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Top things to do & places to go in Qatar – Highlights that tempt tourists to visit Qatar

Top things to do & places to go in Qatar – Highlights that tempt tourists to visit Qatar

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The Museum of Islamic Art

The collection of exhibits the museum houses is as excellent as its architecture. The fruit of I.M Pei's architectural adeptness, the Museum of Islamic Art is a must-visit if you ever pass through Qatar. The building is stupendous, and the display is on equal terms with the magnificent architecture. The idea behind building a museum of this stature was to educate the world about the country's journey and solidify its place in the mind of the world. The museum has a cafeteria to facilitate those who visit, and if you happen to be in Doha, even if it's a layover, make sure you visit the museum.

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Katara Cultural Village

Hotels in Doha offer tours to this fantastic setting of a village, so, if you've chosen a hotel offered by Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, you are likely to get a tour to Katara Cultural Village. The amphitheatre, the Katara Mosque, the galleries are all tasked with one thing, and that is to fascinate those who visit the village. Katara Mosque stands out among other attractions with its blue-tiled exterior with intricate carvings and the interior designed with drapes filtering the sun rays. The cafes and restaurants found at the village are indulgent to those who like to sample different cuisines.

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The Pearl

This is the first Qatari land to be available for foreign ownership. The man-made island is a treat to anyone in the pursuit of luxury. Just like everything else in Qatar, the island establishes the country's financial capacity. The hotels, the shopping malls and the area that resembles Venice are the deluxe attributes of The Pearl. You can dine in splendour, take a walk soaking in the sumptuous surroundings, or you can spoil yourself with a bit of shopping.

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Doha Corniche

Doha Bay was once an insipid part of Doha with just one building in sight, but now it has taken on the role of being a tourist attraction. Doha Corniche is a promenade built along the waterfront which attracts travellers who are after a leisurely walk. Those who take to walking alongside the waterfront is given the opportunity to admire Doha Skyline. The spectacle is even better in the evening; all the towering buildings are lit up, and they issue colourful beams that are reflected on the water and boats that are moored up become decorative too.

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Dining

Restaurants in Qatar contribute to the country's tourism industry by offering an admirable range of dishes. When it comes to dining in Qatar, no tourist is ever disappointed; eateries in the country take great pleasure in indulging visitors with delicious food, variety and style: you can find the best version of Indian, Western, and Middle Eastern cuisines during your stay in Qatar.

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A night in a Bedouin camp

A tour to Qatar entails spending a night in a camp in the desert. This is now a recreational activity, but in the past, living in camps while travelling from place to place was the lifestyle of nomadic Arab people. Now tourists can have a similar experience but with all the amenities installed in the tent. You can have a traditional Arabian meal, sip on a cup of coffee while basking in the evening light and get your hands painted with henna.

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Souk Waqif

Last but not least, visiting Souk Waqif is a must if you want to experience the authentic local scene. Every alleyway is lined with shops selling various items – these include gifts, fabric, oil lamps, perfumes, incense and spices – and the visitors are overwhelmed with choices. You can wander around observing locals and vendors, or you can sit in a comfortable corner and take in the wonderful atmosphere.

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