Places to visit in Qatar
Qatar, with the unique blend of majestic mountains, bustling shopping malls, and beautiful deserts — remains one of the best destinations to visit. The country is known for its futuristic skyscraper and beaut Islamic architecture. Having Doha as a capital, the tiny Gulf nation is very peaceful and secure for tourists.
But what locations holidaymakers should visit in Qatar is a common question. So, let’s have a look at the top tourist destination in Qatar that must be on your travel bucket list.
Museum of Islamic Art
The masterpiece is designed by the renowned I. M. Pei’s — a Chinese American architect. Sitting just beside the river, visitors have to move across the bridge to get access to the museum.
The experience while crossing the bridge is fascinating in itself. Moreover, if we talk about the interior of the museum, it is full of Islamic historical showpieces and architectural designs.
While there are 2,000 mosques in Qatar — Katara Mosque stands out because of its unique construction and nature. It is in a waterfront location. The internal design of its walls is beautified with a mosaic, predominantly with blue color along with yellow and red undertones. While you are on the Qatar tour, don’t miss to catch the glimpse of this amazing structure.
The Doha Desert
If you are the type of person who prefers seclusion with a thrill — then Doha Desert is the place to be. The Doha Desert is arguably the most underrated tourist destination in the rich Gulf nation. Standing on the beautiful sand — visitors get to witness picturesque sunset views in dawn and dusk.
To make the most out of your adventurous journey — it is recommended to bring a 4×4 vehicle and soar ruggedly through the barren. While we don’t recommend you to self-drive in the desert, if you want to do so, you can get cheap car rentals. But make sure to do your research before you hit steep dunes of sand.
Al- Zubarah Fortress
Secluded in the middle of a lonely barren suburb, Al Zubarah Fortress exhibits a rich history of the Islamic world. Adding to its beauty — a huge fortification protects the fortress on all of its four sides. The place is located at around half an hour from Al Hamad International Airport.
Al Jassasiya Carvings
It is one of the most intriguing places in Qatar to travel. One of the reasons behind its popularity is the mysterious petroglyphs because they are so rare in depiction.
It is believed that these structures and designs are more than a century old. The sight is preserved by the government of Qatar. Every year thousands of visitors come to the place to have a look at these mysterious carvings. Even though the writings are decipherable but, cannot be codified.
Qatar is famous for its architectural structures and Al-Wakra Museum is compelling proof of the protestation.
Even though it is small in size, it manifests the beauty of local marine and other artifacts. This place would be loved by people who are interested in striking showpieces.
The National Museum of Qatar
The National Museum of Qatar, an origami-inspired masterpiece — looks like a desert rose. Having sharp and curved edges — the museum imitates a big real rose. However, the building is still under construction, and backbreaking work is being done to complete the tempting place for tourists as soon as possible.
Qatar’s overawing infrastructure is developed militarily as the nation has fought numerous wars with its rivals.
Doha Fort is also from many of the bulwarks that are built to strengthen the defense system of the country. It is a destination not to be missed for those who are interested in knowing about the past wars, weapons used in those wars and the tactics used to invade and protect the lands and territories of formidable allies and enemies.
State Grand Mosque
Located in the capital city Doha — Grand mosque, as the name suggests, is among the most sizable mosques in the country.
It houses separate ablution places for men and women. But one of the hindrances in visiting the mosque is that it is inaccessible for the people who are non-muslims.