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Camel Racing in Qatar

Take your average camel race………….. Read More

Foto Friday – Camels

MB went to watch camel racing today. More photos will follow, but here’s one for the moment, for MB’s Foto Friday.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Wish


It is thought that one in every three camels spends their time wishing their lives away.

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Qatar National Day

Today, 18 December, is National Day in Qatar and it’s a public holiday. We can describe it, for the benefit and explanation of HX non-Arab followers, as a sort of Islamic/Arab St Patrick’s Day. Read More

ME Culture (2)

In the Dubai desert. On the road to Al Ain.


Two Tribes

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Tight for time today so MB will just briefly mention a party he got invited to last night. A meeting of two tribes. Two major families. And they invited MB along. No kidding. 300 Saudi males, plus MB walking amongst them with some HX swagger! Lots of sword swinging, dancing, poetry recitation, and much tribal singing from the Saudis. All very traditional and interesting.  And MB stuck in the thick of it all. But no better buchaill (‘boy’ – in Irish Gaelic) to record the occasion. Made a few videos using the video mode on the camera, and took loads of shots. Will give you all the video next week, as will take some time to upload. But giving you a bunch of pics today to give you flavour.
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