Doha - the capital of Qatar
Nearby is a small Saudi Arabiastate, with a population of approximately 1.9 million inhabitants. Despite its small size, Qatar has the third largest in the world in the number of natural gas deposits. This is a very rich country, and the capital of Qatar, Doha - highly developed and progressive city. In Doha, is home to nearly half the total population of the state.
Doha is not an exception: here is as hot as the entire peninsula. Deserted tropical climate, intolerable heat, reaching the mark of 45 degrees, and the lack of rain. For similar weather conditions to get used to, so tourists visiting the state, the first time do not feel at ease. The anomalous phenomenon for these places was observed twice in 1992 - when the temperature has fallen to a mark of 5 degrees with a plus sign.
It is noteworthy that the majority of the population - ano indigenous inhabitants and immigrants. Here come the representatives of different nationalities. Most are from Asia, but also have the Norwegians, Americans, French, Africans and many others. Today, visitors have the right to buy and own the land, but in the recent past, this practice has been banned.
The main profits to the state, of course,It brings oil and gas production. But lately, the country's leadership has decided to go the other way. More and more emphasis on attracting tourists. Qatar plans to soon compete with the United Arab Emirates on the number of guests, as well as a variety of attractions. And not the last place in this plan takes Doha, because it is here the first thing sent to every traveler and the guest country.
The cultural component of the capital
It's no secret that Doha is also consideredcultural center of the state. There are a huge number of theaters, universities, monuments and more. Among the main cultural centers of the capital are the following: the National Library; Grand Mosque; National University; Ethnographical museum.
Not last place in the life of the city is occupiedvarious sports competitions. In 2000, there is an international athletics competitions. 2006 was the year of the Asian Games. The 2022 Doha will be one of the few cities in Qatar, which will host matches of the World Cup.