Doha, the capital of Qatar is one of the fastest growing cities of the Middle East. As is the characteristic of the premier cities of the Gulf, it is a rapidly developing city. Considering the amount of money and resources being poured into it, the city is set to increase its stride in being one of the leading cities of the world. No wonder today, Doha has become a famous market and tourists visit it in large numbers.
One of the best ways to move around the city is by a car. Cars can be hired at the Doha International Airport, as most of the car rental agencies function from that place. Some of the famous and trusted car hire services like Hertz car rental can help you travel conveniently.
Doha boasts of some of the best places and events where you must pay a visit. Given below are a few of them:
1. Museum of Islamic Art – One of the most well maintained and tourist friendly mueseums in Doha is the Museum of Islamic Art. In fact, it bears testimony to Qatar’s ambitions of growing into a regional cultural hub. Built by I. M. Pei, it showcases Islamic Art of over 1400 years. It regularly conducts exhibitions, lectures, and other events. The place also has an Alain Ducasse Restaurant. The museum remains closed on Tuesdays.
2. Corniche – Al-Corniche provides a view of the Palm Tree Islands and the city’s skyscrapers. It is located around Doha Bay, near the seaside. A number of parks are situated near the Corniche where families throng in large numbers. Also located near these parks are statues. One of these statues is that of Oryx which was the mascot of the 2006 Asian Games.
3. Doha Debates- For those of you who are seeking to indulge in some intellectual exercise, Doha Debates is the ideal event for you to attend. It was founded in 2004 by BBC Correspondent Tim Sebastian. It has held and continues to hold debates on prominent issues including those relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Arab Revolution, etc. One of the major speakers from the Middle East who has spoken at the Doha Debates is Prof. Tariq Ramadan of the University of Oxford.