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Popular attractions

Qatar’s neighbourhoods boast waterfront views, sandy beaches, retail, exhibition spaces and eateries, reflecting the rich diversity of this tiny state.

The Pearl-Qatar

The Pearl, Qatar is a man-made island offshore Doha’s prestigious West Bay District, featuring Mediterranean-style yacht-lined marinas, residential towers, villas, and hotels, as well as introducing a luxurious shopping experience with premium designer boutiques and showrooms. The Island is also home to modern dining spots- from refreshing ice creams to five-star culinary experiences, while it stands out for its pedestrian-friendly squares and plazas and the wide range of landscaped gardens.

The Pearl is a popular visitor attraction by virtue of its chic elegance, inviting descriptions such as the ‘Arabian Riviera’

 

Qatar National Library

The Qatar National Library is a futuristic storytelling facility that is recognized by UNESCO, and serves the purpose of not only being a national library, but a research-level university and digital library as well. With access to over a million books the QNL effortlessly allows you to dive into the history of Qatar and learn more about its people, culture and heritage. 

 

Souq Waqif

Built on the site of Doha’s century old trading market, on the banks of the Wadi Musheireb, Souq Waqif feels like an anachronism, particularly against the backdrop of Doha’s dramatic modernist skyline.  With its mud-daubed buildings, the market harkens to a bygone era while remaining a hub of activity, where commerce and gossip collide.  Souq Waqif’s winding alleys offer a tableau of traditional street life.

 

Katara Cultural Village

Combining art galleries and workshops, theatres and performances venues, and exceptional restaurants choices, Katara Cultural Village is Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment. A central Amphitheatre stands against a backdrop of traditional architecture and cobbled streets, and is the site of many cultural performances. Adjoining the main development, a spacious public beach offers water sports and equipment rentals.

Qanat Quartier

A feast for the eyes, this Venice-inspired neighborhood brings a piece of the Mediterranean to Doha. Boasting turquoise canals flanked by candy-coloured buildings and gracefully arched bridges, Qanat Quartier abounds with Instagram-worthy vistas. Play a tune on the musical staircase, or take a leisurely stroll down broad avenues as you wander in and out of the neighborhood’s many boutiques and cafés. Grab a coffee, stick your toes in the sand, and take in stunning views of the Arabian Gulf from Qanat Quartier’s beachfront promenade.

 

Education City

Education city hosts campuses of leading universities and top tier schools, along with a beautiful park, an abundance of sports facilities, numerous food options, a golf club, a technologically advanced library, a modern art museum, and a few of the most remarkable buildings in the country.

 

Dahl Al Misfir

Located west of Doha, in the centre of the peninsula, Dahl Al Misfir is one of Qatar’s most exciting natural sites.  At 40 meters deep, it is considered the largest and deepest, yet accessible cave in Qatar.  Formed largely of fibrous gypsum, it sometimes gives off a faint, otherworldly glow. 

 

Aspire Zone Foundation

Located minutes from central Doha, Aspire Zone is marked by The Torch Doha, the 300m tall hotel which boasts panoramic views of the city.  With world-class sports venues, a training academy, sports medicine hospital, turf research centre, as well as five-star accommodation, restaurants and entertainment, it is a compact destination for sport lovers. The vast green spaces of Aspire Park, spread over 880,00 m2, offer respite from the cityscape, with walking/running tracks, children’s play areas, a large lake, and Perceval, a public artwork by Sarah Lucas. Cafés and dining venues dot the area, while Villaggio Mall and Hyatt Plaza Mall provide more entertainment, dining and retail options. 

Doha Exhibition and Convention Center

Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) offers vast versatile spaces to host events.  It comprises seven exhibition halls and conference rooms under an impressive floating blade roof. 

Heenat Salma Farm

Situated in the Al Shahaniya municipality is Heenat Salma Farm. It attracts the eco-conscious, farming traditionalists and true fans of organic, natural produce. Heenat promotes communal living and welcomes guests who respect nature

Fanar

One of the most widely known landmarks in Doha, the spiral-shaped Fanar building is centrally located near Souq Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art.  It can be seen from a distance, especially in the evenings when its lighting accentuates the unique design of this beautifully unique piece of architecture. Fanar was once the largest mosque in the country.

Al Shahaniya camel racetrack

A visit to Al Shahaniya offers a unique opportunity to admire the best groomed and some of the most expensive camels in the world.

 

Take your camera to Zig Zag Towers

Located on a prime waterfront site between the districts of Lusail and The Pearl, West Bay Lagoon Plaza twin towers, or the dancing towers, are also fondly known as the Zig Zag Towers for obvious reasons.

 

Msheireb Downtown

Comprising over 100 buildings with commercial and residential properties as well as retail and cultural offerings, the stunning Barahat or courtyard lies at the heart of Msheireb Downtown. It includes niche retail and a variety of al fresco dining options.  The Msheireb Museums are a project by Msheireb Properties and celebrate the history of Qatar through four heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha.