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Old Posted Feb 23, 2018, 4:11 AM
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hkskyline's 2017 in Doha, Qatar

Doha is a great place to break up a long flight between Asia and Europe. The city doesn't have as many attractions as its neighbours, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but the hotel prices are a bargain due to the ongoing blockade. There aren't too many tourists around and the people are very friendly to help you get around. Here is a pot pourri of a quick morning of sightseeing during my Qatar stopover.

























One of the must-do's is to walk along the Corniche, which stretches along the bayfront for a good 7km. I didn't do the entire walk but just a small stretch around the Museum of Islamic Art.











While I stayed in the "old" area, the exciting part of town for skyscraper fans is on the other side of the water at West Bay.



















While nowadays tourism and aviation play a prominent role in the economy, pearling used to be the country's key industry.



Just across from the pearl monument is Souq Waqif, a tidy market and great place for a meal in the cooler parts of the day.

























More photos on my website : http://www.globalphotos.org/doha.htm
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Old Posted Feb 23, 2018, 4:21 PM
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I don't think I've ever seen street-level pics of Doha before. I especially like the souq. Thanks for sharing!
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Yes, Souq Waqif looks especially scenic and exotic!
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2018, 12:01 AM
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Like Dubai, the best way to appreciate this desert oasis/miracle is by air. Both airports offer wonderful city views on their flight paths.

















More photos on my flight report : http://www.globalphotos.org/qr1.htm
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These are probably the first street photos I've seen of Doha as well. It seems a bit more urban and dense in appearance than Dubai. Thanks for posting these!
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They are great photos¡¡¡ thanks a lot. :-) I hope to go one day and visit the city and take my own photos of the fabulous skyline. thanks again¡¡¡

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