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Popular places to visit in Doha – journey into Arabic heritage

Doha is where some key companies, such as gas and oil in Qatar, are established. Qatar Airways travels via Doha, as it has many popular places to visit. Check into Serviced Apartments Doha and tour the attractive places.

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Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic Art

Inside this museum you will get to see metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass, which are quintessential of Islamic masterworks. These artworks could be traced as far back as 7th century. The museum is nestled in MIA Park on Doha's waterfront. For any tourist, this museum will be a treasure trove of Islamic architecture.

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Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

This museum has the 'biggest' tag attached to it. It is the biggest private museum as well as the private collection in the world. The collection is hugely diverse. The museum showcases both pre-Islamic and Islamic coins, vintage vehicles and Qatari inheritance. The museum's collection is at least 15,000 items. It continues to go up, as Sheikh Faisal (after whom the museum was named) acquires more items on his globetrotting ventures. New buildings have been attached to the museum with more pieces exhibited to the public.

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State Grand Mosque

State Grand Mosque

The State Grand Mosque is placed among Qatar's biggest mosques. It was later renamed to honour Muslim reformer Imam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab who lived in the 18th century. He stood up to discard the negative image of Islam, which is undesirable for the religion. He stressed on Muslims to adhere to the original values of the religion and to keep of wrong instructions. Original values are termed as salaf, whereas wrong instructions are termed as bidah.

Check into Ascott Doha and it will be easy to reach State Grand Mosque. The mosque is situated in Jubailat district on a hill. This was built in the early 20th century. The museum is constructed with the excellent interfusion of traditional Arabic and modern architectural elegance. You will be able to sight half moons, along with spacious outdoor environs. The mosque also conserves traditional Islamic architecture especially with distinctive doomed roof.

The mosque stands out to narrate the story of Doha with its buildings, domes and sandstone fronts – this was how Doha existed in its early years. Repair projects on the mosque were initiated in 2006 priced at 420 million riyals. In its air-conditioned space, at least 10,000 men can pray, while the adjacent space can accommodate 1300 women. This mosque has 17 side entrances.

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Jazz at Lincoln Centre

Jazz at Lincoln Centre

Jazz is someplace you should never miss if you are a music fan. They get musicians from New York. Besides, it is the place to chill out to your heart's content. It is also the ideal place to dine, though prices are somewhat extravagant. Unlike many other places, Jazz at Lincoln Centre charges you no fee.

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Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic Art

Inside this museum you will get to see metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass, which are quintessential of Islamic masterworks. These artworks could be traced as far back as 7th century. The museum is nestled in MIA Park on Doha's waterfront. For any tourist, this museum will be a treasure trove of Islamic architecture.

6

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

This museum has the 'biggest' tag attached to it. It is the biggest private museum as well as the private collection in the world. The collection is hugely diverse. The museum showcases both pre-Islamic and Islamic coins, vintage vehicles and Qatari inheritance. The museum's collection is at least 15,000 items. It continues to go up, as Sheikh Faisal (after whom the museum was named) acquires more items on his globetrotting ventures. New buildings have been attached to the museum with more pieces exhibited to the public.

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State Grand Mosque

State Grand Mosque

The State Grand Mosque is placed among Qatar's biggest mosques. It was later renamed to honour Muslim reformer Imam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab who lived in the 18th century. He stood up to discard the negative image of Islam, which is undesirable for the religion. He stressed on Muslims to adhere to the original values of the religion and to keep of wrong instructions. Original values are termed as salaf, whereas wrong instructions are termed as bidah.

Check into Ascott Doha and it will be easy to reach State Grand Mosque. The mosque is situated in Jubailat district on a hill. This was built in the early 20th century. The museum is constructed with the excellent interfusion of traditional Arabic and modern architectural elegance. You will be able to sight half moons, along with spacious outdoor environs. The mosque also conserves traditional Islamic architecture especially with distinctive doomed roof.

The mosque stands out to narrate the story of Doha with its buildings, domes and sandstone fronts – this was how Doha existed in its early years. Repair projects on the mosque were initiated in 2006 priced at 420 million riyals. In its air-conditioned space, at least 10,000 men can pray, while the adjacent space can accommodate 1300 women. This mosque has 17 side entrances.

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Jazz at Lincoln Centre

Jazz at Lincoln Centre

Jazz is someplace you should never miss if you are a music fan. They get musicians from New York. Besides, it is the place to chill out to your heart's content. It is also the ideal place to dine, though prices are somewhat extravagant. Unlike many other places, Jazz at Lincoln Centre charges you no fee.

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The Corniche

The Corniche

This road is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Known for its cycle paths, fountains and parks, Corniche road has a major portion of sand. Its beach is accessible to the public. Until the road was reclaimed from the sea in 2003, it was mostly a beach.