Qatar tourist attractions

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Qatar

Qatar is located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula region to the southwest of the continent of Asia. It takes Doha as its capital. It is subject to a constitutional hereditary system of government since the mid-nineteenth century and is ruled by Prince Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. The statistics of the 2015 census indicate that the population of Qatar reached approximately 2.4 million at the end of May, and the rate of increase in the number of residents is estimated at 9.2% annually, and this number includes Qataris only in the Qatari lands without expatriates.

Geography of Qatar

The geography of the State of Qatar is as follows:

  • Landforms: It is classified as a peninsula in the heart of the western coast of the Persian Gulf, with a number of islands belonging to it, including: Halul, Sheraa, Al-Safiliya, and Al-Ahstat, and its lands are covered with flat rocks and some plateaus.
  • Area: The area of ​​Qatar extends about 11,437 km2 in the peninsula region, and by virtue of its strategic location it shares borders with a number of countries, as it borders Saudi Arabia on the west and south sides, and it shares water borders with the Arab Gulf on the north and east sides, and on the southeast, it is bordered by the Emirates.
  • the climate: In spite of the region being affected by the desert climate, the temperatures maintain their mildness during the month of May. As for its summer, it is very hot, dry and humid, and in the winter the temperatures drop to 5 degrees Celsius and the rate of rain does not exceed 100 millimeters annually.

Tourist attractions in Qatar

The State of Qatar includes a number of archaeological and touristic monuments that refer to its ancient history. Tourism in the country is diversified, so it is divided between cultural, historical, maritime and adventure tourism, and its most famous tourist attractions are:

  • Islamic art museum: This museum was founded by Mrs. Vera Salomonza and it was officially opened on the second of November 2008. The idea emerged from an urgent desire to highlight the achievements and civilization of Islamic peoples and encourage appreciation and understanding of civilizational achievements closely, and the museum displays to its visitors events of civilization dating back more than a thousand Year.
  • Qatar National Museum: The museum’s opening dates back to the year 1975 AD inside the halls of a restored palace. It is recalled that the palace was the residence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani and his family for nearly twenty-five years and the museum contains inside it a museum of the state, a lake, and an aquarium.
  • Al Zubara Hall: It occupies a site 100 km from the capital, Doha, and is considered an important archaeological site by virtue of its location in the heart of an old castle built since 1938, which was a military headquarters in the mid-eighties.
  • Waqif Al Shaabi Market: It is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Qatar, and is located in the heart of the capital, Doha, and includes a number of commercial centers.
  • Creek District: It is a sandy area that has a number of seaports, and it overlooks the Saudi Mount of Mountains, about 96 km from the capital.
  • Celine District: It is an area composed of huge sand dunes, and its location near the sandy beach, and embraces a number of hotels overlooking the shores of the Arabian Gulf.

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