Qatar officially the State of Qatar, is a country located in Western Asia and the richest country in the World. It lies on the Persian Gulf in eastern Arabia, north of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Qatar is an Arab nation located on a peninsular in the Persian Gulf known for its landscape of desert, dunes and beaches, as well as the ultra-modern city of Doha.
Predominately desert landscape, agricultural film locations are limited to date palm plantations and sheep, goat, and camel livestock farming. Traditional fishing boats (dhows) are available for filming. Industrial locations include extensive oil and gas facilities.
Doha is the capital, the largest city, and Qatar’s production service centre. Film locations here include futuristic towering skyline, a waterfront palm-fringed boulevard, the Museum of Islamic Art, National Museum of Qatar, Katara Cultural Village, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Education City, Qatar National Library, Qatar Science and Technology Park, Souq Waqif, Imam Muhammad bin Abdulwahhab Mosque, Aspire Park, Dubai Towers, and Tornado Tower. Pearl-Qatar is a man-made luxury island. Banana Island is a luxury island resort. Al Wukair Scrapyard is an arid desert scrapyard home to all manner of dumped vehicles.
Qatar is home to many modern sporting complexes and state of the art stadiums.
Just outside Doha, there are several film locations of interest. Zubarah Fort, Barzan Tower, and Al Wajbah Fort are historic locations. Film City is a movie set of a traditional Arabic village. Al Jumail is an abandoned fishing village. Al Wakrah is known for its harbour full of traditional dhows.
Khor Al Udeid is an area of desert dunes that becomes an inland sea when the tide comes in. The Qatari desert is home to Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East, a set of four standing steel plates rising out of the sands. As a peninsula, much of the country is coastline, so there are plenty of beautiful remote beaches such as Umm Bab Beach, Dukhan Beach, and Fuwairit Beach. Al Thakira Mangroves Forest is a beautiful location. Dhal Al Misfir Cave is another film location of note.