Qatar is a an arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade
Doha: The Little City That Could
Prior to 2000, few had heard of the sleepy desert capitol of Qatar, an unassuming peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf. Since 2004, Doha has undergone a makeover of epic proportions thanks to the tiny country’s massive oil wealth and not so small plan to become the powerhouse of the Middle East.