2010 ARAB CAPITAL OF CULTURE
When Doha unveiled the stunning Museum of Islamic Art last year, not to mention a raft of ambitious and high-profile cultural projects underway, the city was singled out as the Cultural Destination of the Year.
It’s no surprise that Doha was chosen to be the 2010 Arab Capital of Culture, as designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
More than 50 cultural events are expected to take place the entire year including theatre, music and dance festivals.
EDUCATION CAPITAL OF THE MIDDLE EAST TO BOOT
Another pride of Doha is an exciting education vision come true called Education City.
A buzzing enclave of knowledge and education at its best,
Education City is home to the satellite campuses of six top ranking American universities.
During a recent visit to the Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she was impressed by Qatar’s commitment to education.
“Education City is so important for Qatar and beyond… It sends a strong message, not just here in the region, but around the world,” she said.
A signature endeavour of the Qatar Foundation, Education City was built on a “nurture brains before oil wells” philosophy– the belief in the power of education to guide Qatar into a post hydrocarbon economy.
WAIT THERE'S MORE
Doha’s new US$5billion international airport, said to be the benchmark for all future airports, will handle 50 million passengers when completed in 2015.
A new seaport is underway and a US$25billion metro and light rail is on the planning board.
The Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Bridge–stretching 40 kilometres (25 miles) and said to be the longest bridge in the world when completed, beating the 35 kilometre (22 mile) Ningbo-Shanghai bridge in China–is scheduled to begin construction in 2010. It is estimated it will take over four years to complete the causeway.
BE FIRST, BE FIRST CHOICE MEET THE FUTURE
14,5 miliard $ investiment per Nuovo aeroporto intern DOHA, capitale del Qatar.
L’ Aeroporto, la cui prima fase completata nel 2011, in grado inizialmente di accogliere 24 milioni di passeggeri annui, ma con previsioni di arrivare a 50 milioni entro il 2015, quando verrà completato.
Situato 4 km ad Est del vecchio scalo di Doha, è il 1° aeroporto del mondo ad essere progettato e costruito apprositamente per poter accogliere gli A380, i maggiori grandi aerei passeggeri mai costruiti.
La prima fase del progetto comprende, tra l'altro, un'area di 25mila mq di spazi commerciali e un edificio che ospiterà il quartier generale della Qatar Airways.
PUTTING QATAR ON THE MAP
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