Top 8 Most Traveled Location in Qatar



Here are the top places to visit and things to do in Qatar


Zubarah              
Zubarah a ruined and deserted town located in the northwestern coast of the Qatar. The Utub, settled at Zubarah in the second half of the eighteenth century and established the town of Zubarah and its port making it one of the most important port and pearl trading centers in the Persian Gulf in the 18th Century. They have built a fort outside the town of Zubarah and named it Murair. Zubarah is noted for its old fortress built in 1938 under orders of Qatari Sheikh 'Abdu'llah bin Qasim Al-Thani and restored in 1987 as a museum. It is different from the Murair fort that was built outside the town of Zubarah.


Doha    
Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar. In 1825, the city of Doha was founded under the name Al-Bida. The name "Doha" came from the Arabic ad-dawha, "the big tree." The reference might be to a prominent tree that stood at the site where the original fishing village arose, on the eastern coast of the Qatar peninsula. Much of Qatar's oil and natural gas wealth is visible in Doha, which is the economic centre of Qatar. Doha is home to the headquarters of the country's largest oil and gas companies, including Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas and RasGas. Doha's economy is built on the revenue the country has made from its oil and natural gas industries, and the Qatari government is rapidly trying to diversify the Qatari economy in order to move away from this dependence on oil.

Al-Khor
Al-Khor is a city in Qatar. The city is far older than Doha, Al Khor was ruled by the Al Mohanadi tribe before the independence of Qatar in 1971 and continues to be today. It is famous for the Al Khor Museum the Museum building overlooks the seafront of Al Khor city. It presents the way of life of the inhabitants in the past in addition to archaeological discoveries from the Al Khor area and its surroundings belonging to the Neolithic age and the Mid-Bronze age. Al Khor is home to many employees of the oil industry due to its proximity to Qatar's northern oil and natural gas fields, and due to its proximity to the Ras Laffan Industrial City.     
               
               
Rayyan
Rayyan is a municipality in the state of Qatar. Al Rayyan Municipality has been created as an independent municipal administration, under the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning by virtue of law No.19/1972 issued in 1979 AD, stating, in his first article, the creation of municipalities in Qatar under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. In its second article, the law stated that each of these municipalities shall have a council headed by one person and comprising at least four members nominated by decree. Al Rayyan means 'the source of irrigation' and as per Islam it also means 'a door in heaven' or 'one of the Gates of Paradise’.
               
Wakra  
Wakra is a city in the Southern Province, Qatar on the Persian Gulf coast of Qatar. Its full name is Mad─źnat al Wakra.
               
Doha Corniche 
Doha Corniche is a waterfront promenade extending for several kilometers along Doha Bay in the capital city of Doha, the state of Qatar. The Corniche attracts a diverse crowd. In the morning it is popular for jogging, but late at night it shows a different cultural view of the city. It is popular to travellers because of the Emiri Diwan, The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Port, Qatar National Museum, Qatar National Theatre, Dubai Towers, Sheraton Doha, and Commercialbank Plaza.

Souq Waqif        
Souq Waqif located in the heart of Doha, between Musherib street and Al Rayyan Road. The Souq is within walking distance from Doha Corniche. Lately Souq Wakif became a hotspot for art galleries and workshops, hosting several art galleries and events. It also hosts local concerts during the holiday seasons. The Souq Waqif Art Centre is located in the restaurant area of the Old Souq, opposite Le Gourmet and close to the Bandar Fish Market. The Centre combines a selection of small & artistic shops with a number of exhibition rooms laid out around a long narrow courtyard. Outside the rooms lie suclptures and chests inlaid with turtle shell.

Bir Zekreet         

Khor al-Adaid     also spelled Khor al Adaid, is an inlet of the Persian Gulf in the southeast of Qatar. It is known to local English speakers as the "Inland Sea".

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