Like most countries in the region, the climate in Qatar is very dry and extremely hot. In January, it was at least 30C each day with very little cloud coverage.
Approx 0.6km north I reached the grand Government Palace in Corniche, where the road network dramatically improved to that of any other major city.
|The South side of the Bay offers some great views of the city's ever changing skyline|
The wide and immaculate pedestrian only zone around the bay was deserted and it had quickly become a very quiet and peaceful place.
To rub salt in the wounds, my brother and I decided to escape the hell-hole and relax in one of Westin Hotels.
After a 25 minute taxi journey, we arrived to find we needed our passports just to get in! Early night for us...
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Start - State Government Palace in Musheirib.
Journey- 0.6km north to bay on Cornice road. 8.2km return loop around the bay walkway.
Finish - State Palace