We traveled to Doha, Qatar as a long stopover on our way to Singapore. While in the city we left the airport for some rest at a hotel, but were so enamored by the city that we asked for and paid for a private tour of the beautiful city of Doha.

Originally mentioned by the Greeks, the area that is Qatar today came under the rule of an Islamic sultan in the middle of the 7th century. The area became economically prosperous under the Abbasid State in the 8th century. In the 10th century the area came under the control of the Turks and remained so until the end of World War I, when it came under the protective umbrella of the British Empire. The Al Thani family has ruled as kings under the Ottomans and the British since 1878. Qatar gained its independence in 1971 and since then has prospered as an oil rich state. 


The Capital City of Doha, 2015

Doha 2015

Doha, Qatar 2015