10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

  • Publish date: Thursday، 13 October 2022
10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar
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Here are the top 10 places to visit in Qatar, from beaches to museums.

You might be interested in planning your schedule if you intend to travel to Qatar for the World Cup later this year.

There are many alternatives for thrilling experiences in Qatar, both indoors and outdoors now that the weather is cooling down.

Without further ado, have a look at our list of the top ten destinations.

Souq Waqif, Souq Al Wakrah

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

The Souqs, or traditional markets, are the best location to learn about Qatar's rich cultural past.

Souq Waqif has long been a popular destination for tourists, standing in complete grandeur amid Doha's contemporary streets.

The historic landmark has been standing for more than a century and offers visitors shops to explore and locals' stories to hear.

Visitors can find traditional goods, antiques, and a variety of restaurants by taking a stroll through the market.

While some of the restaurants specialize in serving international cuisine, primarily from the Middle East, the majority of them serve local Qatari fare.

MIA Park

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

Looking for a peaceful setting to relax in the outdoors? It is best to go to the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park.

The park is a sizable space for a picnic, a family outing, or for spending quality time with a friend and is situated in front of Qatar's MIA, directly across the street from Souq Waqif.

Corniche

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

The Doha Corniche is probably where visitors to Qatar first come into contact after leaving the airport.

A leisurely stroll along the Corniche, a picturesque stretch of shoreline that is embraced by Qatar's changing skyline and the city's colorful lights, is a great way to unwind and get some exercise.

Msheireb Downtown

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

Msheireb Downtown, which is close to the Corniche, Souq Waqif, and MIA Park, is a site that is always interesting to explore.

With its elaborate architectural features that cover the entire area, Msheireb Downtown, which was built in the center of Doha, successfully combines modernism with culture.

National Museum of Qatar

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar (NOMQ) is usually a good choice if you're seeking for an immersive experience.

The NOMQ was inaugurated in 2019 and serves as an intriguing cultural icon for onlookers. The structure is intricately designed to resemble a desert rose, which is a typical plant in Qatar's desert.

3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

Sports fans, this one is for you. The brand-new 3-2-1 museum offers a comprehensive time-travel journey through the development of sports.

Sealine Desert and Inland Sea

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

Sealine Beach, an hour's drive from Doha, offers a variety of options to get your heart racing.

Beaches

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

There are numerous beaches in Qatar where you can spend a variety of days. Some of the local favorites are Azerbaijan Beach as you travel north along the coast, or even Dukhan Beach, which is an hour's drive from the city.

Zubarah Fort

10 Places You Must Visit on Your First Visit to Qatar

Al Zubarah is one of Qatar's most notable historical locales and was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2013.

The fort is also well-known for its strong walls, which bear the scars of decades of tribal conflicts fought as far back as the 18th century to control the important location.

Al Zubarah was home to many of the country's pearl divers and acted as a commercial center due to its close proximity to the sea.