While Qatar has a rich history with traditional sites of interest, the country also features modern marvels with stunning architecture and design well worth taking in.
National Museum of Qatar
On the Doha Corniche’s southern end, you will find the unique National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) which has been designed by Jean Nouvel. A short drive from local properties including Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, this museum features curved and interlocking disks and an elliptical circuitinspired by the desert rose.
Museum of Islamic Art
Situated on an artificial island beside the waterfront, the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)is another amazing sight to behold.Within easy reach of hotels in Doha near Souq Waqif, this museum was designed by renowned I.M.Pei; it features a five-storey main building with a high-domed atrium and stunning interiors including a curved double staircase and circularchandelier.
The tallest building in Qatar, theAspire Tower can be found in Doha’s Aspire Zone. Reaching a height of 300 metres, this landmark was designed by HadiSimaan and was a focal point of the 2006 Asian Games;it has a shape that symbolises a hand grasping the game’s torch which was kept alight at the top section.
Qatar National Convention Centre
Designed by ArataIsozaki, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is another modern building known for its distinctive architecture; inspired by the”Sidra Tree” which is a symbol for learning and offering comfort, the structure’s design features a couple of intertwined trees that support the upper canopy.