Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Oyster and Pearl Fountain from Doha, Qatar

The State of Qatar is situated on a peninsula projecting into the Arabian Gulf, bordering Saudi Arabia to the south. Prior to the discovery of oil, the Qatari economy was largely based on pearl fishing. Qatar is now one of the richest countries in the region, thanks to the exploitation of large oil and gas fields since the 1940s.

The oyster and pearl fountain is located on the Corniche of Doha, the capital city of the state of Qatar.

From a set of four stamps. Doha, Capital of Arab Culture 2010.


Maxus said...

A postcard from Qatar... you are lucky! :)

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