At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Qatar and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.Follow Your Sunshine
Leaving behind the verdant (read: rainy) shores of the UK, Polly and her husband moved their lives to the Arabian Desert for endless sunbeams. Since moving, these luxury loving foodies have also added a bouncing baby girl to the Sunshine clan (complete with blogger-in-training romper) between trips home to the UK and reviewing some of the best restaurants in the Saudi Kingdom.
Yummy Mummy in Doha
A British expat living in Doha since June 2012, Kiren and her husband are raising their family whilst still enjoying the perks of living in such an up and coming Kingdom. Sharing her recommendations and experiences as a self-confessed Yummy Mummy, this is an excellent read for those looking to emigrate with their family.
Lemon and Mint
Resident in Qatar, this couple hails from Wales and Pakistan respectively. Scribing their overarching passions for food and searching for the elusively perfect Doha restaurant offering, their personalities shine through the blog prose offered on Lemon and Mint as they live the expat life.
A poster child for the generation of third culture kids, Tami is a 20-something expat with international emigrée credentials and an appreciation for the opportunities Qatar provides. With a section on her blog dedicated to the joys of expat life in the UAE, she also writes about her passion for food, travel, animals, and books. Definitely a must read.
Qatar and Yonder
Elizabeth and Richard relocated to Doha 5 years ago and now spend their spare time enjoying as much as the Kingdom and afar has to offer. Often slaking wanderlust with trips overseas – as far afield as Antarctica and as close as Bahrain – they share gastronomic journeys for their fellow expats.
Sojourning in Qatar
Ayesha has lived in Qatar for quarter of a century, raising her family and sharing her adventures as an expat. Sojourning in Qatar is her diary as a mother, traveller and luxury lover. Life in Qatar is a section of her blog that will be particularly interesting to expats looking to move.
Journalling her thoughts from the middle of the desert, Lenny shares her positive outlook on life and adventures far from her native Philippines. With a focus on relationships, the art of positivity and the joy found in expat life, there is also an excellent article featuring her visa journey.
Life With Baby Kicks
Laura and her family are experts at the expat life, having lived not only in Dubai and the UK but now settling in Qatar. Sharing her thoughts on family related expat issues, the intriguing roles of trailing spouses, the bittersweet journeys of friendship and the choices that ensue when upping lives to another beautiful country, Life With Baby Kicks is a lovely read.
I Am A Centrepiece
Blogging since 2009 (through Tumblr) before becoming more serious in 2013, Janel has cast off the usual pressure to blog in a certain fashion, instead using her own passions as a niche. Sharing the events and adventures that make her smile, I Am A Centrepiece is a fascinating window into life in the Desert city.
Award winning lifestyle blogger Karen curates a beautiful space where she shares her musings on motherhood, both culturally aware and chic style guides, plus recommendations for enjoying expat life in Qatar to the full. Clumsy Chic is wonderfully inspiring (not to mention fascinating) glossy blog.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Qatar, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!