The Pearl-Qatar artificial island complex

The Pearl-Qatar is a luxurious residential and resort development being constructed on a network of artificial islands in the waters north of the Qatari capital Doha. The development’s name comes from the pearl-diving industry which used to be based on the reef which is now being reclaimed. The design of the islands is intended to resemble a chain of pearls. When construction is complete it will encompass millions of square metres of land divided into several districts. There will be dozens of apartment towers,  hundreds of homes and individual villas, along with luxury hotels and opulent stores and…

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