Home movie footage of Doha in the 1960s

I have updated the "Will someone photograph my old house?" thread but thought that others will enjoy seeing something really quite rare- movie footage my father took of Doha in 1968. I am uploading this over the next weeks and in several parts but the first are available to view on You tube now -"Doha in the 1960s". Over the coming weeks expect to see further parts with archive footage of the Shell Lodge,old airport, town centre as well as ariel shots taken from helicopter flights over Qatar.

Doha in the 1960s - Part 1

Click here for parts 2 to 6.

Doha in the 1960s - Part 2

Doha in the 1960s - Part 3

Doha in the 1960s - Part 4

Doha in the 1960s - Part 5

Doha in the 1960s - Part 6

Comments

HelenMS

How very interesting and great that you are sharing with us some of Doha's history. Will look forward to further archive footage - my how Doha has changed over 50 years!!! Amazing!

Khanan

Classic!!
Amazing and thanks for sharing!!!

Motiv8er

Thanx a million dude.. I went into flashback. Will it be possible to upload it on some site so I can download and keep a copy..phuleez!

mozzie

When the plane is landing there are so many trees. It's practically a forest! I'm surprised. We need more forests to suck up the CO2 from the Landcruisers now.

MarcoNandoz-01

mozzie: I believe in the " Trees part " the people who did this amazing vid were taking a trip back from the Levant region. Probably Syria or Lebanon. All the lovely mountains and greenish landscape, looks so much like Lebanon.

asterix---

TFS!!!

Wish i had a Time Machine, would have Happily gone back in the 60s.... :(

jadoo

awesome video , thanks for sharing...

anonymous

wow i love this.........and what a coincidence my dad know your dad ....my dad is also working in helicopter company and he met your dad

britexpat

Superb.. Remember the BOAC well :O)

Great days and quiet life... Where did it all go :O(

ghazalz

It looks like to me, an old treasure is revealed!

stealth

hope you dont mind us keeping a copy and sharing it with others?
Thanks a lot....

dweller

some memories of places that were virtually unchanged in the early 80's.
Thanks for the memories.

stealth

still remember Al NAsr Stores - one of the best toy shops in town at the time near Mannai roundabout...

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