Sights


Al Zubarah

Al Zubarah

About a 100 km west of Doha lays the town of Al Zubarah, an important archeological site famous for its old fort and in 2013 UNESCO added the site to its World Heritage List. Al Zubarah is one of the best preserved examples of an 18th-19th century town in this region. The entire layout has been preserved as no other similar place in the Arab Gulf. Zubarah provides an important insight into urban life and the social and economic history of the Gulf before the discovery of oil and gas in the 20th century.

Getting There:

Al Zubarah is located on the north western coast about 105 km from Doha.

Contact:

Al Zubarah
Madinat ash Shamal

Opening Hours:

08.00 am – 06.00 pm


Abdul Wahhab Mosque

State Grand Mosque

The Abdul Wahhab Mosque is one of the largest mosques in Qatar and features an imposing building with many domes in a mix of both traditional Arabic and modern architecture. Abdul Wahhab Mosque preserves some of the traditional Islamic architectural elements and with its distinguishing doomed roof it is a fascinating example of architectural magnificence and landmark construction in Doha.

Getting There:

The state mosque is located in the Jubailat district of Doha just south of the Corniche.

Contact:

Abdul Wahhab Mosque
Al Muhandiseen St, Doha


Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif is a wonderful place to explore, shop, have dinner or simply idle time away. This traditional Arabian market is an absolute must for Doha sightseeing visitors. Embroideries, spices, perfumes, souvenirs and even hawks are offered here. After shopping you can relax in one of the many restaurants or shisha cafes nearby. Most of the shops in the Souq close around noon and reopen at 4 pm but the cafes and restaurants remain open.

Getting There:

Located between Musherib Street and Al Rayyan Road and near Corniche.

Contact:

Souq Waqif
Al Jasra, Doha

Opening Hours:

10.00 – 12.00 am & 04.00 – 10.00 pm