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Up and Coming in Qatar

Up and Coming in Qatar

Wallace the Oryx. Film City, Zekreet, Qatar. Photo taken by Tyanna LC.

Wallace the Oryx. Film City, Zekreet, Qatar. Photo taken by Tyanna LC.

Welcome back to Travelling Tyanna!  Last week I summed up the history of Qatar with my final part to the lesson about Qatar itself, if you have not seen that well click this link! This week, I wanted to discuss recent events as well as some upcoming events. These will be crucial when considering travelling to Qatar in the upcoming years, and even currently. Politics in anywhere you are travelling are the slightest bit important when travelling as you do not want to become trapped in a country, or anything worse than that. Anyway, let’s get right into the current and upcoming events it Qatar!

The Blockade:

In the same year, the tensions between Qatar and additional GCC subscribers. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain all remove ties with Qatar to cause a blockade. This was a necessary measure to counter Qatar's alleged support for militant Islamist groups and its friendly relationship with Iran. 

Qatar defied the list of 13 demands to end the blockade. Despite being cut off from the Gulf, Qatar stabilized its economy is sustaining itself. My friend, Sean, explained to me how Qatar began to maintain itself, "They imported cattle, and started farming. They lost a lot of money from doing that, but I believe they are making their funds back in an extended period of time. Making the Qatar self-sustaining eventually."

No, I Need More Seashells for My Collection. Zekreet, Qatar. Taken by Tyanna LC.

No, I Need More Seashells for My Collection. Zekreet, Qatar. Taken by Tyanna LC.

The list of demands was, in my opinion, a little irrational. The following link contains all the terms of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Qatar increased its trade with Turkey, Iran, Kuwait and Oman, and other southeast countries in Asia allowing it to grow and do the opposite of what the GCC had originally planned.

FIFA 2022:

To increase Qatar's international standing Qatar entered a bid to hold the 2022 FIFA World Cup and announced that they will be hosting in December of 2010. With the 8 stadiums: Khalifa International Stadium, Al Bayt Stadium, Al Wakrah Stadium, Al Rayyan Stadium, Education City Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, and Lusail Stadium you could catch 2 games in one day. They are all at most one hour away. As for transportation, the newly opened metro, by car, rail, or bike are all easy ways to access the stadiums during the World Cup.

With this hosting the World Cup, Qatar was put in a place where Qatar had to evolve its domestic affairs. The kafala system was flawed, keeping millions of foreign workers in Qatar and not allowing them from changing their professions without permission from their employers. By late 2017, the government had announced to alter these laws. These laws, however, still are not perfect. But the conditions have increased tremendously.

Qatar National Vision 2030

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Qatar Vision 2030 is a plan for Qatar's future. This plan is to balance economic growth with natural resources and human work. Economically, the goal is to have oil revenue equal to knowledge-based resources to guarantee a balanced business economy. This is to build up the competition, attracting more investments, and stimulating development. This will bring in more social welfare, and protection for all citizens and to increase women's roles in societies. Allowing fair rights to education, employment, and career opportunities to all residents. This will demonstrate Islam's values toward peace, assistance, justice, and community. Qatar will earn its position as an internationally known country.

Studies are crucial, offering an opportunity to the young population an ability to attend school and get the best education possible, and that the public is healthy. For a wholesome educative system, you need students to be physically and mentally healthy. For this to happen, Qatar wants to have a world-class health strategy that is accessible to all people. Environmental development is also important to the Qatari Vision. Qatar Vision intends to educate citizens about how to protect the country's environment.

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National Museum of Qatar

National Museum of Qatar

Qatar History, Part II

Qatar History, Part II