Qatar to work?

Qatar at night is breath-taking.

Tall buildings in all shapes and sizes light the gulf sky-line.

Just another building in Qatar

Just another building in Qatar

From our 24th floor room at the Movenpick hotel we look down on a sea of lights and a sparkling grandness.

Movenpick is a luxurious five-star hotel and I’m pretty sure you would be hard-pressed to find a lower scale one in the area.

My favorite falafel stand wouldn't fit in here

My favorite falafel stand wouldn't fit in here

In the morning things were not quite as appealing.

A gaping construction hole lurked below our window and I counted 22 cranes between the nearby buildings. The outside of our window is so covered in grime from the construction pictures come out poorly.

The building opposite us, beautiful at night with intricate dome tops, has porches facing us on every floor. I haven’t seen a single person out on one and no colorful clothing decorates the balconies, drying in the sun.

On our first night we ran downstairs, eager to explore the city and grab a late dinner, after our day of traveling.

Everything is already closed, Denis told us, second hand from the receptionist. It was around 11pm. They said the souk was open until 12pm but not worth the cab ride at this hour.

Other hotels were the only other option. 

I met a Lebanese man in our hotel today who has lived in the United States, currently works out of Dubai and has traveled as much as I dream to. People come here to work, he said.

I met a Lebanese man in our hotel today who has lived in the United States, currently works out of Dubai and has traveled as much as I dream to. People come here to work, he said.

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