This blog is in it’s infancy and changes will be made once I learn how to use wordpress 100%. As word spreads I hope it will be filled with stories of those left behind. I know Qatar is a small gulf state but I’m sure I’m not the only one out there going through this. I’ve already read one story of a lady whose Qatari husband was forced into marrying his cousin once he went back home to announce his wife and kids to his family. Fortunately Sheikh Hamad heard her story and helped her children receive their documents. I personally have nothing but good things to say about the ruler of Qatar and his wife Sheikha Moza. Sheikha Moza is educated cares about education and making the country a better place for the people. I would think they need all of the Qatari citizens they can find considering the citizens are few and expats crowd Qatar. I visited Qatar a few years back, it was such a clean and crisp place. I will take my daughter there one day Inshallah and show her what her country looks like. I’m lucky I live in Kuwait which is a short flight away. The mall there was beautiful and the corniche was a great place to walk. I saw many heritage sites I can show my daughter one day. I never spoke ill of her father, maybe I shouldn’t have mean so nice about him as she has abandonment issues now. She just turned 13 and wishes she knew her father, she looks at her baby pictures and wonders why he left her which in turn makes her act out. I hope Qatar will follow in the steps of UAE and KSA in claiming the lost children.
Dec 16 2012
My name is Sara. I am married with 2 children. My husband is half Kuwaiti half British (my husband was raised in the UK) he was taken by his mother when he was 8 yrs old. I currently live in Kuwait with my husband and 2 children.
My biological father is from Qatar. He is from the Al-Kubaisi family. He left me when I was just 1 years old. My mother didn’t allow contact. I heard but I don’t know if it is true, that my father tried to steal me and take me to Qatar but his plan failed. When I was 21 I met my father for the first time. He came to the UK for a week to visit me. It was an emotional time. From then on he helped me financially and stayed in contact.
However when I was 24 yrs old and I got married my father became distant and became bad at keeping in contact with me. Until now it is me always sending him whatsapp msg’s etc. He is cold and distant. I tell him all the time that I want to meet him again and I want him to meet his grandchildren but he avoids the subject.
I don’t think his wife knows about me and maybe he feels worried that I am now living close to him. (I am in Kuwait) flights to Qatar are cheap and I could go and visit Qatar anytime.
I feel very hurt and I would love to meet my dad again. I would love to know about my brothers and sisters and family in Qatar. I feel isolated and excluded. I don’t have Qatari nationality, I don’t even have my dads surname
I don’t want anything from my dad I just want him to recognize me.
I had such a terrible childhood. My mother didn’t take care of me and my stepdad was very mean to me. I just want to belong somewhere. I know I don’t know my dad well but I love him and want him to recognize me as his daughter. I don’t want to go to qatar and make problems for him. I know he has a wife and children. I don’t want to destroy his life. I just want to be part of his life somehow.
I have written to you because I read your blog and I know you would understand my feelings. Thank you for reading.
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