This file photo taken on February 06, 2017 shows the Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar's principal site for production of liquefied natural gas and gas-to-liquid, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the capital Doha. / AFP / KARIM JAAFAR
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Perched on a northern tip of Qatar, about an hour's drive from the gleaming capital Doha and at the end of "Route 77," stands the secretive city of Ras Laffan. Behind its closely guarded gates, Ras Laffan is home to 30,000 people, the best white truffles in Qatar, apparently, and a turtle conservation project.The LNG comes from the huge North Field, 80 kilometers further north of Ras Laffan, a 6,000 square kilometer site in Gulf waters, almost half the size of Qatar itself.It is from Ras Laffan that Qatar's unimaginable wealth has been forged.In short, Ras Laffan is the reason why there are so many skyscrapers in Doha, why Qatar has an award-winning airport and airline, why Paris Saint-Germain have won four Ligue 1 titles in a row, why Britain has a new tallest building and why the emirate will host the 2022 football World Cup.
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