Qatar is a high income economy with the world's third largest natural gas and oil reserves. Human habitation dates back to 50,000 years with settlements and tools dating back to the Stone Age. Doha was founded in the 1820's and was officially declared the capital in 1971 when Qatar gained independence from being a British Protectorate. Doha has a hot desert climate with temperatures in excess of 115°F at times.
The reason for my visit was that I had a connecting flight while making my way to Africa. I took a cab and had the driver take me to a few spots for some photos and some history. The people were extremely friendly and were eager to help me in any way that I needed. Overall, I had a great time during my brief visit.