US Nursing: Qatar
A nurse would not normally associate Islamic states with nightlife, however Doha has a fair few places where and enterprising nurse can do exactly this. There are certainly some hangouts which are quite expensive in the city. For a gentle night out a good recommendation would be the Admiral’s Club. This two storey buliding embraces a mix of live bands and DJs. For those with a penchant for latino dancing every Saturday sees a Salsa night.
The Souq Waqif lies just off Grand Hamad Street. Here a nurse with an urge to shop will feel as if she has stepped back into the Bedouin carpet trading past of the Middle East. This zone is replete with local treasures and packed with small boutiques and eccentric restaurants serving delicious aromatic Qatari dishes.
Souqs continue to be popular with arabs and tourists and this has turned the Souq Waqif into a bohemian Quarter. Adjacent to this area lies the Waqif Art Centre where one can see many local and international artists
Sandboarding is like snowboarding but with endlessly shifting dunes which replace the snow covered mountains. The steep runs are certainly exciting, they are far steeper than on snow. Also they give a full body workout given the absence of skilifts. The Qatar Adventure agency gives a day’s safari. Here a doctor or nurse can enjoy a morning quad biking and an afternoon sandboarding as well as a tasty BBQ at lunchtime.
A delight to many nurses this Doha cultural giant is the leading museum of its kind in the world for a nurse with an interest in history. It has a vast collection of pieces spanning over 1,400 years of civilisation. Available to visitors are touch screen audio guides which are very user friendly. The 800 islamic artifacts include tapestry, calligraphy, and even Saracen armour. The museum is built on a speciality constructed island and is a distinctive building in itself.