Where to go and what to do.
Over time, Qatar has become one of the most interesting tourist destinations in the world. This is because it is the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Not to mention that it is one of the countries where you can find luxury activities that will provide you with every imaginable comfort.
To this we must add that it is a country with an unparalleled culture, wonderful architecture and breathtaking scenery that make this experience something that everyone should live at least once. Now, it is common not to know very well what to do or where to go on your trip to Qatar, so we will leave below some recommendations that will be very useful.
If you want to get to know the culture of Qatar, but also immerse yourself in history, the best thing to do is to visit Al Zaburah. This is an ancient city that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is due to its relevance in the country’s architecture and archeology, as it reflects the nation’s past.
When visiting the city, you can take a walk through the ruins and learn interesting details, as it offers different interactive and educational visits. There you can take pictures and learn about the country.
Visit the beaches
Qatar’s beaches are probably one of its main attractions. This country has several white sand beaches that are a magnificent experience. One of the most important is Katara Beach which has all kinds of amenities for you to spend a day at the beach in luxury and with fun sports activities.
Now, if you don’t want a beach that is so busy and your plan is to have a more relaxing day, you can also visit Fuwairit Beach. This is because it is a haven for relaxation and connecting with nature.
Doha Museum of Islamic Art
Although we can’t deny that Doha has many places to visit, the Museum of Islamic Art is one of those you can’t miss. It was inaugurated in 2008 and is one of the architectural jewels of the country.
There you can find a lot of very old Islamic art. Some pieces date back more than 1,000 years, which makes it a must-see experience in the city.
Villaggio Shopping Center
If your trip is completely for pleasure, what you should do is visit one of the wonderful shopping malls in the country. One of the best is the Villaggio, a place inspired by the canals of Venice. In addition, you will find a lot of very important luxury stores, different delicious restaurants and you will be able to take a quiet walk while you do some shopping.
Doha is a city in constant growth, so visiting some of its architectural gems is an excellent plan. One of the must-see is the Aspire Tower, which is a skyscraper built in 2006. This was made in commemoration of the Asian Games and that is why it has an Olympic torch at the top.
The tower is 300 meters high and has 36 floors in which you will find different attractions, such as a luxury hotel, delicious restaurants and different sports facilities.
Qatar National Museum
If you want to learn about the history and culture of Qatar, you should definitely visit the Qatar National Museum. Besides being one of the most important pieces of the country’s architecture, it houses a great amount of Qatari national history that will leave you amazed. This museum has 11 galleries full of pieces that you should know and you can visit it throughout the year.
Years of Culture
This is one of the most enriching programs that Qatar has implemented. It seeks to promote cultural exchange in the country with other nations and their people.
In 2023, we collaborated with Indonesia and developed various activities in the fields of film, photography, sports, literature, science, technology, fashion, education, theater and music for both nations to share their history, tradition and customs.
Definitely, if you want to know a little more about the country, you have to be part of Years of culture and to let you know what to expect, we tell you about some of the activities that will take place.
Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran
This is an activity held at the Museum of Islamic Art and exposes the economic relevance of silk in the Sapphoid period of Iran between 1501 and 1736 AD. This is a free exhibition if you purchase a museum ticket, and these can be booked in advance online.
Growing Kopi, Drinking Qahwa: The Story of Coffees in Qatar and Indonesia
The National Museum of Qatar has made a partnership with the National Museum of Indonesia, in which they talk about the history of coffee in both countries. This includes different exhibitions and events in Qatar with unparalleled sensory experiences and is available to the public.
Dan Flavin / Donald Judd: Doha
Qatar not only celebrates national art, but also international art. That is why a collaboration has been made with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with which almost 60 works by Dan Flavin and Donald Judd will be exhibited.
This has become the most important exhibition of non-national artists in the history of Qatar and will be held at the QM Gallery, Al Riwaq in Doha.