One of my best friends(now deceased, RIP brother) used to work for one of the largest submersible down-hole pump cos. in the world. He traveled to the mid-east quite often and so i was kept pretty up-2-date on that part of the world. He consistently said that QATAR was THE biggest -insert expletive of choice- of all the places he went. Why the WPA chooses to go there is pretty obvious, they offered the most money. I wouldn't go there if every member of AZB paid me to go. As far as desert pool goes i'm takin bikinis over burkas ANYTIME. Viva Las Vegas! The Open and now this. GREAT news for U.S. pool fans.You seem to be obsessed with trashing Qatar.