A small peninsula on the Persian Gulf, Qatar is a tiny, oil-rich country with over 200km of coastline. The modern Qatari nation is only around 50 years old and the country has grown extraordinarily quickly in that time.
Like its neighbours in the UAE, Qatar's capital, Doha, has an impressive skyline and an abundance of malls, restaurants, hotels and other attractions. The Museum of Islamic Art takes the place of pride in the city centre. Further afield, you can learn more about the traditional Bedouin culture and try some of the adventure activities in the desert.
Dust flew around us, it was forty degrees outside, and we’d lost the city in the desert, but something in me had already fallen in love with Qatar.