Visit Qatar’s cultural attractions
The Arab country Qatar invites visitors with its natural and cultural heritage, which shows the development of the country’s history. Getting to know the culture can be interesting for those who love history and also those, who want to spend their holiday by the seaside or one of the national parks. The past of life in Qatar can be seen at various archaeological sites, such as the petroglyphs in the Jebel Jassassiyeh area, at the famous Ras Abrouq cliff on the Abrouq Peninsula there, and around the Qala’at Fort at the Umm Al Maa archaeological site, which is known for its cemetery from periods of the Bronze Age. Some towers from the 19th and 20th centuries are also interesting starting points for sightseeing:
Fill your day in Qatar’s capital, Doha, with a choice of four locations: Msheireb Downtown Doha, Souq Waqif, the Aspire Zone and the Qatar Pearl where there are a variety of international and local restaurants, shops, a market, sports studios and other activities to take part in. To experience the scene of Qatar, choose from the following activities at Doha venues:
Msheireb Downtown Doha is a district in the country’s capital that combines a modern way of life with contemporary communities whose future is being developed with the latest technology, both in the workplace and in their own homes. Msheireb Downtown Doha is an area made up of office buildings, hotels, museums, shops, restaurants, residences and mosques, all built in a distinctive modern, oriental style of architecture, inspired by the West and the East.
Souq Waqif is a market near Souq Waqif Park next to Dhow Harbour, where Bedouins once traded animals and wool. The space was renovated in 2004 using traditional Qatar architectural methods, preserving the former appearance of the market. The market offers local spices, traditional clothing, handicrafts and souvenirs. The centre of Souq Waqif showcases the development of the pearl industry, as well as artworks by local and international artists at the Souq Waqif Art Centre.
Aspire Zone is a modern sports facility in the suburbs of Doha with a large park called Aspire Park. The Aspire Zone sports facility invites all sports enthusiasts with world-class sports venues and a variety of events for adults and children. On 880 square metres it offers jogging tracks and play areas for children. The entire sports complex area includes a sports academy and hospital, as well as five-star accommodation and restaurants.
The Pearl Qatar is an artificial island on which villas, hotels and residential complexes are built. The island offers visitors a wide choice of brands with shops, boutiques or showrooms displaying the latest fashion collections from high fashion names. The luxurious district with its bars, restaurants and boutiques is a popular destination for travellers, visitors and residents from abroad. The Qatari Pearl is divided into three main neighbourhoods: Qanat Quartier, Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale.
Outdoor tourism activities
Explore the northern part of Qatar on a private tour and learn about the tropical mangrove tree around Al Thakhir, on the coast of Al Khor. Your guide will take you in an all-terrain vehicle to Al Zubara Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The desert tour is the right option for all adventurers and lovers of the sport of sand dune boarding. Riding a camel and taking a photo with a falcon is an experience that will remain a pleasant memory, along with the desert tour. Your trip can be enriched by a tour of Doha, where you can learn about the city’s architectural features. You will visit Souq Waqif market, Qatar Pearl Island and take a Dhow boat trip on the Persian Gulf.