Doha is evolving, and fast. Its growth rate rivals those of most of the world’s cities, but it still has a wealth of culture on display for you to enjoy. Much of this is contained in the many museums scattered across the city. The Museum of Islamic Art is not only a journey through 1,400 years of Islamic culture from three continents, but is also an iconic city landmark.
The equally fascinating Sheikh Faisal Museum is a private collection of more than 3,000 pieces, including ancient Islamic manuscripts, textiles and antiquities.
If you walk along the Corniche in Al Rumeilia Park, you will find Doha Heritage Village. A showcase for traditional Qatari life, it offers you the chance to see demonstrations of activities such as pearl trading and weaving. The village often puts on festivals and events to show visitors the richness of Qatari culture.
The Katara Cultural Village also captures the essence of Qatar, bringing to life the past, present and future of this thriving nation in an enticing blend of restaurants, art galleries and cultural displays.
To discover life beyond the city’s boundaries, try a desert safari, which can include an overnight camping experience in the desert and excursions to historical sites.