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FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016:

It was a very short flight to Doha, Qatar shortly after noon on Friday.


18 minute video of my Qatar Airways flight to Doha.

After landing in Doha I took a cab to the
Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel for a two night stay.
Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

2 minute video of the Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha.

MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON JANUARY 1, 2016
Happy New Year everybody,

Checked out of my hotel in Dubai this morning. I passed by the Address Hotel while in my taxi on the way to the airport. It was still smoldering. Below is a screen grab of a video I took of the fire last night. It was really quite a frightening sight. Hot ash raining down every where while the area was packed with people for New Years Eve. They said 16 people were hurt.



Today I had a 40 minute flight to Doha, Qatar. But even though flying time was only 40 minutes it still managed to take most of the day. You have to get to the airport three hours ahead for an international flight. Then after we got to Doha there was a huge line to wait through at customs. I flew over here on Qatar Airways. It was a 777-300, unusual to be using such a large plane for a 40 minute flight. We got a nice view of Doha from the plane as we were landing.



The picture below was also from the plane. My hotel is in the center of the picture below. It's one of those skyscrapers. I'm staying at the Marriott Marquis City Center. Just like my hotel in Dubai, it is attached to the country's largest shopping mall.



I'm only going to be here for two nights. I'm leaving the desert and heading for Asia on Sunday night. Below is a picture of Doha from my hotel room.



Tim



SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2016:

Click on the image below for the original full-size image.


I spent the day Exploring Doha.
Below is the city's skyline from the Corniche.
Doha, Qatar skyline

Watch the video below for all my activities in Doha.

25 minute video of Doha, Qatar.

MY DAILY EMAIL SENT ON JANUARY 2, 2016
Hello Folks,

It was a gloomy day in Doha with some occasional rain. I took a hop on/hop off bus tour around the city. The bus didn't stop at about half the stops that it was supposed to. Including the stop that I want to get off at. I later took a cab back to that place. It was the Corniche. A pretty area along the harbor overlooking the city. It would have been a lot prettier had the sun been shining.

Below is a closer look.



I am flying to Singapore tomorrow night. I have a nonstop flight on a Qatar Airways A350. It is a brand new airplane. It's Airbus' version of the 787 Dreamliner. I'll write again when I get to Asia.

Tim



SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016:

I spent the day doing absolutely nothing.
Around 6:00pm I headed to the Airport for my flight to Singapore.
It was my first flight on the new A350-900.


16 minute video of my flight to Singapore on the A350.




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