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Last updated : Nov 2009
Qatar Travel Guide
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Qatar is an oil rich peninsula jutting out into the Gulf between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Most of the country consists of sand dunes and salt flats. The city of Doha combines a prosperous mixture of traditional Arabic and modern architecture.

The Grand Mosque with several domes and the Abu Bakir al-Siddiq Mosque are particularly interesting. The north contains most of the historic sites, including Umm Salal Mohammed, a moderately large village dominated by the ruins of a 19 th century fort.

Al Khor is the 2nd largest city, situated around a natural shallow harbour. On the west coast there are stunning beaches at Umm Bab (‘The Palm Tree Beach’) Dukhan and Salwah near the Saudi border. The south is a region of sand dunes and beaches, offering opportunities to go pearl hunting, or to practise numerous watersports. Public entertainment can be rather limited in Qatar, live entertainment is infrequent, however some international artists do perform in Qatar.
Useful travel links
Lonely Planet Guide to Qatar from lonely planet
Qatar Qatar's tourism authority.