FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 6, 2011 file photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay of Doha, Qatar, with tall buildings of the financial district in the background. Qatar says it has pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, East African nations that have a long-running territorial dispute which Doha had helped mediate. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
FILE -- In this Monday, June 5, 2017 file photo, provided by Doha News, shoppers stock up on supplies at a supermarket in Doha, Qatar after Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar, through which the tiny Gulf nation imports most of its food. Qatar said Monday, June 12, 2017, that it had begun shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf countries that have cut off sea and land routes to the tiny, energy-rich nation, the latest move by Doha to show it can survive a diplomatic dispute with its neighbors. (Doha News via AP, File)
The Doha, Qatar, skyline almost doesn't seem real, looking a bit like a stage set for a film taking place many years in the future. While the architecture looks a bit strange, it is quite beautiful at night, with changing colored lights dotting each building, writes Lea Hutchins, who blogs on travel for The Washington Times.
A girl celebrates in the Qatari capital Doha after the tiny Gulf state was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup on Dec. 2, 2010. Qatar became the first Arab, Middle Eastern or Muslim country to be awarded the right to stage football's World Cup Nov. 30, 2010 (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)