National Museum of Qatar
Museum Park St, Doha, Qatar
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Architecture inspired by the desert rose, the building grows around the original twentieth-century palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani. The museum galleries address three major, interrelated themes. The galleries are loosely arranged in chronological order, beginning with exhibitions on the natural history of the desert and the Persian Gulf, artifacts from Bedouin culture, historical exhibitions on the tribal wars, the establishment of the Qatari state, and the discovery of oil to the
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Museum on one end of the seven-kilometer-long (4.3 mi) Corniche in Doha. The museum is built on an island off an artificial projecting peninsula near the traditional dhow harbor.
A cultural center and a mosque. The mosque has a unique, tall minaret design making it the tallest mosque in Qatar. The culture Center is involved in several social, religious and educational activities, and it publishes religious studies and provides lessons in Arabic and Islam.
A marketplace (souq) in Doha. The souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges.
Commonly known as the Doha Fort, it is located in the heart of Doha. Exhibits and artworks in the museum fort include handicrafts, gypsum and wooden ornaments, fishing equipment and boats, historical photos and paintings including oil paintings of craft workers and daily life.
A collection of four restored heritage houses that showcases a community-based lifestyle of old Msheireb commercial center before the oil boom.
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The country has the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development and is widely regarded as the most advanced Arab state for human development. It has the world's third-largest natural gas reserves and oil reserves.