Most  of us choose a travel destination based on popularity. Whenever you want to hit a new continent or region, you will most probably hit the “basics” first. At least that’s how I plan many of my travels. Until I went to Doha.

In early February 2016 I went to a conference in Doha, Qatar. Everything was paid for, the only thing I had to do is write a paper and get accepted. Here are my top five reasons to visit Doha after a five-day stay (so you are welcome to contribute with more!).