Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar. Located on the Gulf, it had a population of 998,651 in 2008, and is also one of the municipalities of Qatar. Doha is Qatar's largest city, with over 80% of the nation's population residing in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and is also the economic centre of the country.
Kiev or Kyiv, is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The population as of the 2001 census was 2,611,300. However, higher numbers have been cited in the press.
Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks.
Liuzhou is located on the banks of the winding Liu River, approximately 255 km from Nanning, the provincial capital. Liuzhou is 1,852 kilometres from Beijing, 1,415 km from Shanghai and 537 km from Hong Kong. Swimming in the river is a tradition of the city. In summer, floods from the mountain areas upstream bring sediment which colors the water yellow.
Abu Dhabi, literally Father of deer is the capital of and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Arabian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper, making up an area of 67,340 km2 (26,000 sq mi), had an estimated population of 860,000 in 2008.
The city of Sharjah is renowned for its commitment to art and culture, and the city has also done well to preserve its local heritage. In 1998, the city was rewarded with the title: ‘Cultural Capital of the Arab World’ by UNESCO. The history of Sharjah dates back to 5000 years when it was one of the wealthiest towns in the gulf region.
|UIM F1H2O World Championship|
|UKR||Kyiv Region (TBC)||Jul 19|
|UAE||Abu Dhabi||Dec 5|
|UIM Nations Cup|
|UAE||Abu Dhabi||Dec 4|
|date and venue could be changed|
|02||Philippe Chiappe||+ 34.61 secs|
|03||Duarte Benavente||+ 1 Lap|