Once upon a time, Qatar was a poor fishing village. But one day, oil and gas were discovered and everything changed for Qatar.
Today, Qatar is the richest country in the world with a GDP per capita of $129,360. The country has a lot of modern infrastructures and invests a lot in science, technology, and education.
Doha, the capital is very modern and futuristic.There are countless skyscrapers, modern malls, and many other beautiful things.
The government created the Qatar investment authority, a fund that will invest the country wealth. Today, the fund manage $335 Billion and purchased many foreign companies and assets. This aquistion include: The PSG, FC Barcelona, Harrods stores and the Shard in London, Or Miramax movies.
The country will host the Fifa World Cup 2022.
Here is the list of the projects
1- Lusail city
The $45 Billion project is an all-new coastal city under construction north of Doha with an estimated population of 450,000, made up of 200,000 residents, 170,000 employees and over 80,000 visitors.
A stadium,2 marinas,a lagoon and many skyscrapers will be built.
Lusail city is a Doha’s area.
2- Sharq Crossing Bridge :
The project will be comprised of three bridges interconnected by subsea tunnels spanning a 10km stretch of water and will link Doha’s Hamad International Airport with the city’s cultural district of Katara in the north and the downtown central business district of West Bay. The project has been designed by world-renowned architect, engineer, and artist Santiago Calatrava.
3- Doha Metro :
The rail network will cover 300km and has an estimated value of $36bn. Key to the system is the Doha Metro project, which is expected to be fully operational by 2019 and is designed to relieve pressure on the city’s roads.
4- Doha New Port (Hamad Port)
The $7.4bn Doha New Port is one of Qatar’s most important projects.It covers a 26.5km2 site which, alongside a major new port facility, will also contain a new 4.5km2 naval base for Qatar and a new canal for Qatar Economic Zone 3 – one of a number of new economic zones being set up to boost the country’s industrial sector.
5- The 7 Stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022
More than $4bn is to be spent on the stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Here is the list of the stadiums :
A- Al-Wakrah Stadium
B- Al-Rayyan Stadium
C- Al Thumama Stadium
D- Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
E- Khalifa Stadium
F- Qatar Foundation Stadium
G- Al Bayt Stadium
6- Qatar Water Reservoirs
The goal is to Construct five mega-reservoirs that aim to boost Qatar’s emergency water supply. When finished, they will be among the world’s largest reservoirs, with a capacity of some 100 million gallons of water each.
7- Oryx Island :
Designed to host 2022 World Cup, the more than two million square meters Oryx Island will provide temporary accommodation during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It will feature five floating hotels, an open-air theatre pavilion, commercial district, leisure areas and various residential options. A series of venues are also planned for spectators to enjoy the football matches from the island. This $5.5 Billion project will be completed in 2020 or 2021.