Doha is the capital and most populous city of the State of Qatar. It has a population of 1,850,000. The city is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country.The shining jewel of Qatar, Doha is a multicultural city, home to most of the country’s population as well as expatriate communities from a range of origins. Shopping abounds in the city’s plentiful malls, while the Corniche impresses visitors with picturesque architecture and dazzling views of the harbor. Doha boasts myriad cultural facilities, including the futuristic Education City and the National Museum. Having hosted the 2006 Asian Games, the city is home to many sports complexes as well.
Souq Waqif is a marketplace in Doha, in the state of Qatar. The souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges
The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum on one end of the seven-kilometer-long Corniche in Doha, Qatar. Per the architect I. M. Pei’s specifications, the museum is built on an island off an artificial projecting peninsula near the traditional dhow harbor. A purpose-built park surrounds the edifice on the eastern and southern facades while two bridges connect the southern front facade of the property with the main peninsula that holds the park. The western and northern facades are marked by the harbor showcasing the Qatari seafaring past.
The Pearl-Qatar in Doha, Qatar, is an artificial island spanning nearly four square kilometers. It is the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals.
The Pearl-Qatar features Mediterranean-style yacht-lined marinas, luxury residences and hotels, as well as top brand name boutiques, cafes and restaurants.The Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island spanning approximately 1.5 square kilometers.The Pearl – Qatar is a new 14 million-SF, $2.5 billion island community off the coast of Doha, Qatar.
Katara is a cultural village in Doha, Qatar. It is located on the eastern coast between West Bay and the Pearl. It was soft-opened in October 2010 during the Doha Tribeca Film Festival,
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The Katara Cultural Village is a major initiative of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and was planned to establish the nation as a beacon of Middle Eastern culture. Through its rich and varied cultural program, Katara safeguards the traditional Qatari culture and art and also provides a forum for national and international contemporary art and performance. The cultural village aims to become a world leader of multi-cultural projects, and with its beautiful theaters, stunning concert hall, exhibition galleries, and cutting-edge facilities.
The impressive Katara Opera House is the only venue of its kind in Qatar and is home to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. With its astounding atmosphere and classic design, the opera house has quickly become the preferred concert venue for some of the world’s leading artists and musicians when performing in the Middle East. Katara Cultural Village is also home to several permanent attractions, including the Arabic Postage Stamp Museum and the Childhood Cultural Centre, as well as the Sout Al Khaleej radio station.
The National Museum of Qatar is a national museum in Doha, Qatar.The National Museum of Qatar is located on Museum Park Street across from the Corniche in Doha, Qatar.The museum visit follows an elliptical circuit that gently rises and falls, evoking the natural undulations of the landscape. Large openings offer glimpses of the Howsh, the museum’s gardens, and Doha Bay. The permanent exhibitions, focusing on the environmental, cultural and political history of Qatar – from time immemorial to the present moment – are on display in eleven galleries. The visitor journey culminates in the old historic palace, one of the jewels of theNMoQ’s collections, which has now been restored to its original state.
A corniche is a road on the side of a cliff or mountain, with the ground rising on one side and falling away on the other. The word has been absorbed into English from the French term route à corniche or “road on a ledge”, originally derived from the Italian cornice, for “ledge”.
Villaggio Mall is a shopping mall located in the Aspire Zone in the west end of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. It is located on Al Waab street between the Hyatt Plaza and Sports City and has over 200 stores, including many famous brands in the U.S., U.K., Italian and German markets
Aspire Park is located in Aspire Zone, in the southern district of Baaya in Doha, Qatar. It covers an area of 88 hectares and it is Doha’s biggest park. It is a great place to have picnics and family outdoors while overlooking the Aspire Tower, especially at night.
Qatar National Library is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.QNL) will officially open its new state-of-the-art building to the public on November 7, giving residents access to nearly one million books, periodicals, and special collections, including its famed Heritage Library.
Mia Park is a Korean-American TV show host, actress, drummer, and yoga instructor based in Chicago. She is the long-time host of the children’s dance show Chic-a-Go-Go, and co-founder of Chicago’s A-Squared Theatre Workshop.MIA Park where you can stroll, participate in activities or just gaze at the Doha skyline from the best vantage point in the city
Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum is a privately owned museum located in the municipality of Al-Shahaniya in Qatar. Encompassing an area of 530,000 m², the three-building museum was opened in 1998 by Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani.this place is the personal collection of Sheikh Fasial Al Thani. He is a member of the royal family of Qatar, and his family works have some personal items on display that give people an idea of how Qatari people lived in the past. The most prominent exhibits in the museum are cars, from the Ford Model T to the President Mercedes-Benz, and many other cars, with dozens of rare cars in the museum.
Khor Al Udeid Beachminiscent of a large oasis. The beach is a perfect place sit, relax and enjoy the serene surroundings.
Khor Al Udaid is the most popular choice for those looking for the perfect beach getaway in the Middle East region.
