Qatar

About Qatar

Qatar is a small peninsula in the Persian Gulf. It looks like a big thumb 'way up'.

The country is small but offers quite a few interesting things to the visitors. Doha, the capital is a nice town with good beaches nearby and lively markets. The city itself has a beautiful developing skyline, and there is loads to do: whether you want to go shopping in one of Doha's many huge malls, or whether you want to tan in one of the many different hotels with beautiful beaches, there is always something to do. Whether you want to party at one of Doha's several nightclubs or whether you want to just go fishing, Doha is filled with fun activities for everyone. Qatar is a dry state. Alcoholic drinks are only served in hotels.

Khor Al Udeid, or the Inland Sea, in the extreme south-east of the country is of great natural beauty. This is a large area of natural sand dunes, surrounding a calm inlet of the Gulf. The dunes are quite stunning - tall, shapely sand masses formed by the prevailing winds and subject to radical overnight changes of shape. Half the fun of going to the Inland Sea is getting there - there are no roads leading there, and the entire trip is made with 4x4s through the desert and through the sand dunes. This is something which is not to be missed if visiting Qatar, and there are many places were tours can be set up.

There are several forts Qatar, giving a glimpse into the past history of the country.

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