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We Were Afraid to Travel to the Middle East...

  • Published on Dec 6, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • In today's Qatar vlog we venture out to the sand dunes outside of Doha, Qatar and we eat local food for the very first time at a restaurant called Afghan Brothers. Both experiences were really eye opening and forced us to reflect on how we have been taught to think about the entire region of the Middle East.
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Comments • 1 897

  • K H
    K H 3 months ago +3483

    American here, I used to live in the UAE and I felt a lot safer there than in the US.

    • -#3lnmv7‏𖤐𓆪.
      -#3lnmv7‏𖤐𓆪. 2 months ago

      You're always welcome

    • hamad
      hamad 2 months ago

      That true not scary

    • Adventure Fighter
      Adventure Fighter 2 months ago

      I’d also argue that Abu Dhabi is even safer than Dubai (because statistically speaking, it’s a lesser tourist attraction). The crime rates in the blocks around me is like once every 5 years.
      Whereas in the US (I’ve never been there, but according to what people claim); it’s a lucky day if there’s no violence for a week.

    • FAB
      FAB 2 months ago

      @Tudor Miller consequneces are less than US actually. But people are just respectful

    • FAB
      FAB 2 months ago

      @L A M Moroccons say otherwise. Female moroccons say that they cannot sit in the park once it becomes dark coz men will apprach them to steel their bags

  • Maryam Al-Haddad
    Maryam Al-Haddad 3 months ago +1605

    As Qatari I wanna say thank you for clearing up all the misconceptions that the western people have about us.
    Respect ❤️

    • brahim119
      brahim119 2 months ago +1

      @J Matias When Westerners point their fingers at a group of Muslims, they say *MUSLIMS.* So we say *westerners.* You see?

    • brahim119
      brahim119 2 months ago +1

      *@Maryam Al-Haddad.* As Muslims, *we should not care at all* what the Westerners think about us, that should be the very least of our concern, sister. What we think of ourselves and what Allah think of us is more way important than what others want to think. By showing our concern about their thinking and their negative attitude, we automatically play their game.

    • Maria
      Maria 3 months ago +2

      As a half Qatari & half Emirati, I’m so proud of what Qatar did to show the real picture of Islam and Arabs. I can never stop thanking Sheikh Tamim and Qataris for all the efforts you guys did. God bless you and reward you❤

  • S
    S 3 months ago +2286

    As a Muslim watching this, i am laughing and smiling at the family trying to figure out how to eat with their hands 😀
    You guyz are hilarious 🌷😊
    And we always wash our hands before eating, we say Bismillah which means we eat in the name of God and then we eat with our right hand 😊

    • GzdBM
      GzdBM 3 months ago

      Not all muslims eat w their hands. This is an Arabic culture.

    • Anter Binshadaad
      Anter Binshadaad 3 months ago

      @Yousra Because of the invasion post Ottoman times of the lands of Levant(Syria/Lebanon/Palestine/Jordan) and Arabia and even the Maghrib (modern day Algeria/Morocco/Libya/Tunisia) the Colonialist imposed their culture and norms on people and tried to move them away from Islam but were never successful in totally erasing Islam. In fact as they did that it only resulted in Islam coming to their lands that they control and their people choosing Islam in their thousands and Mosques opening in Europe and the West and traditional Islamic clothes and norms flourishing there.

    • Talha Ather
      Talha Ather 3 months ago

      Almost all muslim eat with their right bcz of Sunnah not bcz of culture

    • Faiaz Ahmed
      Faiaz Ahmed 3 months ago

      Assalamualaikum warahmatuallhi wabarakatahu, Dear May Allah reward to All Muslim Ummah. FI AMAAN ALLAH,

  • Mansur Alam
    Mansur Alam 3 months ago +360

    As a Rohingya who are simply persecuted for being steadfast to our religion, my heartfelt appreciation goes to our Qatari brothers and sisters for displaying the best of humanity-simply being kind and hospitable-to our guests. Love you all.

    • khalil
      khalil 2 months ago +1

      Ya Allah SWT help the Rohingya Insha’Allah.

    • Sheikh sigma cat bin gigacat
      Sheikh sigma cat bin gigacat 2 months ago +1

      We are with you my beloved brother,i always make duaa for you guys,may Allah(swt) protect you,strengthen you

    • ᴀʏᴏᴜʙⵣ🇲🇦
      ᴀʏᴏᴜʙⵣ🇲🇦 2 months ago +1

      Our prayers are with you, we want you to be fine, how are you, brothers? I'm from Morocco?

    • Man from the 90s generation
      Man from the 90s generation 3 months ago +4

      Being religious has nothing to do with bigotry and the fact you don't respect human rights. Nothing to be proud of

  • Kidilan Traveler
    Kidilan Traveler 3 months ago +1159

    Now Im in California, Los Angeles.
    I was in Qatar for 6 years.
    No doubt its a safest country and loving peoples.
    They respect all.
    Congrats to you 🎉🎉🎉

    • Emma schmidt
      Emma schmidt 2 months ago

      True love = the love of God!
      *God himself went to the cross for you out of love for you as a human being*
      Philippians 2:5-8

    • Kidilan Traveler
      Kidilan Traveler 3 months ago +1

      @Zekri Badredin Yes😍

    • Zekri Badredin
      Zekri Badredin 3 months ago +3

      You still should see a lot of things and all what they show in the TV aren’t correct, enjoy it 👍💕

    • Kidilan Traveler
      Kidilan Traveler 3 months ago +2

      @жвганщ ابراهيم Y.R💀 Yea ofcourse expensive now, but after world cup the hotel rates may come down. Normally you may get hotel rooms around $60/night.

