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Where is Qatar?

Where is Qatar? It is located on the Persian Gulf and shares its borders with Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia. Qatar was a British protectorate but became an independent country in the mid 1800s. The main cities in the country are Doha, Al-Khor, Rayyan, and Wakra. Now that you know where is Qatar, you should know how you will get to the place. You can travel by plane and land at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, which caters to both international as well local flights. Other means of transport that you can consider include travelling by car, bus, and boat. In order to get around in Qatar, you can use the public transport system that includes limousines, buses, and taxis. It is recommended that you don’t walk or bicycle during the summers as the heat is very intense.

Qatar offers a wide variety of food options be it Italian, Arabic, Pakistani, Mexican or Thai. Some of the restaurants that you can consider include Layali, Marriott, Ramada, Ras Al-Nasa`a Restaurant, Thai Snacks, and Thai Twin.
Some of the sports that you can enjoy in Qatar include kite-surfing, jet-skiing, or going dune bashing. Other than this, the places to visit in Qatar include the Katara Mosque that is loved by tourists as well as locals for the beautiful architecture that symbolizes African, Arabian, and Persian tradition. The Golden Mosque is another beautiful building that you must visit to have a look at the interior of the building which is done in gilded tiles.

If one is fond of architecture, then they should visit the Kassem Darwish Fakhroo Islamic in Doha that has a beautiful structure. Other than this, there is the Museum of Islamic Art that has a huge collection of artifacts from the Muslim world. The Qatar National Museum, on the other hand, has different kinds of exhibitions all year round, which are loved by tourists as well as the locals. If you are more of an outdoor person, then you can visit the desert safari, where you can enjoy a camel ride or simply go dune bashing. Other places that you must check out includeAl Jassasiya Carvings, Al Wakra Museum, Al- Zubarah, Aqua park Aquatic Funfair,Banana Island Resort Doha, Katara, Mathaf, Souq Waqif, The Corniche, The Pearl Qatar, and the Villagio Mall. Now that you know the location and the places that you can visit in Qatar, make sure you consider the place for your next vacation.

Things to do
Souq Waqif

Reincarnated in the last decade as the social heart of Doha, Souq Waqif is a wonderful place to explore, shop, have dinner or simply idle time away in one of the many attractive cafes. There has been a souq on this site for centuries, as this was the spot where the Bedu would bring their sheep, goats and wool to trade for essentials. It grew into a scruffy warren of concrete alleyways by the end of the last century and at one point was almost condemned for demolition. Thankfully, someone spotted its tourist potential and the entire market area has been cleverly redeveloped to look like a 19th-century souq, with mud-rendered shops and exposed timber beams and some beautifully restored original Qatari buildings. Such has been the success of this venture that the souq keeps growing to accommodate new ‘old alleyways’ and is one of Doha’s top attractions.Despite the slight ‘Disneyfication’ of the area (quite literally with the Disney turrets given to Doha Fort at the souq's entrance), the chief business of the souq continues unabated and it remains one of the most traditional market places in the region. This is the place to look for the national Qatari dress, including beautifully embroidered bukhnoq (girl’s head covering), spices, perfumes and oud (an exotic incense made from agarwood). For a fun souvenir, take an empty glass jar and ask the spice traders to fill it with layers of colourful cumin, fenugreek, turmeric and ginger. If you get tired wandering round the antique shops and contemporary art galleries, stretch out on a divan and cushions at Coffee Asherg and watch the world go by.Most of the shops in the souq close around noon and reopen at 4pm but the many cafes and restaurants remain open all day. </p>