QTips

#QTip: The Rule of 3

#QTip: The Rule of Three

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, it's about doing things in three.

When someone offers you something for example, it's typical to be asked three times. A solid three NO's means "I really mean no but thanks". If you do want something, to make sure the person isn't just being polite, it's a no, no, yes.

This works for giving stuff, door ways, or even confirmation.

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#QTip: The bill fight

#QTip: The bill fight

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, it's about fighting for the bill.

In our culture, when it's time to pay, it's important to fight to pay for the bill. Karama (generosity) is important between both friends and strangers. Effort should be made to fight for the bill as well. Not extending or offering to pay could be considered insulting. Giving up fighting for the bill too early can indicate the other person is stingy. 

The easiest solution to ending the argument is asking the person to pay next time. This indicates you have an interest in meeting again.

#QTip: 3 interesting facts about Qatari dress

#QTip: 3 interesting facts about Qatari dress

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, we share THREE interesting facts about Qatari clothes.

1) Men wear white because it's the coolest color to wear when you're out an about under the sun. Women wear black abayas because it's a color that doesn't attract attention; modesty.

2) The Iqal was used to tie up camels. Now we've discovered ropes.

3) The thobe is originally a creamy color, it's in modern times that we wear 'super-white' (yes that's the term).

#QTip: Late Night Calls

#QTip: Late Night Calls

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, we answer a question on calling at night. 

#QTip: How Qataris Kiss!

#QTip: How Qataris Kiss!

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, we answer an important one about kissing. Let's set this straight first. This is for guys and you wouldn't do this between a male and female. 

It's two kisses on the right cheek and three if you know the person well. If very good friends or if someone comes to respect you then it's a double tap of noses (eskimo style taps). If you are greeting an elder, kiss on the forehead as a sign of respect.

Oh and if there are three people in the room, there's no three-way greeting. One on one only!

#Qtip: Shaking hands with the opposite sex

#Qtip: Shaking hands with the opposite sex

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, we answer a common question about hand shaking. Should I shake hands with someone of the opposite sex? 

At the end of the day, you never know whether someone (male or female) is comfortable shaking hands. If you're a guy, wait for her to put her hand out first. If you yourself aren't comfortable, then just put your hand over your heart. It's simple :)

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#Qtip: How NOT to sit!

#Qtip: How NOT to sit!

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, we share a VERY helpful tip. 

Don't want to insult the person you're sitting next to right? When you cross your legs, don't let the soles of your shoes or bottom of your feet, point at someone's face. Doing that means the person is beneath you and lower than your foot. 

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#Qtip: What to do when you've had enough coffee (gahwa)

#Qtip: What to do when you've had enough coffee (gahwa)

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, we share a VERY helpful tip. Going to a majlis? Want the coffee (gahwa) to stop? Make sure that you drink it and then shake the cup to indicate you've had enough, or else you'll keep getting more! Oh and don't feel uncomfortable if the gahwa guy stands around waiting for you to finish, he's being polite :)

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Qtip: Qatari Men's National Dress (and what we wear under it!)

#Qtip: Our National Dress (and what we wear under it!)

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! In this episode of #QTips, we answer people's questions about what Qatari's typically wear traditionally. Of course we still wear jeans, shirts, suits, and everything else, this is our local dress. 

Oh and I also answer a common question "what do you wear UNDER the thobe?" 

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#QTip: Qatari Winter Gear

#QTip: Qatari Winter Gear

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Check back EVERY SUNDAY! 

In this episode of #QTips, we're showing off what the winter gear looks like.

Wool thobe, shall, the colors and staying nice and toasty.

Guess who makes a cameo appearance?

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Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utLI_JgatsU


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