WE CALL IT HOME
Founder and Image Consultant, Glam Your Image Been in Doha since: 2006 (eight years)
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
The Asian Games in 2006 brought us to Doha. We loved the experience, decided to stay and make this our home. I had lived in China for about 12 years before I came to Doha so it really was a peaceful and easy move. Qatar is really wonderful for families, especially, like in our case, with small children. It was an adventure moving to the Middle East. We feel at home and when we travel we love to come back home to Qatar. The children are well adapted and love their school and their routines.
CHANGE IS GOOD
So much has changed since we first moved here. I believe change is always positive, Qatar has proved to the world that it isn't just a rich country but one with vision. Major achievements have happened since 2006: a new Emir, the transition was something really extraordinary to watch; winning the bid for World Cup 2022, which I think was well deserved and I have no doubts Qatar will deliver a great show; the opening of Katara, a fantastic family place with great art shows and performances; and the completion of the amazing Museum of Islamic Art and so on. It's an exciting time in Qatar and I love what this country is growing into. I don't find myself missing too much of the old Doha; I love having more places to visit, with better options and variety. There are some great shows, exhibitions, more shopping malls with international brands and great hotels.