Petrodollars are abundant in some countries of the Middle East, but medium-term countries like Saudi Arabia, Dubai or Qatar should look for new forms of revenue due to the necessary energy change our planet is facing. Due to this change, the majority of these countries are turning not only to renewable energy like solar energy, but also to tourism, building new buildings and monumental architectural complexes.
Some sample destinations:
DUBAI, ABU DHABI & QATAR
Doha is the capital of Qatar, one of the richest countries in the world. Petroleum has converted this former military fortress into a modern city in constant growth. Among the main attractions are the museums; one of the most popular is the Museum of Islamic Art.
Dubai allows us to enjoy high-quality hotels, beautiful beaches, the exoticism of Arabia and the desert. Above all, it is a tremendously cosmopolitan metropolis in perpetual transformations, where construction goes far beyond the imagination, from the world’s tallest building, to an indoor ski facility, to a completely submarine hotel.
Abu Dhabi, the opulent and vibrant capital of the United Arab Emirates, has become one of the most attractive destinations in the region. You can expect to see some of the most representative examples of international modern architecture: In its cultural district there are several projects in the works by renowned architects Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid.