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2007年7月26日星期四

Doha Airport - Long long waiting...

I am now in Doha Airport, Qatar. My flight arrived Doha around 5am and my next flight to Sanaa, Yemen is 12:45pm!!! I have already travelled around all the Duty Free Shop, talked to three Chinese Sales Girls in the shop, accessed internet for nearly 2 hours... But now is still 8:45am and I still have 4 hours need to burn. Writing blog maybe the best activities now.

Qatar airway's service is good. The plane is so new, the private screen of passenger is 3 times larger than the screen in Cathay Pacific. There are more than 100 films, TV programs and documentaries let you choose. Qatar airway is also the largest buyer of A380 jumbo jet! So that's the reason why the chairman of Cathay Pacific said, Middle East airlines are too rich and they are highly competitive.

The first thing I did in airport was going to toliet. The toliet is quite clean but without any toliet paper! I don't have any tissue with me so the only way is to use drying hand paper to "solve the problem".

Of course, it doesn't mean the people here use bare hand to clean their ass!!! I guess I arrived too early and no worker here to replenish the toliet paper.

The cost of duty free shop is not so expensive. The tax-free cigarette only costs around 9 HK$ per packet, cheaper than Hong Kong. The chocolate and sweets are also very cheap, "Fa Kai" Chocolate seems very popular here, it occupies lots of shelves in duty free shop.

In Hong Kong, "Fa Kai" is around 55HK$ for around 300g during Chinese new year. Here, around 100 HK$ can buy nearly 900g. I surely will buy one large box back to Hong Kong.

There are three lucky draw held in airport now, the prizes are: a luxurious BMW car, an expensive Benz car and 1 Million Qatar Dollars(around 2.4 Million Hong Kong Dollars). The customers can pay 400QD, 360QD and 950QD to buy a ticket for lucky draw. Surely, the chance of winning 1 M here is great than winning Mark Six in HK.

The Chinese ladies told me, they work in duty free shop here for 1 year. It is not so difficult to get a job in Qatar, one told me: if you know how to speak English without any handicap, you have a great chance to be employed. Qatar companies come to China to recruit labours, they get this job after the interview in China.

Qatar is a secular country, most women here don't wear "hijab" and I can look at how they look like? Beautiful or not? If here is Riyadh(capital of Saudi Arabic), I guess I will be 10 time more boring because most women is veiled! I should feel lucky that I am waiting in Qatar!!!

5 則留言:

匿名 說...

Hey Chong,
I love "Fa Ka" chocolate so much. If is possible, please buy a small box for me when you fly back home. I will pay for it.
Thx in advance.
PK

匿名 說...

Oh good, lots of english practicing here.
The women working in the duty free shop in Qatar is worth a story! That's a amazing. Interview the women, ask them about their life in Qatar, and how they were recruited etc etc. I want to know more!

So were the women there beautiful? What colour eyes do most of them have?

albert

Chong 說...

Sure, I will buy some Fa Kai to Hong Kong!

Clare 說...

haha you're so funny as always! i can't wait to see you return hk and listen to more of your interesting stories! btw i still don't get what brand Fa Kai is...

匿名 說...

Clare, you don't know what is "Fai Kai"? It is the "Flower Street" chocolate!

English offical name is something like "Quality Street"(???, I am not sure)

If you still don't know, you can ask someone, I suppose most people will understand!

Writer