Good news on Labour Camp front

The recent raids by inspectors of the Labour Departments on labour camps in the Industrial Area outsiide Doha, the capital of Qatar, has prompted several employers to upgrade accommodation facilities of their workers while redressing problems such as poor hygiene in kitchens and toilets. Workers in the Industrial Area have called upon the Labour Department […]

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Sunset over building site

A typical view here – cranes, exposed building sites, and the yellow ball of fire called the sun.

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What Lawrence of Arabia had to say

Was glancing at Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence again and fear I may have been too dismissive in an earlier entry. He may not be up there with Joyce and Eliot, but he did have something. In between the endless treks across the desert and the many descriptions of sand in all its […]

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What Lawrence of Arabia had to say

Was glancing at Seven Pillars of Wisdom by TE Lawrence again and fear I may have been too dismissive in an earlier entry. He may not be up there with Joyce and Eliot, but he did have something. In between the endless treks across the desert and the many descriptions of sand in all its […]

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Heat haze

Even my camera is feeling the heat (and humidity) as you can see from this picture.On a good day, it’s 38 degrees; at lunchtime on a really hot day 43-45 is the norm. But it’s the humidity that really kills ya – you feel as if you’re breathing in custard and you squirt sweat from […]

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Of shopping malls and rip-offs

What’s the guy doing on the roof? A more typical scene from this town … As you can probably gather from the pictures on this blog, the part of Doha where I live is dusty, grubby and dull. However it is within walking distance of the sea and of two decent supermarkets. The glory of […]

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