Objek Wisata

  • Souq Waqif

    Al Souq St, Doha, Qatar .


    The souq comprises many narrow alleyways with streets that appear as mazes with no defined geometric pattern and are characteristic of Middle-Eastern markets (souq). It offers a dazzling array of Middle Eastern merchandise from spices and seasonal delicacies to perfumes, jewellery, clothing and handicrafts. Traditional music, art and cultural shows add to the ambiance of this historic place.

    It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha Lounges. The area is very popular with locals and expats alike (especially on weekends) as it offers multiple dining options in the same location.

    History: Souq Waqif was founded at least a century ago in the proximity of the dry river bed known as Wadi Musheireb. It was a gathering place where Beduins and locals would trade a variety of goods, primarily livestock. However with the boom in prosperity in the 1990s, the Souq fell in decline and in 2003, most of it was destroyed in a fire. This event initiated a restoration program by the government in 2006, with the purpose of preserving its architectural and historical identity. The first phase of restoration was funded by the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifah al Thani and his wife Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Buildings constructed after the 1950s were demolished whereas older structures were refurbished. The restoration was completed in 2008. Traditional heating methods are employed by utilizing wood and bamboo imported from various areas of Asia.

    It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha Lounges. The area is very popular with locals and expats alike (especially on weekends) as it offers multiple dining options in the same location.

    Souq Waqif Art Centre 

    Is located close to the Fish Market. The Centre combines a selection of small and artistic shops with a number of exhibition rooms laid out around a long narrow courtyard. Outside the rooms lie sculptures and chests inlaid with turtle shell.

    Pet area

    There are pet stalls in Souq Waqif which sell a variety of domestic pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles and birds. The sub-par living conditions of the pets has been the subject of advocacy campaigns in recent years, with proponents arguing that the animals suffer from a lack of proper healthcare and exposure to adverse weather conditions. Some customers allege that stall owners falsify vaccination records.There is also a separate area in the Souq reserved for falcon handling. It sells not only falcons but also the needed accessories such as landing pads and GPS guidance systems for the birds. There is also a Falcon Hospital in the vicinity

  • National Museum of Qatar

    Museum Park Street, off the Doha Corniche, Doha, Qatar .

    The National Museum of Qatar is currently under construction and located across from the Cornich. The building, which is replacing the Qatar National Museum, was designed by architect Jean Nouvel It was originally scheduled to open in 2016 but its opening was pushed back to 28 March 2019.

    The architecture is of an innovative design that is inspired by the desert rose and grows organically around the original 20th century palace of  Sheik Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani.

    The historic Palace was restored by Berlin-based Architecture and Engineering firm. This important monument to Qatar’s past is now preserved as the heart of the new NMoQ (National Museum of Qatar) The relation between the new and old building is part of creating the bridge between the past. 

    The 430,000 square feet (40,000 m2) museum is created by a series of interlocking discs that create cavities to protect visitors from the desert heat. At the south end of Doha’s Corniche, the NMoQ building will rise from the sea and will be connected to shore by two pedestrian bridges and a vehicular bridge.