The shining jewel of Qatar, Doha is a multicultural city, home to most of the country's population as well as expatriate communities from a range of backgrounds. Shopping abounds in plentiful shopping centers of the city, while the Corniche impresses visitors with picturesque architecture and dazzling views of the harbor.
Doha has countless cultural facilities, including the futuristic Education City and the National Museum. After hosting the 2006 Asian Games, the city is home to many sports complexes as well. Located on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf, the capital of Qatar has experienced rapid and impressive growth over the last 50 years.
Today, Doha is firmly established as a major international center for art and culture, with world-class museums, ultra-modern skyscrapers and a walk on the banks of beautiful sea.
It is also one of the safest cities in the Middle East and welcomes expatriates from around the world - to the extent that some estimates suggest that the Qataris are now outnumbered by as much as six to one. The warm climate makes the perfect winter escape, with temperatures ranging from 20-30 degrees Celsius between November and April.