Wealth Beyond Measure
It would be unfair to call Qatar another clone of Dubai. The city has many redeeming features and has pushed ahead with great aplomb. Given enough time and a bit of luck this city has the possibility of one day surpassing Dubai… one day.
In many ways this peninsula is a city state; a city state sitting on one of the largest reserves of natural gas. The achievements that can be bought with money are plainly evident and impressive. The locals are generally very happy and well-to-do.
Places like this highlight the importance of right investment and leadership. It also highlights the importance of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and not just to help the environment. Money means power and whoever has it wields it.