Visiting Doha – State of Qatar – Persian Gulf – Middle East Asia


Views from Century Hotel Doha New buildings are being constructed for Qatar National Museum Doha is the capital city and most populous city of the State of Qatar Doha has a population of 956,460 within the city proper The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country This is the 1st week of February The weather is cool and relaxing Doha is a modern and rapidly developing city and considering the money being poured into construction Doha looks set to become one of the premier cities in the Gulf within a few years Doha is highly urbanized Land reclamation off the coast has added 400 hectares of land and 30 km of coastline Half of the 22 km² of surface area which Hamad International Airport was constructed on was reclaimed land The geology of Doha is primarily composed of weathered unconformity on top of the Eocene period Dammam Formation forming dolomitic limestone Doha has a hot desert climate Summer is very long, from May to September when its average high temperatures surpass 38 °C and often approach 45 °C Humidity is usually the lowest in May and June Rainfall is scarce, at a total of 75 mm (2.95 in) per annum falling on isolated days mostly between October to March Winters are cool and the temperature rarely drops below 7 °C

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