Doha, Qatar | May 2013
Photos from the city & Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future VIII conference
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A Blog of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development
Photos from Doha, Qatar during CMED's annual Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future conference, held in conjunction with the 13th Doha Forum.
Beautiful view of the Doha skyline, the iconic Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), and the Gulf filled with traditional dhow boats
Museum of Islamic Art
A Doha landmark, the museum was designed by famous architect I.M. Pei, creator of the glass pyramid outside of the Louvre.
Inside the MIA
Arabic accents & the oculus
The pervasive Doha dust sets the background for these familiar silhouettes: construction cranes and minarets.
Lanterns in the "old" souq set the ambiance in the rooftop restaurant.
Urban Sprawl in Doha
It's stunning how quickly Doha has developed into a modern metropolis in just a decade.
Katara Cultural Village
The site of the conference and home to the CMED staff for the duration of the conference.
CMED Director and Professor of Political Science Steven L. Spiegel delivers the closing remarks at the conference on May 22, 2013.