Qatar is a small peninsular land jutting out of Saudi Arabia into the Arabian Gulf sea.
Qatar landscapes is about a country that has a small population that enjoys the highest per capita wealth. It does also enjoy a stable political regime and one of the most frantic development push in every domain.
Jobs are guaranteed in Qatar, and college education is free. There is no income tax and all public services are free.
Tourism in Qatar has increased rather enthusiastically and recently, it was announced that Qatar will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will draw more attention to the already thriving region.
The Peninsula newspaper of Doha informed, that Qatar revealed a major delay to its infrastructure development programme that was planned to be ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 12km long ‘Sharq’ crossing project designed by Spain’s Santiago Calatrava as made of three bridges interconnected by subsea tunnels, is priced at $12 billion.
The crossing’s three bridges spanning between 600 metres and 1,310 metres link south Doha’s new Hamad International Airport with the city’s cultural district of Katara and West Bay business district in the north.
It was one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the region, possibly an iconic attraction in the future; it was planned to handle 6000 vehicles an hour in both directions with the purpose to vitally relieve pressure on the current traffic flows on the edge of the bay ‘Corniche’.
The project’s construction was scheduled as announced back in December 2013 by Nasser Ali Al Mawlawi, the president of Qatar’s Public Works Authority, Ashghal, to begin in 2015.
The Qatar Bahrain Causeway also known as the ‘Qatar Bahrain Friendship Bridge’ is a planned direct road and rail bridge between Qatar and Bahrain. It was announced on 13 December 2008 that construction would start in early 2009, and would cost approximately $2.3 billion. The project is still on hold and the latest is that it would only be completed by “a little before the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”
Article updated on 4 June 2016.