, 2022-12-13 02:00:00,
It’s been dubbed the ‘Arabian Riviera,’ where the streets are immaculate and are interspersed with luxury hotels offering shimmering views across the marina. Welcome to ‘The Pearl.’
Work on this artificial island – now one of Doha’s most exclusive areas – started in 2004 and was named after the traditional practice of pearl diving which was a dominant industry in the area before the discovery of oil.
People dressed in designer clothing walk their chi-chi dogs along the promenade while others relax on man-made beaches which sit near to a harbor resplendent with shining yachts.
Many of the boats have a permanent mooring in the area but some have arrived to provide luxurious accommodation to soccer fans looking for the ultimate World Cup experience
The Saluzi, notable for the striking graffiti style design adorning its side, is one such superyacht.
It arrived in Doha on November 24 and its army of 35 staff was busy getting ready for their first, confidential, booking of the tournament as CNN was invited on board for a tour.
A stay on the Saluzi costs nearly $500,000 per week and as soon as you step on board, you are enveloped by luxury.
Guests are invited to swap their shoes for white fluffy slippers and are greeted with a drink by the immaculately dressed staff who are on…
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