Happy Weekend!!!!

November 15, 2013 7:53 am

The weekend has arrived!!!!  Now it’s time to forget about work and tear it up… Don’t waste a minute not being happy.Here are some weekend getaways in Qatar.

Museum of Islamic Art

museum of islamic art

The Museum of Islamic Art is dedicated to reflecting the full vitality, complexity, and diversity of the arts of the Islamic world. Once inside, you will see masterpieces of Islamic art, including metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass, collected from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century. Visiting the museum is free.

The Corniche

The Corniche

The Corniche is well worth a visit. It is a waterfront promenade extending for several kilometers along the Doha Bay. If you go there on night time you can see all the buildings lit up and colour change.

Souq Waqif

 Souq Waqif

It is a great place to shop for some more traditional gifts and the prices are pretty good. There are also stables for horses and camels at the Souq. Restaurants specializing in cuisines from different parts of the MENA region are located all along the souq with international cuisines such as Malaysian, French, and Indian.

Doha Fort

Doha Fort

Al Koot Fort Museum is one of the old military fortresses in Doha. Qatari traditional handcrafts, products and photos of daily life with illustrations are housed there. Exhibits include Bedouin Sadu, handcrafts, gypsum and wooden ornaments, fishing equipment and boats, historical photos, artwork including oil paintings of craft workers and daily life.

Dhow Ride

Dhow Ride

For a chance to see the corniche from the sea, consider taking a dhow ride around Doha Bay. These local fishing boats leave from the jetty near Al-Mourjan restaurant on the corniche. All the tour companies offer three- to four-hour evening dhow cruises with dinner, traditional music and entertainment for around QR330 per person.

Aspire Park

Aspire Park

It is really nice geen park in Doha located just behind the Villlagio mall. There is a recreation area spanning 80 hectares, apart from a large man-made lake with bridges and fountains.  Entrance is free.

Cultural Village

Cultural Village

This is a nice spot to visit in Qatar. You can enjoy the cultures of other parts of the world there.The complex is the focal point of culture and entertainment in the city, comprising multiple halls, theatres, children playground, food parks, stages that play concerts, plays, dance shows, band performances, movie screenings, and festivals galore.

Desert Safari

Desert Safari

As you travel over the sand dunes, you will get an unequalled view of the desert and, if you listen closely, you can hear the sands shift as you descend down the slopes. For those of you, seeking to add a little excitement, desert safari would be ideal.

Villagio

Villagio

Villagio is the ideal place for shopping, entertainment and social interaction, offering unrivalled blend of shops, restaurants and recreation, if that is the way you like to end your week. The Villaggio mall, located in the Aspire Zone, lines up an array of general consumer brands for the discerning shopper, while the choice of eateries offers your favourite global and regional fast food brands housed in the food court to choose from.

 

Doha Golf Club

Doha Golf Club

The Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar, is an 18-hole, 7,374-yard, par 72 championship course that was designed by Peter Harradine. The Doha Golf Club is also one of the first grass golf course ever built in the Middle East.

Happy Friday everyone……

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