Qatar, is a small country with a huge history behind it, what is so special about this country? And is it worth travelling, well if we start from the beginning, Qatar was a desert initially with less or no development overall but in just two decades it became the richest and the most luxurious country in the world. This year Qatar has been privileged to host the world’s biggest football competition, the FIFA world cup. In spite of all these facts you might be questioning yourself, is Qatar worth visiting? The answer to your question is right here in this article as we are going to learn about Qatar and the most beautiful places in this country.
5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT QATAR
1-SAFEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
Qatar is not only the richest but the safest country in the world, yes! You have heard the saying correctly that you can sleep with a million dollars in your lap and no one would touch it, apart from this Qatar has been honoured with this reward three times in a row!
2- QATAR AND ITS WEATHER
As I have mentioned before Qatar was a desert initially therefore, the climate of this country is extremely hot, in fact, temperatures could rise up to 50 degrees in summer! While in winter temperature varies between 17 degrees to 36 degrees.
3- SECOND FLATTEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
Now you probably must have heard or noticed that Qatar is a flat country, but recent research suggests that Qatar is the second flattest country in the world with an elevation of 338 feet.
4-MAGIC OF KHOL AL ADAID
There are many places in the world with wonders of nature that could take your breath away. Some are mind-boggling in their defiance of the laws of nature and leave you wondering how they are even possible. Khor Al Adaid is one of those wonders of nature. It is the most magical place located in Qatar. In 2007 this place was declared a nature reserve as it’s the only place where the desert meets the sea.
5-LEGEND OF AL KHOR ISLAND
Al Khor island is the most beautiful place in Qatar, somewhere one would add to their bucket list of places to visit and explore. Not only does it boast scenic beauty and natural sights, but it is also rich in history. Archaeologists found out that the objects located on the island are millennials old and the area was the first to invent purple shellfish dye in the world.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO VISIT IN QATAR
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR
If you have made up your mind to visit Qatar then I would suggest you visit the national museum in the first place, it is a gigantic piece of art which cover 430,500 ft of land and was constructed in 2019. The place displays beautiful artefacts which reveal the history of Qatar. Apart from this, it’s absolutely free for children under 12 years.
KATARA THE CULTURAL VILLAGE
This place is located between the West Bay and Pearl Island, it is a beautiful village made in Islamic style and consists of two mosques and comprises beautiful beaches, artefacts and what not! The mosques are made up of gold and jewels to display the prosperity of the Katara culture. This should be the first stop for you.
THE PEARL OF QATAR
This is the most high-end luxurious neighbourhood in Qatar, packed with seaside vibes, and a yacht full of features this is definitely a very expensive place to visit, moreover, as you all know people from all countries are not allowed to purchase any property here but the pearl is the only place in Qatar where non-Qataris can buy a property for themselves.
Qataris have created many joyful traditions in a desert where you can go for a 10-minute camel ride followed by drifts in the sand dune while driving a fully air-conditioned 4x4. Dune dashing is a hobby for many local Qataris and tourists, after that, all the group gathers around in the desert and watches the sunset. Interesting, isn’t it?
This is the only place in Qatar which reflects the original Qatar tradition or in other words, the way Qatar used to be. Carpets, various accessories, rations and spices are sold over here. You can also buy lanterns and all the traditional stuff including horses, pashmina, ceramics etc. Moreover, prices are very low and everyone can afford anything, so don’t shy off from using those negotiating skills as this is the best place to use them.
PARKS AND SHOPPING MALLS
If we talk about parks then I would say the aspire park which is located in Doha, surrounded by greenery, a pond, a fountain and a children`s play area aspire park is the place for you to be. Shopping malls are also located in the aspire zone which is based on 200 stores and has taken inspiration from the architectural designs of Venice California.
PLACES TO EAT
Food is compulsory and makes every occasion special, and in spite of having all the credentials, one wouldn’t visit a place if the food tradition of that area is not according to their taste of them. Nonetheless, BOHO restaurant which is located in Katara village offers a great variety of foods with a great location to enjoy what you are eating.