PR & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager, Moven­pick Ho­tel Doha Been in Doha since: March 2014 (four months)

Qatar Today - - CULTURE > DOHA DIARY -


I was ini­tially look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties in Dubai but a po­si­tion came up in Doha which in­ter­ested me. I did not have much in­for­ma­tion about the city be­fore I ar­rived but have been pleas­antly sur­prised with its of­fer­ings. My first im­pres­sion of Doha was that it was very much un­der con­struc­tion. Now that I have spent more time ex­plor­ing life here, I re­alise that it has a lot to of­fer so­cially and pro­fes­sion­ally. I am en­joy­ing in­ter­act­ing with the di­verse mix of na­tion­al­i­ties that one comes into con­tact with and the open minded men­tal­ity of the ex­pats that live here. Ev­ery­body seems to have com­mon goals and as­pi­ra­tions in this city and there is a kind of close­ness that comes from that. Per­son­ally, I'd like to re­ally get to know the ins and outs of the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try in Doha, build strong ex­pe­ri­ence in my field over time and be part of the build up to­wards the World Cup in 2022.

I am from the beau­ti­ful Cape Town in South Africa. Right now I miss my friends and fam­ily the most and sec­ond to that I miss the rain and cold win­ter. Also I miss eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble fresh pro­duce which is very cheap back home. It is hard to find fresh fruit and veg that are not too ex­pen­sive here for ob­vi­ous rea­sons.

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