكر أن أهداف مؤتمر القمة‬ ‫العالمي لالبتكار في الرعاية الصحية «ويش»‬ ‫تتماشى مع أهداف مؤسسة قطر ورؤية قطر‬ ‫الوطنية ‪ ،2030‬وذلك بتسليط الضوء على الدور‬ ‫المتنامي لدولة قطر كمركز لالبتكار الصحي في‬ ‫المنطقة‪.‬‬ ‫للمزيد من المعلومات الرجاء زيارة الموقع‬ ‫االلكتروني‪.‬‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫سيارة إسعاف حديتة‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫قائمة األمنيات‬ ‫‪140‬‬

‫قائمة األمنيات‬ ‫‪141‬‬

‫قائمة األمنيات‬ ‫ُمك ََّعبات األحرف العربية‬ ‫المع ِّمر من والية ميتشيجان األمريكية‪ ،‬يحمل كل‬ ‫كعباً منحوتاً من خشب الزيزفون َ‬ ‫مجموعة من ‪ُ 28‬م َّ‬ ‫منها أحد حروف األبجدية العربية إضافة إلى رموز للرياضيات وأرقام وأشكال حيوانات‪.‬‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫ألعاب بِرمافروست الخشبية‬ ‫كشف فريق التصميم الذي يضم أربعة أشخاص في شركة‬ ‫ِبرمافروست النقاب عن هذا المجموعة من األلعاب الخشبية‬ ‫العصرية التي تجسد مهارات الصنع اليدوية المميزة للحرفيين االسكندينافيين‪.‬‬ ‫وتتميز منحوتات المجموعة الخشبية الثالث بألوانها األساسية الجريئة وتحمل‬ ‫بصمات مبدعيها المميزة‪ ،‬وتضم منحوتات «أوفشور» (المناطق البحرية)‬ ‫و»شيبينج» (الشحن البحري) و»أرتشيبيلجو» (األرخبيل)‪.‬‬ ‫‪‬‬


‫‪world’s 5-star airline‬‬

‫‪© Johan Holmquist‬‬

‫منحوتات حيوانات هانّو‬ ‫منحوتات مختلفة األحجام لقردة‬ ‫الغوريلال التي يقال أن الرحالة‬ ‫اليوناني «هانّو» اكتشفها خالل‬ ‫استكشافه إلفريقيا قبل ‪ 2500‬عام‪،‬‬ ‫والذي يقال أن اسمه يشير إلى‬ ‫كونه شجاعاً وقوياً وفضولياً‪.‬‬ ‫وص ِن َعت هذه المنحوتات من‬ ‫ُ‬ ‫خشب الزان المتميز بصالبته‬ ‫الفائقة وديمومته‪ ،‬ويمكن تحريك‬ ‫أطرافها لتتخذ ش َّتى الوضعيات‪.‬‬

‫إسورة النفان بزهور الكريستال‬ ‫سود لتبدو كتحفة‬ ‫إسورة مصنوعة من معدن ُم َ‬ ‫البراق‬ ‫قديمة‪ ،‬مرصعة بكريستال سواروفسكي ّ‬ ‫باأللوان الكحلي واألخضر والرمادي‪ ،‬مع شريط من‬ ‫القماش األسود‪.‬‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫بالك أوركيد من توم فورد‬ ‫يتميز عطر «بالك أوركيد» بأريج رائع ينصهر فيه‬ ‫شذى الزهور ويضم الياسمين الفرنسي والكمأة‬ ‫السوداء والشوكوالته السوداء والعنبر‪ .‬ويعكس‬ ‫هذا العطر الفاخر ندرة زهرة األوركيد السوداء‬ ‫التي يحمل اسمها‪.‬‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫األسود المتألِّقا‬ ‫َ‬ ‫ساعة ديور ‪ VIII‬جراند بال‬ ‫ساعة يد من الذهب الوردي فائقة الفخامة‬ ‫والروعة من ديور بعلبة من الياقوت األسود‬ ‫الشفاف‪ ،‬ومرصعة بأحجار إسبينيل مستطيلة‬ ‫وردية وبرتقالية‪ ،‬وألماس على شكل ورود وصفير‬ ‫برتقالي‪ ،‬مع سوار جلدي أسود‪.‬‬ ‫‪‬‬


‫في هذا العدد ‪...‬‬

‫التدقيق اللغوي و مراجعة النص ‪:‬‬ ‫قسم شؤون العالقات اإلعالمية في الخطوط‬ ‫الجوية القطرية‬ ‫سالم الشوا‬ ‫نائب الرئيس التنفيذي لشؤون العالقات اإلعالمية‬ ‫‪‬‬

‫المحتويات‬ ‫المحتويات‬

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‫القطرية تعيد طالء‬ ‫طائراتها‬ ‫تقوم الخطوط الجوية القطرية بإعادة طالء‬ ‫أسطولها‬ ‫المكون من ‪ 135‬طائرة احتفاالً‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫بانضمامها إلى اتحاد «ون وورلد»‪« ،‬آندرو‬ ‫ريتشاردسون»‪ ،‬مدير شركة «اير ِتك‬ ‫أفييشن» المنفذة للمشروع يشرح لنا‬ ‫كيفية إعادة طالء الطائرات‪.‬‬

‫‪125‬‬ ‫‪121‬‬ ‫األغنية الخليجية بصوت‬ ‫قطري أصيل‪.‬‬ ‫فهد الكبيسي النجم الصاعد في سماء‬ ‫اإلبداع‪ ،‬غرد بصوته الشجي وحلّق باألغنية‬ ‫القطرية في سماء الفن العربي والعالمي‪.‬‬

‫تسير الخطوط الجوية القطرية‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫رحالتهاإلى أكثر من ‪ 130‬وجهة‬ ‫حول العالم‪.‬‬ ‫لألخبار والعروض الخاصة تابعونا على‬ ‫الفيسبوك ‪‬‬

‫الخطوط الجوية‬ ‫القطرية‬




‫أخبار القطرية‬




‫صحة ولياقة أثناء السفر‬


‫َخ ِّططوا لعطاتكم‬


‫دليل األسطول الجوي‬


‫الطعام الراقي‬



‫العطات الشتوية في‬ ‫شمال أوروبا‬

‫مطارات ون وورلد‬


‫شبكتنا حول العالم‬


‫عطلة نهاية األسبوع‬


‫خريطة العالم‬ ‫‪‬‬









‫‪129‬‬ ‫الـ ــيـ ــوم الــوطــنــي‬ ‫الــــــــــــقــــــــــــطــــــــــــري‬ ‫لاحتفال باليوم الوطني القطري في‬ ‫‪ 18‬ديسمبر‪ ،‬تمتعوا بالتراث والثقافة‬ ‫وكــــرم الــضــيــافــة ف ــي ســـوق واقـــف‪.‬‬

Oryx magazine (december 2013)  
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