7 Must-see Places To Visit In Qatar
Qatar is a small country that you can see in just a few days, even if you want to combine it with the football matches of your national team during the 2022 World Cup! Situated on a small peninsula in the Persian Gulf, it is one of the richest countries in the world. Although at first glance you might think that there is not much to see in Qatar, this is actually not the case. Besides Doha, the country hides small charming villages that are ideal for getting lost and relaxing from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Next, we show you what to see in Qatar, an interesting country beyond the World Cup.
1. Doha, the attractive capital of Qatar
The country’s capital is the most visited city in Qatar, as it is where most of the population is concentrated. It is the economic centre of the country and approximately 80% of the population lives in Doha.
It has more than 400,000 inhabitants. Many people say that Qatar is only Doha but they are very wrong. Although, it is where most of the tourist attractions are concentrated.
2. Museum of Islamic Art, one of the most beautiful buildings to see in Qatar.
This is the most beautiful building in Doha. Its architecture left us speechless. The design of the building is much more interesting than the content inside, but it is still worth a visit, as the entrance is free.
From the museum you have a breath-taking view of the Doha skyline. Definitely a must-see in Qatar.
3. Doha Corniche
This is Doha’s waterfront promenade. Beginning at the Museum of Islamic Art and ending at the Sheraton Hotel. Although the hotels of Dubai are considered the most luxurious in the country, this hotel has nothing to envy.
It is well worth a stroll along its 5km length to cool off by the sea breeze and take in the views of Doha’s skyline and fishing boats.
4. Villaggio Shopping Mall, the most spectacular mall to see in Qatar.
This mall perfectly expresses the opulence of the country, probably being the nicest mall in the whole world. You will find all the major shops found in most malls around the world, but with one difference: it is spectacular.
This mall represents Venice, the canals and the architectural style of the city. If you want to buy clothes, it is not a good option to visit, as it is quite expensive. But it is totally worth seeing at least once in a lifetime.
5. Lusail Iconic Stadium,
If you are a football-loving traveller, you can’t miss the iconic stadium in Lusail. This stadium will become the venue for the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. It has a total of 80,000 seats to watch the six group matches, one round of 16, one quarter-final and one semi-final. In addition, a new winner will emerge and the awards’ winners of the tournament will be announced. Amongst the most eye-catching awards is the Golden Shoe. However, for some time now goalkeepers have also been in the limelight. Now you can find the Golden Glove odds World Cup, where the winner is predicted. Until 28 years ago the award was known as the Lev Yashin Award, now it is known as the Golden Gloves. For this competition, there are several players who have every chance of winning the award, including Emerson and Thibaut Curtois. The latter was already recognised a few days ago as the best goalkeeper of last season. To place your bets, take a look at how he is performing for his teams and what the bookmakers’ odds are.
6. The Pearl of Qatar and luxury
This is a man-made island in the north of Doha. It is home to the city’s most luxurious hotels, as well as its marina.
If you want to breathe the luxury that characterises this country, this is the best place. Luxury cars, expensive restaurants and shops within the reach of very few. This is Qatar in the 21st century!
7. Al Zubara Fort in Madinat Ash Shamal
As its Arabic name indicates, which means northern city, it is located in the north of the country. This city is one of the largest in Qatar and it is known for having one of the country’s main attractions: Al Zubara Fort. This monument dates back to Qatar’s historical past, but it is currently under construction.
It was used to protect the fishermen and inhabitants of the city. A very quiet area in the middle of the desert, perfect for relaxing!