18 Qatar - A Pearl in the Gulf of the Arabian Peninsula

By Conroy Concessio @conroyconcessio

Qatar has been ruled by the House of Thani since Mohammed bin Thani signed a treaty with the British in 1868 that recognized its separate status. Following Ottoman rule, Qatar became a British protectorate in the early 20th century until gaining independence in 1971. In 2003, the constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum, with almost 98% in favor. In the 21st century, Qatar emerged as a significant power in the Arab world and also globally. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar, making it the first Muslim and Arab country to host the event. The 2030 Asian Games will be held in Qatar.

Qatar - A Pearl in the Gulf of the Arabian Peninsula Map

Qatar - A Pearl in the Gulf of the Arabian Peninsula Places

  • Purple Island
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      Purple Island Located in the northeast of Qatar, Bin Ghannam Island, popularly known as Purple Island, is a must-visit spot. An hour’s drive from Doha, near Al Khor city, the island is famous for its natural beauty, exotic flora and fauna, and is ideal for a day trip for the whole family.

  • Purple Island Beach
  • Aqua Park Qatar
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      Aqua Park Qatar is the first theme park in Qatar and we remain committed to playing a strong pioneering role when it comes to providing residents and visitors of Qatar the most amazing outdoor adventure and fun.

  • National Museum of Qatar
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      The National Museum of Qatar is a national museum in Doha, Qatar. The museum opened to the public on 28 March 2019. The building, which was constructed in place of the original Qatar National Museum, was designed by architect Jean Nouvel who got his inspiration from the desert rose crystal, which can be found in Qatar. The museum site includes Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani's Palace, which is the heart of the Qatari national identity.

  • Fuwairit Beach
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      Fuwairit as a beach is a bit rocky. However the water is very clean. The beach is a nice strip of land with increasing visitors every day from learning about it. However it is not as crowded as Sealine Beach.

  • Blue Marine Qatar
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      Blue Marine is one of the leading marine companies in Qatar offering a full line up of water sports activities with highly certified professionals.

  • Sand Dunes
  • Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort
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      Sealine Beach Resort is the best and most affordable beach resorts and also the only resort built on the beach perfect to enjoy your holidays with family.

  • Villaggio Mall
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      Villaggio Mall is a shopping mall located in the Aspire Zone in the west end of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. It is located on Al Waab street between the Hyatt Plaza and Sports City and has over 200 stores, including many famous brands in the U.S., U.K., Italian and German markets.

  • Khalifa International Stadium
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      Khalifa International Stadium, also known as National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar, as part of the Doha Sports City complex, which also includes Aspire Academy, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and the Aspire Tower.

  • Al Rayyan Football Stadium
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      Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, popularly known as the Al-Rayyan Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, which is home to Al-Rayyan Sports Club and Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club. The stadium, built in 2003, had a seating capacity of 21,282.

  • Dukhan Beach
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      Sitting in the city of Dukhan, Qatar, this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Dukhan Beach is located on the Western coast of the city and is renowned as a sandy beach. It is a public beach and thus is easily accessible to the locals and travelers. Dukhan beach is very well-maintained beach with no entrance fee. Setting up high standards for all the other beaches, this spot is very beautiful. Things to do: 1. Try snorkeling to discover the reef under the water 2. Enjoy the BBQ meal along with games at the beach like football 3. Spot the marine life like crabs and different fishes

  • Katara - The Cultural Village Foundation
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      Located at the point where the Middle East meets Asia, the tiny peninsular state of Qatar has long been a melting pot of cultures. With a staggering array of cultural venues, including museums, galleries and public art, Qatar offers a potent mix of tradition and modernism. Spelled in the ancient manner, Katara is a self-styled cultural village nestled between the gleaming financial district of West Bay, and the half-moon towers of The Pearl residential neighborhood. Bordered by a vast beach on one side, and the twin Katara Hills on the other, Katara is Doha’s go-to destination for art, culture and cuisine. In no particular order, these are the top things to do here: 1. Visit the Katara Mosque 2. Visit the Gold Mosque 3. Discover the Amphitheatre 4. Explore 21 High Street 5. Check out the art galleries 6. Explore Al Thuraya Planetarium 7. Enjoy beach activities 8. Walk at the Katara Hills 9. Taste local flavours

  • Wakra Beach
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      Al Wakra, the village is situated 10 km south of Doha, and the beach is about 15 km southeast of the village center. The family beach is known for mangroves and little fishes.

  • Souq Waqif
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      This is the most popular area among locals and immigrants alike as it offers multiple dining options in the same location. Origination: Souq Waqif (Arabic: سوق واقف Sūq Wāqif, "the standing market") is a marketplace (souq) in Doha, in the state of Qatar. The souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges. Although it dates back at least a hundred years, it was renovated in 2006 to conserve its traditional Qatari architectural style.

  • Doha Corniche
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      The Doha Corniche is a is a popular tourist and leisure attraction within Qatar which is a waterfront promenade extending for seven kilometers along Doha Bay in the capital city of Qatar, Doha. Annual celebrations of national holidays such as Qatar National Day and National Sports Day are centered on the Doha Corniche.

  • Museum of Islamic Art
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      This 91 year old + museum is influenced by ancient Islamic architecture yet has a uniquely modern design involving geometric patterns. It is the first of its kind to feature over 14 centuries of Islamic art in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. The Museum of Islamic Art represents Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. Its collection includes metal work, ceramics, jewelry, wood work, textiles, and glass obtained from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century. The museum houses a collection of work gathered since the late 1980s including manuscripts, textiles and ceramics. It is one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts, with items originating in Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia.

