Top 10 Places to See in Qatar
This magnificent island is a unique place on earth you will not regret visiting. The Pearl Qatar is a four million square meters of manmade island with highest level of sophisticated modern housing. Located off the West bay of Doha, Qatar’s Capital, the island offers a wide range of tourist attractions. Most of the resorts and other hospitality premises are located on Porto Arabia.
The coast line is arrayed with promenades and cafes. You will be entertained from the widest variety of traditional and foreign delicacies. What makes Pearl top of the list among tourist attractions globally is elegance. The highly invested outdoor environment for dining is unmatched. There are also countless luxury shopping stores with top brands. Most multinationals have stores on the island for their travelling customers.
Katara Cultural Village
Katara Village is popular for its amazing theatres and other performance venues. It is reputed for all-year round offers on entertainment. You are bound to find huge popular concerts, shows and exhibitions throughout the year. With sophisticated architectural heritage, Katara will be the ideal place to visit if you like creative arts.
The government owned Doha Film Institute runs the Ajyal Youth Film Festival every November. There are also outdoor film screenings all year round. Unlimited entertainment options make Katara village one of the most fun-filled places on earth.
Apart from restaurants, there are also classic beaches and water sports. It is however the entertainment offers that attract tourists.
If you want a feel of the traditional Egyptian and Arabic culture, this is the place you should visit. It is notably the only place that has retained traditional elements of the Arabic community. Souq in Doha is renowned for selling traditional handicrafts, spices, garments. If you want souvenirs, this is the place. There uncountable restaurants for you to relax and watch the world grow old. Shisha is also readily available for you. The market was renovated in 2006 to retain its architectural style.
This is also known as Doha Sports City. The sporting complex measuring approximately 250 hectare is located in Al Waab district in Qatar. Just like the name suggests, it is full of activity; there is a lot to learn and participate in Aspire zone. In 2003, it was launched as a sports destination for people across the world; its popularity led to establishment of a sports academy in 2004. This is also the home to Aspire Tower, the tallest building in Doha. The Qatar Football Association has included Aspire Zone as a feature in its bid for 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Khawr al Udayd (Khor Al Adaid)
You have not fully explored Qatar if you missed this natural wonder. It is considered as inland sea where water finds its way deep down into the desert. There are very few places in the world where you will get to see this, water deep in the desert? Yes. And it is not accessible by road; rolling dunes are your only way to the site. The area is only 60 km from Doha where you will also find unique sets of fauna. Arabian gazelles, unique bird species, and ospreys nesting on islets are among the endless beauties of Khor Al Adaid.
Bir Zekreet (Ras Abrouq)
Large escarpments and mushroom like formations from limestone couples with pillars characterize this piece of land that is 60 miles on the west coast of Qatar. The geology in this area is incredible. You’d love to see this. The mushroom formations are as a result of natural occurrences. The area is notably windy, and this was the cause of limestone formations. Wind blew up sedimentary rocks hanging softly and left limestone that holds tightly on the rocks.
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
With this one, we have to start with the design, incredible! Although its architecture was influenced by ancient Muslims, it has a geometric pattern design that is a modern style in architecture. The museum is located down the Doha capital on the long corniche. It is built on an island off, which projects peninsula next to the Qatar traditional boat harbor. It is a 5 story facility with a café, gift shop, classrooms, permanent galleries, theater, and a library. The museum is open for 24 hours and admission is absolutely free.
Al Zubarah Fort
This was a renowned region for fishermen and merchants. However, the world heritage site was declared under protection in 2009 by archeologists who believe there is rich history of the town, which should be captured. Experts are continuously working with locals to establish facts about its original existence. Archeological remains are said to date back to the 17th century. However, the fort was built in 1938.
This is an incredible landscape that you have to capture in your photo shoots. A corniche is a road that goes round a cliff, where ground is raising on one side and falling on the other. It is close to the popular Museum in Doha; next to the southern and eastern facades. It is the seven kilometers along the Doha capital.
National Museum of Qatar
The design and construction of the structure began in 1972 driven by the need to document history and heritage of Qatar. It entails a lagoon and pearl equipment to illuminate tradition of the Arabs. The museum was originally a 100-seat auditorium. It is due to be replaced by the National Museum of Qatar scheduled to open in December 2018 at the same site.