A NEW LIFE AWAITS
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.
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.