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In pictures: Vibrant Qatar shrugs off Arab boycott

Updated : 2019-06-05 14:41:36

To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbours declared a boycott of the tiny country.

Workers leave their construction sites at the Msheireb Downtown Doha district in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Workers leave their construction sites at the Msheireb Downtown Doha district in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Workers remove scaffolding at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Doha. The previous day, the turf was laid in a world record-breaking 6 hours and 41 minutes. Inspired by the shape of a Qatari tent, it has a retractable roof and is planned to be finished later in the year. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Workers remove scaffolding at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Doha. The previous day, the turf was laid in a world record-breaking 6 hours and 41 minutes. Inspired by the shape of a Qatari tent, it has a retractable roof and is planned to be finished later in the year. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A site engineer and a visitor take photos with their mobile phones during a tour at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Doha, Qatar.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A site engineer and a visitor take photos with their mobile phones during a tour at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Doha, Qatar.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Cranes surround Qatar Foundation Stadium, an open cooled stadium with a 45,350-seat capacity. It is located in the middle of several university campuses at the Qatar Foundation's Education City in Doha, Qatar. Construction teams are working around the clock to complete eight stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Cranes surround Qatar Foundation Stadium, an open cooled stadium with a 45,350-seat capacity. It is located in the middle of several university campuses at the Qatar Foundation's Education City in Doha, Qatar. Construction teams are working around the clock to complete eight stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A man lies on a grass-covered hill at MIA park overlooking the skyline of Doha, Qatar. The gas-rich peninsular nation just 30 miles (50 kilometres) wide with a population of 27 lakh, will be the first Arab nation to host the World Cup. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A man lies on a grass-covered hill at MIA park overlooking the skyline of Doha, Qatar. The gas-rich peninsular nation just 30 miles (50 kilometres) wide with a population of 27 lakh, will be the first Arab nation to host the World Cup. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A worker washes the central area as cows are milked on a circular platform which can accommodate 100 bovines per rotation at the Baladna Farm, Qatar's biggest dairy and meat producer, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of Doha, Qatar. Five weeks after the June 2017 suspension diplomatic ties of several Gulf countries with Qatar, Baladna received an air shipment of the first batch of 165 cows. The facility expanded rapidly to replace milk which had been supplied to Qatar primarily by Saudi Arabia previously. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A worker washes the central area as cows are milked on a circular platform which can accommodate 100 bovines per rotation at the Baladna Farm, Qatar's biggest dairy and meat producer, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of Doha, Qatar. Five weeks after the June 2017 suspension diplomatic ties of several Gulf countries with Qatar, Baladna received an air shipment of the first batch of 165 cows. The facility expanded rapidly to replace milk which had been supplied to Qatar primarily by Saudi Arabia previously. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A worker uses headphones to talk on his mobile phone as the others prepare dinner at their accommodations in the old Musheireb district of Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A worker uses headphones to talk on his mobile phone as the others prepare dinner at their accommodations in the old Musheireb district of Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Students play in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha, Qatar, during sunset. Designed by Mangera Yvars Architects, the building's shape is conceptually based on the historical
Students play in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha, Qatar, during sunset. Designed by Mangera Yvars Architects, the building's shape is conceptually based on the historical "kulliyya" learning centre. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A supervisor watches containers at Hamad Port, about 25 kilometres (15 miles), south of Doha, Qatar. This is the country's main seaport, officially opened in September 2017, and is expected to become fully operational by 2020. The facility is expected to have a major role in sea trade after the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar in June 2017 over allegations it supports terrorism, a charge Doha denies. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A supervisor watches containers at Hamad Port, about 25 kilometres (15 miles), south of Doha, Qatar. This is the country's main seaport, officially opened in September 2017, and is expected to become fully operational by 2020. The facility is expected to have a major role in sea trade after the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic, trade and transport ties with Qatar in June 2017 over allegations it supports terrorism, a charge Doha denies. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A  man helps a girl out of the water as the people swim at Sealine Beach about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Doha, Qatar. Located next to sand dunes, the beach is one of the most popular spots in Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
A  man helps a girl out of the water as the people swim at Sealine Beach about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Doha, Qatar. Located next to sand dunes, the beach is one of the most popular spots in Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Mohammed, an Iranian-born tram operator born and raised in Qatar, drives during a trial session at the Msheireb Downtown Doha district in Qatar. To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbours declared a boycott of the tiny country. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Mohammed, an Iranian-born tram operator born and raised in Qatar, drives during a trial session at the Msheireb Downtown Doha district in Qatar. To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbours declared a boycott of the tiny country. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Two people take in the sea breeze at the Corniche waterfront promenade in Doha, Qatar, with a night view of the skyline. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Two people take in the sea breeze at the Corniche waterfront promenade in Doha, Qatar, with a night view of the skyline. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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