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Doha 2003 – Doha Now

When we came here in 2003, I was still shooting film. I did a Doha skyline, in 2003 from what we still call the Bandar spit – where the dhows are harbored, and there used to be restaurants remotely shaped like boats and a wide terrace where you could sit out (when it isn’t too hot) and eat, or have coffee and dessert, with the vast Doha skyline to gaze upon.

Then, one day, the restaurants were gone!

You can still go out on the spit and take photos of the Doha skyline.

I cobbled together a bunch of photos to show the entire Doha skyline in 2003:

This is what the Ritz Carlton looked like in 2003:

Doha Skyline from the Ritz Carlton in 2003:

The Pearl and Doha skyline in 2003:

Same Pearl 2009:

January 22, 2010 - Posted by | Doha, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Photos, Qatar


  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Doha News, Amy Nutty. Amy Nutty said: RT @dohanews: Crazy – check out Doha's skyline in 2003 and then fast forward six yrs later to 2009 […]

    Pingback by Tweets that mention Doha 2003 – Doha Now « Here There and Everywhere -- | January 23, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the post..that was the year we arrived also and we’ve been trying to document “the way it was”. Good photos and amazing change.

    Comment by grammy | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  3. Can you grab them, Grammy? Sorry for the quality of the digital photo of the film photo!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 25, 2010 | Reply

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