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Strolling About At Medina Centrale – The Pearl Qatar


While most of my friends are uploading pictures of themselves in front of a blazing fire, with a hot chocolate in their hand and a cozy warm sweater on, I finally can share pictures of myself living and enjoying the outdoor life. The weather is soooo perfect at the moment in Doha. Around 30 degrees during the day, 24 degrees at night.

Last week I was checking The Pearl Qatar Instagram account when a particular post took all my attention. The post announced that finally Medina Centrale is a pedestrian-only area during weekends.

Oh god, this is such a wonderful news!!

I live on the other side of the city, but The Pearl is defintely one of my favorite destinations where to spend my weekend time. Medina Centrale is really the best neighborhood at The Pearl. There is a quite big square in the middle surrounded by tons of different restaurants.

So, last Thursday I proposed to my husband to head over to The Pearl to see how the area looks with no cars around.

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

We were a bit worried that we wouldn’t have been able to find a park or to find one but quite far. I thought that closing the area around Medina Centrale would have caused some problems to the traffic. I was totally wrong. To reach the place was as easy as to find a park not far at all. Actually we reached that parking area behind Novo Cinema and it didn’t take so much time to find a space there.

As soon as I walked in Medina Centrale I became the happiest girl in town. The atmosphere was fantastic! The place was full of people who were sitting outside restaurants, walking around, playing with kids. Just fabulous!

I know, if you don’t live in Doha, you might not understand my excitement. What I just described might sound a normal situation for most of you. But actually it’s not so common in Qatar. And let me say that having a place where you can just walk and enjoy the cool weather it makes me feel million of times happier than to hear about a new 5 stars restaurant opening!

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

It wasn’t my first time at Medina Centrale. As I said, this is a place where I like to come. But by the fact that we really walked around without the stress of cars, we also ended to discover new places. Like the Souq Medina which is a nice place with a lot of new openings. If you cross the building there is also a gorgeous fountain. The perfect spot where to shoot some photos (blogger life!).

We had a quick dinner in one of the restaurants but we saved some spaces for the dessert that we grabbed from a Kiosk along the square. Two portions of mini pancakes covered by a huge layer of Nutella brought us to the heaven. lol.
Than we strolled about to try to burn some of these calories that we just ate and to check also the shopping windows of the many stores around Medina Centrale.

I had a blast the other night! It was great to see this mix of people, locals and expats, both doing what we all love to do: enjoying quality time with friends, eating great food.

*On a side – fashionable – note: I wore flat shoes for a comfortable walk. But – actually – if you want to dress up wearing high heels, you can still have a walk and, as soon as you feel tired, you can catch one of the many Golf Carts available there. That’s smart!

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com

Bonjour Chiara Loves // Medina Centrale at The Pearl Qatar www.bonjourchiara.com


Timing of Pedestrian Access

THURSDAY: from 2pm

FRIDAY: all day

SATURDAY: all day – midnight

*Last throughout the winter season – you can also download The Pearl-Qatar app to get all updatings

Bonjour Chiara
About me

Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Doha. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!

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6 Comments

Maggie Krol
Reply December 4, 2016

This location is so stunning! Thank you for sharing your adventure in such a magical city!

Xoxo, Maggie
http://www.maggiekrol.com/smile-brilliant/

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply December 8, 2016

    You said well, Medina Centrale adds a lot of magic to Doha!
    xoxo, Chiara

Eni
Reply December 5, 2016

Mi piacerebbe visitare quei luoghi, sono pieni di fascino.
Bellissimo il tuo look Chiara, mi piace molto.
Baci,
Eni

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    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply December 8, 2016

    Siiii, vieni a trovarmi!!! Questa zona della città ricorda in qualche modo l'Europa per via del fatto che si può camminare all'aria aperta, mangiare in qualche ristorante seduti fuori. Per noi è una sorta di oasi nel deserto!!! Altrimenti quasi tutte le attività si svolgono dentro grandi mall o negli hotel!
    xoxo, Chiara

Nasra Sharif
Reply December 7, 2016

Wow, your pictures are beautiful. I understand what you mean about finding some walking space in Arab country is hard. It must have been beautiful to walk around.

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply December 8, 2016

    It was such a fabulous feeling!! I saw new places, I tried different food and I finally moved a little bit these legs :)
    xoxo, Chiara

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