Long-term goals feature the development of offshore natural gas reserves.

Zubarah - Contains the ruins of a deserted city and a fort built in 1938 by Sheikh 'Abdu'llah bin Qasim Al-Thani.

Also the planned site of the Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Bridge which will allow road travel between North-West Qatar and Bahrain.

Citizens of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican City may obtain a visa on arrival at Doha's airport.

The price is QR 105, payment by credit card is accepted, and grants a 30 day stay.

When going by plane to Qatar, you will most likely enter the country at Doha's airport: Hamad International Airport (DOH), which opened on 30 April 2014.

Local carrier Qatar Airways is building a growing worldwide network with flights from there.The only land route to Qatar is from/through Saudi Arabia. If you are travelling during the day, watch out for speeding cars and trucks.Wear your seat belt and try not to speed over 50 mph (80 km/h).You can travel to Qatar by bus from/through Saudi Arabia, there are fixed bus routes, within Qatar, although mostly used by men only.However, customs can take up to 4 hours especially at night and you will not be treated nearly as well as if you fly into Doha. SR1100-1600 for a round trip while by Bus (SAPTCO) Costs SR.230 for a round Trip.When booking with other hotels, you'll need a guarantor in Qatar.