The most famous and visited attraction in Doha is the National Museum of Qatar, which is located in Abdullah Bin Mohammed’s beautiful palace (the museum was recently completely rebuilt, the opening date of the new one is March 2019). The main exhibit of the cultural institution is a substantial two-level aquarium. The upper level presents marine inhabitants of the local coastal zones, and the lower level contains all the diversity of the inhabitants of the bay. There are also sea turtles, which are pretty rare in the Persian Gulf. Part of the museum is occupied by the armoury, which houses the sheikh’s private collection. Also, in the museum, visitors can see exciting collections of historical and ethnographic exhibits.
The city is famous for its religious sites; there are 120 mosques in Doha. They were built in various periods, so each building is not like the others and has its own unusual history. The largest religious building is the Al Ahmed Mosque. This beautiful two-storey building is distinguished by both original architectural style and luxurious interior decoration.
Among other cultural institutions in Doha, A distinctive feature of the Shuyukh mosque is the highest minaret. Travellers will also be interested in exploring this beautiful architectural monument. Guests of the city should definitely visit the ancient fortress, which is located on a hill, in the centre of the city’s historical part. For a long time, the beautiful castle remained the primary residence of Qatar’s rulers. It lost its respected status quite recently and today is one of the most significant sights of the country. The fortress is surrounded by a powerful fortification wall; a high tower with an electronic clock was erected next to the building. Their fight serves as a signal for the guard’s changing; hundreds of tourists come to watch this solemn procession every day.
Among other cultural institutions in Doha, the Ethnographic Museum should be highlighted, which presents an exciting collection of household items to visitors’ attention. The building that houses the museum is also an important landmark. This is a traditional Qatari house that was discovered by accident during the construction of a shopping complex. The building was restored, and today it appears before visitors in all its glory. Fans of painting will be interested in visiting the Museum of Islamic Art. In addition to beautiful old paintings, there is an excellent collection of sculptures and handicrafts.
Things To Do in Doha:
The leading entertainment of travellers is a beach vacation; all conditions for a comfortable and exciting pastime are created on the coast. Doha’s beaches are perfect for outdoor activities and serene sunbathing. The bay’s remote parts will be an excellent place for a family vacation, it is not so crowded, and the sea is always calm. The busiest and most crowded beach is Corniche, which is more than eight kilometres long.
Fans of outdoor activities and those who like to try exciting attractions in action will love the Kingdom of Aladdin amusement park. There are suitable playgrounds for the youngest visitors and exciting attractions for thrill-seekers. The park has a beautiful theatre with colourful performances every day, a beautiful lagoon and a cafeteria that will surprise visitors with a massive selection of food and drinks.
There is a zoo in the Salwa road area near Doha (this zoo is currently closed). An exciting collection of exotic animals, collected in the local aviaries, is the country’s most affluent. For young visitors, the zoo organizes exciting excursions and lectures, during which children can learn a lot of exciting things about the animal world. A thrilling amusement park is open for children; you can have a great day here.
Lovers of natural attractions should definitely include a visit to the Shahaniyya reserve in the program. This nature reserve is the only habitat in Qatar for the rare white oryx antelope. Thanks to the ideal living conditions created on the reserve territory, these animals feel very comfortable, and visitors can watch their behaviour endlessly.
Doha Attractions To Visit With Family:
In Qatar, especially in Doha, people can choose entertainment to their liking; the whole family can take a breather in Al Khor Park. Let’s just say what’s fascinating is that this park is an amalgamation of a Cultural conventional amusement park, a zoo, and a science museum.
The park owns a vast territory and is enhanced with impressive landscape compositions
Animal and nature lovers will love the Qatarian zoo –
A small zoo with a welcoming environment. Among its inhabitants, there are wild and predatory animals and amicable ones, which kids can pet and feed. The zoo has cute and cosy playgrounds for children; here, you can relax snugly even on a hot day.
Doha features some stunning water parks and offers a variety of water activities. One of the most renowned water park is Aqua Park Qatar where you can be assured of your safety while performing stunts with specially trained/certified instructors.
If you’re wondering about how to get around from one attraction to the other, we recommend you opt for bus hire with a driver in Doha, Qatar.