First-time visitors can be overwhelmed by the numerous places of interest in Qatar. From the museums of history and modern life to adventure sports activities – there are just so many great things to do here!

To help you, these are our team’s top 5 recommended must-visit places in Qatar to assist you in building an itinerary for your clients.

1. Souq Waqif – great for Culture, History, Shopping and Food & Drinks

An Arabic market with colourful alleyways full of different goods: spices, textiles, jewellery, perfumes, pets, handicrafts and souvenirs. Souq remains an important part of daily life in Qatar and a popular place for both locals and visitors. One of the best places to try regional cuisine dishes.

2. Katara Cultural Village – great for Culture and Food & Drinks

The largest and the most multidimensional cultural project in Qatar. Highlights of Katara Cultural Village include restaurants offering different cuisine, a beach with water sports access, Blue and Gold mosques, and a Greek-style Amphitheatre.

3. National Museum of Qatar – great for Culture and History

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the National Museum of Qatar draws inspiration from and recreates the naturally occurring crystal formations known as the desert rose. The Museum consists of 11 galleries that tell the story of Qatar.

4. Msheireb Downtown – great for Culture, History, Shopping and Food & Drinks

The world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, Msheireb Downtown organically combine Arabic architecture elements with modern technologies. Numerous dining options can be found here and, for museum lovers, – Msheireb Museums – a celebration of the history of Qatar through four heritage houses.

5. Inland Sea or Khor Al Adaid – great for Adventure and Nature

A unique ecosystem recognised by UNESCO, where the sea meets the heart of the desert. A relaxing environment and an ideal spot for sunset.