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Culture for millennials

Exclusive to younger travellers under 30 years of age from India seeking to immerse themselves in a new culture. During their stay, they can experience the local cuisine, visit cultural heritage sites and attend cultural performances and events. The itinerary also includes shopping options at Qatar's unique markets and extravagant shopping hubs.

Highlights

  • Explore the museums of Qatar
  • Discover the heritage sites of Qatar
  • Enjoy live performances 
  • Visit the Education City Mosque 
  • Duration

    3 days

  • Hotels

    4 - 5 star

  • Performances

    Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Day 1

Explore Doha Corniche and the museums

Morning / afternoon

1. Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and MIA Park

Begin the tour at the famous Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural wonder, encompassing 14 centuries of Islamic art and artefacts. The museum comprises of four floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions, a gift shop, a café and the haute cuisine restaurant IDAM by renowned chef Alain Ducasse, on the fifth floor. It is also home to a heritage library, with 21,000 books, including 2000 rare editions in Arabic and English.

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2. The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Get awestruck by the desert-rose inspired National Museum of Qatar, where interactive displays bring the country’s past to life. Built around Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani’s original palace for 25 years, the National Museum of Qatar is all about Qatar’s ancestors and the formation of its early cities, with the museum charting the country’s history and progress through the centuries. The exhibitions combine historical objects and contemporary influences, opening up a dialogue around the impact of rapid change.

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3. Lunch at the National Museum of Qatar

Enjoy a traditional Qatari lunch experience that preserves and displays its key aspects of the Arabic hospitality, culinary heritage and more at one of the many restaurants on the premises of the National Museum of Qatar.

Afternoon / evening

4. The Fire Station art space

The Fire Station Gallery, built in 1982, had the last fire engine removed in December 2012 and then became a part of the Qatar Museums network. Converted into a contemporary art space, the gallery showcases art and artists, engages the local community, and nurtures emerging talent through its artist in residence program.  

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5. Al Bidda Park

Take a walk along the lush Al Bidda Park that consists of three distinct spaces, each of which offers unique panoramic views. Partake and enjoy various events such as sports events and food festivals that take place all year round. The park showcases birds, native trees, including the iconic Sidra tree, and glimpses of Qatar's art, heritage, and architecture. 

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6. Dhow boat dinner cruise

End the day on a traditional wooden dhow boat, where, along with the serene corniche views, you will be treated with a dinner buffet to satisfy your cravings after a long day of sightseeing. Head back to your hotel to relax for the rest of the day.

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Day 2

Discover the heritage of Qatar

Morning / afternoon

1. Zubarah Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Qatar’s renowned pearling industry can be explored at Al Zubarah, once the most significant pearl harvesting and trading centre in Qatar and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just north of Doha. The historic Zubarah Fort has been transformed into a museum displaying diverse exhibits and artworks. Visitors can explore partial excavations dating to the 17th century, with the remains of palaces, courtyard houses, mosques, defensive walls, streets, a canal and cemeteries. Murair Fort, a ruined and abandoned castle built by Al Bin Ali of the Utub tribe in 1778, is adjacent to the site.

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2. East-West/West East by Richard Serra, Ras Brouq Nature Reserve rock formations

Start exploring the Zekreet area, a village in north-western Qatar near Dukhan and about 80 km north-west west of Doha, home to Richard Serra's East-West/West-East installation. Comprising of four steel plates, each of which is over 14m in height, the installation spans over 1km. It stands in stark contrast to the soft brown hues of the desert surrounding it and offers a comment on isolation and the passage of time. Other highlights of your trip include visiting the Film City and the Arabian oryx sanctuary, the breeding farm of Qatar'sQatar's national animal.         

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3. Dine at the hotel or a fine-dining restaurant of your choice

Return to your hotel for a sumptuous dinner or step out to one of Qatar's other many unique eateries - from upscale Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy food truck parks.                          

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Day 3

Souq Waqif & Msheireb Downtown

Morning / afternoon

Msheireb Museums 

Visit the vibrant neighbourhood of Msheireb Downtown that revives Doha’s old commercial district with a new architectural language. Msheireb Downtown Doha, the first regeneration project embedding smart city technology, introduces great cafes and eateries, and fabulous retail and cultural offerings. The Msheireb Museums by the Msheireb Properties make a compelling attraction to celebrate the history of Qatar through the heritage houses, entertainment venues and much more.            

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Doha Design District

Set to be Qatar’s brand new hub that encourages creativity and innovation, the Doha Design District is initiated in Msheireb Downtown as part of the country’s national vision for 2030. Check out the district brimming with new art galleries, showrooms, creative services, stores, as well as restaurants and cafes.         

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Souq Waqif and its highlights

Take a trip to the popular Souq Waqif, where you can walk through the country’s heritage and indulge in some rich all-around shopping experience. Continue the tour to the Gold Souq across the street; all that glitter is, in fact, gold. Shoppers can find a rich variety of jewellery, both traditional and contemporary pieces, at competitive prices. Souq Waqif is also home to the Falcon Souq, where you can see the majestic birds up close and pose with a falcon perched on your arm. 

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Katara Cultural Village

Katara Cultural Village is Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment. Enjoy the perfect combination of art galleries and workshops, theatres and performances venues, and exceptional restaurants choices. Also, visit the Galeries Lafayette for the ultimate shopping experience; you can also find various local brands.

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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) performance at Katara Opera House (schedule dependent)

End you day with a treat to the ears. Enjoy a live performance by The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the Katara Opera House where the mesmerizing western and Arabic music are blend and introduced by international music professionals. With renowned musicians and artists from across the world, this performance will leave you mesmerized. 

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