Qatar Photo Challenge 2018

When we speak of urbanisation and development, Qatar is without a doubt the epitome of a world-class city. Previously a pearl fishing economy, Qatar has now repositioned itself to be the region’s top performing economy.

Together with Qatar Tourism Authority, we organised the Qatar Photo Challenge 2018 and sent three photographers on a 4D3N photographic sojourn to discover Qatar’s charm and sophistication. Regardless of whether you enjoy the outdoors or simply have a love for history and culture, Qatar has something to offer for everyone.

Desert Explorations

Qatar’s desert is every outdoor enthusiast’s dream and our photographers enjoyed an adrenaline-pumping dune bashing session as they explored the desert.

Dubbed as one of Qatar’s finest treasure, Khor Al Adaid (or Inland Sea) is surrounded by golden sand dunes that offer a breathtaking view. The Inland Sea also happens to be the natural border to Saudi Arabia

By nightfall, Bedouin-style camps are set up and our photographers had the opportunity to enjoy a BBQ meal under the stars alongside a Bonfire.

Historical Escapades

A showpiece of traditional architecture, handicrafts and folk art, Souq Waqif is as authentic as it gets. The souq is the only traditional souq that remains in the Gulf today and is now home to a labyrinth of narrow streets that offer a diverse range of products.

The Zubara Fort is is a historic Qatari military fortress and is preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, the fort remains well-known as an archaeological site and there are still excavations that are taking place in the area.

To read more about our photographers’ journey, pick up the Jan/Feb issue of Sports+Travel Magazine.

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