Culture & Tourism

History of Qatar

The Qatar Peninsula has a long history, dating back at least 50,000 years to when it was inhabited by small groups of Stone Age people. Over the centuries, the Peninsula was influenced by several great powers and it was not until 1971 that Qatar gained full independence. While the Ottomans granted the country autonomy in 1913, in 1916 Qatar gave up its autonomy in return for Britain's military protection and the country remained under British rule until 1971. Ancient Qatar History Throughout histor. . . Read more

Couples Destinations in Qatar

More and more tourists are beginning to discover Qatar - an affluent country located on the Arabian Peninsula. This gem of the Middle East has mesmerized travelers with its dazzling turquoise waters, luxury resorts, and exotic lifestyle. Qatar not only appeals to tourists, but to expatriates as well, as hundreds of foreigners continue to flood into Qatar every day and have started to buy and rent property in this beautiful country. Qatar offers attractions for all kinds of tourists and locals, but visiting this unique country with your significan. . . Read more

Culture and Tourism in Qatar

Discover the rich culture of the Middle East at one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Qatar has been called the world's richest country, and it contains one of the fastest-growing cities in the Middle East - Doha. This waterfront city, which contains the 80% of Qatar's population, has become a constantly changing metropolis. The name, Doha, translates to "the big tree", and is synonymous with growth. The impressive Doha skyline has bloomed in recent years and tourism in Qatar has boom. . . Read more

Qatar’s Architectural Styles

Qatar is home to an eclectic mix of architecture with building designs ranging from traditional to modern. Doha, the capital city, is filled with amazing architectural feats including Souq Waqif, The Pearl, Qatar University, and more. It was not, however, until the 1970s that the city became modernized. The architectural landscape of Qatar is constantly changing as world famous architects design new landmarks. Below is information on some of the interesting architectural building styles found around Qatar. The Museum of Islamic Art The Museu. . . Read more

The Different Districts of Doha

If you're thinking of moving to Doha or looking to relocate within city limits, it's important to learn about the different areas of the city, before making the decision to rent or buy. Doha has ten main districts; each of which has a lot to offer and is unique in its own special way. Take the time to research the districts online, or travel to a few of your top choices, to see which one you can see yourself calling home. For example, if you're looking to live in a centrally. . . Read more

Tips for Traveling to Qatar from Different Areas of the World

There are many things you need to do to prepare to travel to Qatar. It is important to be prepared to handle the expectations and customs of the country. These tips should help you enjoy a memorable vacation experience. When you are traveling to Qatar you should review the travel information on Qatar provided by your country. These guidelines explain the basic steps that you need to take when you travel to Qatar. It is also important to review health information that many websites will provide online about the country. There are strict custom guidelines for entering the country, and it is i. . . Read more

Tourism in Doha

Regardless of where you are coming from, visiting Doha as a tourist means there's a lot to learn about culture and customs in addition in addition to the fun things there are to experience. Understanding Doha, Qatar tourism and culture means learning different and unique formalities, how to dress for both cultural appreciation and weather, and how to make the most of your trip. Doha is a melting pot of cultures, with a lot of people and traditions merging to form an amazing city, yet still maintaining its rich heritage. There are. . . Read more

Traveling/Transportation in Qatar

Qatar is a lovely place to live, but you can't fully experience the small, opulent area without understanding how to get around. Figuring out the best way to travel in Qatar really depends on personal preference and how far or often you use transportation. Qatar is continually updating their transportation systems and is currently working on several future projects, including a monorail system, the Qatar rail. The real estate you choose to rent or buy will affect what type of transportation you decide to use. Like most countries, the main ways of travel are. . . Read more

Visa Requirements When Visiting or Moving to Qatar

Traveling abroad to almost any foreign country will require an individual to obtain a visa to be permitted to enter. The Doha, Qatar visa requirements will vary by country of departure, and some travelers may be able to simply obtain their visa on arrival, pending nationality or sponsorship. Some countries that can obtain a 30-day visa are The United States, Great Britain, France, Canada, and others, and can easily pick it up upon arrival. Countries not eligible for that will have to obtain on. . . Read more
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