Doing time in Doha


    My friend Mark came back from a 4-day holiday on an exotic island last week. We were out at dinner when someone asked him how it feels to be back in Doha (it’s a common question, I’m not sure why but we all ask it!). He couldn’t quite put into words how he […]

Qatar in Pictures: October/November 2012

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Images (top left to right): Qatar lovin’ from the Cornish; Doha’s Falcon Souq; Camels training on a Saturday; Aspetar in the evening; Incense at Spice Market; Crepe guy at St Regis brunch melts whole chocolate pieces into the batter!; All in a row. Qatar Airways ready to fly; Weather! One of the best things about […]

Qatar in Pictures, September 2012

September slider

Images top left to right: Zig Zag Towers; Poolside on the 19th floor at The Torch hotel; Clouds over Qatar; Qatar Philharmonic performing Dvorak.

Qatar in Pictures, July 2012

July slider

Images top left to right: Soup and internet – there’s a lot of that during Ramadan!; Al Waab St; Graffiti; An abandoned shed; Dust; my guest post for yTravel Blog.

Qatar in Pictures, June 2012

June Feature

 Images left to right: A rooftop at Souq Waqif; Removalists waiting for a job near Equestrian Roundabout; Looking down into the lobby of WDoha; Roadside treasure chest; Summer sunset; June temperatures; Construction near the Corniche; Sidra medical facility.

Qatar in pictures, April 2012

April Feature

Images from left to right: Empty offices – no one works at night here!; The streets of Doha; Rain; Hamad Aquatic Centre; I finally found a ripe avocado at Family Food Center; Alain Robert AKA ‘Spider Man’ climbs The Torch; A typical car park; TEDxSummit at Katara; No nudity in the change rooms; The view […]

Newbie Tuesdays: The cold

Winter in doha

A while ago I wrote about The Heat in Qatar. We all know get’s hot. It’s nothing new. And I can now safely say that, after a few false starts, the heat is well and truly here. But as summer rolls around, I think it’s time to bring up something that has been bothering me […]

Qatar in Pictures, November 2011

November Feature

Images top left to right: Closure notice at the Doha Golf Club. They were shut down during Eid by the Ministry of Health. I’m glad to say they’re up and running again now!; Media pass from Aspire4Sport conference; The fruit and vegetable section of Carrefour, Villaggio. Also closed down for health violations; Cheese in a […]

Rain in Doha

School bus

In Doha, when it rains, it floods. I guess it’s just one of the hazards of a city built without gutters or stormwater drains!      

Things are cooling down

qatar temperature november

Can’t say I’m impressed. I did NOT move all the way to the Middle East for temperatures below 20 degrees!

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