    • жвганщ ابراهيم Y.R💀
      жвганщ ابراهيم Y.R💀 3 months ago +3

      Expensive to stay😂 But good country

  • Hind1163
    Hind1163 3 months ago +179

    Hello from New York! I enjoyed your video! I was also raised with all of the bad misconceptions of the Middle East and it’s people, and of course Islam. The more Muslims I met and the more I learned about Islam have changed my life… I’m now a Muslim and raising my kids to be, too. So glad you had a beautiful time in Qatar! ❤

    • Emma schmidt
      Emma schmidt 2 months ago

      Exactly! the Koran writer didn't even know what Christians believe! The writer of the Koran didn't even know that God became man according to Christianity! The writer of the Koran did not even know the most important foundations of Christianity!

    • Haider
      Haider 2 months ago

      @Emma schmidtnice joke

    • †꧁༒✝️Lá sei XD✝️༒꧂†
      †꧁༒✝️Lá sei XD✝️༒꧂† 2 months ago

      @Emma schmidt Exactly brother🙏🏻✝️♥️

    • †꧁༒✝️Lá sei XD✝️༒꧂†
      †꧁༒✝️Lá sei XD✝️༒꧂† 2 months ago

      I met Christianity so I converted to Christianity! HalleluYah 🙏🏻✝️🤍

    • Emma schmidt
      Emma schmidt 2 months ago +2

      True love = the love of God!
      *God himself went to the cross for you out of love for you as a human being*
      Philippians 2:5-8

  • Tim Herring
    Tim Herring 3 months ago +857

    “America the brave still fears what we don’t know….” has never been more true. Thank you for understanding different cultures are an opportunity to learn rather than live in fear.

    • karen
      karen 3 months ago

      America learnt its lesson or hasn't after 11.09.2001.

    • AshG321M
      AshG321M 3 months ago +7

      @Ish Rendon advanced with technology not morals and family value ad behaviors, which Muslims are more advance of it

    • Ish Rendon
      Ish Rendon 3 months ago +3

      Idk if america is really the home of the brave because nothing theyve done in recent years i would call brave in any way but yeah theyre the most advanced and worshipped country the great US of A

  • Erick Byarushengo
    Erick Byarushengo 3 months ago +652

    As Americans we’re taught to be fearful of the world. Now in my early 30s, I spent my late 20s living in Germany. I felt much safer there than I ever did in the states. And I want to experience traveling and living in other parts of the world. I really want to go to the Middle East. The people and culture there seem really nice and I’d like to experience it.

    • عراقيه الهوى و الروح
      عراقيه الهوى و الروح 2 months ago +1

      I’m from Iraq but I recommend UAE, my childhood country love it ❤

    • Ishak Mat
      Ishak Mat 2 months ago

      Go ahead bro..try to feel it...

    • FAB
      FAB 2 months ago

      I am from the Gulf.. And i request you to try Taiwan, Taipei. It is unbelievably safe. People are honest and decent. Prices are reasonable. Amazing place. You may want to live there. Cons: English and food (mostly pork, as a muslim not suitable for me)

    • Mara Natha
      Mara Natha 3 months ago

      It is safe especially because you are American

  • Mohamed Shreef
    Mohamed Shreef 3 months ago +363

    As an Egyptian living in the UK, I was exposed to all cuisines in the UK. I can say that for me, Afghan food is definitely the best, let alone service and attitude of people.

    • CC
      CC 2 months ago

      Try Moroccan food, if you haven't already. It is tasty. I know it is North African, not Middle Eastern.

    • James Giles
      James Giles 2 months ago

      Ummm you've obviously never tried our baked beans & toast then!?

    • Mona Keulen
      Mona Keulen 3 months ago

      I've never seen Egyptians praise other countries like that 😍 you are right brother

    • Mr Express
      Mr Express 3 months ago

      @mohamed Shreef I am white British and I have to say i love Pakistani Turkish and Lebanese food.

    • Fareda Hossein
      Fareda Hossein 3 months ago +4

      Afghanistan food is the best 👌 I had it in Dubai and Turkey.

