A NEW LIFE AWAITS

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MISS­ING HOME

I am of Croa­t­ian and Ital­ian ori­gin and have lived most of my life in Za­greb and Mi­lan. I miss the beauty of the an­cient city of Za­greb (some of it dates back to the 7th cen­tury), the many is­lands of Croa­tia, the Adri­atic Sea and, of course, my fam­ily and friends. Mi­lan is the epi­cen­tre of food and fash­ion and that's what I miss most: shop­ping, happy hours in restau­rants after work, glimpses of fa­mous mod­els walk­ing down the streets and fash­ion­ably-dressed peo­ple ea­gerly throng­ing to see new col­lec­tions by de­sign­ers.

GOLF MADE MY DE­CI­SION EAS­IER

I play golf a lot and I ad­mit I felt in love with Doha Golf Club the in­stant I saw it. In fact, the splen­did golf course was one of the rea­sons I ac­cepted a job of­fer here in Qatar. I wish there were more wellor­gan­ised golf clubs like this back home.

GORDANA POPOVIC

Sales Project Man­ager, MSK Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als Been in Doha since: March 2014 (two months)

BE­ING A PART OF PROGRESS

I am truly im­pressed with many of the projects, big and small, that have been go­ing on in Doha: Ed­u­ca­tion City, sports com­plexes, Qatar Na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, mu­se­ums and so on. In the course of my job I get to visit many build­ing sites and it is truly amaz­ing to wit­ness the size and ca­pac­ity of these projects. I ad­mire the new tech­nolo­gies and ma­te­ri­als that are be­ing used in order to build an en­vi­ron­ment-friendly and sus­tain­able city. My com­pany was among the first to move into the Barwa Com­mer­cial Av­enue and it makes me proud to be a small part of these his­tor­i­cal mo­ments for Doha. My as­pi­ra­tion is to stay here as long as these in­ter­est­ing projects are tak­ing place, par­tic­i­pate in all this progress that Qatar is mak­ing and of course, I am look­ing for­ward to at­tend­ing many of the ma­jor events that are sched­uled to hap­pen here.

Qatar To­day looks at two ex­pa­tri­ates from ev­ery­day life, one who has lived here for a sig­nif­i­cant amount of time and an­other who has just made Doha her home, for their take on life in this city.

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