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Qatar, a world class hub with deep cultural roots. With its amazing offerings, there is always something to discover and do. There is no better place to immerse yourself in authentic culture; Be inspired by some of the iconic cultural places that is a must-visit in Qatar:
The jewel in the crown among Qatar’s museums is the internationally renowned Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). The MIA showcases Islamic art and artefacts from around the world, spanning 14 centuries of history. The museum’s magnificent and imaginatively presented displays of the finest art and artefacts from across the Islamic world have earned its recognition among the world’s top cultural institutions. Standing alone on reclaimed land, and designed by I.M. Pei, the architectural masterpiece sits perched on the gulf waters and is surrounded by the MIA Park’s extensive green spaces.
Katara Cultural Village is Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment. An innovative interpretation of the region’s architectural heritage, this purpose-built development’s impressive theatres, galleries and performance venues offer a year-round programme of concerts, shows and exhibitions. A central amphitheatre soars against a backdrop of traditional architecture and cobbled streets. The elaborately tiled golden mosque is a must-see. Visitors can enjoy a stroll along the promenade, with its expansive views of Doha’s skyline, as well as a rich array of restaurants and shops.
The alleys of Souq Waqif, Doha’s oldest market, offer visitors an authentic taste of traditional street life, architecture and culture. The maze of small shops in the market presents a dazzling array of Middle eastern merchandise ranging from dates, spices and seasonal delicacies to jewellery, textiles and souvenir bargains. Traditional music, art and cultural shows – as well as an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes – add to the ambience of this place.
Hospitality is a cornerstone of Qatari culture. Qatar offers a wide choice of world-class accommodation, including many recognised international and regional luxury lifestyle hotel brands that provide superb service. Qatar National Tourism Council in collaboration with Qatar Airways has a B2B stopover option- Discover Qatar, that allows travel agents to book Qatar’s 4- and 5-star hotels and more than 40 tours and excursions at a discounted rate. Register at https://discoverqatar.biz/become-partner to enjoy this exclusive offer now.