09 Apr Your guide to the top 5 things to do in Qatar
With connections to over 100 destinations, Qatar has slowly become one of the busiest hubs in the world. The capital of Qatar, Doha, is known for its futuristic skyscrapers and modern architecture. Rich variety of food, culture and deserts, make
Qatar a must visit holiday destination.
#1 Visit the Museum of Islamic Art:
The Museum of Islamic Art is located in Doha and is built off an island. The museum is 5 storied and included temporary and permanent galleries, a gift shop, library, cafe and a 200-seat theatre. External facilities include a cycling park, walking park, cafes, etc. The Museum contains art from 3 continents over 1,400 years. The collection includes ceramics, jewelry, textiles, glass, etc obtained from the three continents.
#2 Dune Bashing:
If there’s one thing that you should not miss out on during your stay in Qatar, is the dune bashing. From steep sand dunes to flat roads, the experience is thrilling and adventurous. One can also spend the night in one of the luxurious Arabian tents and enjoy a night under the stars.
#3 Shop at Souq Waqif:
This Souk is located in Doha, Qatar. It is famously known for selling traditional souvenirs, garments, spices, etc. The Souq has restaurants of different cuisines such as Syrian and Lebanese. Other things to visit in and around Souq Waqif are; the horse stables, falconry museum, gold souk and the Souq Waqif Art Center.
#4 Al Thakira Mangroves:
The Mangroves of Al Thakira is a large area of greenery and water. The mangroves are a blessing in a country of such harsh weather conditions. It provides a safe haven for flamingos, herons, and several other birds. The best way to explore the mangroves is by kayaking your way through it.
#5 Visit Katara Cultural Village:
The Katara Cultural village is the place to be at if you want to learn about Qatar’s art and culture. The cultural village has a beautiful mosque, an opera and an outdoor amphitheater. The village also hosts various festivals such as the Traditional Dhow Festival. With restaurants and cafes offering dishes and beverages from all around the world, you will never go hungry. You can also try water sports at the beaches and spend quality time with your family and loved ones.
There’s a whole lot more to do in Qatar, like visiting the huge shopping malls, taking a walk around the promenade at Pearl-Qatar and attending sporting events such as horse racing, ATP tennis tournaments and falconry. So book your e-visas to Qatar on www.visalounge.com and explore the beauty of the country.