Evening in Doha ( Quatar ). City in the middle of a desert 🌴🌵🌵. Interesting facts about this place

in travel •  2 years ago 

IMG_20180501_114204.jpg

Hi everyone!

I would like to start my story from a very beautiful city of Doha in Qatar.

Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to look better at this city cos we had only few hours before our next flight. In any case, my impressions of Doha were very impressive.

To get to Qatar you don't need to make a visa. It can be obtained for free at the airport for up to 1 month.

IMG_20180501_114224.jpg

Doha is a city on the coast of the Persian Gulf, the capital and the largest city of Qatar.

Most residents are fabulously rich due to the fact that Qatar produces a huge amount of petroleum and each citizen of the country gets a share of profits from extraction.

Once upon a time, Qatar was involved in the pearl outfit and accidentally found petroleum deposits. Since then, the fabulous life of the Qatari people has begun.

IMG_20180501_114256.jpg

We were very surprised that there is almost no public transport in Doha. Gasoline is so cheap that nobody even thinks riding an economical car. Locals prefer comfortable and expensive jeeps.

The only way to get to the city center from the airport is by a taxi.

Some woman at the airport told us that there are also buses that run to the city, but we haven't been able to find them at all.

IMG_20180501_114310.jpg

Doha is very impressive with its luxury. All skyscrapers start to be highlighted on all sides, a large number of entertainment centers and supermarkets attracts the tourists.

We also visited one of them and decided to try their cuisine.

As it turned out later, Qatar itself doesn't produce anything as a food. Most are imported from Saudi Arabia or from the Emirates. Therefore, at dinner we had shawarma with a chicken (since there is no pork at all).

IMG_20180501_114403.jpg

Doha is a very expensive city. When we were planning our trip to Thailand, we wanted to spend 1 day in Qatar, but when we started looking for a hotel we were shocked cos of the prices.

There are not even public beaches here. The hotels shared all the coastline among themselves.

Monetary unit of Qatar is Riyal.

I have saved several banknotes in memory of the city. This is how 1 Riyal looks like:

IMG_20180501_124933.jpg

Here are some interesting facts about Qatar:

- Only 20% of the population of Qatar is its citizens. All the rest are foreign workers - Indians, non-Kurdish Arabs, Filipinos.

- Qatari rarely work: either from poverty (there are even such people), or from nothing to do.

- To get the citizenship of Qatar is simply unreal. It is necessary to be born Qatari from the Qatari parents.

- Men wear white clothes, and women - only black ones.

- Qatari couple can book a hotel room only after presentation of a marriage certificate.

- Newlyweds receive financial support of $ 230 thousand after the wedding.

- Every resident of Qatar can receive higher education anywhere in the world at the expense of the state.

- Qatari don't pay taxes at all.

- Petroleum reserves in the country will last for another 50 years!

- The obligatory attribute of a successful Qatari is a white jeep and white clothes.

IMG_20180501_114524.jpg

It's amazing not only Doha city, but also the local airport, which is on the top 5 of the best airports in the world!

IMG_20180501_114414.jpg

On the second floor there is a train (without a driver) running between the terminals.

We also used this transport and I have to admit that it's very convenient. You don't need to carry heavy bags through the entire airport, just go into the train and in a few seconds you are already in place.

IMG_20180501_133932.jpg

This airport is very big, but getting lost is almost unrealistic here. Everything is done for the convenience of travellers.

IMG_20180501_114424.jpg

IMG_20180501_114437.jpg

Such a pity that we had so little time to see Doha city. There are a lot of interesting places that I would like to visit, but unfortunately it doesn't work in the evening 😒😒😒.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post 😊

Best wishes,

Olga:)

received_2006316266258184.png

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

Looks amazing!!... I was really blown away by some of your " Interesting Facts"...thanks for the info...

Thanks a lot! Yes, some facts are really crazy 😁😁😁 I forgot to write yet another one: alcohol is prohibited in Qatar, so men book the hotel to get drunk 😁😂😂😂.

Fabulous! Just like in "One Thousand and One Nights" !

Yes, seems like this:)))

230 штук? Шоб я так жила!🤭

І не кажи 😁😂😂😂😂

Прикольно. Завжди, коли їдеш в нову країну, щось нове для себе черпаєш.

Це точно! Так хоч географію трохи вивчу, а то думала, що Катар- то один з Еміратів 😂😂😂😂

Це мабуть найкращий з варіантів вивчення географії. 😂

Рыдаю горькими слезами... почему я родился не в Катаре от в семье катарцев:)

Ахахааааа, нужно срочно искать нефть здесь 😁😂😂😂

Очень интересно было узнать что-то новое). Красивые фотографии и полезная информация,а вдруг я тоже туда решу поехать)). Вот теперь буду знать кое-что.

Спасибо, очень приятно:) Туда стоит поехать, безусловно есть что посмотреть.

Я думаю, везде можно найти что-нибудь уникальное. Именно такое я и ищу всегда, а не просто например пляж, ресторан и природа. Благодарю за хороший пост! Продолжайте в том же духе, тем самым оболегчите мой выбор наилучших постов нашего украинско-белоруского сообщества на продвижение раз в неделю.

Я тоже ЗА активний отдых :) Пляж ето конечно хорошо, но на долго меня не хватает 😁😁😁😂😂

It looks so magical and special that place since I learned of it has captivated me for its wonders, now I feel that I was already in thanks to you. I read that in Qatar Education is compulsory and free for all residents from 6 to 16 years of age. Qatar has an increasingly high literacy rate. without a doubt it is one of the most special places in the world

Yes, their country take care about Qatari people. For Ukrainians it's like a fairytail 😂😂😂

อยากไปด้วย

230,000 dollars!!!!. whattttttttttt?. that is a whole lot of money . Such amazing facts and I read them over and over again. Thanks for sharing, I hope you enjoyed your trip

Yes!!! Can you imagine that? For my country it's enough to live a half of life or even the whole 😁😂😂😂

Thanks!! I never been to middle east but it looks like fancy and interesting 😊

Oh, you were allowed to show off your beautiful hair there? then i misunderstood about Qatar.
Anyway i like traveling too and start following your blog 😊

If you aren't true Qatari you don't have to wearing abaya there. They understand that you are just a tourist and you have your own religion and so on, but some older women are little bit shoked of our summer look- shorts and t-shirts 😁😁😁

Wow!!!
Amazing city
I like buildings of Qatar very much and is keen to see the Qatar with own experience...

I also liked its architecture. It's just amazing:)

Dear @olg-art ... I follow you today because of this beautiful post ... Very much attraction in the pictures to see the beautiful city of Doha. It is really looking pretty good. I wish to visit this city in future. Thanks for sharing your amazing trip and outstanding pictures with us.

Many thanks:) You should visit this place, it's very beautiful!

Yes of course I will plan a visit if you invite me there. ... hehehe.
Thanks

I would invite, but i live in Ukraine:)))

Thanks allot dear Friend.
I think Ukraine is also a beautiful country and I didn't visit there. you can invite me there too. Hehehe
Anyhow No problem .....

Wonderful trip. I do love Qatar.

It's a very beautiful city:)

The city is very beautiful. Thanks for coming welcome back

Many thanks:)

Wow what a beautiful city in qatar! I wish i were go to doha.

Extremadly amazing, the places you are showing are very very beautiful i would like to visit Qatar to know the city and to take a littlerest in my life. Congratulations for the post.