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 So you think you know Qatar...?

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A few facts you probably didn't know...
  • Doha (Ad Dawha), the capital city of Qatar means 'roundness', according to the Centre for Geographic Information Systems.
  • If you are a movie buff, stay tuned in on the Doha Film Institute which screens a number of independent as well as popular films regularly. To watch the more commercial films, head over to one of the cinema theatres at the different malls around Qatar.
  • For music, you have options such as live jazz, classical music and others performing in venues around Qatar every now and then. Jazz lovers can check out Doha Jazz at Oryx Rotana’s Jazz Club. The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra performs regularly in Katara’s Opera House as well as open-air concerts at the Museum of Islamic Art Park on some weekends.
  • December 18 is the Qatar National Day. Some of its other annual national holidays are Qatar National Sport Day celebrated on the second Tuesday of February..
  • World-renowned architect I M Pei designed the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, with its magnificent geometric architecture. It was opened in 2008 and is a blend of both Islamic and modern architectural styles.
  • Arabic is the national language of Qatar but due to a large expatriate population that resides here, English, Urdu, French, Malayalam and Tagalog are also widely used.
  • Qatar hosts the MotoGP every year at the Losail International Circuit located to the north of Qatar. So if you have an interest in bike racing, this is a great event to attend.
  • Due to the country’s expansive coastline, camping on beaches or at the desert are popular options for the adventurous. Some of the best beaches here include Fuwairit Beach, Dukhan Beach, Simaisma Beach as well as the most popular of them, Sealine Beach in Mesaieed where dune bashing is a popular sport. Dune bashing basically involves people riding up and down the large sand dunes in a SUV vehicle.

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  • Souq Waqif is one of Qatar’s most vibrant social hotspots. It is a traditional cultural bazaar, which houses a variety of shops selling traditional products as well as a range of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines such as Yemeni, Iranian, Iraqi, Thai, Malaysian, Indian etc. It is also a popular place for visitors to smoke shisha pipes, enjoy good food, or just relax after a long week. In addition to these, Souq Waqif also has an interesting veterinary surgery centre for falcons, which are the traditional birds of Qatar.
  • Summer in Doha is usually quite harsh with temperatures flaring up to 50C. Most people like staying indoors but evenings are slightly cooler. With sunscreen, a hat on and by keeping yourself constantly hydrated when outdoors, you should be fine. Winters are much cooler and although the nights can get a little chilly, it is the perfect season to sit outdoors, enjoy camping and a BBQ at the beach or at the desert, or sit outdoors at the city’s many parks and enjoy a picnic or people watching.


  • The Corniche is one of the oldest landmarks in Qatar; it features a long walking path that is approximately 5km long. People walk, exercise, enjoy family picnics or simply sit by the sea for some fresh sea breeze and a magnificent view of the glittering West Bay skyline.
  • Karak tea is one of the most popular beverages among local and expatriate residents alike in Qatar. A number of eateries serve this delicious, milky tea, which is infused with cardamom. The best spots for Karak are Tea Time and Chapati & Karak (in Katara Cultural Village).
  • Although Qatar is a desert, it has a diverse range of flora and fauna. Purple Island is an example of this. Located in 40km from Doha near the township of Al Khor, Purple Island is a fish-shaped island dotted with several low limestone cliffs throughout it and a mangrove forest that has a range of fish, shellfish as well as birds, including pink flamingoes which transit through Qatar during their seasonal migration. Every winter, traditional camel races are held in Al Shahaniya, which are not to be missed.
  • And the fact we all know about: Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 for which it will build nine eco-friendly iconic stadiums, some of which will be able to host up to 80,000 people.

    Hope you know just a little bit more about this amazing place...

Source: LivingInQatar

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