Visit to Doha, Qatar

Visit to Doha, Qatar

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I've had the opportunity to visit Doha on one of my trips. This was my first to Doha and to the middle east for that matter. Had a little time over the weekend so I managed a little bit of sight seeing. The heat was too much to stay outdoors for too long so I managed a short trip.

One of the first things people tend to ask me is if I had seen camels yet...

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Falconry hunting is still a popular sport here and I had the opportunity to visit a falcon market and to get to hold and touch one! These are really beautiful birds and there was even a falcon hospital! First time I've ever come across one.

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The city center of Doha has a lot of new tall buildings of very interesting architecture with a lot of ongoing construction.. It almost seems like the buildings were trying to outdo each other. It will be interesting to see what Doha looks like in a few years.

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The Souq Waqif had a lot of little interesting wares including an arts and a gold centre.

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and of course its not complete without The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf!

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The Pearl Qatar is a premium residential area on reclaimed land with shopping and dining in the area. You know that its premium when they have a Ferrari dealer in the area. Just something you might want to pick up on the way home after getting a Gucci bag...

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Thanks for visiting!

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