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Old Posted Feb 23, 2018, 4:11 AM
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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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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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After my vacation in Europe, I was back in Doha for one night before continuing my journey home. West Bay is the new central business district with lots of colourful skyscrapers and a lovely waterfront promenade as well.































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It's amazing to me that people there still wear traditional garb and roam around in that. I'll never understand and how they can stand the heat.
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It's amazing to me that people there still wear traditional garb and roam around in that. I'll never understand and how they can stand the heat.
For men, the white dress repels the intense sun and while moving around, it generates a bit of a draft to cool down the body. But nowadays, people get around in air-conditioned comfort and don't venture out for long periods of time during the 40+C days. Winters are not so bad and even a light jacket is needed sometimes.
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Nice pictures! The Souf looks like a pleasant area!
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