So here we are with a list of 10 must-visit historical places in Qatar.
It’s supposed to be a spiritual experience that is bound to stay with you for a very long time. If you love exploring new places and have a passion for history, here are some of the most awe-inspiring historical places that everyone must try to visit at least once.
- AL ZUBARA FORT
Al Zubarah was a thriving pearl fishing and trading port. Now it’s Qatar’s largest heritage site, with its impressive city wall, ancient residential palaces and houses, markets, industrial areas and mosques.Location – Al Shamal
- AL RAKIYAT FORT
The fort of Al Rakiyat, north-west of Doha, is one of several desert forts dating back to the 19th century, and one of the few that were renovated during the 1980s.Location – Al Shamal
- Katara Cultural Village
This village shall be a glimpse of the future of a world where people of different cultural backgrounds overcome their national boundaries and embrace common causes to promote a united humanity.Location – North of Doha in the West Bay area
- MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART
The Museum of Islamic Art represents Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. MIA houses a collection of artistic objects gathered from around the Islamic world with a mission to serve the cultural, artistic and social needs of our visitors.Visiting Hours – Sunday to Wednesday 9:00 am to 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
- NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR
The new National Museum of Qatar gives voice to the unique story of Qatar and its people from earliest times to the present day and onwards towards its future.Visiting Hours – Saturday-Thursday: 9 am-7 pm
- Al KOOT FORT
One of the most stunning examples of early 20th-century architecture in Qatar happens to be right in the centre of the city. Al Koot Fort (also known as Doha Fort) was built in 1927 and first used primarily as a police station to protect the nearby Souq Waqif.The fort is not open to visitors.
- MSHEIREB MUSEUMS
Msheireb Museums celebrate the history of four historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha. They reveal unique aspects of Qatar’s cultural and social development in inspiring to create trusted environments in which the people of Qatar will engage, converse and exchange thoughts about both their past and their future.Visiting Hours – Sunday Closed.
Monday to Thursday: 09:00am – 05:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
- SOUQ WAQIF
Souq Waqif provides an authentic taste of traditional commerce, architecture and culture. If you’re into authentic places, this is a must see while in Doha. The maze of small shops offers a dazzling array of Middle Eastern merchandise from spices and seasonal delicacies such as fresh dates and nuts, to perfumes, clothing and handicrafts.Visiting Hours – Best between 7 pm – 11 pm
- THE PEARL MONUMENT
The pearl monument and fountain mark the entrance to the Dhow harbour at the northern end of the corniche.
- FILM CITY
Doha Film City at Zekreet is a complete recreation of an Arabic style village in north-western Qatar near Dukhan.