The Doha Corniche is one of the best places to head to if you enjoy coastline that stretches for miles where you can enjoy a walk and lose yourself to your thoughts. There’s a lot to see as well.
Museum of Islamic Art
Situated on an artificial peninsula, this beautiful institution has many wonders for visitors, from temporary and permanent exhibits to gift-shops and even a large theatre. The architecture of the museum is alone breathtaking, with a design that is an amalgamation of Islamic architecture and modern concepts.
Commercial bank Plaza
This is one of the tallest buildings in Qatar, looming over many Doha apartments in the vicinity such as Somerset West Bay Doha. It is first building in the nation to be completely transparent and was designed by a London-based architectural firm LOM Architecture and Design.
Richard Serra ‘7’
This is truly one of the most striking aspects about the corniche and it is bound to be something that will leave an impression on you. It was designed to commemorate the significance of the number 7 in Islam and was therefore conceived as an 80-foot heptagonal shape.
This is one of the most recognised skyscrapers in the world, as well as one that had garnered some controversy for its strikingly phallic shape that was designed by a French architect to resemble what he refers to as ‘fully assumed virility’.
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