Qatar Pictures

Qatar Pictures

Qatar: Ruled by the Al-Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al-Thani, overthrew him in a bloodless coup in 1995.

 

In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the highest per capita income in the world.

Villagio Shopping Mall in Doha, Qatar. It seems the duplicate of The Galleria Mall in Las Vegas.

*images are from different sources

9 thoughts on “Qatar Pictures”

  1. Hey this is very informative stuff for people like me! thanks for posting about it, I appreciate it!

    Chris.

  2. Interesting background on the Qatar politics, I remeber collecting stamps from all the minor gulf states and thinking how exotic they were. Great photos really captures the different elements – except the dessert perhaps.

  3. Wow. Qatar.. Very amazing rich country. Maybe it’s hot weather like the other arab country, but this kind of peace place.

  4. Some pictures looks really great, this topic might make me spend hours on finding pictures about Qatar as I never imagine such nice places in Qatar before.

  5. amazing city. very fast growing. having some traffic jam in the city center. nice food………..

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