Most people think that Qatar might be a dull country with miles of nothingness but sand. Well, believe it or not! It is a country that has a rich culture backed by incredible architecture and to top it off – magnificent shorelines! Here are some places to visit when in Doha.
Located within a 44-minute driving distance from many 5 star hotels in Doha such as the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, Pearl Qatar is a man-made marvel that was famous for pearl diving, hence the name. It includes upscale shopping malls, restaurants, and whatnot. Pearl Qatar is one of the luxurious locations in Doha.
Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art displays the proud heritage of Qatar to its visitors, with more than 10,000 artifacts collected over 1400 years. The museum is a masterpiece of Pritzker Prize-winning architect I. M. Pei which is quite a sight to behold.
The Falcon Souq
At Falcon Souq, you may get to experience the authentic Qatari culture. Once you visit the place, you might understand how much the country adores these birds of prey. You will be able to see the birds that are on sale, related equipment, and even a falcon hospital!
Souq Waqif is a large market selling everything Arabic from traditional clothing to intricately designed rugs and nuts to aromatic spices. You can even buy I Love Qatar t-shirts from here!