Like other urban metropoles in the Middle East, Doha shares a similar story, starting from humble beginnings with what used to be a small, slow-paced pearl-fishing village on the coast of the Persian Gulf. Areas that were once covered by vast patches of sand and arid land only a few decades ago now form part of an ever-growing futuristic cityscape of avant-garde architecture. But whilst the rush of modernity has brought about great change, the city still tries to maintain its old world hospitality and Arabic roots, evident in landmarks like the labyrinthine-like Souq Waqif. Its progressive attitude, passion for the arts, year-round sunshine, impeccable safety and cosmopolitan sophistication has allowed Doha to emerge as a world-class travel destination that is now gearing for the much anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup.
May 14, 2017