Qatar is spending almost $500m a week on major infrastructure projects as it prepares for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, its finance minister has said.
Ali al-Emadi expected spending to continue at that level for three to four years as new stadiums, motorways, rail links and hospitals are built.
More than $200bn will be spent in total by the gas-rich emirate.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is reported to have cost $11bn (£8.8bn) to host, while Russia increased government spending on the 2018 World Cup by $321m to $10.7bn. Now imagine a nation spending $200bn. Qater is the best.