  • Queen💖
    Queen💖 3 months ago +82

    As a Qatari im so happy too see you guys happy in my country💖
    Welcome to Qatar everyone and i hope you enjoy your time here🇶🇦.. love from Qatar🇶🇦💞

    • Queen💖
      Queen💖 2 months ago

      @Rami M. تسلمين حبيبتي وجزاج الله الف خير وتنورين قطر ب اي وقت💞

    • Rami M.
      Rami M. 2 months ago +2

      @Queen💖 ردودك تدل على ذوقك شكرا جدا لقطر اللي رفعت راس كل العرب

    • Queen💖
      Queen💖 2 months ago

      @Dr. muqdad al Bayati العفو والله يحفظ العراق واهلها

    • Queen💖
      Queen💖 3 months ago

      @Dr. muqdad al Bayati صح في ناس تشوفها تافهه لكن الاغلب والاكثر يتمتع بمشاهدتها ونا وحده منهم الصراحه شي يضيع الوقت وحلو وممتع .. والحمدلله قطر دائما تسعى لنشر الدين الاسلامي حتى بمثل هذي البطولات تواجد الملايين ونشرت الاسلام بالطريقه الصحيحه السليمه التي كانت فكرتها مشوهه عند الغرب وبينت الفكره الصحيحه ومن خلالها اسلم اكثر من ١٥٠ شخص ورقم مش صغير لناس كانت ماخذه فكره غلط عن ديننا وتقدر تتاكد من عدة مصادر الحمدلله نفتخر بهالشي🙏🏼.. بس في نقطه حابه انبهك عليها ان حتى لو العراق مش مثل قبل بس كلنا ك عرب لازم نوقف مع بعض ومايصير نحقد ع الخليج او ع باقي الدول العربيه بسبب مشكله من حكام دولتك هشي غلط وبلعكس العراق منا وفينا وشعبها ناس محترمين والنعم فيكم وكل الاحترام لكم اكيد وانشاءالله بترجع احسن من قبل وافضل باذن الله والكويت مستحيل تحتل العراق لان هاي التفكير كان موجود من سنيييين اما الحين التفكير واعي والعرب كلهم ايد وحده باذن الله حتى لو مش مبين بس تاكد ان ايد وحده بكل الاحوال ومستحيل ترجع هذي المشاكل .. وعادي سوء تفاهم والحمدلله ان وصلت فكرتي لك يعطيك العافيه

  • Mohamad Jarkas
    Mohamad Jarkas 3 months ago +172

    As a Middle Easterner who lives in Europe, I have never seen any Western tourist who went to the the Middle East and returned with a bad experience.
    Most of them were happy and surprised by the kindness and warm welcome of the people…
    Poisons are only present in the political media that serve certain agendas.
    Islam love and peace for allllll mankind ❤️❤️

    • Awesome
      Awesome 3 months ago +2

      @Toggle as someone who entered Europe LEGALLY I can assure you that the only reason others I've met entered illegally was because they weren't even allowed in because of their country's bad passport.

    • Toggle
      Toggle 3 months ago

      @Uzwad Mirmizwa as long as he is legal im ok with that

    • Toggle
      Toggle 3 months ago

      @محمود محمد Mahmoud Mohammed how im asking a question

    • Uzwad Mirmizwa
      Uzwad Mirmizwa 3 months ago +19

      @Toggle i think no, at least he not make slave when came to europe like european people do when came to america or africa

  • Harper
    Harper 3 months ago +41

    i dont know why this made me emotional, thankyou for sharing your experience and expressing such wonderful words. I believe the middle east and most Muslim countries are so wrongfully discriminated, during my travels i experienced the same thing and Muslims especially are warm hearted incredibly generous and sharp clever people, opposite to many Brits that i live amongst, not all, but i can say many are unhappy and miserable and they dont even know it.

  • Oscar
    Oscar 3 months ago +172

    I had family members out there for years and they loved the experience.
    They went from England and experienced a beautiful culture, hospitality and felt welcomed all the time. Nobody judged them or harassed them. They said that it was safer than England!
    Love Qatar 🇶🇦

  • moheeb essa
    moheeb essa 3 months ago +327

    All love from yemen … thank you so much for showing to others that people in the Middle East are not what the media have been showing .. and like you said .. we all human we have family and want to be safe and want to provide for our families

    • Emma schmidt
      Emma schmidt 2 months ago +1

      *The ETERNAL GOD would do anything for you!!*
      Even out of love for you he went to the cross as a human!!
      Philippians 2:5-8

    • Sarah Hasan
      Sarah Hasan 3 months ago +5

      @AshG321M ماله علاقة بالثقة اذا في حد قال كلمه حلوه ( كلمة حق ) لاضير نشكره بالعكس هذا من خلق الاسلام 🙂
      ودمتم بخير

    • AshG321M
      AshG321M 3 months ago +1

      ليه تشكره؟ إحنا المسلمين عزيزين وواثقين وعارفين انفسنا ومانحتاج شهادة الغربي الحاقد المغتصب (ما اقصد اللي بالفيديو للمعلومة)

    • lufarelli
      lufarelli 3 months ago +9

      We need more Yemeni Restaurants!

    • Jamal Mohamed
      Jamal Mohamed 3 months ago +6


  • Halim
    Halim 3 months ago +172

    My eyes turned watery bro. Born and raised in Afghanistan, I am currently living in Canada with my family. We have gone through years of discrimination, belittling and bullying by faith based organizations here in Vancouver. But what you said is exactly it, we all strive to provide for our families. We are all human beings, cliche but true. I literally cried, just stopped driving to share this. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts.
    (Btw, you guys looked awesome at the restaurant, but no laying down when eating 😂❤)

    • GAZI
      GAZI 3 months ago +1

      @عمر خالد العراقي 👍👍👍

    • Sudan ios
      Sudan ios 3 months ago +3

      Thanks for sharing your appreciation to this truly meaningful video and for sharing your vulnerability. It just proves we have compassion, feelings and are simply HUMAN. Jazak Allah Kheir brother.

