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Qatar: What to see in this small country (the last part).

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In Qatar, statues of Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, can be seen on several skyscrapers. Yet that old world—the world before oil and its LPG—can still be seen winking at tourists through the prism of the past. For example, dhows used for pearling were converted into pleasure boats when pearling was still an industry. The refurbished souq is still as old as it was, where visitors can connect with their inner Lawrence of Arabia and ride camels in the desert.Last time we just describe some of interesting and amazing place in Qatar you must have to visit . Now we are ahead of this 2nd part, the last part .

The Pearl of Qatar

Qatar’s Pear is an island built on a landfill and a high-end luxury district. While its name evokes the vibrant days of pearl diving, the architecture exudes a Mediterranean flair, with opulent homes and hotels reflected in the waters of a yacht-filled marina. This is the only place in Qatar where non-Qataris can buy property. Shopping can be a daunting task, but it’s also fun to stroll around while drinking coffee while listening to the chirping of birds, or looking at the yachts shining under the laurel trees.

Paddle board

While at The Pearl, consider taking a relaxing walk or sipping a local cup of coffee on an exhilarating paddleboarding experience. A local school will take you out on the water so you’ll be paddling like a pro in no time.

Hit the dunes or ride a camel in the desert

This is an organized tour that includes a 10-minute camel ride followed by an exhilarating excursion into the desert to scale, gild and descend. This is called dune bashing and is a popular pastime for locals and tourists alike. The tour stops at Khor Al-Adid (Inland Sea), which borders Saudi Arabia, in time to watch the sunset.

Souq Waqif

Doha’s Souq Waqif is a cultural delight and the only place where you can experience the essence of what Qatar used to be. The architecture gives an idea of ​​what the city looked like many years ago. The buying and selling of spices and carpets are done here. Here you’ll find pottery, pashmina, traditional lanterns, Lubaba (his one-stringed fiddle decorated with a kind of square), Falcon (a beloved national bird kept as a pet), and even Arabian You can buy horses. Prices are usually negotiable, so don’t be shy and hone your bargaining skills. Most of all sociable. Here, Qataris gather at bars to smoke traditional hookahs with fruit-flavored tobacco and sip Karak, a sweet tea with ginger, or coffee made with ghawa, Colombian beans, cardamom, and a pinch of saffron. I like to drink It is traditional to have a date over a cup of tea or coffee. There is also a small amusement park with carousels and rides for children.

Museum of Islamic art

Souq Waqif is direct across from the Limestone Museum of Islamic Art. Calligraphy, jewelry, and textiles make up most of his vast collection, some of which date from the 7th century to the 9th century.

 

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