How did people survive in the Middle East before air-conditioning? The answer is quite surprising and includes the use of tents, animal hair, limestone, mud, narrow alleyways, shading and non-mechanised air circulation.
Keeping cool in Qatar is easy, just keep covered. Dress like the locals to avoid getting hot under the collar.
The hottest, officially registered, temperature in Qatar was 50.4 degrees celsius in the Summer of 2010.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Qatar's history was a chilly 1.5 degree celsius.