Purple Island, Qatar
About Purple Island
Also known as Al Khor Island, It accommodates the only archaeological site in Qatar attributable to the second millennium BC. The island is best known for being the site of operation of a Kassite-controlled purple dye industry in the second millennium BC.
Attractions near Purple Island
Watchtowers that were built in the late 19th century. They are located at the southern side of a defensive system established at the end of the 19th century to protect the 'rawdat', a valley where precious rainwater is collected.
Cultural center with an amphitheater, museum & convention center, plus shops, eateries & a beach. Great place to if you are into festivals and exhibitions.
National mosque of Qatar. There are three main doors and 17 side entrances to the mosque. As many as 28 large domes cover the central hall while 65 domes cover the outer quadrangle. On the whole the mosque can hold a congregation of 30,000 people.
A waterfront promenade extending for seven kilometers along Doha Bay with amazing views of Doha skyline. Many of Doha's most iconic landmarks are found along the Corniche.
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.
It offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art and supports creativity, promotes dialogue and inspires new ideas. It has a collection of more than 9,000 artworks that offers a rare comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, representing the major trends spanning from the 1840s to the present.
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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.