Shopping inside the the Old Souk, Doha, Qatar. (Yes, on the card the word 'the' is written twice)
From the original painting by Rosemary Morrell
This is postmarked in 2011 with a 'Military Postal Unit' - Free Mail - machine stamp.
What a fantastic postcard!!!
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Since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate known mostly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues, which enable Qatar to have a per capita income almost above the leading industrial countries of Western Europe. Qatar is rapidly gaining interest among foreigners as it hosted the 2006 Asian Games and is now scheduled to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.