Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Introducing a new destination for Norwegians - Doha, Qatar



The states of the Arab peninsula had been unlikely destinations for many of us Norwegians until Norwegian Air Shuttle opened its first flights to Dubai. With Qatar Airways non-stop flights from Oslo another intriguing Gulf state is within reach for the more adventurous of us.
Photo: Construction in the Qatari capital, Doha by Amjra
Qatar is a small wealthy state built on petroleum and natural gas resources. It enjoys a warm climate with average temperatures varying from 22C (72F) in winter to 41C (104F) in summer. The capital city Doha has roughly half of the population of 1, 8 million, and has become a modern capital city with an impressive skyline.

It is comforting to know that destination like these is only 6 hours away from Norway, a short escape if you get an urge to escape the winter. During summer it will be a destination for the roughest of us at the average temperatures of desert kingdoms as Qatar will get over 40 degrees.

But looking at this short video clip, I really would like to travel to Qatar or Dubai, so I will see whether I can afford the air fare.    

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