Included in Fortune's 15 best new cities for business in 2011, Doha is busy building an ecosystem for tech companies that includes the advent of many coworking spaces and incubators providing what the innovative youth of this city require. The capital of the peninsular Arabian Gulf country of Qatar, it is a modern city sitting on Doha Bay. The waterfront is awash in numerous parks and ringed by the Corniche Promenade. For the inquisitive person there is the Souq Waqif to explore that is a traditional market overflowing with a diverse range of goods from clothing to spices.
Qatar's fastest growing city, Doha is the economic hub of the country and has been recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders (Cities) along with Durban, Beirut, Kuala Lumpur, Vigan, Havana and La Paz. With an economy built mainly on the revenue made from its oil and natural gas industries, it is now diversifying into tech industries at a rapid pace. An expensive city to live in, Doha has a dedicated research and education area, which is fueling the expansion of coworking venues to cope with the innovative individuals looking for somewhere to work from.
Startup platforms, forward-thinking institutions and universities are helping local entrepreneurs to give back to the community in a society that has embraced innovation. Coworking has become another way of life for countless clever souls to see their dreams become a reality.
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