In January 1940, with the discovery of the onshore Dukhan oil field, Qatar joined the Middle East’s oil club. In 1960, Qatar’s first offshore field was discovered. In 1916, Qatar became a British protectorate and Abdullah Al Thani signed a treaty stipulating that he could only cede territory to the British in return for protection from all aggression by sea and support in case of a land attack. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. What makes Qatar such a beautiful country to visit is the visible history all around which uncovers the struggle and passion to create such a powerful nation. The most popular locations include Al Jemail ‘Ghost’ Town, Barzan Towers, Al Wajba Fort, Al Koot Fort and Al Jassasiya rock carvings.