    • عمر خالد العراقي
      عمر خالد العراقي 3 months ago +2

      أقول الى الافغاني الكندي .. أبكي في السر في الخفاء ولا تعلن عن ذلك
      الذي أعرفه الثقافة الافغانية وخصوصاً الثقافة البشتون تشبه الثقافة العراقية / الثقافة العربية وربما البكاء عند الرجال الافغان هو عار اذا واحد بكى أمام الاخرين أو أعلن عن ذلك

    • عمر خالد العراقي
      عمر خالد العراقي 3 months ago +2

      I think a man crying is a disgrace in the old Iraqi culture and the rest of the old Arab culture = crying in front of others or declaring it
      Whoever weeps should not say that I cried, and he should cry alone in secret, not even in front of his wife
      In Afghanistan, as an oriental culture, it is similar to the ancient Arab culture, especially the Pashtun culture
      Crying is supposed to be in front of others and announcing that is a disgrace
      Perhaps the heroes among the Taliban soldiers do not cry in their homes and in public places except secretly and out of fear of Allah / God if they commit sins as hypothesis.

    • Sudan ios
      Sudan ios 3 months ago +6

      Thanks for sharing….please don’t cry..it just gives us a headache 😢. Instead spread love, peace and spirituality. Our patience will beat the cruelty some powerful few try to spread. Stay strong and hopeful. Trying to spread the same in all places we lived in UK, Sudan, IR, KSA, Qatar….still counting. And yes Qatar is where I felt/feel the safest!!!Thanks to those who shared this video that moved us Muslims, Arabs and Africans. It is mentalities like yours that prove to us that there is light in this tunnel.

  • Astro.Nomad
    Astro.Nomad 3 months ago +2

    As an Arab who lived in the US, I was also feeling the same, I was afraid of people,
    California turned out to be awesome, the food choices are crazy. ❤
    Now I live in qatar next to that restaurant. 😂

  • CoolBeansBroski
    CoolBeansBroski 3 months ago +342

    Looking at the desert and imagining how people lived there thousands of years is just amazing!

    • AshG321M
      AshG321M 3 months ago

      @feikahundred it was green very long ago, even in prophet Muhammed (PPUH) time, some people have gardens in their home

    • AshG321M
      AshG321M 3 months ago

      @Abdishakur Mukhtar yea it was green

    • AshG321M
      AshG321M 3 months ago

      thousands of years lands so called "middle east" was green ,had trees and rivers ...etc

    • Snow Moon
      Snow Moon 3 months ago


    • Mosey Transport
      Mosey Transport 3 months ago

      @feikahundred 100% Food export. and National residents. That in itself requires massive amounts of fresh, desalinized potable water fit for human consumption.Desert life is a most interesting study.

    STELLA MARIS OKELLO 3 months ago +14

    This is how we ate when i was young. We sat down and shared meals like this and it was one of greatest things about my childhood- a great sense of community

  • Lucky 2.0
    Lucky 2.0 3 months ago +265

    You guys are pure souls on the face of the earth !!
    You guys are the reason why the world is such a beautiful place to live in...

    • Lucky 2.0
      Lucky 2.0 3 months ago

      @Фатима Эбзеева Я мусульманин из Индии. Хотя я не знаю русский язык, я перевожу с помощью переводчика Google.

    • Фатима Эбзеева
      Фатима Эбзеева 3 months ago +1

      @Lucky 2.0 я мусульманка с Кавказа. Моя нация Кьарачай

    • Lucky 2.0
      Lucky 2.0 3 months ago +1

      @Фатима Эбзеева Наиболее желанный. Мы всегда рады приветствовать и принимать замечательных людей, таких как вы.

    • Фатима Эбзеева
      Фатима Эбзеева 3 months ago +1

      Спасибо большое за прекрасные слова в адрес людей пустыни ❤

    • Abdul imraan
      Abdul imraan 3 months ago +6

      Eating with the hands is good for the digestive system

  • Daniel Castillo
    Daniel Castillo 3 months ago +374

    No offense but I feel Americans can be very ignorant. They see White and Christian as the best race and culture. As a traveler myself I feel America can learn a lot about different cultures. The main thing I have learned from travelling is that every culture is flawed. There is no utopia and as much as Americans claim their country is the best, it's all about priorities really. There may be others who will give up the benefits of living in America for something they value more.

    • Mona Keulen
      Mona Keulen 3 months ago

      @Uhm oh please don't apologize 😂 it's not your fault, you never got exposed to other cultures because of the media and American world politics! We say if a Muslim has the wrong knowledge, it's because of the sheikh that taught him or her. Likewise, you were taught wrong. The blame isn't with ordinary people! And there is no heritable sin

    • BAZZEM boi
      BAZZEM boi 3 months ago +4

      @Macro indeed, they are pure people at their hearts, but brainwashed.

