Qatar Trip October 2015

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Qatar Trip October 2015



Hi Gorgeous Divas!

I recently got back from the Middle East and wanted to share some of my travel experiences with you. This was my 5th time travelling to Qatar. We performed Aladdin at the National Qatari Theatre and I of cause played Princess Jasmine. I was the only girl on the trip this time and the rest of my crew were males. It always feels like such a surreal experience when I travel to Qatar as life and customs are very different in the Middle East compared to what I am used to. Nevertheless I always have tons of fun when I travel to Doha. The weather was very hot this time round and walking around in the street during the day was not an option. Hence, most of my extra curricular activities took place at night. Below are a few snaps that I took on phone of what I got up to in the few days I was there. Hope you enjoy them. ;-)




So you cannot got to the Middle East without visiting the souq. It's a local market filled with Arabian restaurants, shops and stalls. My favourite souq in Doha is Souq Waqif. I know all the stores there and already made good friendships with some of the store owners. When buying something you are encouraged to barter with the shop owner and get discounts on your purchases. I feel like I have perfected the art of bartering at the souq and never buy anything full price. This time I bought more scarves for my family and delectable Arabic baklava (sweet desserts) to take home.




On of my first night off, my Qatari boss treated the crew to a lovely dinner at an Iranian restaurant called Shebestan Palace. It is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever been to in Qatar and the food was absolutely delicious. If you ever happen to visit Doha, do make a reservation at this beautiful Arabic restaurant. You will not be disappointed. Please excuse the horrible picture of me in the far right corner. In my defence nobody looks good while stuffing their face, hehehe ;-) As you can see in the photo above I had a huge platter in front of me decked in succulent chicken and lamb kebabs with fries and salad. Later on we visited the Corniche along the Doha Bay area and I found another pretty restaurant all decked out in pink lights looking over the waterfront and a huge Oryx mascot guarding it. So pretty!




I went on another boat road in the Doha Bay area too. I love these boat rides at night as you get to see the skyscrapers light up like Christmas trees. The view is very beautiful and sailing on the water is exciting. The weather is a little cooler at night as well, so the warm sea breeze is quite enjoyable. We always end up turning our boat into a disco because we usually plug our phones into the music system and pump some jams. We love to dance and sing on the boat. I don't know if it's the bright neon boat lights that always has us turned up or what?!




If you don't know me by now, I will let you know that I cannot leave Doha without shopping up a storm and eventually making my credit card cry. I love going to my favourite mall in Doha, which is the Villaggio mall that has an actual canal running through it. This mall has all my favourite shops and brands. I usually stock up on Starbucks coffee, Hershey's chocolates, Toblerones and Dates. I also raid the Bath and Body Works store as well as Sephora. I swear I go crazy in this mall. It's like I am an animal that escaped the zoo. Besides the shopping my diet goes out the window when I visit the Middle East. The food is just too mouth-watering to let it pass by. This time I loved eating at T.G.I. Fridays in the mall and the hotel I stayed at made the most yummy cappuccinos with a different design every morning.




Thank you so much for reading, Beauties.
Much love!
 Xxxx



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2 November 2015 at 11:31 delete

Wow looks like such an amazing trip
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Kim Alston
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2 November 2015 at 18:34 delete

Desle, you get to visit the most fabulous places you lucky girl! It is so beautiful and what a fabulous restaurant! I see you made a beauty run. LOVELY.
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6 November 2015 at 23:03 delete

Quatar sounds so interesting! Princess Jasmine is my favourite!

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Diva Desle
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17 November 2015 at 20:14 delete

It was wonderful! ;-)

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Diva Desle
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17 November 2015 at 20:15 delete

I always have a great time when I am there. That restaurant was amazing. Yes, I cannot resist Sephora and Bath and Body works. xoxo

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Diva Desle
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17 November 2015 at 20:16 delete

It is was an awesome trip. Yes I love Princess Jasmine too . XXX

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Nadia
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20 November 2015 at 14:00 delete

Sounds like so much fun! I just skipped lunch so I'm sitting here drooling having just read the word "kebab." :D

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Diva Desle
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24 November 2015 at 20:00 delete

It was a lot of fun. Hehehe, you make me laugh. Those kebabs were so good ;-D

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