Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Doha Itinerary

I learned a lot more about about my Qatari spring break plans. There's about 80 people heading over, including the administration, professors, students, etc.
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Sunday, March 6
* Mid afternoon: go to airport, fly out of PGH. Flight details to follow. (The students, however, are not going on the charter jet. Which is too bad.)

Monday, March 7
* Arrive. Check in at Doha Sheraton. It's right on the Corniche so it will be convenient to spend free time.

Tuesday, March 8
* Tour of Doha, including souks (local markets)
* Pizza lunch (pizza in the middle east? boo.) at Carnegie Mellon-Qatar
* Class participation
* Dinner with Qatar campus students, Dhow (boat) ride

Wedensday, March 9
* Tour of Doha/free time
* Panel discussion for BA & CA students hosted by PGH visitors (me)
* Class participation
* Dinner with Carnegie Mellon delegation at the Doha Ritz. (The rest of the delegation is staying at the Ritz, but apparently the Sheraton is better because it's more in town)

Thursday, March 10
* Tour of Education City
* Panel discussion with Qatar campus faculty, students, & Student Affairs
* Community lunch with students, faculty, staff & PGH delegation
* Free time
* Inaugural gala (attended by the Emir, and 800 of everyone's closest friends)(for this I need to buy a suit)

Friday, March 11
* Depart Doha

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I'm really excited to go; this sounds like an amazing experience.

The amount of free time is large; I am not sure what to do with all of it, but they're letting us roam the city alone.

I have to have "business" attire (shirt and tie) and "semi-formal" attire (a suit). So this weekend I'm buying a suit.

Peace

Matt

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Again, SO amazingly excited for you.

Also, every guy should own a suit. Seriously, a suit gives any guy who wears it +10 hotness.

H

Aileen said...

wow... that sounds amazing. and i will keep suggesting books, just to ensure you bring me something back (if you want, i'll get you something from spain, too).