On 364 days of the year there's no need for street drainage in Doha, but on one day of the year, there is:
Sunday, 13 November 2011
We saw this pollution/smoke cloud not long after we crossed the border into Qatar from Saudi yesterday (Sat 12th Nov).
By the time we arrived home, the cloud had enveloped a large part of the suburban area of Doha. There didn't seem to be any smell so I don't know whether it was a rubbish tip fire or what it was.
Not a mention of it today in the newspapers or on any of the usual websites yet to say 'you can't miss it' would have been an understatement.