Discover Qatar’s rich culture, history, and influence during your Qatar stopover.
Originally a pearling and fishing settlement, Qatar has a long history as an important trade hub in the region. Today it is a dramatic mix of traditional and contemporary culture as seen along the Corniche where traditional dhow boats coast along Gulf waters amid a backdrop of dazzling modern skyscrapers.
Also located on the Corniche is the Museum of Islamic Art. Designed by renowned architect, I.M. Pei, it houses a unique collection detailing the spirit, intricacy, and variety of Islamic art from the 7th to 19th century. History enthusiasts can delve deep into local history with a special visit to Sheik Faisal’s Museum to view his enviable collection of Arabian antiquities. Meanwhile, modern art lovers will appreciate the newly opened Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art.
Approximately an hour outside of Doha, the Inland Sea, or Khor Al Udaid, is a naturally formed inlet of the Gulf. This remarkable landscape is home to awe-inspiring 40-metre high sand dunes and an abundance of terrestrial and marine plants and animals. Schedule a desert safari or dune bashing trip to traverse this untouched part of Qatar and get in touch with your inner explorer. Adventurers will also appreciate the many water and beach sports available at various resorts and hotels throughout Doha.
Sports enthusiasts will also enjoy a chance to golf on Doha’s championship course or take in a football match or horse race. For a taste of local sporting traditions, attend a camel race held during the late fall through late winter. Qatar Attractions