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A Cultural Adventure in Qatar

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Planning a visit to Qatar might seem daunting for a first-timer: The tiny country is packed with can’t-miss experiences for the high energy, the low key, and every style of traveler in between. Whether you’re looking for a rollicking desert adventure, a serene sail on the sea, or just a few local finds to take home as souvenirs, here are five key highlights not to miss to inspire and guide you on your way.
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Doha Corniche, Doha, Qatar
Thanks to its peninsular setting, Qatar has had a long nautical history. For centuries, traditional wooden boats called dhows have plied the waters of the Persian Gulf; it’s still a popular way to see Doha from a different vantage point. Board a...
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Doha, Qatar
While at first glimpse the desert may appear calm and serene with its soft, undulating sand dunes, thrill-seekers can take to 4x4s for a heart-stopping off-roading safari hurtling over the sandy peaks. If that adrenaline-pumping adventure sounds a...
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Al Samriya St, Doha, Qatar
History buffs should make a beeline to the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, a sprawling fort complex that houses the eclectic private collection of the man for whom it’s named, one of Qatar’s wealthiest citizens. With more than 15,000...
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Al Zubara Fort, Qatar
Still curious to learn more about Qatar’s fascinating past? Drive an hour from Doha to explore Al Zubarah Fort, a restored 1930s-era limestone structure on a remote stretch of the country’s northwest coast. Together with the excavated remains of a...
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Doha, Qatar
Doha’s Souq Waqif recreates the romance of a bygone era: The vast maze replicates a traditional market much like the one that stood on that very site for centuries. These days, it remains an integral part of Qatari life, and for visitors, it’s the...