Sir Baniyas Island
Sir Baniyas Island - Sir Bani Yas - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
About Sir Baniyas Island
The largest natural island in the country, 170 km away from the capital of the UAE on the western side of Abu Dhabi Emirate. Sir Bani Yas was originally home to Arabia's largest wildlife reserve, now it has over 13,000 free roaming animals.
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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
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.
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.
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