Monday, December 12, 2016

Yellow Fever Vaccination Injection in Qatar

If you are planning a trip to Africa or South America, you will require a vaccination against Yellow Fever. When you take one, you will get an internationally recognized vaccination certificate and this is mostly asked at immigration counters while you are entering a country. This is especially important if you travel by road from one country to another (for example from Kenya to Tanzania). Sometimes it will be asked while you are coming back to your home country.

Yellow Fever vaccination is required at least 10 days before the trip. Once it is done, it is valid for 10 years or recently they say it's valid for lifetime. 

In Qatar follow the below steps:

  • You must have a valid health card. The card will have a number denoting which health center you belong.

  • Call 107 call center and ask to book an appointment at your health center for a general doctor.

  • On the appointment day, arrive there half an hour before. Go to reception, show your health card, tell them that you have an appointment. They will make an entry in system and will give you a token number with doctor's room number.

  • Go to nurse station or triage area to get your height, weight, temperature measured.

  • Wait at the doctor's room till your token number is called. Tell doctor you need Yellow Fever vaccination as you are travelling to Africa. He will then order the injection through system. Also tell them you need anti malarial tablets. They might also suggest that you should take injections for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Agree to it if you haven't taken those any time recently.

  • Go to the injection room and make sure that they have the vaccine and the required WHO card (World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination, a Yellow or Orange paper booklet). You will have to pay 10 QAR as fee for the booklet. They will then give you injections on the arms and then fill in the card. Make sure there is a signature and stamp of clinic on it and details are filled correctly.

  • Go to pharmacy and collect your anti malarial tablets. It will be free of charge.

  • Since this is not a routine job at the clinic, there can be a lot of confusion if staff are not familiar with this. You may inform them that this WHO card is required to come back to Qatar through immigration. Also expect to spend from 2 to 4 hours.

From Wikipedia:

Yellow fever is an acute viral disease. In most cases, symptoms include fever, chills, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle pains particularly in the back, and headaches. Symptoms typically improve within five days. In some people within a day of improving, the fever comes back, abdominal pain occurs, and liver damage begins causing yellow skin. If this occurs, the risk of bleeding and kidney problems is also increased.

The disease is caused by the yellow fever virus and is spread by the bite of an infected female mosquito. It infects only humans, other primates, and several species of mosquitoes. In cities, it is spread primarily by mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti type. The virus is an RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus. The disease may be difficult to tell apart from other illnesses, especially in the early stages.To confirm a suspected case, blood sample testing with polymerase chain reaction is required.

Friday, March 18, 2016

GEMS Wellington School, Wakrah, Qatar

GEMS Wellington School is a British Curriculum School located in the Al Wukair area in Al Wakrah, Qatar. It is managed by GEMS group and is located next to the American school by the same group: GEMS American Academy

Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Grades: FS1 - Year 6 with plans for up to Year 13
Telephone: +974 4041 7445
Address: Mian St., Al Wukair, Al Wakrah, PO Box 81071, Al Mashaf, Al Wukair, Al Wakrah, Doha, Qatar

GPS Coordinates: 25.174719, 51.572716 or 25°10'29.0"N 51°34'21.8"E or Google Map

School Website:
Social Media:
Started in: 2015

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Doha Metro Lines and Stations on Google Maps

The Doha Metro is a new metro railway network under construction in Doha and nearby cities. The first phase is expected to be completed in the year 2022 just in time for the World Cup Football tournament.

The following map is just an assumed overlay of various Doha Metro lines over Google Map of Doha to give you an indication of the actual position of lines and stations.

Metro Network Lines:

Red Line (Coast Line) - RED:

North-South Line connecting the towns of Al Khor in the north and Mesaieed in the south via Lusail, West Bay, Msheireb and the New Doha International Airport (NDIA).

