Qatar

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Additional Information
Capital doha
Currency
Timezone Asia/Qatar
Total States 8 municipalities
Airport City Doha International Airport,doha ,
Ruling Type King Ruled
Offical Languages Arabic, English,
National Animal Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx)
Food Madrouba, Kabsa, Lugimat
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Nov
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter     : Dec - Feb
Sprint      : Mar - May


Destination



1 ) Doha
Popular - Museum & Galleries     Location - Doha, -Baladiyat ad Dawhah, -Qatar

A visitor who descends into Qatar, will be welcomed by the eye-catching view of the capital city, Doha. The landscaped, crescent-shaped corniche, the sandy desert backdrop and the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf, are the first glimpse of what awaits a tourist, who arrives for a vacation in the sun-kissed country. Doha is a place filled with desert escapades, water sports, shopping indulgence, modern sporting equipments, historical museums, fine-dining, luxurious attractions and other natural attractions.

Doha, capital of the peninsular Arabian Gulf country Qatar, is a modern city on Doha Bay. Ringing its downtown waterfront are numerous parks and the Corniche Promenade. On a man-made island, the I.M. Pei–designed Museum of Islamic Art houses an extensive collection from across the Muslim world. At Souq Waqif, a traditional market, vendors offer goods like clothing, crafts and spices.
 
 


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2 ) Ar Rayyan
Popular - Culture     Location - Ar Rayyan, -Baladiyat ar Rayyan, -Qatar

Al Rayyan, located 10kms north of Doha, is one of the largest residential areas outside Doha and is houses the Qatar Equestrian Federation, the organizers behind several races and an annual Arabian horse show.

Due to Al Rayyan's lack of a coastline in its population centers in the eastern section, fishing and pearling did not play a part in building its economy; this is in sharp contrast to Qatar's other urban centers which were largely dependent on maritime activities. Instead, nomadic herding of livestock and small-scale crop cultivation comprised the livelihoods of its past inhabitants.


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3 ) Al Wakrah
Popular - Arts and Cultural     Location - Al Wakrah, -Al Wakrah, -Qatar

A large quota of public parks and entertainment projects has been allocated for Al Wakrah. One of the most significant projects was Al Wakrah Heritage Village. The village includes Al Wakrah Souq, Al Wakrah Corniche and a gated mosque stretching over 3 km of waterfront next to Al Wakrah Port. The village was first conceived of as part of the Al Wakrah Development Project, which was unveiled to the public in 2008. Six years after first being announced, the village officially opened in December 2014. There are more than a hundred shops in the souq selling traditional crafts as well as several restaurants.

The construction of the Wakrah Mall, the multi-storeyed mall located opposite to Al Wakra Hospital, was tentatively dated for completion by the end of 2015. It was launched by the Ezdan Group.


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4 ) Mesaieed
Popular - Desert     Location - Mesaieed, -Al Wakrah, -Qatar

Tourism is confined to Mesaieed's desert areas, primarily to the immediate southeast of the city. Beach resorts on Mesaieed's coast are considered to be among the most important tourist areas in the country. The main tourist resort is Sealine Beach Resort, which has a hotel, villas and water sports facilities.

The sand dunes on the eastern coast are known as 'singing sands' because of the sounds they produce.

In 2012, Barwa Group launched a construction project in the southern zone of Mesaieed to establish a large tourist resort over an area of 829 square metres (8,920 sq ft).

Al Afjah Heritage Village is a cultural attraction located on the western boundaries of Mesaieed.


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5 ) Al Khawr
Popular - Beach     Location - Al Khawr, -Al Khawr, -Qatar

Khawr al Udayd's beach is a popular tourist attraction in Qatar. The most common routes to the beach are via Mazrat Turaina and Mesaieed.

