Discover the world’s wealthiest and possibly one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East, steeped in rich and ancient history. Visit the archaeological sites of Al-Zubarah, immerse yourself in eclectic Islamic art at the Museum of Islamic Arts with one of the world’s largest collections before enjoying a walk around the surrounding seaside park. Discover Qatar’s historic forts, towers and castles dotted over the country, built between the 17th and 19th Century. Go Dune Bashing with a difference; don’t forget your swimsuit the only destination in the Middle East to have an Inland Sea after a white knuckle ride through the desert dive into the sea to cool off. Stroll along the high-rise and palm tree lined extravagant Corniche in Doha, where you will find opulent hotels, resorts and spas, a perfect romantic getaway. Get lost in a labyrinth of shops and boutiques in one of the bustling souks, pick up bargain spices, lemon scented pistachio nuts. Souq Waqif, dating back at least a hundred years, recently renovated conserving its traditional architectural style sells traditional garments, handicrafts, souvenirs and home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges. Fabulous hotels and resorts sit on pristine white sandy beaches, experience exhilarating water-sports, try your hand at falconry, have dinner on a Dhow Cruise, or take a boat trip to the islands surrounding the beautiful Qatar Peninsula. Doha’s child friendly beaches, along with its answer to Disneyland ‘The Kingdom of Aladdin Theme Park’, an ideal afternoon for kids of all ages and just a seven-hour direct flight from the United Kingdom makes Qatar a perfect family holiday destination, Qatar surely the jewel in the Middle Eastern Crown.
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