One of the hottest countries on Earth is installing air conditioning outdoors and painting roads blue in a bid to keep cool.
Temperatures in summer now reach a sweltering 115°F (46°C) in Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup has already been moved to winter to avoid the searing heat.
Last year the tiny Gulf state began using air-conditioning in its football stadiums to keep fans and players cool.
But now giant coolers have been installed alongside pavements and in outdoor shopping malls so the temperatures are bearable for people going about their everyday lives.
And in Doha, the country’s capital, the Public Works Authority has painted the Abdullah Bin Jassim Street near one the city’s biggest souq markets the colour blue to reduce the temperature of the asphalt by 59-68°F degrees.