Khor Al Udaid is considered as the desert marvel of Qatar and is located in a strategic location 80 km away in the south-east of Doha. The Khor Al Udaid Beach is very famous for its relaxing and tranquil environment where visitors can break away from the daily hassles of everyday life, and can simply exile themselves and go aboard on a soul searching journey.
Khor Al Udaid beach offer visitors a different perspective on how beaches are supposed to be. The beach becomes much more like a resort on the shore of a lake by morning as the stream of water advances on to the desert to form what is known as “internal sea”. The sea recedes by nightfall and the beach becomes again a desolate piece of land with its remarkable sand dunes of various sizes as high as 40 meters. During Night, the moonshine and sparkling stars create a sense of eternity which will be memorable for the visitors. The sand dunes sparkle in a wonderful array of colors every time the sun rises or sets. The beach is oddly located in-land, can be reached by a four – wheel car in a tour that reminds visitors of a desert safari.
Msheireb Museums is a project by Msheireb Properties which celebrate the history of four historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha.Msheireb Museums are an integral aspect of the inner city’s regeneration of the old commercial centre with its traditional community-based lifestyle.
Market dedicated to falconry, featuring trained birds & related equipment, such as hoods & jesses.In Qatar, a country where falcons are revered and loved, falcons have traditionally been used for hunting, and such tradition still is pretty much alive. The falcon souq is located in one corner of Souq Waqif where visitors can admire these expensive birds, photograph and sometimes even hold them under the shopkeeper’s supervision. The birds are so important here, that the souq has a falcon hospital. If you are lucky, you might find yourself attending a public falcon auction, attended usually only by males, where the prices of a falcon start at $3000.
Museum of Illusions
Welcome to our fascinating world of illusions. Thrilled yet bewildered you will enter a world that will blow your mind but also give you an opportunity to learn all sorts of things… come and visit us! It is sure to be an amazing and unimaginable experience because whatever you see, especially here in the Museum of Illusions, is not what it appears to be. Are you ready for an adventure?
Fanar – Qatar Islamic Cultural Center
Al-Fanar Islamic Cultural Center is one of the most widely known architectural landmarks in Doha.Islamic culture are offered at the striking spiral FANAR building, where you can also take a free tour that includes an Arabic coffee, a 10-minute educational video and a visit to the mosque. The free exhibition about Islam is also worth a look; it includes a replica of the world’s oldest Quran.
Katara Cultural Village
Katara Cultural Village also named as the Valley of Cultures, is an interesting place to visit for everyone, especially for those fascinated in traditions, theatre, art and architecture.
The cultural village was constructed on reclaimed coastal land on the eastern coast between the pearl and west bay to north of Doha and was soft-opened in 2010 on the occasion of the Doha Cultural Capital of the Arab World year. The valley of cultures is conceptualized to replicate the Qatari culture through conventional architecture that contains lots of activities. This project is estimated to an approximate US $82 million includes heritage centers, opera house, libraries, an amphitheatre, art galleries and other academic facilities, not to mention cafes, museum facilities, other business establishments, green areas and information center.
The entire Katara complex is built in a fusion of oriental architectural and retro-romantic style, pretty differently from most of Doha’s charming new cultural buildings, elsewhere in the city. A dream long envisioned by HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, the facilities and buildings at Katara were deliberately constructed at random with the purpose of getting a look and feel like a customary Qatari Al Fereej. Other than being a forum for scholars and artistes, Katara aims in acknowledging and promoting cultural awareness in Qatar and raising the artistic energies through the administration of its different organizations, societies and facilities. Build to epitomize the Qatari traditional architecture; Katara’s design makes it a proper environment for cultural, creative intellectual and artistic activities through carnivals, social events, symposiums, exhibitions, concerts and all kinds of artistic expressions.
Aqua Park Qatar is the first theme park in Qatar and we remain committed to playing a strong pioneering role,
Aqua Park Qatar is one of the very first water theme park in Qatar. It is spread over 50,000 sq meters and everything is simply made for water based fun. There are a lot of things for you to enjoy with your kids, family or even friends. There is a long river which is about 200 meters and is a beautiful thing to sail through. The full wave pool is going to take you high and low just like the waves. There is also a 2,000 gallon tipping bucket. The water slides are so high that you would love to go onto them over and over again. If you want to have a fun filled day with your people, then Aqua Park Qatar is definitely the best place to be at! Aqua park Doha Qatar rides includes Giant wave pool
The Masjid of Katara plays a vital and significant role in spreading the concepts and human values in our religion, working to consolidate the values of coexistence, tolerance, equality and fraternity, as this unique Islamic edifice became a prominent feature in the Cultural Village Katara, serving as a cultural and popular university and a comprehensive Islamic institution that embodies our civilization that flourished in various arts and sciences. Through the distinctive religious program (Paradise), the Masjid of Katara presents an elite of Islamic scholars from Qatar and the Arab and Muslim world, such as Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Dr. Sheikh Ayed Al-Qarni, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Yacoub, Sheikh Nabil Al-Awadi, Mohammed Al Awadi, Sheikh Sultan Aldghilbi and preacher Wagdy Ghoneim, to give lectures characterized by the diversity of the subject and the richness of the content.
