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Tourist Attractions in Qatar

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Qatar

Photos, reviews, descriptions, and links to maps

About Qatar

Qatar is a small country in the Persian Gulf, one of the richest countries in the world. The tourism industry is a growing area of the economy, on which the government places great emphasis. To attract visitors, Qatari hotels offer lower prices than neighbouring UAE with the same high level of service.

The main resort of Qatar is the capital city of Doha, where you can sunbathe on well-maintained beaches and enjoy excellent shopping at democratic prices (compared to Abu Dhabi or Dubai). If you compare Qatar with the Emirates, you can come to the conclusion that it is the UAE 5-7 years ago. That is, the tourist infrastructure and service have already reached a decent level, and prices remained more than affordable.

The best time to travel to Qatar is from March to May and from September to January. In the summer months, the temperature reaches +50 degrees, which makes a comfortable holiday almost impossible.

Top-10 Tourist Attractions in Qatar

Doha Municipality

The capital and main population centre of Qatar, home to 50% of the country’s inhabitants. In the XIX century, the city was one of the most important ports of the British Empire. After the discovery of oil and gas fields, a wealthy and modern metropolis with parks, skyscrapers, shopping centres, magnificent hotels and well-maintained waterfronts has grown in place of the unassuming town.

Museum of Islamic Art

12465 reviews
Located in Doha, it is an outstanding example of modern architecture that fits perfectly into the urban landscape of the capital. There are about 10 thousand exhibits in the museum collections, including ancient manuscripts of the Koran, modern creations of Islamic artists and rare books. The building was constructed in 2007 by American architect Vignoli.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 1:30 – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Corniche Promenade

14 reviews
It stretches for several kilometres along the Persian Gulf and is a favourite destination for tourists and locals. The promenade starts at the Sheraton Hotel and ends at the Marriott Hotel. It is home to prestigious apartments, administrative buildings, cultural facilities and park areas.

Aspire Tower

24 reviews
A marvel of modern architecture, the tallest tower in the capital. The structure is built in the form of a torch topped with intertwining steel ovals. The height of the tower is almost 318 metres. The 36 floors house offices, a hotel, swimming pool, sports museum and commercial spaces. Espair Tower was erected in honour of the 2006 Asian Games held in Qatar.

Al Zubara Fort

1286 reviews
Part of Qatar’s historical heritage and one of the country’s most important cultural sites. It is an early 20th century structure that was used as a coast guard post until the 1980s. The fort follows the style of traditional architecture of the Arabian Peninsula, with its laconic and practical design, thick walls, and round crenellated towers on the sides.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 12:30 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Doha Fort/Al Koot Fort

226 reviews
Another historical monument that was used as a police facility and prison during the Turkish occupation. After the Arab takeover, the fortress was no longer in use due to the end of hostilities. In 1978, after extensive reconstruction, a museum opened here, where Qatari handicrafts are on display.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Umm Salal Muhammed

It is located 25 kilometres from the city of Doha. It is a small structure built in the middle of the desert on the shore of the azure waters of the Persian Gulf. There is also a recently restored small mosque. The fort is not always open; you can enter it only if one of the servants opens the door.

Souq Waqif

19441 reviews
A traditional Arab bazaar where everything is sold: exotic birds, carpets, jewellery, spices, clothes, weapons, furniture and souvenirs. The stone streets of the market are periodically patrolled by mounted police in arafats and kaftans, which adds extra flavour to the place. There are also many restaurants hidden here, where locals meet to smoke shisha.
Open time
Monday: 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:30 – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:00 – 10:00 PM

Katara Cultural Village

24598 reviews
Established with the assistance of Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani with the aim of introducing tourists to the history and cultural heritage of the country. The village is included in all tourist routes. It has exhibition galleries, theatres, shops selling local pearls, and even a landscaped beach.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
An artificial island where luxury apartments, private villas and expensive hotels are built. The island can accommodate up to 40000 thousand people, with a total area of 4 km² and a length of 32 kilometres. It is a very ambitious project created to attract funds from local and foreign investors. It contributes to the popularisation and prestige of Qatar.