Finally got our pens to write about how we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the company.... Of course, it had to happen on a large scale, in the richest country in the world, which affects their rapid development and incredible buildings. I'm sure many have thought about UAE, but no, we've been before. This time we all went to Qatar. What was it like for – read on:)
Assume that it would be correct to start the story with a brief background on the country itself. Qatar located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the heart of the Persian Gulf, that is close to major oil fields. Thanks to these natural resources the country has got the opportunity to develop. The population of about 2.6 million, are Muslims. And another facts is that in the country the prohibition of alcohol, so if you have the desire to pamper yourself a bit you can do exclusively on-site.
Of course the city of our stay in Qatar Doha - capital, which surprises with its modern architecture. Our first place of visit was the national Museum, also called "desert rose", a project of the Pritzker prize winner Jean Nouvel. The building is a maze of curved discs and arches and it is divided into three parts: "beginning", "life in Qatar" and "modern history of Qatar." The Museum we liked it so much that we visited twice in the evening and in the daytime.
And next we visited the Khalifa stadium and not only walk on it, but went on the Liverpool – Flamengo, I think that football fans are now jealous of us, because it is also one of the 8 stadiums which will host matches of the world Cup 2022 football. Cool, right? Originally a sports facility was constructed in 1976, and in 2017 he was again open to the public after three years of reconstruction. Great and incredible, with a capacity of more than 40,000 people.
Next, we decided to scout the area just North of Doha and got to Mangrove fields is a very unusual and unique place. This green oasis in the desert country forms its own ecosystem and is home to many resident and migratory birds, for example, such as herons and flamingos.
The Qatari government is investing large sums of money in the educational sphere, so there are a Doha Education city!!! There are both universities and the library, which was designed by the architectural Bureau of REM Koolhaas OMA, and even the futuristic mosque under the project of Zaha Hadid.
To visit another country and not try the entertainment of local residents is not about us.We went on a jeep in the desert, and even with a visit to the "Inland Sea". This is one of the few places where the sea deepens to the center of the desert and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We decided to spend the last day on vacation at a more relaxed pace. We just basked in the sun, played beach volleyball and swam.
Only after lunch did we go to the last attraction of Doha (the last for us on this trip). And of course this is the Corniche promenade. To say “wow” is to say nothing. So many brand new skyscrapers of various shapes and number of storeys are amazing.
This vacation so charged us that we are ready to work, work and work many more times. Here we are very interested in what next country Sergey Yurets will choose for our joint vacation ?! After all, every year the countries are becoming only larger and more amazing.