One of the first places we went to was Souq Waqif. a newly built market place resembling traditional style.
You can buy almost anything from foods, to clothes, to jewels, to animals. She is holding a flying squirrel.
For dinner there I had the delicious Etruscan Salad with nuts and pomegranate.
I was impressed with how attention is paid to every detail: the paint job in the parking lot (digital displays tell you how many slots are open for parking in that zone) and the ceiling fixtures.
We walked on the Doha Corniche, a beautiful promenade along the Doha Bay.
This statue reminds us that the pearl divers contributed to the financial development of this harbor city.
We also visited a shopping mall on The Pearl, an artificial island of nearly 1000 acres.
I was amazed by the beauty everywhere: a trash can, the inlaid wood on the bench, the lamps around the fountain.
Aspire Park is part of a large sports complex. I loved walking under this unique bridge-fountain.
The fanciest bathroom was at the Villaggio, a luxury shopping mall with a Venetian theme.
You can even ride on a gondola on the indoor canal.
As you can see, I had an amazing time in Doha, capital city of Qatar, on the rim of the Persian Gulf.