In less than fifty years, this small Gulf state has been transformed from one of the poorest countries in the region to the richest (per capita) in the world due to its oil and natural gas revenue. Qatar, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is developing at a rapid pace with 5-star hotels, shopping malls and football stadiums springing up in the capital Doha.
Most visitors base themselves the capital Doha. Doha offers an array of shopping malls, skyscrapers, restaurants and manmade beaches. The country does also have its share of natural beauty. Gorgeous beaches line the western coast in places like Dukhan, and the spectacular dunes of Khor al-Adaid in the south. Take the time to visit The iconic Museum of Islamic Art, the Katara Cultural Village and the Museum of Modern Art