Things to do in Qatar

Qatar is now famed as host country for the 2022 World Cup and is also home to the Asian Cup and the Asian Games. Those who wish to participate in sport are well catered for here too, with everything from bowling to dune-bashing, sand skiing, rugby, falconry, golf and ice-skating, along with jetski, motor sports and sailing. Plus you can kayak, dive or water-ski in the clear blue waters.

Onshore attractions include the Museum of Islamic Art Park, the Dahl Al Hamam Park, the Museum of Islamic Art and the Msheireb Enrichment Centre. Qatar is also home to beaches galore, with a 563 kilometre-long sandy coastline.

Msheireb Enrichment Centre

Situated in the picturesque Doha Corniche, close to the Sheraton Hotel, the Msheireb Enrichment Centre conveys Qatar's past, present and ambitious plans for the future with exhibitions of Qatar's historic artifacts, antique work tools and information on the nation's extraordinary growth.

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Museum of Islamic Art

The museum draws much influence from ancient Islamic architecture. It was the first of its kind in Arab States of the Persian Gulf and has a large collection of Islamic art, plus a study and a library. Facilities also include IDAM, a high class restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine with an Arabic twist.

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Parks and Recreation

Doha is proud of its many green areas and parks that offer recreation and relaxation. Choose from the Museum of Islamic Art Park, the Aspire Park or the Dahl Al Hamam Park, amongst many others to relax in the shade of trees, alongside fountains and pools or to take a scenic walk.

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Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

The Sheikh Faisal Museum holds a diverse collection of unique artefacts from over four continents. This personal collection contains pieces from the Jurassic age through to the early Islamic period and up to the present day, across four themes: Islamic Art, Qatar Heritage, Vehicles, and Coins & Currency.

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From jogging outdoors along the Corniche waterfront where traditional dhow boats wait to pick up their passengers, to enjoying the many parks that Doha has to offer, Qatar's waterfront offers a range of healthy, indoor and outdoor activities for keeping fit and relaxing. There are also a wealth of beaches to visit thanks to a 563 km long sandy coastline.

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World Cup

Proud to have been awarded host country for the 2022 World Cup, Qatar also attracts other significant sporting events. Sport loving visitors can enjoy some of the world’s most exciting sports competitions ranging from football to tennis, golf, sailing, cycling, motor racing and more. Recreational sports activities include everything from bowling to ice-skating to jet skiing and sailing.

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