Qatar’s international profile has increased on a steep ascent in the last few years. Those of us who call Doha home grow immune to the stereotypes about the Middle East (we’re all in tents, hiding from suicide bombers, eating camels too old to ride, the women cowering against the back corner).
Here’s a project I started under Creative Commons Qatar (meaning you can remix or reuse these videos if you attribute) called “Dohati” which means My Doha in Arabic.
As the capital (and where most of the population is concentrated) Doha means many things to many people.
See for yourself what those living and working here have to have to say.
We’ll release three new Dohati videos a week in the month of May, so check back in often for the latest releases.
Record your own version of what Dohati means to you and submit for consideration to be included in the project.
Or share with me as a comment, your favorite stereotypes, myths, or honest questions about life on this small but mighty Arabian Peninsula.
- Doha’s Double Hedge (forbes.com)
- Paradise in the Middle East (brickmortar.wordpress.com)
- Qatar: A tiny country asserts powerful influence – CBS News (cbsnews.com)