Khawr al Udayd, (Arabic: خور العديد‎; also spelled Khor al Adaid and Khor al-‘Udeid) is a settlement and inlet of the Persian Gulf located in Al Wakrah Municipality in southeast Qatar, on the border with Saudi Arabia. It is known to local English speakers as the "Inland Sea". In the past it accommodated a small town and served as the center of a long-running conflict between Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani and Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. At the present, it is a major tourist destination for Qatar.


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Activity



1 ) The Pearl-Qatar
Activity Category - Island

The Pearl-Qatar is one of the largest real-estate developments in the Middle East that sits on 4 million sqm of reclaimed land and located 350 meters offshore of Doha’s prestigious West Bay District.

The integrated and sustainable Island, which won the 2018-2019 “Best Mixed-use Development” award at the prestigious Arabian Property Awards, incorporates a variety of distinct features including apartments, villas, townhouses, penthouses, diverse entertainment facilities, in addition to the award-winning marina and beautiful serene beaches.

The Island is divided into 10 architecturally distinct and themed precincts that house various property types including studios, 1 to 3-bedroom apartments, in addition to villas and low-rise buildings, carefully planned pedestrian-friendly squares and plazas, and a wide range of landscaped gardens.

More than 350 retail shops are currently operational on the Island and include popular fashion brands, coffee shops, restaurants, and other lifestyle products occupying more than 115,000 m2 of leased retail spaces.

The Pearl-Qatar has been created over 32 km of new coastline with expected 25,000 dwellings and 50,000 residents by the end of 2021.


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2 ) Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Tours
Activity Duration - 9.00am – 6.00pm.     Activity Category - Museum

The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum is one of the biggest private museums in the world and is worth a visit with lot of things to enjoy.Established in 1998 in the grand Qatari fort at Al Samriya Farm, The Sheikh Faisal Museum with its unique, magnificent exterior attracts people from all over the world. Sheikh Faisal who is the founder of the museum is one of the Middle East's most prominent business leaders who had the dedication and passion in collecting art and artifacts of global importance. The rare and precious pieces of collections epitomize the travels that Sheikh Faisal has taken across several countries over the last 50 years. Sheikh Faisal's steady eye for tradition, culture, history and legitimacy particularly in preserving Islamic and Qatari custom, is evidently established within the museum's exceptional collections. Under the patronage of the League of Arab States, the Arab Center for Tourism Media in 2012 awarded Sheikh Faisal the well-earned title of 'Heritage personality for 2012.

The Sheikh Faisal Museum is a priceless resource for researchers, academicians and schools, as well as a day-tripper destination in its own right. Four themed collections have been built; Qatar heritage, Islamic art, coins & currency and vehicles including over 15,000 pieces from all the continents. Each collection has other sub classifications making the Museum a treasure trove of Arabic manuscripts, fine arts, unique fossils, prehistoric figurines, scriptures, vintage cars, Islamic textiles, rare coins, as well as the world's largest private collection of militaria. The Ministry of Art, Culture and Heritage selected the museum as one of Qatar's cultural landmarks as part of the 'Qatar capital of Culture' activities in 2010. The team of museum curators has staged many exhibits beyond its walls and a special exhibition called 'Beauty of Words' in July 2012, celebrated over 100 distinct types of Islamic calligraphy. The exhibit was held at Katara Cultural Village and was curated from the Museum's precious collections. In cooperation with the American University of Sharjah, the 'Beauty of Words' then was exhibited at Sharjah, UAE.


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3 ) Museum of Islamic Art Tours
Activity Duration - 9am–7pm     Activity Category - Museum

The Museum of Islamic Arts is the first of its kind in the Persian Gulf and is dedicated to being the primary museum of Islamic art in the world.
The sheer size of the museum alone, which is over 484,000 sq. ft, is a testament to the dream of its designers.

The museum is dedicated to being the primary museum of Islamic art in the world and through the vision of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, His Highness the Emir of Qatar to project the State of Qatar into a capital of culture; the Museum of Islamic Art will manifest this dedication by creating, conserving and certificating a collection that reflects the life, the intricacy and the diversity of the arts of the Islamic world.

