Hopes soared and then crashed in Doha on Monday as news that a Walmart has opened here spread throughout the Tweetosphere.
RT @dohanews Doha, Qatar opens Wal Mart http://is.gd/6uUUh
It quickly become known, however, that Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, was not responsible for the new store.
On Here, There and Everywhere, the source of the breaking news, commenter adiamondinsunlight said:
love it! and love that the Qatari authorities approved the name (when the owner registered for limited liability status)!
To which intlexpatr, who reported the news, replied:
LOL – you think they really got permission?
Back on Twitter, @ExpatCookie mused:
do you think they have similar shoppers to the US walmarts? http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/ :)