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Doha Five Years On

Exactly five years ago today, I started my new job in the Middle East. I landed in Doha just the night before. At that time I was excited to work in Doha, not only because the new job or because the salary they offered me, but as I wrote earlier in my blog: it is because of the adventure! It is the idea and the opportunity to see the transformation of Doha.

My big boss, Peter was kind enough to give me an introduction tour around the City. Well, it was not rally “around” the city, but just enough to give me some ideas of landmark of the city. With my little baby camera with capacity only 3 MB, I snapped-happy on places where ever I found it interesting.

Five years later, I did the same trip, and try to capture the same buildings with my husband driving and this time with bigger camera…. Doha had changed tremendously…

Below is a comparison of my small collection of my day 1 in Doha, on the left are in 2005 and on the same location in 2010:

Yet there are some new buildings that was no sign of it then…

Filed under: eJournal, Expat Archive

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I used to live as an expat and travel around the Middle East. After 10 years working in the Arabian Gulf I am now retired and living in the UK but still retain my interests of further travels and exploring new horizons.


  1. Wakk! Doha banyak skyscrapers-nya yah… Pretty cool! Btw, I’m following you on NetworkedBlogs now 🙂


  2. Pingback: 2010 | Nins' Travelog

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