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These are some of the images taken on my phone while walking through Katara Cultural Village this morning.

Last week it was announced that Palm Island is set to once again become a tourist attraction https://qatarquick.com/new-project-soon-to-revive-palm-island-as-tourist-destination . So I felt it was very important to get a good photograph of the island before the work begins.

Photo of Palm Island from above, Doha, Qatar
Last week it was announced that Palm Island is set to once again become a tourist attraction https://qatarquick.com/new-project-soon-to-revive-palm-island-as-tourist-destination . So I felt it was very important to get a good photograph of it before the work begins.

11 years ago (2007) I came to Qatar for a 3 day business trip. This is my photos from that visit.

Unfortunately during this visit I had very little time to look around Qatar. Our driver just made a couple of stops for us to jump out and grab some shots. And my camera was very basic with quite a low resolution. Also I didn’t really know what I was shooting. Obviously in hind site I would have loved to have taken many more photos of things that would be really interesting to look back on now.

One of the shots is of Katara before the ground was raised in front of it. There is a couple of Zig Zag (Lagoona) Towers while they were still under construction, and of course a number of shots taken in the city. We also had a brief excursion to Barzan Towers so there are a number of images of the towers and also a couple taken from the top of Barzan Towers showing the area surrounding them. Which these days has been fully developed.

We were staying in the Ritz Carlton Hotel, and I snapped some shots of the reclamation of land which is now Lusail from my hotel window.

An interesting project would be for me to return to these exact locations and take the same shots again for comparison. Perhaps one day I will get around to it.

 

Last Thursday I was invited to take some photos at the award winning Italian restaurant ‘Antica Pesa’ located in the grounds of the Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel, on the Pearl Qatar.

One of the things I love about doing what I do, is visiting outstanding venues, meeting extremely interesting people and trying some exceptional food. Oh wait… that’s three things. Ah well…

Anyway, take a look at the images below and you will see what I mean 😉

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