Souq Waqif of Doha – Stroll around Lively Streets

If you are looking for a fantastic place to dine, explore and shop or simply to spend some time at an attractive outdoor café to observe the local lifestyle, Souq Waqif will have plenty of interesting things to amaze you.

Parisa

Want to savour some of the best Persian food in Doha? Head over to Parisa where you’ll be delighted by a range of Persian delights as well as eye-catching interiors combined with hand-painted Persian artwork of many legends and myths. ornate chandeliers and intricate mosaics. Do not miss this authentic Persian dining experience!

Arumailah Gifts and Masterpieces

This is definitely a shop for exploring! Undoubtedly an incredible place to stroll around when you are holidaying in Doha, this Ali Baba-style grotto sells leather goods, beautiful wallets, creepy European war memorabilia, and stained-glass lamps.

Souq Waqif Art Gallery

If you’re on a holiday, you should spare time to visit the Souq Waqif Art Gallery because it will help you making your holiday more memorable and, in the meantime, it will help you feel more relaxed. The gallery showcases numerous artwork from different local artists. If you’re residing at one of the many Doha hotels the likes of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, it’s a 20-minute drive to this place.

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Handcraft Centre

From jewellery to leather goods, beautiful lamps and small dhow replicas, you’ll come across a range of handmade items at Handcraft Centre. These items will make your home more colourful or you can buy those to give your friends in your home country.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

Wildlife in Qatar – Fascinating animals in Qatar

When in Qatar, you’ll never run out of fascinating things to do and see. Make sure you try and spot at least one of the following wildlife when you’re there!

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Arabian Orynx

A symbol of Qatar, this animal is a small antelope with straight horns and a triangular spot on top of its nose. Take a break from exploring Doha hotels and see if you can spot these unique animals when you’re in Qatar. By consuming the leaves of desert plants are how this animal quenches its thirst, however, they can survive for weeks without a drop of water. These creatures have been through a lot, after fighting its extinction and is now listed as a vulnerable species.

Ethiopian Hedgehog

Despite its name, the hedgehog can be found in the rocky areas around Qatar. This rodent has an armour of spikes and will fight even the most fearsome snakes that dare to enter its domain and eat them for dinner.

The Falcon

The falcon is quite popular in Qatar and is a popular pet which has to be cared for with extensive training. You’ll find six different types of Falcons in Qatar; the Amur, Sooty, Lanner, Saker, Peregrine and the Barbary Falcons. The Falcon is associated with being noble and wealthy and is also used as a hunting tool due to its sharp eyesight.

Pharaoh Eagle Owl

These owls were found nesting on the pyramids in Egypt, hence the name. Its winters are spent in Qatar, on the ground, in cliffs and rocks. These owls have lifelong monogamous relationships and both parents feed their babies. Take a break from Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels By Tivoli, to see if you can spot this majestic animal.

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Doha Museum of Islamic Art – A utopia for history buffs!

The Doha Museum of Islamic Art is a treasure trove of amazing artefacts and upon visiting here you will be travelling through the sands of time and be witnessing the magnanimity of a vibrant culture. Read on to know more.

The museum and its architecture

Located in the midst of a park, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is certainly a must-visit attraction in Qatar. The museum shares the knowledge and the vibrancy of ancient Islamic culture with the rest of the world. The museum building itself embodies the ancient heritage of the middle east since it is influenced by Islamic architecture.

What can you see?

The museum is home to artefacts from three continents and some of them are over 1400 years old. The collection here includes ceramics, metallic ornaments, jewellery, woodwork and so much more.

Getting there

The museum is located at the southern end of the 7-kilometre-long promenade known by the name the Doha Corniche you can easily reach here by a taxi from almost all part of the city of Doha.

Accommodation options close by

There is a myriad of Doha Hotels and resorts located at close proximity to the Museum and Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is one of those and is certainly an option worth considering for your stay after a tiring day of exploration.

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