Top things to do in Doha
If you are going to Doha soon or you plan to travel to Doha, follow this article to know the most famous places that tourists go to in Doha.
Visit Souq Waqif
One of the most popular shopping adventure in Doha, it is a vibrant market. Centuries ago, the Bedouins traded their sheep, goats, and wool in it in exchange for buying necessities in the times of barter. This market was later redeveloped, preserving its heritage and historical buildings professionally. They developed the market with ingenuity and professionalism and it appears as if it has been built since the century 19th. After the great development and progress that Qatar has witnessed and now has many luxurious air-conditioned shopping centres, Souq Waqif has not been affected and is still one of the most traditional markets in the region. Foreigners usually go to it to buy Qatari products such as the national Qatari dress, including beautifully embroidered bakhnouq (a girl's head covering), spices, perfumes, and oud (incense made of agarwood).
The National Museum of Qatar
The National Museum of Qatar is one of the most important things to do in Doha and it is a historical museum located in Doha. It was called the Desert Rose because of its location in the desert and its unique architectural style. It was designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel, who won the Pritzker Prize to resemble a crystal block of desert rose. The museum, which covers an area of 430,000 square feet, or 52,000 square meters, consists of several volumes in the form of interconnected disks to form a ring-shaped architectural complex of 350 meters long. The discs consist of a steel frame clad in fibre-reinforced concrete and are designed to provide plenty of shading in the notorious climate of the Qatar Peninsula, as well as being a nod to the country's desert landscapes. The complex also houses the royal palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, which is a historical building from the twentieth century that has been preserved and restored. Regardless of the historical exhibition halls, the museum provides many services for families and visitors in general, it contains a hall that can accommodate 213 seats, educational spaces, a research centre, two stores, two cafes, a rooftop restaurant, a botanical garden, a sculpture garden, an industrial lake, And a children's playground. , And various utilities.
Museum of Islamic Art
Opened in 2008, the Museum of Islamic Art offers visitors a fascinating and innovative experience, displaying the finest art and artefacts from all over the Islamic world spanning over 14 centuries. The Islamic Art Museum works to collect and preserve rare Islamic artefacts, and to reach the largest number of local and international tourists to spread and interpret this valuable art.
Al Zubarah Fort
Al Zubarah Castle was built by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Qasim Al in 1938 on the ruins of an old castle that had been destroyed. It was constructed with high and thick walls that will last for countless decades and protect those inside. The fort is a regular square courtyard with massive walls on each side. Three of the corners have large circular towers topped with ramparts in the Qatari style. The fourth corner has an eye-catching rectangular turret with traditional triple-base edges with notches called slits which - in the event of an attack - were used to shoot enemies.