Middle East, Qatar
Qatar is a country with a fast-expanding business at the north-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, located on a flat and mostly sandy plain. The country’s population is 1.8 million, of which 1.5 million are expatriates. Qatar is the world’s leading exporter of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG), of which 77 million metric tons were exported in 2013, being 32% of the world’s total LNG trade. The image shows the country and its desert in the western part, as well as the two major cities of Doha and Mesaieed in the east. Further, in the northeast the large plants of Ras Laffan Industrial City can be seen, while the scattered green spots indicate circular irrigation fields.