Qatar, a rising pearl in the middle east. February 14th 2011 Travelling alone this time I wanted to see more of the Middle East, and Qatar is definitely one of the countries!
Leaving Bahrain riot just before all hell broke loose in Manama made me really happy arriving at Doha airport. A sandy airport with a feeling of being in the middle of the desert, even though the sea and the city of Doha was just next “door”.
The independent desert-state of Q ... read more
Middle East » Qatar Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the ... ... read more