Combining art galleries and workshops, theatres and performances venues, and exceptional restaurants set on a waterfront promenade, Katara Cultural Village is Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment. A central amphitheatre stands against a backdrop of traditional architecture and cobbled streets, and is the site of many cultural performances. Adjoining the main development, a spacious public beach offers water sports and equipment rentals.
Katara Cultural Village
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Located on the site of one of Qatar’s former pearl diving beds, the Pearl-Qatar is a man-made island with luxury towers and villas, high-end shopping, hotels and fine dining. Visitors can marvel at super yachts as they stroll along the marina, then settle down for some people-watching while enjoying a meal at one of the area’s many waterfront restaurants. Chic boutiques and luxury car dealerships shine in a setting inspired by the architecture of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The Pearl-Qatar offers ample opportunities to enjoy the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf: charter a boat, try a class in stand-up paddle boarding, or simply relax on one of the island’s public or hotel beaches.
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Qatar National Library
QNL aspires to be one of the world's pre-eminent centres of learning, research, and culture; an institution that promotes imagination and discovery and acts as a guardian of the region’s heritage. Developing innovative programmes and services, and through the use of technology, the library also offers several programmes and courses for the community.
Education City Qatar, District of Freedom, Al Luqta St, Doha
+974 4454 0100
A feast for the eyes, this Venice-inspired neighbourhood brings a piece of the Mediterranean to Doha. Boasting turquoise canals flanked by candy-coloured buildings and gracefully arched bridges, Qanat Quartier abounds with Instagram-worthy vistas. Play a tune on the musical staircase, or take a leisurely stroll down broad avenues as you wander in and out of the neighbourhood’s many boutiques and cafés. Grab a coffee, stick your toes in the sand, and take in stunning views of the Arabian Gulf from Qanat Quartier’s beachfront promenade.
The Pearl, Doha
+974 4409 5155