Doha I visited Doha several times while I was living in the Middle East and what follows are some of the photos I took there. Spiral tower at the Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center in Doha. Canal and gondolas in the Villagio Mall in Doha. Walking through Souq Waqif in Doha. Another part of Souq Waqif. Walking down a winding street in Souq Waqif. More shops and stuff for sale in Souq Waqif. Sword Gate Monument on Banks Street in Doha. Dhows anchored in Dhow Harbor in Doha. Doha cityscape with the Museum of Islamic Art on the near right. Steel ‘turban’ helmet from the Ottoman Empire (early 16th-century AD). Scabbard with gold decoration, from Mughal, India (18th-century AD). Brocaded velvet depicting two figures, from Safavid, Iran (mid 17th-century AD). Carved sandstone panel from India (15th-century AD). Carved wooden panel taken from the minbar in the Amir Qawsun Mosque in Cairo, Egypt (14th-century AD). Gilded brass universal astrolabe, from North Africa (ca. 18th-century AD). Steel cavalry armour from the Ottoman Empire (ca. 15th- or 16th-century AD). “The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.” A gem-set, enameled, gold falcon from Mughal, India (ca. 17th-century AD). Steel war mask with silver inlay, from the Eastern Caucasus or Western Iran (ca. 15th-century AD). Dhow Harbor in the evening, viewed from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha.