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Top 05 must-visit places in Doha – Attractions that fascinate the tourist

Doha is a fascinating place, not least because of its attractions that leave a mark in anyone's mind. The culture and the stretch of the desert are what highlights Doha among other destinations.

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Museum of Islamic Art

While touring Doha, one must visit the Museum of Islamic Art without fail. The museum is surrounded by luxury hotels in Doha, making it a comfortable journey. The epitome of Islamic culture, the museum fascinates everyone who visits the place. The extraordinary architecture is the main highlight, and the display of Islamic art is second to none. The paintings exhibited at the museum were gathered from three continents over the course of 1,400 years – as it happens, the collection is the largest of its kind in the world. The splendour of the art collection is repeated in the interior design of the place.

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Aspire Park

If you are touring Doha with your family, Aspire Park is one of the ideal places for you to visit. Considered to be one the largest in the region, the park is located in Aspire Zone – the park boasts some of the finest landscapes in the region. The main point of attraction is the Aspire Tower which stands tall at a 300m – the tower is also called the Torch Tower. Now a hotel, the tower served as a giant torch for the 15th Asian Games. If you want your tour to be a total one, you cannot miss out on the Aspire Park.

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The Pearl

This is a manmade island which took the initiative of allowing foreign nationals to own land. The island is located off Doha's West Bay Lagoon and is home to many retail shops. Shopping is the main draw that attracts tourists, and those who visit the island are never disappointed. Also, the promenade overlooking the marina is another alluring feature of The Pearl – in the evening, you can go for a constitutional, and your worries will disappear at the peacefulness of the evening, and the beautiful surroundings. If you've acclimated yourself to the likes of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, dwellings introduced by The Pearl should be your next target.

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Katara Cultural Village

The village is sandwiched between The Pearl and the eastern coast. Katara Cultural Village is another place you must visit while in Doha. Hosting events like TEDx Doha, Ajyal Youth Festival and Doha Tribeca Film Festival, the village is a huge benefactor to Qatari culture. The village is designed with the explicit intention of providing visitors with a feel of the local culture, and it achieves that goal with every tourist. Tourists who visit the place are filled with admiration for Qatari culture, and they keep coming back for a dose of authenticity.

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The new Qatar National Museum

Quite like the Museum of Islamic Arts, Qatar National Museum is designated with the upkeep of Islamic culture. The museum is the second largest museum in Doha and offers tourists a journey through history – the place started receiving visitors on 28 March 2019. The architecture of the museum was done by Jean Nouvel, who was inspired by desert rose crystal. With an enormous display of relics and artefacts, the place is an integral part of Qatar's tourist scene – the collection of artefacts includes articles pertaining to the natural history of the desert, Bedouin culture, tribal wars and the early stages of Qatari state. The museum was offered an award for the rehabilitation of Islamic architecture in 1980. The keeper of Arabian culture, the museum hosts several events throughout the year – when planning your trip to Qatar, make sure you visit the city around the time of these events. According to Time Magazine, the new Qatar National Museum is one of the greatest places to visit.