    • Abduazim Karabaev
      Abduazim Karabaev 3 months ago

      @BAZZEM boi true …

    • BAZZEM boi
      BAZZEM boi 3 months ago +17

      Ironically enough conservative American culture got so much in common with muslim one than it has to do with liberal.

  • Tina Mexico
    Tina Mexico 3 months ago +240

    Living in Denver and Phoenix I was exposed to ladies from all over the middle east. My take away was we are more alike then not. We worry about our kids, family ,parents
    .same hopes, fears and dreams. The world is a beautiful place. Why the media wants us in fear ,I have no idea...

  • Mumtaz Ahmed
    Mumtaz Ahmed 3 months ago +14

    It was good to watch an American family eating their food in an Afghan style. I especially liked the way the whole family was laughing and enjoying together . Sharing happy moments with your family like this is really great. May God The Almighty keep you happy together.

  • Vega Travel Tips
    Vega Travel Tips 3 months ago +106

    cool vid. OMG, I was also afraid with all the press I had read and seen but once I got there, it was different and pretty cool. Good indian and middle eastern food. It was pretty small, so I was able to attend 9 matches at the world cup. Thanks for showing us your experiences.

  • Samer Aiyan
    Samer Aiyan 3 months ago +8

    Many thanks for your visit to our region and sharing your experience with others. This is the beauty of traveling and meeting other cultures.

  • Arif
    Arif 3 months ago +108

    Please meet more local as u can, that's gonna open ur eyes into whole new level.

  • S Raza
    S Raza 3 months ago +83

    We Muslim learn at a young age to sit respectfully with our legs crossed (yoga position) when eating on the mat. Use our hands because sensation of touch brings another perspective on taste. Nothing on you as you were experiencing this first time and didn’t have the proper clothing that would allow you the flexibility. Fearing others is our own loss. Glad you are spreading the positive message on your channel.

    • F4WNZ13
      F4WNZ13 3 months ago +11

      I was just thinking that... Like I know it looks...primitive to outsiders, but what they don't know is that there is an etiquette to follow. Lol

  • tarek elwakil
    tarek elwakil 3 months ago +66

    You guys are awesome.. I am so glad you got to experience Qatar, especially during the WC

  • Berat Ali
    Berat Ali 3 months ago +7

    Thanks a lot dears that you show my Afghan food, culture and my middle East brothers soft image 🥰
    Lot of love from Afghanistan 🇦🇫🥰

  • Cindy K
    Cindy K 3 months ago +48

    Wow, you guys are living the dream! You were able to try a restaurant that may have made you uncomfortable had it not been for your friends eating with you, then sharing smores with them and others around a campfire. Love you guys, and how you approach your travels with open minds, like the Walt Whitman quote.

    • Abdul imraan
      Abdul imraan 3 months ago +3

      Eating with your hands is good for the digestive system of your body

  • Haya Barakat
    Haya Barakat 3 months ago +8

    I'm an Arab and have lived my entire life in Jordan.. I'm so proud of my religion, traditions, and values.. and have never wanted to live elsewhere. Thank you for clearing up the misconceptions. You're honest and decent human beings.

    • caasho like you
      caasho like you 3 months ago +1

      😂the live is cheaper bcz I just want move muslim countries i live canada I just need comfort live i love 4 years Egypt was wonderful

  • LMW Heparin
    LMW Heparin 3 months ago +124

    i'm from South East Asia, same as them most of us eat rice with hand since kid. Thats why since our young age we were taught to clip finger nail every week, wash hands with gel/soap before and after eat. And when we arent eating at table we sit on floor mat we sit with crossleg like normal yoga sitting position.

    • Sam Shah
      Sam Shah 3 months ago

      Aaaah I'm home

    • Muhammad Hosny
      Muhammad Hosny 3 months ago +6

      I moved from Egypt to Indonesia and these things reminded me of my childhood for sure.
      After growing up we didn't do these practices anymore (except eating rice in excessive amounts) but glad I got to experience it again

  • Paula Baker
    Paula Baker 3 months ago +66

    How beautiful is the Mid East's sand dunes??!!! Katar. Sooo much happening all around you and you two manage to capture some goodness.
    I love Middle Eastern food but don't know how savy I would be eating with my hands. Lol. Greg really did well.
    S'mores are sooooo good and messy. Love it.
    Take care. Be safe and stay well.
    I love the universal unity!♥️🌲🎅🤗

    • kizano Shisui
      kizano Shisui 3 months ago

      @NYC DZ we still use hand western never use it.

    • NYC DZ
      NYC DZ 3 months ago +1

      Not all Arabs eat with their hands. In Algeria, we mostly use forks.

  • Farhat Kunst und Literatur
    Farhat Kunst und Literatur 3 months ago +87

    Yes very true. We should not talk about others, we should talk with others, then we realize how much different it makes. I am glad, there's an alternative media, youtube, where we are able to check for the truth behind the scenes. Thanks guys.

