Qatar Sand Sea and Sky

Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky takes the reader on a sweeping visual journey across contemporary Qatar, from the sea to the desert, from the past to the future.

Henry Dallal’s stunning images accompany text written by Diana Untermeyer, fondly named ‘Diana of Doha’ by Qatari friends when her husband served as US Ambassador between 2004 and 2007. Together, Henry and Diana reveal the rich character of this preeminent Muslim community in ways few Westerners experience.

From historic villages to soaring modern architecture, the book illustrates the success of the Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and his consort Her Highness Sheikha Moza bin Nasser in uniting tradition and modernity to propel Qatar to international prominence.


Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky serves as an indispensible introduction to and celebration of the country’s ancient and tenacious people and the beguiling landscape that shapes them.

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