Qatar Architecture (03:56)
The country is a hub of public art and its economy is becoming more knowledge-based. Designed by I.M. Pei, The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is located on a manmade island; the permanent collection includes an Ottoman horse sculpture, a jeweled falcon, and more.
Artists in Residence (02:57)
Sara al Fadaaq focuses on photography and printmaking. The Fire Station hosts 20 artists around Qatar for nine months. Nayla al Mulla and Federica Visani play with the concept of identity in the "Playdate in the Park" installation.
Souq Waqif (02:25)
Damien Leroux visits the marketplace and finds inspiration in spices. Alain Ducasse’s restaurant, IDAM, is located at the top of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. Desserts reflect the architecture of the building.
Zubarah Fort (03:35)
The museum honors the region's history as a thriving port city. Layers of sand protect four main mosques. Archeologists find objects from Japan, China, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.
Inland Sea (02:46)
Members of the Qatar 4Wheelers club camp in the region to drive over sand dunes that meet the sea. The Al 'Eina Project provides ATV rentals, restaurant kiosks, and an area dedicated to Qatari customs.
Torch Doha (03:54)
Built for the Asian Games, this venue hosts hundreds of regional and international sporting events each year. Christopher Oketch defends his title as Qatar's Strongest Man. Aspire Residential Academy trains soccer players from around the world.
Urban Development (03:26)
Doha prepares to host the World Cup in 2022. The Msheireb Downtown Project embraces the customs and traditions of Qatar. The local area has museums, hotels, schools, and retail shops; all cars are held underground.
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