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Old 24th Jun 2013, 17:04
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New Emir for Qatar

= pay rise.
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Old 24th Jun 2013, 17:57
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Will be interesting to watch. A recent article in the Economist magazine hints that Tamim has more Islamist leanings. Will that mean that the country (and the airline) will go full-dry?

Qatar: Democracy? That?s for other Arabs | The Economist
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Old 25th Jun 2013, 10:11
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Potted Biog on the new ruler - source Doha News.
Sheikh Tamim, who just turned 33 a few weeks ago, was educated at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy like his father and is the second son of Sheikha Moza. He already oversees much of Qatar’s day-to-day operations.
According to the Amiri Diwan’s website, he is the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, and presides over the Supreme Education Council, Ashghal, the Board of Regents of Qatar University, Board of Directors of the Qatar Investment Authority, and is also president of the Qatar National Olympic Committee.
Though analysts have said the transfer of power to Sheikh Tamim is expected to prompt few changes in governance, today has nonetheless been an emotional day for Qataris and expats alike, who recalled with fondness the Emir’s reign.


Read more: http://dohanews.co/#ixzz2XDX38zZm
Versatile chap. Good luck to him. Qatar needs a bit of a boost on implementation of the big projects. New broom might do a bit of sweeping??Any guesses when Hamad Int Airport might actually open?

Going any drier than the country already is would not go down well with the World Cup fans. As for QR - personally I think it would be a disaster to go dry unless ALL the other local airlines followed suit - which is not very likely.
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Old 26th Jun 2013, 08:18
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Looks like Qatar is gone have a new prime minister as well(and foreign minister,the head of QR?).
Are they gone keep AAB?

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Old 27th Jun 2013, 07:01
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beyblade - got a source for that? Google unresponsive....

Assuming it is correct, he was also boss of the new Hamad Intl Airport which is only years late and still not even soft opened. What with that, and QR, the new chap(s) better be good.
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Old 27th Jun 2013, 09:50
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Versatile chap. Good luck to him. Qatar needs a bit of a boost on implementation of the big projects.
Lets hope for a fresh versatile approach for future expansion and operation, because the standard answer "nottaavailabl" is becoming exhaustedly obsolete!

NH HH Congrats and Good Luck
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Old 30th Jun 2013, 06:39
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I find it incredible..slaves praising their new master. You are living in the frikking Middle Age!!!! And let's not talk about values cause you ain't any beside $$$$. Get democracy, unions, workers and human rights and not a new "ruler".Use rulers to draw lines.
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Old 30th Jun 2013, 10:59
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I don't think anybody is criticising Sephore, just observing...and yes, all the expats that built your country for you should be respectful or leave...
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Old 30th Jun 2013, 12:07
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Sephore, I hope you will spread your message to the millions of your brothers and sisters emigrating (not expating for a few years!) to the West. Respect is a two way street.
When in Rome...
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Old 30th Jun 2013, 16:32
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You really need to get out into the real world!!!
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Old 30th Jun 2013, 16:54
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Sephore, well said and correct in my opinion.
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Old 30th Jun 2013, 17:05
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Man reading that English is really painful, I wonder if listening to him in person is just as annoying
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 03:25
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Sephore

If you are not from Qatar - then do not represent the fact that you are - which you did in your first post.

Many people would like to engage you in this debate about 'freedom' - in which case it is is over, because there is no debate....

For instance freely expressing ones views on any ruling Gulf nation is not allowed and comes at considerable risk.

So you see ... Everything is perfect...because to suggest otherwise is illegal.

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Old 1st Jul 2013, 10:26
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Qatar is an uncivilised country, which needs modernisation and democracy, they should follow the UK lead.
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 11:28
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Qatar is definitely not a democratic country, there is no doubt about this. But which country is really democratic? There are a few countries in Europe that they are close to what is called 'democratic state' but just close, not democratic in the pure sense. I would definitely not call USA democratic as well. Yes they are very good in 'exporting' democracy to other countries but once you are there you know how the system works ( I was once there and I am still shocked by the way the police acts and behaves to civilians) . I would not call democratic most of Asian countries as well, majority of them (some covered up 'monarchies' ) are light years away from the 'democratic state '. So is it really that bad that there is a monarchy in Qatar? And if yes, the reason why this question was raised is to discuss how it will affect expat pilots (in terms of salary, working conditions, lifestyle...) and not if we like it or if we think we should do something to change it.
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 14:13
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Being from 'old' Europe and having seen the cold war, the crushing of the wall, the dot com crash, the sub prime crisis... I'd rather be ruled by a competent and well intending dictator, than by the incompetent nutcakes that volunteer for election in my home country - **wink**wink** The capital is located about N50E013.
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 23:41
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" so you see..everything is perfect( in Qatar)..because to suggest otherwise is illegal"

Right on spot.
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 06:57
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The British newspapers reported that the old Emir was "retiring to London" where he already spends much of his time. What an indictment of Qatar is this when the leader doesn't want to live in his own country. Imagine the feelings of the British people if our Queen retired to Florida.
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Old 5th Jul 2013, 20:21
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Will this bring changes at QR?

New Emir, new Prime Minister.......new QR Chairman and CEO??
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Old 5th Jul 2013, 21:34
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Lubeoil ref your remark. There is a chance of living a longer life in the UK judging on the history of changes of power in the some Arab nations.

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