The abaya is a traditional garment worn by women in many Middle Eastern countries. It is a long, loose-fitting robe that covers the entire body, except for the hands, feet, and face. The abaya has a rich history that is intertwined with the cultural and religious traditions of the region. In this blog post, we will explore the history of the abaya and how it relates to laundry.Continue reading
The dishdasha, also known as thobe or kandura, is a traditional garment worn by men in the Middle East, particularly in countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. It is a long, loose-fitting robe made of cotton or polyester fabric that is comfortable to wear in hot and dry weather conditions. Taking care of your dishdasha is essential to keep it looking good and ensure its longevity. Here are some tips for taking care of your dishdasha:Continue reading
If you’re visiting Qatar in December, you are in for a treat! The weather is not extremely hot – making the conditions suited to tour the country. From events to attractions, here is our list of things to do in Qatar this December!
The Football World Cup
It’s hard not to mention the football world cup in this list. It’s perhaps the main attraction if you’re visiting Qatar this December. The football world cup happens every 4 years, but this event is unique as it’s the first time it is being hosted in the Middle East.
Make the most of your trip and check official websites for match tickets. If you’re not booking tickets, don’t miss the opportunity to have a look around the stadiums and marvel at them!
We strongly recommend you to read our blog on the travel guide to Qatar for more details on travelling during the world cup.
Celebrate Qatar’s National Day
If you visit Qatar in December, you’ll get the chance to celebrate Qatar National Day on the 18th of December – a day celebrating Qatari independence. Just be wary that certain shops and banks may be closed because this is a public holiday.
Experience Qatar’s First Winter Wonderland
The football world cup is a historic event in Qatar, but in December, Qatar is also proud to host its first winter wonderland festival. If you’re travelling with kids, be sure to visit this festival and enjoy a family day out!
Visit The 3-2-1 Sports Museum
Qatar is a fascinating country with a rich history that you can learn more about at the national museum of Qatar. However, one museum you should also explore is the 3-2-1 sports museum. In this museum, you can learn about the history of Qatari sports and how the Qatari football team won the Asian Cup 2019
Visit The Largest Shopping Mall In Qatar
If you love shopping, you’ll love Qatar! In December, Qatar is set to open the mall of Qatar which will be home to 500 shops, 100 food and beverage outlets, a hotel, and many entertainment options.
Discover it and buy gifts and souvenirs for your lucky friends!
Whether you’re visiting Qatar in December or other months, you’ll have a great time! It is an easy place to get around in with the Karwa taxis being easily available.
If you do need your laundry cleaned, a friendly reminder we do have services in Qatar! Get in touch with us so you don’t have to do your laundry! We’ll collect it from your hotel, clean it to perfection and return it to you within 24 hours!
The football world cup is here! Whether you’re watching at home, with friends or going to Qatar, you will probably be wearing your team’s kit to show your support. Keeping your football kit in top condition throughout the tournament is the goal and when it comes to laundry tips, Laundryheap knows the score! In this blog, we’ll assist you in how to care for your football kit.
1. Treat The Stains Right Away
It can be quite tempting to say ‘I’ll do it later’ whenever you see a stain but to properly care for your football kit, don’t leave it to the last minute and treat the stains right away.
If you do wear your football kit when you play football and see any mud or grass on them, tackle the stains the minute you return home instead of waiting for laundry day. The longer you wait, the more chances of odours settling in the material.
2. Read Care Labels
Sport kits are usually made from polyester and synthetic fabrics. The general rule of thumb is that they can be washed in the washing machine but some parts of the kit such as logos, letters or numbers can fade away in the washing machine.
It’s always best to read the care label and if you want to play it safe, you can also wash your football kit by hand to prevent the prints from fading.
Furthermore, be sure to follow the golden rule of laundry; separate the colours. You don’t want your favourite kit’s colours to fade away.
3. Don’t Wash Above 30°C Setting
If you are washing your football kits at a temperature higher than 30°C then it’s time to blow the whistle on this habit and stop. Washing above the 30°C temperature setting will cause the prints to fade away.
We also highly recommend using cold water in your washing machine cycle to prevent shrinking.
Essentially, turn your shirt inside out to prevent the numbers and letters from peeling.
4. Avoid Tumble Dryer – Air Dry Instead
Instead, proceed to air-dry your football kit either on a clothesline or on a drying rack.
The world cup is better enjoyed when you wear your favourite team’s kit. Now that you know how to care for your football kit, we hope you have a great time watching the world cup!
If in doubt, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we will be on the ball and clean your football kit for you!
Qatar is already a popular tourist destination but with just a month left for the world cup, tourism is going to soar to high numbers. Whether you’re travelling for sightseeing or travelling just for the world cup, here is a travel guide to Qatar that will benefit you!
The first key information in our travel guide to Qatar is to find out about the entry requirements. As of this writing, you’ll need to bring a PCR test certification that shows a negative result (48 hours prior to your flight) or a valid rapid antigen test certificate (24 hours prior to your flight).
In addition, you must also register, via Ehteraz, 3 days prior to your arrival. To make the process seamless, download the Ehteraz app and have it ready on arrival. Also, you must complete an ‘undertaken and acknowledgement form’.
Visas aren’t required if your stay is less than 30 days.
To stay on the safe side, always look at government websites for any updates.
The currency Qatar uses is called the Qatari Riyal (QAR). If you are travelling to large cities like Doha, ATMs will be everywhere but it’s always best to be prepared and have cash with you in case smaller shops don’t accept card payments.
Where can I book football tickets?
Your best bet on booking match tickets is going on official football sites. Consider the teams you want to watch play and search official ticket providers for their matches. Official websites always have reliable ticket information.
Where Should I Stay
Qatar is home to the Middle East’s finest and most luxurious hotels so whatever hotel you end up booking, you’ll have an amazing stay. If you’re travelling solely for the world cup, book a hotel that is close to the stadium for convenience.
If you’re travelling for a holiday, we recommend staying in the west bay (Doha) where you’ll find captivating and Instagram-picture-worthy buildings and landmarks.
Whatever hotel you choose, you’ll fall in love with it but remember to book a hotel suited to your travel needs.
Qatar is a conservative Muslim country. Respect the country and follow the dress codes like wearing clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Remember to not wear tank tops publicly.
Furthermore, if you are travelling during Ramadan, don’t eat or drink publicly during fasting hours.
Qatari transport is reliable and accessible to most locations you need. You will need a Hayya card to access buses, the metro and the tram. As you can imagine, the world cup match days will be very busy so plan your journey and leave plenty of time for you to eat and take pictures with friends and family.
If you’re enjoying your trip and the world cup experience but need your laundry done as soon as possible, we have the perfect service for you!
You don’t have to worry about the laundry because we’ll take care of it for you!
We hope you’ve found this travel guide to Qatar helpful!
Have a great and safe journey!