This was an unimaginably ruthless target, but the actions are fast when the orders are from Emiral decree and funds are almost indefinite. The cubistic pyramid form of the Museum of Islamic Art which rises out of the creamy turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, is just the tip of the iceberg of a truly dazzling array of engineering marvels currently going in and around Doha which are effortlessly blending yesterday and tomorrow, visitors can admire the puritanical Islamic absolute monarchy cherishing tradition while embracing modernity to become a Middle East Goliath.


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4 ) Katara Cultural Village Tours
Activity Duration - 11am-2pm and 5pm-11pm     Activity Category - Attraction

An innovative interpretation of the region’s architectural heritage, this purpose-built development’s impressive theatres, galleries and performance venues stage a lively year-round programme of concerts, shows and exhibitions.

Among the most famous of these is the Doha Film Institute’s Ajyal Youth Film Festival, which takes place in November each year. The Institute also showcases a programme of indoor and outdoor film screenings throughout the year.

Visitors can also find other recreational attractions, including top class restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, and a spacious, well-maintained public beach with water sports. Visitors will also find much to enjoy over a night time stroll along the promenade, with its expansive views of Doha’s skyline, as well as a rich array of seaside food stalls and markets.


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5 ) Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Tours
Activity Duration - 9am–7pm     Activity Category - Museum

The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha offers an Arab point of view on present day and contemporary workmanship and backings imagination, advances exchange and motivates new thoughts. Set up in 2010, it is thought to be among the most vital social attractions in the nation. Mathaf perpetual gathering presentation involves seven displays in the upper floor, while the chamber and five exhibitions are devoted to brief shows. The historical center takes a gander at significant present day and contemporary developments spoke to in the accumulation.

At the same time, the gallery facilitated Interventions. Mathaf's following show, Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab, kept running from 5 December 2011 to 26 May 2012. The primary solo show to be sorted out by the historical center, Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab displayed more than fifty works, including seventeen recently appointed craftsmanships, by the famous contemporary craftsman Cai Guo-Qiang.


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6 ) Souq Waqif Tours
Activity Category - Attraction

Souq Waqif (“standing market”) is a lively bazaar area right off Doha’s seaside promenade Corniche. Souq Waqif is a combination of traditional and modern, and it is one of the most culturally rich places in Doha. Walking around in the maze of narrow alleyways takes you on an authentic journey back in time and you get to feel what shopping was like in the old days in Doha when luxury shopping centres didn’t exist.

Back in the 1990s Souq Waqif fell in decline and after a major fire destroyed much of the area in 2003, the market was given a facelift with the aim of preserving its cultural and architectural heritage. Buildings constructed after the 1950s were demolished while older structures were refurbished.


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7 ) Aspire Zone (Doha Sports City)
Activity Category - Attraction

Aspire zone Doha Qatar sports city has Aspire dome torch tower khalifa stadium aspire park Aspire Zone foundation and Aspire Academy It has long running track where people come for workout and exercise, there is also outdoor gym where people come for gymnastics and care for fitness. the Aspire Dome has s swimming pool which is olympic-size swimming pool and it is a indoor multi-purpose sports hall, hamad aquatic center, khalifa international stadium has big role in sports and Qatar asian games played here in 2006 the torch tower is the tallest building in Doha Qatar


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8 ) Aspire Zone (Doha Sports City)
Activity Category - Attraction

Aspire zone Doha Qatar sports city has Aspire dome torch tower khalifa stadium aspire park Aspire Zone foundation and Aspire Academy It has long running track where people come for workout and exercise, there is also outdoor gym where people come for gymnastics and care for fitness. the Aspire Dome has s swimming pool which is olympic-size swimming pool and it is a indoor multi-purpose sports hall, hamad aquatic center, khalifa international stadium has big role in sports and Qatar asian games played here in 2006 the torch tower is the tallest building in Doha Qatar


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Festival

1 ) Ramadan


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2 ) Doha Tribeca Film Festival


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3 ) Art Festival of Qatar


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