Doha is the capital of Qatar, a country located on a small peninsula in the Persian Gulf. Its estimated population is 1,903,447 inhabitants (2012) and the main economic activities are the gas and oil industry.
Close to Doha is the Education City, an area dedicated to research and education.
Doha was the site of the first ministerial level meeting of the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations in 2001, aimed at liberalizing world trade.
The city has one airport, the Doha International Airport, and will soon inaugurate the New Doha International Airport.
The city is the site of the Al-Jazeera television chain, one of the main international English language communication media.
In 2022, it will host the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The inaugural game and the final, among other games, will be played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, the biggest of all.