Doha, the capital of Qatar, used to be a small fishing and pearl diving village. It’s now Qatar’s largest city with skyscrapers and a fast-growing urban area. Doha is investing heavily in education, culture, and sports. The vast majority of Qatar’s population lives in metropolitan Doha.
Oil was discovered in Qatar in 1937, and development began after World War II. Modern urbanization soon followed, and the country now has the highest per capita income in the world.
After winning the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Doha had a new motivation to develop its infrastructure. The Qatar government invested in new stadiums and improved public transportation systems.
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