Arriving in Qatar you will find a country that treasures the past and welcome the future. Moving around our capital city Doha and the rest of peninsula you will see striking examples of modern architectures as new shopping mall, hotel and commercial buildings rise to meet 21st century challenges and expectations.
The century is also justly proud of its heritage, with fine examples of traditional building, art and crafs and a magnificent Museum of Islamic Art. Demonstrations of many old crafts can be seen in Souq Waqif with the chance to purchase an interesting memento of your stay. You can also admire the falcos in the Souq, as Qatar’s local sports of falconry and camel racing are still very popular.
Discover camels in their native habitat with a trip to the desert and explore the sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the gulf surrounding the peninsula. We hope this briefguide will show you how diverse our country is and help you discover its rich rewards.