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Must-Visit Attractions In Doha, Qatar

Located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country, Doha, the capital city of Qatar attracts visitors from across the globe. Known for its spectacular modern buildings and cultural heritage, Doha has been recently named as one of the 7 New Wonder Cities in the World. Emerging as the most sought destination in the world, Doha also happens to be the financial capital of the Middle East that offers a surprise to each traveler. There are many must-visit attractions in Doha that you should not miss.

Must-Visit Attractions In Doha

Museum of Islamic Art

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As museums go, the Museum of Islamic Art is perhaps the best one to visit and is undoubtedly the crown jewel in Doha’s flourishing art scene. Its excellent collection of historical artefacts from all over the Islamic world – including ceramics, glassware, jewellery and textiles – is world-class. The museum’s interior is a pleasure to walk around and is also a real work of art, with French limestone covering the floors and coffered domes dominating the ceiling. Check out the large and striking metallic chandelier as you walk up the stairs. Indeed, the nuanced architecture of the museum is part of the attraction, so admire it from the outside as well. Wander around unfettered by time if possible, and then treat yourself to refreshments at the café, which boasts stunning views of the Dhow Harbour and West Bay.

Corniche

One of the must-visit attractions in Doha is the Corniche. Most popular locations among walkers, bikers, and joggers, Corniche is a waterfront promenade that reshaped Doha’s coastline in the late 1970s and early 1980s. An ideal place for exercising in the morning, it also attracts crowds who are looking for spectacular views of the city’s skyline and witness beautiful sunsets in the evening.

Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif: Must-Visit Attractions In Doha

Planning for a Doha city tour? If your answer is a yes, then do not miss out on visiting the Souq Waqif which is a one-stop place for shopping, and dining. Known to be one of the top Doha attractions, one can walk around the alleys, admire the architectural marvels, shop for embroideries, spices, perfumes, oud (an exotic incense made from agarwood), and more.

Al Thakira Mangroves

If you’re bored of the beach but enjoy being on the water, then kayaking in the Al Thakira Mangroves is ideal. Travel up the scenic northeastern coast (one hour by car or two hours by bus from Doha) to meet your guide and get going. As you paddle through the lush water, you will see fish, birds and beautiful trees; your guide will also tell you about the area’s history. When you return to the beach, there will be food prepared, ready to eat under the stars. If you’re looking for something similar but in central Doha, try kayaking in the Dhow Harbour. You can view the majestic dhows (ships) that are used for pearling, the Doha skyline and the Museum of Islamic Art all at the same time.

Aspire Park

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Considered to be one of the ideal places to visit in Qatar with family, Aspire Park is one of the largest parks in the Gulf region and is one of Qatar’s finest landscapes. Another attraction the park has to offer is the Torch Tower, or also known as the Aspire Tower. It is an astonishing 300m high building that served as a giant torch for the 15th Asian Games and is now a beautiful hotel. Make sure you add it to your itinerary while planning your holidays.

Barzan Towers

The Barzan Towers feature glorious architecture, but to enjoy the total taste of their beauty, you will have to make your way to the peak.  Reaching on top, satisfy your eyes on the sights. The edifice itself is totally awesome and lovely in its own way. Don’t forget to take a camera; the spot is famous for being a good place for photography.

Al Jassasiya Carvings

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Al Jassasiya is one of the most crooked sites in Qatar. Its secret lies in its petroglyphs–tricky and impenetrable carvings in the stone that are unbelievably exceptional. People believed that these carvings are some sort of symbol, and they feature figures that illustrate animals, boats, and daisies. Many of the shapes and symbols are not identifiable, and their true meanings remain indistinguishable. It is believed that these symbols are hundreds of years old, making their conservation really remarkable.