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A parabolic solar power station is the heart of the construction. It produces electricity which is used for the desalination of sea water. A supplementary evaporation technology generates water for the irrigation of areas of arable land and greenhouses.
Is there any link between David Copperfield, Johnny Depp and Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar? They all attach value to the isolation of their holiday residences. To ensure a quiet rest they have made a safe choice: They did not only buy real estate properties, they purchased complete islands.
Harley-Davidson, that’s cult. More than just riding a motorbike, it’s kind of a complete lifestyle. The number of enthusiasts in Qatar is permanently growing. Their international confederation is the HOG, the Harley-Davidson Owners Group. Regularly they organize interesting events around the globe. It was the first time now, that Doha hosted one of their meetings. Between March 22. and 24. everything centered around the bikes. The Marriott Hotel, where lots of participants stayed, became kind of a racer’s quarters. Being the official host of HOG-events is quite a honourable task.
Imagine you live or work in a skyscraper on one of the upper floors. Normally you would not expect somebody to look inside through the windows, except perhaps for the window cleaners. But there is one face you should be prepared for. The one of Alain Robert. The exceptional french climber prefers the exterior front of tall buildings, the taller the better. He already climbed up onto lots of impressive buildings, bridges and monuments all around the globe. Sometimes without offical permission, which often caused lots of trouble when he returned back to the safe bottom.
Is growth visible? In Doha it is. If you walk through the city, you will soon notice, that more or less every second building site is still under construction. Everything moves. The town changes rapidly. By the end of the last century nobody would have expected such a building activity. The place was calm and quiet, just the modern style pyramid shape of the Sheraton-Hotel gave an anchor point for the eyes. There were no skyscrapers nor any skyline visible. The Sheraton has kept its role as an important landmark at the West-Bay coastline, because it reaches a little far out into the sea, more than the other buildings.