  • Al Khor North
  • Al Khor 
  • Al Khor South East
  • Al Khor Stadium
  • Al Khor South
  • Simaismah
  • Lusail Sports Campus
  • Lusail North
  • Lusail Center
  • Qatar University
  • Lusail Marina/The Pearl
  • Cultural Village
  • Al Wahda
  • West Bay Central
  • West Bay South
  • Al Bidda
  • Al Diwan
  • Msheireb
  • Al Matar/B-Ring
  • Al Matar/C-Ring
  • Al Matar/D-Ring
  • Al Matar/E-Ring
  • NDIA Terminal-2
  • QEZ
  • Barwa Village
  • Al Wakra North
  • Al Wakra Waterfront
  • Al Wakra CC
  • Al Wakra South
  • Mesaieed North
Green Line (Education Line) - GREEN:

The Green Line follows Al Rayyan Road connecting Education City with the Heart of Doha. Furthermore it links to Umm Slal and the Industrial Area South.

  • Barzan Tower
  • Umm Slal
  • Khatariat
  • Festival City
  • North Gate
  • Duhail
  • Al Gharafa
  • Al Shamal Rd
  • Khalifa
  • Fereej Kulaib
  • Al Jazira
  • Al Rasheed
  • Doha West International
  • Al Rayyan Stadium
  • Education City
  • Qatar National Library
  • Education City South East
  • Al Rayyan Center
  • Al Rayyan North
  • Education City South 
  • Al Rayyan/Al Qadeem
  • Al Rayyan /Al Messila
  • Al Rayyan /Sports R/A
  • Al Rayyan/C-Ring
  • Al Diwan
  • Msheireb
  • Al Khubaib
  • Najma/C-Ring
  • Najma/D-Ring
  • Fereej Al Ali
  • Abu Hamour St
  • Barwa City
  • Barwa Commercial Avenue
  • Al Muntazah/East Industrial St
  • Industrial Area East
  • Al Muntazah/Al Kassarat St
  • Industrial Area South
Gold Line (Historic Line) - GOLD:

Runs in an East-West direction and connects Airport City North via central Msheireb with Al Waab Street, Al Rayyan South and Salwa Road.

  • Airport City North
  • Al Sharq/National Museum
  • Doha Souq
  • Msheireb
  • Al Adhawaa
  • Al Sadd/C-Ring
  • Al Sadd
  • Al Sadd Stadium
  • Al Waab City
  • Sports City
  • Villaggio
  • Doha Zoo
  • Al Rayyan South
  • Muaither
  • Salwa/C-Ring
  • Salwa/D-Ring
  • Salwa/Abu Hamour St
  • Salwa/Whole Sale Market
  • Salwa/Sports City Street
  • Salwa/Al Aziziyah
  • Salwa/Ain Khaled R/A
  • Al Rajaa
  • Industrial Area North
  • Industrial Area North-West
  • Industrial Area South-West
  • Industrial Area South
Blue Line (City Line) - BLUE:

Semi-circular line that connects the residential and commercial areas of West Bay and Airport City North along the main C-Ring Road.

  • Doha Tower
  • West Bay Central
  • Qatar Sports Club
  • Wadi Al Sail
  • Medical City
  • Al Rayyan/C-Ring
  • Al Sadd/C-Ring
  • Salwa/C-Ring
  • Al Muntazah/C-Ring
  • Najma/C-Ring
  • Al Matar/C-Ring
  • Airport City North

Phase-1 : Year-2022 Metro Network:

Phase-2 : Year-2026 Metro Network:

Below is a design model of the metro station by UNStudio (More pictures at the source link):

- Google Map (
- Qatar Rail (
- Design Boom/UNStudio (

Sunday, September 7, 2014

GEMS American Academy, Wakrah, Qatar

GEMS American Academy is an American Curriculum School located in the Al Wukair area in Al Wakrah, Qatar. It is managed by GEMS group and is located next to the British school by the same group: GEMS Wellington School

Curriculum: U.S. curriculum and national standards
Grades: Pre-K to Grade 10
Telephone: +974 4032 9000
Address: Mian St., Al Wukair, Al Wakrah, PO Box 81071, Al Mashaf, Al Wukair, Al Wakrah, Doha, Qatar

GPS Coordinates: 25.176514, 51.573687 or 25°10'35.5"N 51°34'25.3"E or Google Map

School Website:
Social Media:
Started in: 2014

GEMS Westminster School, Wakrah, Qatar

GEMS Westminster School was the initial name given to the GEMS Wellington School. Visit this link for more details: GEMS Wellington School

Here is a video of the school building model by Shravan Korde:


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