Destination: Qatar - a modern dreamland

Small, rich and beautiful! Qatar is fighting for its place in the sun. What are the greatest attractions? Visit the rose of the Middle East.


Euromonitor International: Travel and Tourism in Qatar

William Law

Economic growth continues to fund investment in tourism infrastructure According to Euromonitor International, Qatar showed a strong economic performance in 2008, and thanks to the enduring success of its oil and gas industries, the country was one of the few in the world to remain relatively unaffected by the global economic downturn. Travel and tourism continued to benefit greatly from this economic success, with infrastructure and accommodation improving substantially. In 2004 the government...

Qatar – As Independent as You Are

James Morris

Located halfway along the western coast of the Arabian Gulf, the State of Qatar acts as a bridge between East and West welcoming visitors from around the world. At the cross roads of economic, cultural and natural heritage, the strategic location of the country has attracted visitors to the region for thousands of years. With sprawling dunes in the south, sandy coastlines and islets, reefs and salt flats, the small peninsular-nation offers as much natural beauty as it does cultural richness. ...

The Museum of Islamic Art: Qatar’s Cultural Epicenter

Dan Rang

Qatar, the world’s richest country on a per-head basis, has entered a new era of its history. The Museum of Islamic Arts which was opened last year in the capital city Doha is viewed by many as a perfect catalyst for the development of the city as a cultural and educational centre of excellence. The museum opened in November 2008 with a glittering ceremony and a spectacular firework display that dazzled more than 200 guests. The inauguration was attended by heads of state, prominent experts in ...

Doha and Other Cities for Modern Traveler

Justin N. Froyd

As your aircraft descends into Qatar, you are welcomed by a spectacular view of the capital city, Doha. The completely landscaped, crescent-shaped Corniche, the sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, and the sandy desert backdrop provide the first glimpse of what experiences await you. This sun-kissed country is filled with possibilities of desert escapades and shopping extravaganzas; natural attractions and water sports; state-of-the-art sporting facilities and historical museums; all combi...