Astronaut Sergey Ryazansky captured from ISS Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Qatar’s sole land border is with neighbouring Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. The discovery of oil in 1940 completely transformed the state’s economy, and now the country has a high standard of living for its legal citizens. With no income tax, Qatar is one of the countries with the lowest tax rates in the world, and the unemployment rate in June 2013 was 0.1%. Doha is the commercial capital of Qatar and one of the emergent financial centers in the Middle East.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.