What goes on in your mind when you hear ‘Qatar’? For all those football fans, it is going to host the 2022 FIFA world cup which will have 12 eco-friendly stadiums that will be able to host 80,000 people. It is located in the Middle East sharing borders with Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the west and Arabian Gulf in the east. Doha, meaning the ‘Big Tree’ is the capital. So come visit this beautiful place that has many spectacular architectural splendour.
Below Are The 10 Places To Visit In Qatar:
Qatar, though a desert, has a diverse range of flora and fauna.This Purple Island is 40 km from Doha near township of Al Khor. The Island is fish shaped having small limestone cliffs. There are mangrove forest that harbours varieties of fish, shell fish, and even flamingos that come here during seasonal migration.
It is one of the oldest landmarks that feature a 7km long walking path that is part of the waterfront palm fringed boulevard. It extends to a horse shoe shaped carriageway having modern architectural landscapes.
It’s a10 minute ride from Doha Corniche by dhow boats. You can relax in the sun where there are excellent cafes, restaurants that offer seafood and barbecues. Lot of amenities for the families to get entertainment are provided.
The fort, known as Al Khoot, is one of the historically important fortresses that were built in the 19th century by the Turkish as police station. Presently it is converted to a museum. It is located near to the famous Souk Waqif.
It is a recreation of antique Arabic village located behind the canyon in the desert of Zekreet Peninsula. The city is completely deserted except for visitors who drop by to see the typical Arabic village that has palm trees. The eyes get hold of nothing but a never ending landscape.
Al Shahaniya Camel Race Track
A tradition that is even continued among the wealthiest, the Sheikhs, can be witnessed at Al Shahaniya. This track is around 60 km from Doha. Visitors are amazed the competitiveness here and also the most expensive sport in Qatar.
It’s a sanctuary dedicated to protection of the Oryx (AL Maha), the endangered desert deer. It is also the national symbol of Qatar. No can deny its amazing beauties that it has to offer to its tourists coming to Qatar.
It is the northern end of the AL-KhorCorniche extending about 10 km. the speciality of its shore is that is salt flats that becomes like quicksand when wet making it treacherous and adventurous. You would not miss seeing its old shoreline, outcrops, mangroves, birdlife, and desert.
For the family to take out into the waters try out this park. It is a water themed park situated in Abu Nakhla and definitely has many water games. No one will wish to miss this amazing spot when they are at Qatar for a business or holiday tour.
For those fascinated to know about the traditions and art of Qatar should pay a visit to the Katara Cultural Village or the valley of Cultures span over an area of 1,000,000 square meters. Here you can see the art, architecture and traditions observed.