Tourism and leisure industries in Qatar have been hit by a severe winter storm.
The storm has hit the country’s tourism industry, with hotels reporting damage and a lack of supplies.
It’s estimated that up to 5,000 hotels and resorts have been damaged in the past two days.
Al Jazeera’s Al Jazeera’s Michael Hintze, reporting from Qatar, said the storm brought some of the worst flooding to the Gulf region in recent memory.
“The storm caused severe flooding and landslides on the shores of Qatar, where thousands of people are living on the edge,” Hintz said.
“Qatar’s tourism is among the most popular in the world, but now it is being hit by this kind of weather.”
Qataris have been celebrating their winter holiday season with celebrations in cities including Jeddah, Ras Al Khaimah, Dammam and Doha.
The country has been hit with severe winter weather before.
On June 27, 2017, an extremely heavy rainstorm hit Qatar.
More than 3,000 people died in the storm.
Qatar was hit with heavy flooding in March 2018, with at least 9,000 homes destroyed, according to the United Nations.
More than 1,500 people were killed in the same year.