Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, the newly opened Museum of Islamic Art is putting Doha on the world art scene. Rising in angular tiers on the south end of Doha Harbor, the Museum of Islamic Art is aiming to hold the largest collection of Islamic art in the world -a bridge from past to future of artworks dating from the 7th to the 19th century, representing the full scope of Islamic art. It includes manuscripts, ceramics, metal, glass, ivory, textiles, wood and precious stones from three continents. Enjoy a morning or afternoon touring the museum’s extensive collections.
The cultural village is located on the beach and occupying an area of more than 1,000,000 square meters thus being an integrated cultural landmark in Qatar with randomly arranged various buildings and facilities in a way to feel like an old traditional Qatari alley (Al Fareej). The Project comprises of Cultural Section elements such as Amphiteather, Opera Hall, Indoor Theaters, Multi Purpose Hall, Media Center, Falcon Museum, etc...Being a project on the beach, it is having its own Coast Line/the Sea-front and hosts on its premises variety of International Cafes & Restaurants.
Reincarnated in the last decade as the social heart of Doha, Souq Waqif is a wonderful place to explore, shop, have dinner or simply idle time away in one of the many attractive cafes and antique shops which has been on this site from centuries. Recently Souq Waqif has undergone a massive transformation that has returned it to a look much more in keeping with its roots, but with the added variety of falcon shops, traditional shisha cafés and restaurants.
The Doha Corniche is a waterfront promenade extending for several kilometers along the Doha Bay in the capital city of Doha, the state of Qatar. The Corniche attracts a diverse crowd. In the morning, it is popular for jogging, while late at night, it shows a different cultural view of the city. The traditional wooden boats or dhows of the Gulf can be seen along the Doha Corniche. Sunset time in Doha means time to cruise the teal waters of the Arabic Gulf in a "dhow", a traditional Qatari sailing boat.
The Pearl-Qatar is a reclaimed land spanning nearly four million square metres. It showcases a wide array of restaurant, shopping and entertainment. A must visit place in Qatar for travellers and resident alike!
A stay in Doha, whether it's for pleasure or business, means desert fun! No visit to Qatar would be complete without a real adventure in the desert, therefore make sure to keep at least one afternoon free to plan a trip to the amazing sand dunes out of the city, which are located after Mesaieed town which is about an hour drive from Doha. There are plenty of activities that will make your desert experience absolutely magical and adventurous at the same time: desert safaris in a 4x4 and quad biking are on top of everyone's to-do list.
This magnificent architecture of a mall is based on designs in Venice as can be seen on its indoor canal that provides boat rides. Villaggio also offers entertainment such as the Cinema, Skating Rink, an indoor theme park complete with roller coaster, wide array of shops ranging from H&M to Gucci and many more!
A visit to this fascinating market, located in Souq Waqif, is a visit to jewelry heaven. Beautiful items locally crafted from 18 or 22-carat gold and silver are bountiful. Because there is no VAT (Value Added Tax) in Qatar, gold is much less expensive here than in most of the rest of the non-Arab world. All gold is stamped with a purity guarantee from the government.
Landmark Mall is a single floor, Qatari castle-shaped shopping center with 58 thousand square meters of floor. It has over 130 stores including a hypermarket (Carrefour), boutiques (BHS, GAP, Evans, Zara, Marks & Spencer), electronics (Apple, E-Max, Virgin Megastore), food court, amusement area (Circusland), and a 3-screen cinema (Cinema Land).
Resting along the Persian Gulf of Qatar, the city of Doha has become known as the City of Pearls and Lights. From the classic Arabian architecture to world-class shopping at Souq Waqif – renowned for its traditional goods, pearls, gems, antiques and more – Doha is quickly becoming a new oasis for world travellers. The Museum of Islamic Art, Katara Cultural Village, Aspire Dome and The Pearl are but a glimpse into the architectural and cultural wonders found within the city. It’s a city that beckons visitors to explore the new and old and discover adventures. As for the Warwick Doha, it is in the heart of Doha’s city centre, putting guests truly in the middle of it all.
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