PR & Communications Manager, Movenpick Hotel Doha Been in Doha since: March 2014 (four months)
AN OPEN-MINDED WELCOME
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.