Qatar in the Middle East is one of the richest states in the world and a major exporter of natural gas and oil. 

It's political drive to become a tourist destination and the fact that it has the highest per capita income on the planet led it to host this year's World Cup, amidst much controversy.

However, within its history there are a number of little known curiosities that we have compiled in this gallery - read on to find out more...

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