The capital city of Qatar, Doha is the country’s largest city, with over 80% of the nation’s total population in residence here. With a name meaning “the big tree”, Doha lives up to its reputation as a shady oasis from the heat of the desert. Its coastal location also plays a big role allowing for seaport access which bring in commercialization and steady economy, while also attracting tourists from all over the world to its sandy beaches and breadth of waterborne activities. On a hot day, take your pick of sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, or simple swimming in the cool waters of the Gulf, or choose to take a stroll along Doha’s popular Corniche, full of local shopping and cafes among other things. The Islamic Museum is also a popular site, home to centuries of beautiful and priceless Islamic art.