What to see in Doha, Qatar
Posted by Editor on August 9, 2012
Doha is becoming a popular city in Middle East. After hosting the Asian games, it has become known to the world. Just like other nearby cities, this is becoming a cosmopolitan area that is visited by an increasing number of tourists. Are you curious on the things that this city would like to offer you? There are a few top tourist attractions that should be part of your itinerary. Here are some of the places that you must see if you plan to visit the city of Doha in Qatar.
Doha from the air
Doha by night
Qatar National Library
You can begin your city tours and see the Qatar National Library. This is housed with old buildings and with the popular Ras Abu Aboud Street. This is where you can find great collection of rare books writen in this side of the world.
Qatar National Library
Before the times of AC, there were great buildings that were built and designed to circulate cooling air. One great example is the one found in Doha named the Wind Tower. This place is located in the Souq Ahmed off Grand Hamed Street. You can see this in the left area of Doha.
Doha’s Wind Tower
Another interesting place to see is the Heritage Village. This one is located in the Doha’s Corniche. You can experience the traditional life of locals in Qatar if you are in this area. Find this next to the Al Bidda Parkwhich is great for those who want to relax.
Doha heritage village
Al Bidda Park
Get the most of your travel and see the Doha Fort. This is a white fort that is found on the Souq Waqif outskirts. Based on some books, this fort was built during the ninetieth century by the Ottomans. It happened after the Qataris defeated them during the year 1893.
Live Animal Market
While you are in Qatar, you can surely take a visit to the animal market. This one is a huge area. There are goats, camels, chickens, sheep and birds too. These animals come in section. So, if you love animals, this is a must see place for you.
Doha animal market
Dhow Boat Tours
Do you love boat trips? There are Dhows that are there for a trip. You can visit different places that are in the Corniche.
Boat tour in Doha
The Pearl and Isola Dana
The Pearl is an amazing place which hosts 3 marinas. Actually it is not a real island. It is an artificial island which after it is finished it would have created 32 km of coastline. Most amazing is the Isola Dana which is a big road in the middle of the sea and has on its sides small island where people build villas. Anyone from all over the world can buy one of these small islands.
The Pearl and the Isola Dana from the air
The Pearl’s biggest marina
The Pearl’s marina
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