Doha, Qatar Is the New Brooklyn

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Shai Azoulay's Dream (2008). Photo: Getty Images

Racing against Dubai in a quest to become the first Middle Eastern city with a fully functional mini-Manhattan, Doha, Qatar, is on the move. Yesterday, Qatar's Museum Authority used its beautiful new I.M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art to announce a new partnership, which will launch the Tribeca Film Festival Doha in November of next year. In related news, our Vulture Doha franchise is currently seeking funding. [Variety]