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Seven years and counting….

Seven years ago this week my family and I had packed up our home in London and made the move to Doha, Qatar. We came expecting a new work / life adventure of 3-4 years as we came on a job transfer with an international oil company. The Qatar we arrived in had a population … Continue reading

Disappearing Landmarks

What are you afraid to lose and why?  That is a question I have been asking myself for a while now and seems particularly appropriate at this start to 2014. My questioning started back in August / September 2013 when my life started getting severely disrupted due to all the road work projects that ramped … Continue reading

To green or not to green, especially in the desert….

  I love Doha’s green spaces –  the wide open lawns, playing fields and all the different trees at Aspire Park, the playgrounds along the Corniche, the Doha Golf Club.  They are all a respite from the traffic and building works that are part and parcel of living in Qatar, a desert country with a … Continue reading

Being a big fish in a small pond

Saturday night I went to the CD launch of Blues on the Corniche by the Doha Jazz at the W Hotel in Doha. It was a great night of local jazz performed by expatriates from many different countries who are now resident in Qatar.  There were collaborations with singers, string quartets, traditional Arabic instrumentalists as … Continue reading

The Changing of the Guard

Tonight I attended a Changing of the Guard. The General Manager of a major hotel was leaving and introducing the new GM to the community.  I have worked on and off with the departing GM over the last several years and am sad to see him go, but know it is important for him to … Continue reading

Supply Chains in Doha

Doha is building a new port – one of the largest in the world.  The current one is reportedly strained beyond capacity. Maybe it’s the major reason why running a business or even shopping for your home in Qatar can be so frustrating. A friend recently called it “Safari shopping” – buying in bulk to … Continue reading

Susie Billings

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I have lived on four continents and worked at senior levels across a range of industries.

Since 2007 I have lived in Doha, Qatar, the home of Al Jazeera and the host city for the World Cup Football (Soccer) in 2022.

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