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An abandoned film set in the middle of the desert, controversial and gargantuan fetuses in front of a hospital, a network of subterranean caves, a few shipwrecks, and a gigantic teddy bear welcoming visitors at the Hamad International Airport are a few of the things that you don't expect to find in Qatar. There is also a sheikh who allows visitors into his house where they can see his vast collection of art, cars, and even Saddam Hussein memorabilia.
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Al Samriya St, Doha, Qatar
Not many princes in the world open the doors to their houses and let people look around their private collection. But in Qatar, Sheikh Faisal does just that. The 5,000-sqm building houses his massive collection of over 3000 items, which include...
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Abdulla Bin Jasim St, Film City, Qatar
Film City, located on the Ras-Abrouq peninsula, used to be a fishing village, but was abandoned in the 1970s. The place was partially rebuilt in 2009 to function either as the set of a Hollywood production or for a local film, it all depends on...
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Al Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
In front of Sidra Medical Centre, a hospital dedicated to women and children, is a series of fourteen colossal bronze sculptures depicting the gestation of a human fetus, from conception to birth. This installation, The Miraculous Journey, which...
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Umm ash Shubrum، Qatar
Musfer Sinkhole, located in Umm Al Shabrum, off Salwa Road, near the Saudi Arabian border, is suspected to be a key piece of a much greater system of inter-connecting underground caverns, most of which had collapsed. The sinkhole has an opening of...
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Mesaieed City and Khor al Udeid (inland sea), in the south Eastern corner of Qatar, get a lot of shipwreck activity from November through the end of April, on account of the good weather. There are six on-land shipwreck sites and a few offshore,...
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Doha, Qatar
Hamad International Airport houses a gigantic 20-ton, 23-ft teddy bear with its head stuck inside an equally gargantuan lamp. The teddy is the largest of the only three in the world created by Swiss artist Urs Fischer. This bright yellow teddy...
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Al Istiqlal Street, West Bay Lagoon, Doha, الدوحة، Qatar
The Diplomatic Club, located in West Bay, between Katara Cultural village and the Pearl Qata, is the only place in Qatar offering its guests the opportunity to be both, the captain of a boat and the chef simultaneously. These electricity-powered...