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?
– Princess Diana –
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, and 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!
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.