30 Reasons to Visit Qatar

Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. Here are 30 Reasons to Visit Qatar.

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    The Pearl Qatar

    The Pearl of the Gulf is situated offshore of the city’s West Bay Lagoon area in Doha. This is a man-made island, shaped like a pearl featuring luxury villas and apartments, hotels and resorts, shopping malls and entertaining centres.

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    Doha Corniche

    The Doha Corniche is a waterfront promenade extending for several kilometers along Doha Bay in the capital city of Doha.

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    Souq Waqif

    Transliterated to "the standing market," the souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges.

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    The Al Maha Sanctuary

    Arabian Oryx is the symbol of Qatar and the only place where you can find it is at the Arabian Sanctuary called Al Maha Sanctuary. It is here that you will see endangered milky-white antelopes and gazelles.

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    Museum of Islamic Art

    The Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located on the Corniche in the Qatari capital Doha. The iconic building was designed by architect I. M. Pei.

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    Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

    Source: dohanews.co

    The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art and supports creativity, promotes dialogue and inspires new ideas.

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    The Heritage and Culture of Doha

    The ancient has always found its way to the urbanization in Doha in form of forts and towers.

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    Doha’s Shopping Experience

    Doha is the pride of Qatar with its fantastic shopping experience. Get yourself prepared because you are going to be spoilt for choice as you contemplate on making use of either the modern or traditional shopping.

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    Villaggio Mall

    Villaggio Mall is a shopping mall located in the Aspire Zone in the west end of Doha.

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    The Kingdom of Aladdin

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    Cruise the Corniche

    Source: www.flickr.com

    The Dhow will take you to the Doha Corniche where you are going to see the skyline of Doha that is breathtaking.

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    Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex

    The center is owned and operated by the Qatar Tennis Federation.

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    Qatar National Museum

    Source: www.qm.org.qa
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    Embark on a Desert Safari

    The Desert Safari adventure can only be fully explored in Doha, when you explore the desert with a 4 x 4 jeep and get a chance to sleep in Bedouin style tents.

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    The nightlife in Doha

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    Al Wajbah Fort

    Located in the locality of Al Wajbah in Al Rayyan, the fort was built in 1882 and was the location of an important battle when the army of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani defeated the Ottoman army in 1893.

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    Aspire Park

    Source: panoramio.com

    During the weekends, families and lovers are seen having their picnics in this lush Greenland.

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    Doha Golf Club

    The Doha Golf Club is also one of the first grass golf course ever built in the Middle East.

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    Katara Cultural Village

    Katara Cultural Village, also known as the Valley of Cultures is situated on the eastern coast between the Pearl of the Gulf and West Bay in Doha. This destination fascinates visitors with its tradition, architecture and theatre art.

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    Qatar Motor Show

    Qatar Motor Show is an annual international motor show held in Doha. It is held each January at the Doha Exhibitions Centre.

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    Khor al udaid beach

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    Al Bidda

    It was previously the largest town in Qatar in the 19th century, before Doha, an offshoot of Al Bidda, grew in prominence.

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    Aspire Tower

    Aspire Tower, also known as The Torch Doha, is a 300-metre-tall skyscraper hotel located in the Aspire Zone complex in Doha.

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    Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium

    Source: telegraph.co.uk

    It is currently used mostly for football matches. It is the home ground of Al Ahli SC. The stadium holds 12,000 people.

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    No language barrier

    You won’t have any problem communicating with locals. While Arabic is the official language in Qatar, English is widely spoken here not only by locals, but also by guest workers from different parts of the world.

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    Rising sports tourism

    With their state-of-the-art sports facilities (some of which are in the works), it is no surprise that this country was chosen to host the 2022 FIFA World cup.

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    Al Shahaniya Racetrack

    Source: tripadvisor.com
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    The Amphibious Octopus Resort

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    Msheireb Enrichment Centre

    Source: tripadvisor.com
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    Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

    Source: marhaba.qa

    The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, was founded in 2007 by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, the then Emir of Qatar's consort.

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