  • The Pearl-Qatar
    • conroyconcessio

      On this fascinating Island, living in luxury blends in with lively shopping and entertainment. The scenic backdrops are complemented by a thriving community lifestyle, making The Pearl-Qatar a true living wonder.

  • Purple Island

    Purple Island Located in the northeast of Qatar, Bin Ghannam Island, popularly known as Purple Island, is a must-visit spot. An hour’s drive from Doha, near Al Khor city, the island is famous for its natural beauty, exotic flora and fauna, and is ideal for a day trip for the whole family.

    July 9, 2021
  • Purple Island Beach
  • Aqua Park Qatar

    Aqua Park Qatar is the first theme park in Qatar and we remain committed to playing a strong pioneering role when it comes to providing residents and visitors of Qatar the most amazing outdoor adventure and fun.

    July 9, 2021
  • National Museum of Qatar

    The National Museum of Qatar is a national museum in Doha, Qatar. The museum opened to the public on 28 March 2019. The building, which was constructed in place of the original Qatar National Museum, was designed by architect Jean Nouvel who got his inspiration from the desert rose crystal, which can be found in Qatar. The museum site includes Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani's Palace, which is the heart of the Qatari national identity.

    July 9, 2021
  • Fuwairit Beach

    Fuwairit as a beach is a bit rocky. However the water is very clean. The beach is a nice strip of land with increasing visitors every day from learning about it. However it is not as crowded as Sealine Beach.

    July 9, 2021
  • Blue Marine Qatar

    Blue Marine is one of the leading marine companies in Qatar offering a full line up of water sports activities with highly certified professionals.

    July 9, 2021
  • Sand Dunes
  • Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort

    Sealine Beach Resort is the best and most affordable beach resorts and also the only resort built on the beach perfect to enjoy your holidays with family.

    July 9, 2021
  • Villaggio Mall

    Villaggio Mall is a shopping mall located in the Aspire Zone in the west end of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. It is located on Al Waab street between the Hyatt Plaza and Sports City and has over 200 stores, including many famous brands in the U.S., U.K., Italian and German markets.

    July 9, 2021
  • Khalifa International Stadium

    Khalifa International Stadium, also known as National Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar, as part of the Doha Sports City complex, which also includes Aspire Academy, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and the Aspire Tower.

    July 9, 2021
  • Al Rayyan Football Stadium

    Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, popularly known as the Al-Rayyan Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, which is home to Al-Rayyan Sports Club and Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club. The stadium, built in 2003, had a seating capacity of 21,282.

    July 9, 2021
  • Dukhan Beach

    Sitting in the city of Dukhan, Qatar, this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Dukhan Beach is located on the Western coast of the city and is renowned as a sandy beach. It is a public beach and thus is easily accessible to the locals and travelers. Dukhan beach is very well-maintained beach with no entrance fee. Setting up high standards for all the other beaches, this spot is very beautiful. Things to do: 1. Try snorkeling to discover the reef under the water 2. Enjoy the BBQ meal along with games at the beach like football 3. Spot the marine life like crabs and different fishes

    July 9, 2021
  • Katara - The Cultural Village Foundation

    Located at the point where the Middle East meets Asia, the tiny peninsular state of Qatar has long been a melting pot of cultures. With a staggering array of cultural venues, including museums, galleries and public art, Qatar offers a potent mix of tradition and modernism. Spelled in the ancient manner, Katara is a self-styled cultural village nestled between the gleaming financial district of West Bay, and the half-moon towers of The Pearl residential neighborhood. Bordered by a vast beach on one side, and the twin Katara Hills on the other, Katara is Doha’s go-to destination for art, culture and cuisine. In no particular order, these are the top things to do here: 1. Visit the Katara Mosque 2. Visit the Gold Mosque 3. Discover the Amphitheatre 4. Explore 21 High Street 5. Check out the art galleries 6. Explore Al Thuraya Planetarium 7. Enjoy beach activities 8. Walk at the Katara Hills 9. Taste local flavours

    July 9, 2021
  • Wakra Beach

    Al Wakra, the village is situated 10 km south of Doha, and the beach is about 15 km southeast of the village center. The family beach is known for mangroves and little fishes.

    July 9, 2021
  • Souq Waqif

    This is the most popular area among locals and immigrants alike as it offers multiple dining options in the same location. Origination: Souq Waqif (Arabic: سوق واقف Sūq Wāqif, "the standing market") is a marketplace (souq) in Doha, in the state of Qatar. The souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges. Although it dates back at least a hundred years, it was renovated in 2006 to conserve its traditional Qatari architectural style.

    July 9, 2021
  • Doha Corniche

    The Doha Corniche is a is a popular tourist and leisure attraction within Qatar which is a waterfront promenade extending for seven kilometers along Doha Bay in the capital city of Qatar, Doha. Annual celebrations of national holidays such as Qatar National Day and National Sports Day are centered on the Doha Corniche.

    July 9, 2021
  • Museum of Islamic Art

    This 91 year old + museum is influenced by ancient Islamic architecture yet has a uniquely modern design involving geometric patterns. It is the first of its kind to feature over 14 centuries of Islamic art in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. The Museum of Islamic Art represents Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. Its collection includes metal work, ceramics, jewelry, wood work, textiles, and glass obtained from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century. The museum houses a collection of work gathered since the late 1980s including manuscripts, textiles and ceramics. It is one of the world’s most complete collections of Islamic artifacts, with items originating in Spain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia.

    July 9, 2021
  • The Pearl-Qatar

    On this fascinating Island, living in luxury blends in with lively shopping and entertainment. The scenic backdrops are complemented by a thriving community lifestyle, making The Pearl-Qatar a true living wonder.

    July 9, 2021