With the help of Buzzfeed, Zaha Hadid's design for Qatar's new Al-Wakrah sports stadium - which happens to bear a resemblance to "lady parts" - went viral this week. Philip Kennicott examines Qatar's "awkward moment".
Nov 22, 2013 The Washington Post
Qatar Airlines is gearing up their jets to run on a fuel derived from natural gas - so don't expect to see fuel tanks holding liquefied gas. Similar to the "Messerschmitt Fuel" in World War II that was derived from coal, they are called synfuels.
Oct 31, 2012 The New York Times - Green Blog
With plans to greatly reduce seating capacities and export an entire stadium, Qatar is hoping to reduce the negative long-term impact of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
May 27, 2011 Associated Press
Doha wants to have a fully functioning metro rail system in place by the time Qatar hosts the 2022 World Cup, but the tight deadline of the event has some officials worried the system won't be complete in time.
May 18, 2011 Gulf Times
The tiny mideast country of Qatar is a new hotbed of infrastructure activity and foreign investment, leading some to suggest that it will be the next place to take off in the region.
Apr 9, 2011 CNBC
Qatar is building cities from scratch ahead of its hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup. One city to be located near the tournament's final match will house 200,000.
Mar 2, 2011 Bloomberg
More than $200 billion worth of projects are either planned or underway in Qatar, and nearly half of them are infrastructure.
Feb 4, 2011 Gulf Times
As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, officials there have announced plans to build an urban rail network to link its 12 World Cup venues.
Dec 13, 2010 Railway Gazette
Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic for <em>The New York Times</em>, offers this lengthy look at the state of development and design in Abu Dhabi and Doha.
Nov 30, 2010 The New York Times
The Middle Eastern country of Qatar is bidding to play host to the 2022 World Cup. But some wonder whether the Cup might do better for the area if it were hosted by a regional coalition.
Aug 5, 2010 The Huffington Post