The 36 lectures programed for Ramadan will talk about important issues and aspects of individual and society life, opening up intellectual and spiritual windows, and confirming the important role of the Masjid as a place of worship, in terms of uniting people, spreading values of Islam that calls for a positive and peaceful coexistence with others within the same society, which is the objective of the Cultural Village Foundation Katara by the dissemination of the culture of peace and coexistence between civilizations.
Located between Doha’s iconic Zig-Zag towers, Lagoona Mall is more compact than some of the city’s larger shopping centers. Inside it offers a relaxed, high-end shopping experience with an impressive lineup of stores. Find everything from fashion brands including DKNY, Ted Baker and Tommy Hilfiger to sporting giants such as Adidas and jewelry brands including Pandora and Rolex.One of the mall’s flagships stores is the enormous Fifty One East department store, where you’ll find beauty and perfumes, top fashion pieces and designer jewelry. For a more elite experience opt to use one of the VIP rooms and enjoy shopping in privacy and leisure.The pampering continues all the way to the alfresco piazza, where dining with views of the palm-fringed pool offers a relaxed ambiance. Find shade below the wooden pergolas or sit at a cool table in the outdoor seating area as you enjoy lunch. Choose from an array of cuisines from international restaurants, cozy cafés and fast-food spots.When you’re finished shopping, head to the Platinum and Gold Class multiplex where a movie experience with a difference awaits you. Recline in one of the sumptuous leather armchairs equipped with tables. Order food and drinks from an iPad-operated menu and your items will be delivered by wait staff. Children with extra energy can enjoy the Jungaloona play area with its ball pool, mini zip line and virtual climbing wall.Lagoona Mall is located in the northern part of Doha. It is about 8 miles (13 kilometers) from the city center. Travel here in about 20 minutes by car or taxi. The mall is open daily from mid morning until late, but is closed on Friday mornings. For more information, visit the official website of Lagoona Mall.
Khalifa International Stadium, also known as National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar, as part of the Doha Sports City complex, which also includes Aspire Academy, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and the Aspire Tower. It is named after Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar’s former Emir
Khalifa Tennis and Squash ComplexThe Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex is a tennis complex in Doha, Qatar. The center is owned and operated by the Qatar Tennis Federation. It is the home venue of the ATP World Tour’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open and WTA event Qatar Total Open.
Tawar Mall is the new ground-breaking shopping destination of Qatar, endowed with never-before-seen attractions, a spectacular design and a distinctive semblance of luxury. Towering over an awe-inspiring area of over 300.958m2, Tawar Mall is slated to be one of Qatar’s most elegant shopping mall and is hosting a Vodafone shop and a SPAR supermarket, and an old Souq for the first time inside a mall.
As one of the largest shopping malls in Qatar, Tawar Mall offers a full experience of entertainment, dining and stunning visuals. Some relevant shops are: The flagship store of Sports Corner, Bounce, Starbucks, Boots, Real Madrid, Flat White or QIB bank.
Tawar Mall has been designed to the highest international standards, where every turn provides stylish and unique design elements. It is located in the heart of commuter and business routes, in the Markhiya Street.
High-end development on a manmade island with luxury accommodation, dining, shopping & marinas.prior to the discovery of oil in 1939, pearling was one of Qatar’s primary revenue streams. Not only is it a gamble—approximately one in 10,000 oysters contains a pearl—it was extremely dangerous due to the toll diving took on the body, coupled with the constant threat of lingering barracudas, sea snakes, and sharks nearby.The pearl’s significance is still honored throughout Qatar today. There is a giant Pearl Monument in Doha, a luxury artificial island called The Pearl was built on one of the nation’s major pearl-diving sites, and the annual Qatar Marine Festival showcases pearling methods as well as its history.
And located on Corniche Street, just before entering Dhow Harbor, stands the Pearl Monument. The fountain sculpture depicts a giant open oyster presenting a massive pearl in its mouth. This fountain, which lights up at night, provides an ideal photo opportunity while paying homage to Qatar’s pearling history.
Pearl diving was a seasonal activity and profession that took place between June and September each year. Divers and crews would set out on a two-month-long journey as well as a 40-day journey in the hopes of returning with a plentiful bounty. But as Japan began cultivating pearl beds and creating oyster farms in the mid-1920s, pearl prices decreased. Coupled with the discovery of oil, Qatar’s priorities underwent a massive shift, and, as they say, the rest is history.
Mall with chain retailers for clothes & accessories, a supermarket & a Centrepoint department store.Dar Al Salam Mall is an experience – a place of shopping, entertainment and social interaction, where the decor transports you to a world unlike your own, and where an unrivalled mix of shops, restaurants and recreation lets you discover something new with every visit. Our association is committed to ensuring that the shopping experience in Qatar is without parallel.