Sightseeing


 

Qatar is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.

While in Qatar, take some time and visit some of the many beautiful and fascinating wonders of the Arab World.

Desert Safari

For those visitors looking for a little excitement, you need to experience desert safari. Just an hour south of Doha is the start of the Empty Quarter and our enormous sand dunes! Expert local drivers will take you dune bashing for some fast paced thrills and stop to see the beautiful Inland Sea.

Inland Sea

Locally called Khor al-Daid, this massive inland sea is connected to the Arabian Gulf by a narrow inlet that shares the southern border with Saudi Arabia. Located over an hour's drive south of Qatar, an additional half-hour dune bashing through the entrance of the Empty Quarter is required to reach the shallow blue sea. Filled with hammour, small sharks, and porpoises, it is one of the most popular weekend getaways in Qatar.

The Pearl

Over 32 new kilometers of coastline was created when Qatar began building its first artificial island residential area. The Pearl features a large range of luxury villas, apartments, five-star hotels and over two million square meters of international retail, restaurants, cafes and entertainment. Eight other private islands will be for sale to private owners. The Pearl is home to the finest shopping and dining in all of Qatar.

The Corniche

The waterfront promenade encircling Doha Bay, the Doha Corniche is a major thoroughfare and entertainment area of Qatar. Every morning joggers get their exercise, and every evening the Corniche and its connecting park fill with families enjoying the magical downtown lights. Cafes and coffee shops can be found alongside the traditional fishing Dhows along the seven kilometer stretch.

Museum of Islamic Art

Nestled on a man-made island in the middle of Doha harbor, this stunning I.M. Pei designed museum is a unique storehouse dedicated to all facets of Islamic art. The finest examples of manuscripts, ceramics, and textiles from every Muslim country in the world fill the galleries. Included in the free admission is access to the extensive libraries, along with the best view of the West Bay and the Corniche.

Souq Waqif

Recently restored to its former glory, this major outdoor market is the place to go for tourists and locals alike for spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Along the narrow alleys filled with varied shops and art galleries are a collection of restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world. The nearby Fanir Islamic Center and its piercing spiral mosque is a great place to learn about Islam and the Arabic people.

Cultural Village

Doha Cultural Village is a mini-township of sorts. Situated in the scenic West Bay area of Doha, this massive complex is the focal point of culture and entertainment in the city. Sprawled across 99 acres, it comprises multiple theaters, halls, stages, children's playgrounds and food parks. Concerts, plays, dance shows, band performances, movie screenings and plethora of festivals galore at Cultural Village. The hugely popular Doha Tribeca Film Festival is held here. Teeming millions grace the venue to attend this gala event. You, too, shouldn't miss it!