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After having dinner last night at Souq Waqif, the rebuilt old market in Doha, I walked down along the bay to soak up the atmosphere of a country celebrating its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup. I walked along Doha Bay from near the Souq all the way to the high-rise centre, from the old market to the new district of towering skyscrapers. As I walked, there was a parade of camel riders. I was told by one of my local friends that camels are very special in Qatari culture. It was quite a night.

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