Qatar – Introduction
Once Qatar was deemed one of the most boring destinations in the world but today it has succeeded in reaching status which can be defined as exciting and happening. From traditional art to traditional open air markets, it is a perfect place for die-hard art lovers; the unique art scene that Qatar displays is certainly one of the finest in the World. Camel races, falconry or just admiring dhows, Qatar is a place where one can experience many things but boredom.
Top Three Tourist Places in Qatar
Al Wakra Museum
Al Wakra is a city which sits somewhere between Doha and Um Said, and as per history, was originally a fishing village. Over the years, with changing times Al Wakra has tried and succeeded in donning an avatar which suits the present times; it has been successful in transforming itself into a developed and well-established town. And as it is still a historical town at its roots, there are numerous Mosques worth visiting, in addition to museums and beaches that still retain its ancient charm.
The Museum of Islamic Art
If one wants to have a closer look at Islamic art, its evolution and its many forms, Museum of Islamic Art is one of the best places to do so. Though the collection of the museum strictly covers only Muslim art, the building’s architecture is strikingly modern; for its design architects from USA and China were brought and its construction was completed under their capable hands. The Museum’s collection covers Muslim artworks from Persian, Arab and Africa.
Al-zubarah is an ancient quaint village and is one of the best and most interesting Archeological sites in the whole of Gulf. Its most intriguing feature is its building; it was constructed by using an old technique known as Qatari. In Qatari, coral and limestone are mixed with mud mortar, which is then further topped with gypsum based plaster; interestingly, in ancient times, they used to decorate the plaster with geometric patterns. There are two excavated sites and all the artifacts are exhibited in Al-zubarah Fort.
Rent a car in Qatar and cover as much area as you like with inclusions like unlimited mileage which allow one to travel great stretches of land without any fear of unwanted surcharges.