Doha, Qatar. a place that just a few people can accurately show on the map, but also a place of such wealth and prestige, you will not see anywhere else. For a country that up until 30 years ago was a simple fishing village in the desert, in which people lived from fishing, Qatar has developed at an incredible rate. Museums, hotels, shopping centers, sports halls … .just as part of what can be found here. The reason for this rapid development of Qatar owes anything other than oil deposits. There is a joke that says that if you were born in Qatar, and you have a house, a car and a woman, you are poor man!
How did I come to Qatar
My story begins back in 2012. Then I met a guy from Qatar, who has worked with us on the tennis tournament. During his stay in Budapest, we spent a lot of time together and he told me a lot about Doha. How far and unreachable this Doha it appeared to me then! I could not even dream that I will in just 15 months later visit his country.
Next year I was at his urging, decided to apply to work at the famous tennis tournament in Doha from series 250. I did not have high expectations, but why not to try? I sent an application and waited.
Then came that day! Even today I remember that moment when I received an email with the information that I will judge the tournament … that I will have the opportunity to be part of the tournament where play Nadal, Murray, Berdych, Monfils, Gasquet and many, many others! I was overjoyed.
I have arrived late in the evening in Qatar, after 8 hours sitting at the airport in Istanbul. Since that was the end of December, 2012, rather, I had the fattest winter clothes on me. However, upon arrival at the airport in Doha, I began to take off my clothes. Although they say that Qatar has a cold desert night, the temperature was more than a pleasant, 15 degrees. I was staying in a hotel, maybe the best one I’ve ever been. All high-class, super luxury furnished, room service, a huge TV, a bed big enough for three people … at the same beginning we knew how good the life is here.
Interesting facts about Qatar
So I could show you that Qatar is something completely different than anything you might see and set up for the eventual departure, I’ll bring you a list of things that will show you what it is that makes this country so different.
Oil in the first place
The quantities of oil and oil reserves exceed high figures, and Qatar are classified as the third country in the world by the amount of oil reserves. It is only necessary to say that this oil is cheaper than water and everything will be clear. Whether you like it or not, this country is quite different from anything you’ve seen unless you were in the Emirates.
It’s nice to be form Qatar When people born in Qatar decide to build a house, they’ll get a license in one day. Half of the money that he has invested in the house, his country would return to him. Also, Qatar is not subject to tax and, therefore, a huge number of foreigners decide to seek his professional career in this country.
When they are born, all citizens of Qatar received from the state $ 100 000. The school system is free, but if that’s not enough, when they marry, they receive from the state a place where they’ll live. Some would say that these people do not have problems in life.
The only problem that they can have is that because of great wealth and luxury, just do not see the interest in life and that they are bored. This is best seen in small children who seem totally uninterested in anything that involves working, thinking, or any other activity in which in some way they must be activated. “National sport” in Qatar is betting on their international matches.