Doha Photo Album

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Doha Photo Album

  1. 1. DOHA Qatar November 2008
  2. 2. En route to Jordan, we had an 8-hour transit at Doha, the capital city of Qatar Doha’s economy is built on the revenue the country has made from its oil & natural gas industries It is a city with an 80% immigrant population
  3. 3. Since we reached Doha very early in the morning, we took an early morning city tour Our first stop was the camel market Well, the place did not smell very nice
  4. 4. Then to the vegetable market where everything was so neatly displayed
  5. 5. The venue of the 2006 Asian Games
  6. 6. Doha Racing & Equestrian Club is the home of horse racing in Qatar Meetings take place every Thursday during the racing season, which runs from October to May, but gambling is not permitted These are the renowned Arabian horses
  7. 7. Of another breed—European?
  8. 8. Getting the hoof repaired Getting a blow dry after a shower
  9. 9. The Old Souq (“market”) was rather interesting
  10. 10. The buildings have an unfinished feel with rafters jutting out unevenly
  11. 11. Decorative doors & locks
  12. 12. An Automated Teller Machine secured with locks
  13. 13. A shop selling musical instruments An open-air cafe
  14. 14. The market sells almost anything: trunks, water pipes (“shishas”), sandals, musical instruments, spices, incense, etc, . . .
  15. 15. even vultures
  16. 16. Words to describe this market: colourful, . . .
  17. 17. unfinished, . . .
  18. 18. & traditional (like the lady in black)
  19. 19. Our last stop was the Doha Bay with a good view of the Doha skyline

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