They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
The country of Qatar, in the Middle East, has the highest per capita income in the world – for the people who are Qatari. Large numbers of workers from other countries voluntarily migrate to Qatar as low-skilled laborers and domestic servants, but some subsequently face conditions of involuntary servitude.
This creates a land of immense Contrast. In the harbour along the Corniche, fishermen tie up their wooden Dhows.
On the others side of the harbour, large yachts are parked.
Local merchants keep shop in concrete buildings.
Office towers such as this, the Barzan Tower, are a beautiful blend of old world and new world architecture.
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