QATAR - Dunes Near Sealine Beach
This is the start of the great dunes landscape that covers the south of Qatar.
If we were to continue towards the south, we would come across the famous "Inland Sea", one of the most famous desert landscapes of Qatar.
South of Mesaieed, the desert gets less rocky and more sandy. Around the Sealine Beach Resort, I star...
West of Al Wakrah, in the flat rocky desert, are a group of crescent shaped sand dunes. These dunes a...
Thursday evening is the perfect day for unwinding along the sea shore of Al Wakrah Qatar
This is the 2nd KEO-IC Intercolor basketball for the year 2013.Last year winner is the green team.
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.
The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.
Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!
When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.
Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.
Text by Steve Smith.