richard123, the best thing to do is not to think rationaly since this is not a rational country, just go with the flow. The pearl is the first major project in Doha and there is no way that they will let it fail. if you look at the picture you can see the small islands at the end, these are all bought by the emir family, and you are not supposed to keep it till forever, max two years and maybe less and then you sell it, hopefully for a good profit.

I always tell the truth, even when I lie