Location, Climate: Doha is the capital and the largest city in Qatar that stretches along the Persian Gulf. This city is one of Qatar's municipalities that also serves as the center for politics, economy and tourism. Doha has a desert climate meaning that it experiences dry weather most of the time. Even winters here are mild. Brief History : The city was discovered in 1825 with the name of Al-Bida, but it was soon changed to “Doha” which means “the big tree” in Arabic. Doha became the capital of Qatar's British protectorate in 1916 and the economic boom began in 1949 when it started exporting oil. In 1971, the city formally became the capital of Qatar. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Doha is famous for its oil trade and if you are a businessman or a trader, then make sure to join the annual Doha International Trade Fair which is a week-long event that features participants from all over the world. The most important event in the city is the Doha Cultural Festival in March which showcases various cultural performances and activities. Doha has a lot of historical attractions that are worth-visiting including the Al Koot Fort, Al Zubara Fort, Doha Heritage Village and Clock Tower. Must-see museums include the Museum of Islamic Arts, Arab Museum of Modern Art and Al Khor Museum. Transportation: The most convenient way of traveling in Doha is by hiring a car, but make sure to ask your hotel to make reservations for you before arrival. Taxis are plenty but not enough especially during peak hours. Taking a bus is a good alternative.