THE OIL SERIES, DAY 8
Qatar is another country I visited a number of years ago but arriving in this time I couldn’t help but to be impressed.
THE VIEW OF THE CITY AMAZED ME
After being in Sharjah airport just a few days ago it was such a contrast to be in one of my favourite airports, Singapore being another.
I checked into Kingsgate Hotel in the old town, Souk Waqif for what was an absolute bargain at £45/ night and then took the metro to Katara.
WHERE IS QATAR?
- Doha is the richest country in the world per capita – 10% higher than 2nd place, Luxembourg.
- It has the worlds 3rd largest oil and gas reserves.
- Hamad International Airport can handle 50million passengers per year.
- There are over 1300 mosques in Qatar.
Katara is the cultural beacon of Doha and hosts everything such as theatre, literature, music, visual art, conventions and exhibitions. There isn’t so much to do here but rather walk around and admire or if you want to do a little shopping then I would advise you to take your credit cards – plural for a reason)
I then got the tube, which incredible to West Bay, the city centre and financial district. I like my architecture, that much is obvious but coming from the depths of the tube station and into a city like Doha is nothing sort of jaw dropping.
It took me completely by surprise and I took the next hour to just appreciate the skyscrapers towering above my head, none of which look older than 3 years. I took so long in fact that it was dark by the time I felt the need to leave.
- Have you been to Qatar, what was your experience like?
- Where did you stay?
Let me know in the comments below . . .