  • OnLooker
    OnLooker 3 months ago +5

    I wish more people were open to experiencing the reality on the ground as you guys are 😊 Kudos to you.
    Don’t let mainstream media fool you into false notions. Much love from Tanzania 🇹🇿

  • Ahmed Farrag
    Ahmed Farrag 3 months ago +28

    Glad you enjoyed and had a great time and changed your view about our region , We love whoever loves us and we standup strongly against whoever stand against us this is our nature , So hopefully we all as different nations understand that peace and justice is the best to live in harmony together in our tiny house called earth , With love from Egypt ✌❤

  • jamal sinjab
    jamal sinjab 3 months ago +1

    As an Arab from Boston I thank you for having such an open mind . Good luck with your adventure

  • DesterN
    DesterN 3 months ago +25

    I am laughing watching this video before bed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Amusing . Have fun. It's nice to see American getting to know other cultures.

  • Moath Elhady
    Moath Elhady 3 months ago +22

    Hahaha, this truly made me laugh, especially the eating with your hands part. I gotta say, I love the fact that you guys overcame your fears and got to know the culture and the people as best you can. I'm glad your view of the Middle East and Arabs (well, Muslims in general) has changed for the better.
    And I hate to go against what an expert like Lincoln would know (lol) but you always wash your hands, eat with your right hand, and start by saying "in the name of God" or in arabic "bis-mil-lah". Brilliant video, you guys smashed it :)

    • HumanRights4All
      HumanRights4All 3 months ago

      But those who eat with their hands in ME are in the minority. Mainly in the Gulf region.

  • NewzAnalysis
    NewzAnalysis 3 months ago +32

    Really nice to see you enjoying a different culture.

  • 4gimmi
    4gimmi 3 months ago +3

    Once you get hooked on experiencing other cultures it’s hard to not appreciate the beauty of humanity and this beautiful world 🌎

  • Mfam
    Mfam 3 months ago +14

    Alhumduallah so glad your spreading positive outlook. Insha’Allah you’ll have more

  • Explore Transit
    Explore Transit 3 months ago +8

    I am glad you tried our Afghan food and I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing such as nice message with the world.

  • Sessiano
    Sessiano 3 months ago +17

    This was wholesome and heart ❤️ warming. Thank you for sharing! Love from Somalia 🇸🇴

  • Zahid MEHMOOD
    Zahid MEHMOOD 3 months ago +20

    ❤❤❤ thanks for respecting their culture and traditions,love you all ❤❤❤❤

  • Afg
    Afg 3 months ago +22

    OMG. As an Afghan I just subscribed ur channel this week for Qatar Worldcup. This amazing video and the use of our folk music just surprised me. 😅🎉😍

  • good man
    good man 3 months ago +3

    I'm Moroccan American muslim living in U.S .the best advice don't believe what media says and shows to us , just travel around and you going to get surprised . Also make friends whatever their religion or race . We are all human being

  • Ana K
    Ana K 3 months ago +10

    My Afghan friends say eating is not really eating unless you use your hands. Its the experience thats part of the meal. 😊

  • Kak Nora Channel
    Kak Nora Channel 3 months ago +4

    Im glad you guys enjoyed the cultural and great sharing. Watching from Australia 🇦🇺

  • Mohammed ali
    Mohammed ali 3 months ago +18

    very happy for you to be able to see the" true" middle east, hope the trip changed your prospective about people's as well as culture and their great hospitality.

  • Mariam Al-Ansari
    Mariam Al-Ansari 3 months ago +33

    LOL 4:51 I’m glad you’re enjoying the experience but we never eat laying down😂😂😂

    • Awesome
      Awesome 3 months ago

      @Sadman Rafid you don't need to cover your knees tho? You only need to cover them for prayers.

    • Sadman Rafid
      Sadman Rafid 3 months ago +1

      I'm gonna consider this a bit rude, as he has his knees completely exposed

    • Adoon-ALLAH
      Adoon-ALLAH 3 months ago

      @HD Mohammad

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  • Retro Fedora
    Retro Fedora 3 months ago +10

    Looks like an exciting journey. People with sincerity will give honest & genuine opinion. Thank for the good entertaining video.

  • P.K. Abdul Ghafour
    P.K. Abdul Ghafour 3 months ago +6

    It was an impressive video. The American family enjoyed the food at Afghan Brothers in Qatar eating by their hands. It was a new experience for them. The lady was talking about the unity of humanity which was the message relayed by Ghanim and Morgan at the inauguration of World Cup. Thank you guys for sharing this wonderful video. God bless you all.

  • raju khan
    raju khan 3 months ago +11

    From 🇮🇳 very happy for you
    You guys are right we all are human beings all we need is love and peace everywhere in the world

  • Dr. Fatima-Jordan-الأردن

    I am glad that you had the opportunity to visit the Middle East and form your own opinion based on your experience, away from the lies promoted by most Western media... Thank you for sharing the experience.

  • David D
    David D 3 months ago +8

    Thanks for making this video ❤️
    Thanks also for mentioning your dad and what he came for.

  • A H
    A H 3 months ago +13

    Happy to see you enjoying your time in Qatar! ❤ Would love to see you do a video in Saudi Arabia!

  • Adam Khan
    Adam Khan 3 months ago +10

    Afgan’s food are the best in world hope you guys enjoyed it ❤

  • Mr K
    Mr K 3 months ago +3

    As a Qatari. This really brings me joy. Glad that people enjoyed their stay in Qatar and thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing this experience with your wonderful family. Wish you the best.

