15 attractions you should visit in Qatar - With photos & details

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Top 15 attractions to explore in Qatar

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.

Mosques
Art Centres

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.

Al Koot FortUkaz St, Doha, Qatar
Forts
Museums

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.

Aspire ParkDoha, Qatar
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Parks
Urban Walks

The biggest park in Doha. Great place to have picnics and family outdoors while overlooking the Aspire Tower- the 300-metre-tall (980 ft) skyscraper hotel. The park has beautiful fountains, playgrounds for children, the only lake in Qatar, and various kinds of trees, both rare and common.

Barzan TowersMuhammed,، Umm Salal Muhammed, Qatar
Viewing Decks
Forts

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.

Corniche view pointCorniche Promenade, Doha, Qatar
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Viewpoints

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.

Imam Muhammad bin Abdulwahhab MosqueAl Muhandiseen St, Doha, Qatar
Mosques
Notable Architectures

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.

Art Centres
Museums
Art Fairs

Cultural center with an amphitheater, museum & convention center, plus shops, eateries & a beach. Great place to if you are into festivals and exhibitions.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern ArtEducation City Student Center, الدوحة، Qatar
Museums

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.

Msheireb MuseumsDoha, Qatar
Museums

A collection of four restored heritage houses that showcases a community-based lifestyle of old Msheireb commercial center before the oil boom.

Viewpoints
Parks
Museums

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.

National Museum of QatarMuseum Park St, Doha, Qatar
Museums

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

Purple IslandPurple Island, Qatar
Islands
Forests
Short Hikes
Old Ruins

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.

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museumشارع السامرية، الدوحة، Qatar
Museums

Built over a historic fort in Al Samriya, the museum consists of three buildings with 15 halls accommodating a total of over 15,000 artifacts. All of the artifacts in the museum were collected by Sheikh Faisal- a well known Qatari businessman over a span of 50 years. The artifacts are grouped into four main categories: Islamic art, vehicles, coins and currency, and traditional Qatari artifacts.

Souq Al Waqif DohaAl Souq St, Doha, Qatar
Street Markets
Art Centres

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.

Zubara FortAl Zubara Fort, Qatar
Forests
Museums

A historic Qatari military fortress built in 1938 to serve as a Coast Guard station. The structure is now a museum to display diverse exhibits and artworks, most especially for contemporarily topical archaeological findings. Al Zubara Fort is situated in the ancient town of Zubarah- the largest archaeological site in the whole Qatari Peninsula. It was once a thriving pearl fishing and trading port.

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