What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?
Honestly, the highlights have been all of the vacations we've taken outside of Qatar. It's a great location to travel. You can get a lot of great places within six hours or so.
Locally within Qatar, the vacation we've most enjoyed is a long weekend to Banana Island. It's just lovely.
It's also worth noting that most everyone get island fever. Because Qatar is the size of Rhode Island and is attached only to Saudi Arabia (which you don't just get to visit on the spur of the moment), people here get cooped up and must get out at least once every couple of months. - May 2017
Qatar is home to Qatar Airways (duh), which has been the biggest perk of all. I travel like crazy, on average once every month, and have visited about 20 countries during my two years here--and only one of those required a layover. - May 2017
every flight out - May 2015
Iftars, dhow trips, picnics in the desert, seeing the Serra statues. - Feb 2015
Don't come here expecting Big City life. Doha is a sleepy suburban-like place where you can find great friends, make your own fun, and watch your children thrive. Don't come here for nightlife, museums, or a cafe culture. - Apr 2012
None, marking time is great! - Mar 2012
Our house and the compound - which has plenty of open space. I've enjoyed the work a lot and the fact that you rarely feel cold. I enjoyed travelling to Sri Lanka and other places in the Middle East. I like eating out a lot. I also like the interesting blend of expat cultures here. - Mar 2012
Seeing how happy my daughters are living a "Wonder Years" existence-- running around the neighborhood with friends, riding bikes, swimming, exploring on their own. My eight-year-old can't wait to go outside on the weekends to play with friends. The TV is almost never on. Kid life is GOOD! - Jan 2012
Seeing the country grow and develop, and seeing the leadership's goals of making Qatar a knowledge economy take shape. The energy on the streets was spectacular when Qatar won the World Cup 2022 bid - Jun 2011
Leaving Qatar. - Oct 2010