Qatar is a rich Arab state occupying a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf to the north of Saudi Arabia, east of Bahrain and west of the United Arab Emirates. Many come to the Middle East seeking the mystic, traditional life of the Bedouins, wandering the desert with their life's belongings on a camel's back.
Popular destinations: Doha
, Al Khor
and Al Ruwais
Once little more than a minuscule pearl fishing village, Doha, Qatar's capital and largest city, has emerged to become one of the pearls of the Middle East.
Perched on the eastern coast of the Qatari peninsula, Al-Khor is a major settlement just north of Doha.
Al Ruwais, also spelt Ar Ru'ays, is the northernmost city of the Qatar peninsula.
Dukhan is an industrial city in the western reaches of Qatar.
Al-Wakrah is a city in eastern Qatar, just south of Doha. The town has a history independent from that of the capital, but in recent times has developed into a bedroom community of Doha.
Al Shahaniyah is a town in central Qatar, out to the west of Doha, in the Al Rayyan municipality.
Mesaieed, also known as Umm Sa'id, is a major town and port on the Qatar peninsula.
Umm Salal Muhammad is a town in Qatar, located in the Umm Salal municipality, about 15 km north of Doha.
Zubarah is a ruined city and archaeological site in north-western Qatar.
Popular Destinations in Middle East