  • Lu Cid
    Lu Cid 3 months ago +8

    Ive never been to Qatar but I was there in transit several times because I flew with Qatar airways and it was great. Alot of people said very positive things about this country and all of that make me want to spend my next holidays there.

  • Zakariya mohamed
    Zakariya mohamed 2 months ago

    I'm not a middle eastern but I'm an Arab Mauritanian Muslim and I would like to thank you for your bravery and honesty in showing us as the humans we really are despite all the bad press the media is propagating

  • User
    User 3 months ago +8

    Glad you had this awesome experience and thank you for sharing it with us.
    I started appreciating life after my international travels. Hope most Americans would consider these types of adventures

  • Mr Z
    Mr Z 3 months ago +7

    Loved watching your family enjoying themselves so much. May Allah bless your family.

  • Noman A. Zuberi
    Noman A. Zuberi 3 months ago +8

    Greetings my friends. Firstly, massive respect for you both for breaking away from your comfort zone and coming to Qatar. That you tried to dine at a completely different cultural restaurant is truly admirable. Although, I do think that if you had asked, they would have been happy to provide you with spoons. There are plenty if Afghan Restaurants in my country and they usually serve food exactly as they served it to you but they do have spoons on hand which they provide upon polite request. Wish you all the best
    Salam (Peace)

  • SahirLatif
    SahirLatif 3 months ago

    It felt beautiful inside watching you guys so open mindedly enjoying the cultural challenges. I wish I was there to help you make minor adjustments for overcoming these challenges. Great family of bg hearts!

  • PedrozaTravel
    PedrozaTravel 3 months ago +13

    Sounds like a great experience, thanks for sharing.

  • إمام محمد
    إمام محمد 3 months ago +4

    MashaAllah that's the beauty of Islam and The Middle East my brother and sister you can't stop loving it... lots of love from Qatar and India

  • Noo noo
    Noo noo 3 months ago +9

    Enjoy your trip to Qatar 🇶🇦 Come visit the UAE, its real great here too 😀

    • Kabxanley
      Kabxanley 3 months ago

      Shame on your leaders (UAE & KSA) who have taken every opportunity to malign
      Islam and Muslims in every conceivable manner and in every opportunity they got. On top of that they fought the believers in Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Turkey and even in Burma and India, where Muslims are facing daily genocide, in their own homes.
      I don't think if there's anything of Islamic value or Arab culture to see in UAE, as you're imitating the western culture, so much so that you no longer believe the Islamic way of life.

  • Moe123
    Moe123 3 months ago +6

    Eating food while sitting on a floor with washed hands has many benefits. In many cultures, from middle East all the way to Indonesia people sit on the floor, hence it’s not uncomfortable. People always wash their hands & gargle before and after meals. Eating on floor connects you to your food, makes you eat less (due to sitting posture), gets you closer to your family.

  • Amani N
    Amani N 3 months ago +33

    I appreciate your efforts. However, being a local myself, I believe you still don't understand the true essence of our Islamic and Arabic culture and traditions.
    To understand desert camping and eating etiquette etc., it is better to meet Qatari people yourself. It will be an unforgettable experience that will provide you with new insights.
    Regards and welcome to 🇶🇦

    • Seraj Akram
      Seraj Akram 3 months ago

      Very true

    • Sam Shah
      Sam Shah 3 months ago +1

      It's both ways. Locals could also open up a bit to foreigners. 😊

  • Thairin Khudr
    Thairin Khudr 3 months ago

    Your message at the end of the video 9:15 is beautiful. Definitely. As a Muslim, this is truly the essence of life. Ensuring peace and safety within the human family. ❤️

  • S
    S 3 months ago +7

    The desert looks incredible, wish I can run on that sand and just feel that sand in my hands, looks like the best sand 😁

  • M Dawood
    M Dawood 3 months ago +2

    U r 100% correct, there are NO differences, all humans are and want similar things … only politicians try to divide and role … thanks for sharing, wishing u and all our brothers and sisters as u said it well 🌹🌹🌹👏👏👏👍👍👍

  • sephatu
    sephatu 3 months ago +4

    Thank you for sharing your family's wonderful experience learning and enjoying the culture there.
    Qatar's definitely a beatiful country to visit.

  • Qatari Bananahamock
    Qatari Bananahamock 3 months ago +9

    Wow you went to Afghan brothers ? Hahahaah that’s as deep as it gets hahaha, well done, much love guys

  • Zack Jalamani
    Zack Jalamani 3 months ago +6

    Actually in the Middle East you are supposed to wash your hands before and after eating. In that Afghan restaurant you did not have to sit on the floor, they have tables and spoons, forks and knives. It is up to you to choose

  • Houssam Abi-issa
    Houssam Abi-issa 3 months ago +3

    Thank you for this honest review our culture is misunderstood by the Western world but this experience of yours that is shared with the world, should change some people’s perspective of how we live ❤❤

  • Shahzad Mir
    Shahzad Mir 3 months ago +4

    Beautiful to see a western family sitting on carpet to eat food with bare hands.❤️ The children are very excited..

