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Something felt odd as I browsed the stalls of brightly colored fabrics and ornate Arabic knickknacks in Souq Waqif, the most popular tourist attraction in Qatar. The walls were the expected mud brick, the roofs were a mixture of wood and bamboo. All of the vendors were wearing the traditional long white “thobes,’’ and merchandise […]

Qatar steps up its campaign to bring the World Cup to the Middle East for the first time after unveiling details of three new stadiums and the “world-first, carbon-neutral technology” it would use to cool venues, fan fests and training sites if the Gulf state is successful in its quest to secure the 2022 tournament. […]

FC Barcelona coach, Josep Guardiola, is to become an ambassador for the Qatar 2022 Bid. Guardiola, whose team won the 2009 UEFA Champions League, spent two years playing for Qatar’s Al Ahli Club, and recently returned to the country after leading his team to the FIFA Club World Cup title in the UAE’s Abu Dhabi, […]