BBC: Qatar Direct: Old Doha


Old Doha is highlighted in this story from the BBC.

The cityscape Qatar presents to the outside world is defined by the forest of cranes and the soundtrack of construction machinery.

In Musherib, the old part of the city, however, time seems to stand still. The winding streets are often clogged with pedestrian traffic and taxis at weekends as labourers make their way to the shops on their day off.

Geographically, the distance from Musherib’s cramped quarters to West Bay’s bustling metropolis is only five miles. Aesthetically, they are worlds apart.

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