  • Hasan Basriy
    Hasan Basriy 3 months ago

    Having travelled to quite a lot countries, I came to the same conclusion as yours - that at the end of the day we are all brothers and sisters in humanity, with almost the same wishes and desires, nomatter what color is your skin and what part of the world you are from. Love from Uzbekistan.

  • Kodrat Wasono
    Kodrat Wasono 3 months ago +5

    You guys are good souls. Hopefully peace and happiness ala aus be upon you and your family

  • Patricia Parada
    Patricia Parada 3 months ago +6

    Wow!!! So proud of you two… beginning to let your hair down. Experiencing life like you two are doing ain’t for the faint of heart. Don’t take it for granted because not everyone has these experiences… that’s why we’re here watching

  • Aziz Nasser
    Aziz Nasser 3 months ago

    I love how you are doing this in front of your children, it’s a family experience that will resonate positively with your children and it’s going to diffuse the hatred they will hear about the region.

  • Green Mosaic
    Green Mosaic 3 months ago +1

    Seeing your family talk and laugh together while eating is truly the real joy why every family should be eating together whenever possible

  • Sana Ahmadi
    Sana Ahmadi 3 months ago +8

    As an Afghan it melted my heart to see western people like you guys, realize our beautiful reality and culture and religion and we need more people like you guys to clear this damn misconception about us toward the western world.maybe they would think about us more than justTerrorists. Thank you guys so much and bye the way the background song just killed me😂😂🇦🇫🇦🇫☪️❤️

  • sharif uddin
    sharif uddin 3 months ago +1

    Your journey is quite heart warming! Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

  • Jebran Sekandari
    Jebran Sekandari 3 months ago +5

    I am from Afghanistan and currently living in San Francisco California, that is beautiful restaurant and we eat food like that here in California and we wash hands before we eat food

  • Ghubein
    Ghubein 3 months ago +2

    Now a days youtubers are 1000 honest than international TVs , they show us the reality, no political agendas in the middle.
    Hope TV channels like national Germany 🇩🇪, France 🇫🇷 Tv , learn from you guys . ❤❤❤

  • boraicho01
    boraicho01 3 months ago +2

    love the warmness of your family and cant help to laugh at you trying to eat with your hand 😄

  • Saf R
    Saf R 3 months ago

    Thank you guys I just hope more decent people like you speak the truth hope your family stays blessed ❤

  • fT
    fT 3 months ago +9

    You two are remarkable people. Thank you

  • Jahn Mohd
    Jahn Mohd 3 months ago +1

    I am living in qatar still since last two years,Allahamdulillah i am enjoying here and i love qatar 🇶🇦

  • Geebee
    Geebee 3 months ago +3

    Way to go! That looks awesome can’t wait to get there someday.

  • Ahmed Moh
    Ahmed Moh 3 months ago +1

    Living in another country is a great experience. I my self went to the US for graduate school and I experienced a cultural shock even though American movies have showed me a lot of the American culture but actually living it is completely different. And I know that you are having a great experience in this restaurant. But it is so funny that you guys are practically laying while eating. There are two famous ways of sitting while eating on the ground that are comfortable.

  • mahaguru58
    mahaguru58 3 months ago +6

    Once you get the hang of eating with your hands, sitting down with your family and start tasting exquisite foods and drinks, you will want more and more. 🤗😁😍
    Come visit my country, Malaysia! You will have a great time 😉👌

  • M N
    M N 3 months ago

    The kids in the restaurant looked so cute - them seeing the world at this age will create good compassionate humans. Ameen

  • Rhell eithy
    Rhell eithy 3 months ago +4

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience 😊

  • •misCoffee_YT•
    •misCoffee_YT• 2 months ago

    As a middle eastern I am so happy that there are stile some western thinking good about us... I had to leave my country bc of the war so I can't say that it's save and when I search it in Google is see only war so it's making me worried but I have respect for ya'll trying everything from the culture even if it seems uncomfortable.
    Greetings from 🇸🇾💗

  • Putri Balqis Aleeah
    Putri Balqis Aleeah 3 months ago +5

    Masya Allah tabarakallah, moga sentiasa selamat saudaraku

  • Houssem Chabbi
    Houssem Chabbi 3 months ago +1

    I’ve lived 5 years in Qatar I’m algerian my wife is American and moving to Qatar was her first time in the Middle East ever , she loved it we had our first baby there in the Cuban hospital , whenever we’re in a conversation about Middle East she always say I never felt safer in my life as in Qatar and it’s true I don’t ever feel worry about her because way safer than America more than you can imagine , I love afghani brothers restaurant ❤, if you will visit again I advise you to try Adan restaurant in souk wakef it’s Yemeni and it’s one the my favourites in Qatar , Doha ❤

  • J P
    J P 3 months ago +2

    We love ❤you 🇶🇦 Qatari people❤ love from Afghanistan …

  • KJ Dino
    KJ Dino 3 months ago +1

    Moeslim all over the world will always appreciate and have a tons of gratitude for you and your family guys.. thank u so much for sharing such a honest, geuine and factual fact about moeslim world..