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Enter the Gulf

April 7th 2016
My first ever stop in the Arabian Peninsula would be the city of Doha in Qatar. Over the last few years, Doha has been growing almost exponentially and has a massive expat population. When the crude was flowing, this country could spend money at will. My Qatar airlines flight arrived in the early afternoon and I immediately got a visitor visa on arrival. This was technically a long layover so may ... read more
Middle East » Qatar » Doha

Qatari Flag 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
26th April 2016

Museum of Islamic Art
How fabulous that you got to visit this rather new museum with its wonderful angles, designed by one of my favorite architects, the Chinese-American I. M. Pei. I love this photo looking through the courtyard arches and into the city. The souq and some of those skyscrapers are also striking. What an incredible city rising out of the desert!

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