Qatar treasures the past and welcomes the future. Striking examples of modern architecture rise alongside traditional buildings, while the sparkling waters of the Gulf and the peninsula’s many sandy beaches attract holidaymakers from around the world.
The Museum of Islamic Art, designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, houses a magnificent display of Arabian artistry, while a wealth of time-honoured arts and crafts are on show at the lively Souq Waqif, where Doha’s locals meet to eat and relax. Visitors can also admire the falcons in the Souq and learn more about the popular Qatari pastimes of falconry and camel racing. Beyond the city, camels and oryx can be viewed in their natural habitat, and oryx sanctuaries are a favourite destination for tourists.