Qatar was once reliant on pearls. Before the 1940s, Qatar was excruciatingly poor – until oil was discovered. The country was transformed over the decades that followed, with one of the largest natural gas reserves in the world discovered underfoot. Today, Qatar stands as the single richest nation on earth. With the great wealth accumulated by Qatar, the country transformed quality of life for its people, while developing some of the most striking and advanced buildings in human history – and it’s still growing.

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