Living in Qatar, The Expat Experience

Memories of an Empire: Museum of Islamic Art

From a young age, I was always fascinated with history and I especially loved hearing stories about perished nations. That strange blend of awe and terror never leaves you; in fact I think I will carry it to the grave. Those people leading lives not too different from ours, people who formed some of the greatest civilisations… Continue reading Memories of an Empire: Museum of Islamic Art

Living in Qatar, The Expat Experience

Jummah at Aspire Mosque

If you've been wondering why the Jummah updates have vanished it's because of a little blue gem called Aspire mosque. For the last three Fridays, this is the place we have prayed Jummah at. The mosque is small in comparison to Grand Mosque and Education City, but what it lacks in size it more than… Continue reading Jummah at Aspire Mosque

Living in Qatar, The Expat Experience

Jummah at Education City Mosque

One of the best things about living in a Muslim country is having Fridays off, and last Friday we went to pray jummah at the gorgeous Education City mosque. Education City is home to campuses of six American universities, one British university, the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Science, and various educational institutes accommodating students from preschool… Continue reading Jummah at Education City Mosque