Location: Middle East.
Borders: Saudi Arabia.
Area: 11,586 km2.
Currency: Riyal QAR.
Independence from UK: year 1971.
Visit Qatar Qatar is a fascinating country to travel. The Gulf countries are a bit unknown, as most travelers have a little notion about what there’s to visit and end up visiting major urban areas. However, outside the capitals there are always places of historical and cultural interest. Qatar surprised me because outside the capital, Doha, there are many amazing places to visit. Of course I’m a but suspicious, since I love desert landscapes and obnoxious hot destinations. Qatar, apart from several different types of desert vistas and abandoned fishermen villages, hosts some of the best petroglyphs I’ve seen in my life. Qatar’s history is first documented by the Greek historian Herodotus V, which states that the first inhabitants of this country were the Canaanites. There are not many ancient direct references to Qatar, so from here, all that is said are basically historic assumptions. However, it is clear that it…