12-14 April 2016
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Touristic attractions

Doha Corniche

Located at the centre of Doha, the Corniche is a waterfront promenade extending for 7 kilometers along Doha Bay, offering a panorama of the city. The Corniche provides a vehicle-free pedestrian space where it is possible to admire Doha’s landmarks, from the high rise towers of the central business district to the Museum of Islamic Art.


Al Zubarah

Al Zubarah is a UNESCO World Heritage site offering one of the best preserved examples of an 18th–19th merchant town in the region, comprising Al Zubarah Fort and 60-hectare archeological works. Al Zubarah is nowadays the largest archeological site in the whole Qatari Peninsula and was once defined as one of the Gulf’s most important pearl fishing and trading port.


Khor Al Adaid

Khor Al Adaid also known as the “Inland Sea”, is a natural reserve recognized by UNESCO and located in the south-east of the State of Qatar. This natural reserve presents a remarkable landscape characterized by the presence of a unique natural ecosystem and is internationally recognized for being one of the few places in the world where the sea meets the desert.


The Museum of Islamic Arts

Considered as one of the world’s most complete collection of Islamic art, the Museum displays arts and artefacts from three continents across 14 centuries. Located on the Corniche, the Museum is hosted in a unique building designed by architect IM Pei.

 


Souq Waqif

The Souq is an authentic expression of Qatar’s traditional commerce, architecture and culture. This market is home to a wide array of small shops selling traditional merchandise from spices to perfumes, jewellery, clothing, handicrafts and souvenirs. The Souq also features local events, art galleries and cultural shows adding a lively atmosphere to the mix of restaurants and cafes hosted at this traditional market.


The Pearl-Qatar

Also known as the “Arabian Riviera”, the Pearl–Qatar is an artificial island featuring residential towers, villas and hotels as well as boutiques and showrooms. The Island is also characterized by waterfront promenades with a wide selection of dining options including all typologies of cuisines.

 


Katara Cultural Village

Katara Village is a leisure space hosting a wide array of theatres, galleries and performance venues, providing concerts, shows and exhibitions throughout the whole year. Katara Village also features a wide choice of restaurants with a variety of cuisines as well as a public beach with water sports.

 

For any further information, please visit the website of the Qatar Tourism Authority at this link.

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