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Stealing the spotlight from Dubai and fast becoming the hippest place to be in the Arabian Gulf, Qatar is enjoying a growing popularity -- especially after being the first Arab country to win a bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

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With the world's highest GDP per capita and plenty of oil and gas resources, Qatar's wealth is transforming it into a modernized state in the image of the UAE, attracting so many foreigners and investors that they represent nearly three quarters of the total population.

In Qatar, go dune bashing. Scope out Doha's Corniche and the Museum of Islamic Art. Visit the Al Zubarah Fort, abandoned villages, Souq Waqif, and feast your eyes on East-West/West-East artwork. Here, there's plenty to see.

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