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Culture seeking 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. They can also shop while exploring 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's Corniche and nearby museums

Morning / afternoon

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

Begin your tour at the famous Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural wonder designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, covering 14 centuries of Islamic art and artefacts. The museum comprises 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. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the surrounding MIA Park where you can stroll, enjoy public art, gardens and cafés and take in the Doha skyline from the best vantage point in the city. 

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2. Experience the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Be awed 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, the National Museum of Qatar charts the country’s history and progress through the centuries. Exhibitions combine historical objects and contemporary influences, opening up a dialogue around the impact of rapid change. While on-site, enjoy rotating activations of the museum courtyards, fabulous cafés, and unique shops. 

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3. Enjoy a traditional lunch at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Relish an authentic traditional Qatari feast that preserves and displays key aspects of Arabic hospitality, culture, culinary heritage and more at the restaurants on the premises of the National Museum of Qatar.

Afternoon / evening

4. Explore the Fire Station arts hub

The Fire Station Gallery, built in 1982, had the last fire engine removed in December 2012, then becoming part of the Qatar Museums network. Converted into a contemporary arts hub, the galleries showcase art and artists, engage the local community, and nurture emerging talent through its artist in residence program.  

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5. Wander through Al Bidda Park

From the Fire Station, take a walk through Al Bidda Park that stretches along the Corniche from the heart of Doha to West Bay.  The park showcases native trees, including the iconic Sidra tree, and glimpses of Qatar's art, heritage, and architecture. It also houses a wide variety of sports and recreational facilities. 

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6. Take a dhow boat (dinner) cruise from the Corniche

End the day aboard a traditional wooden dhow boat, hailed from the Corniche. If pre-booked you can turn your dhow boat adventure into a dinner cruise and take in the breathtaking views and dazzling sunset during your meal. Head back to your hotel to relax for the rest of your day.

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Day 2

Discover the heritage of Qatar

Morning / afternoon

1. Tour Zubarah Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Al Zubarah is a window into what was once the most significant pearl harvesting and trading centre in Qatar and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the north of Qatar. The historic Zubarah Fort was 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. Tour of Zekreet area

Venture out on a tour of the Zekreet area, a village in north-western Qatar near Dukhan and about 80 km north-west of Doha. Nestled between limestone rock formations outside Zekreet and Ras Abrouq Nature Reserve, you will find Richard Serra's East-West/West-East installation, comprising four steel plates, each of which is over 14 m in height, and spanning over 1 km. 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 the tour includes rock climbing,  exploring Film City and visiting an Arabian oryx sanctuary, a breeding farm for Qatar's national animal.  

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3. Dine and spend the evening at a unique Qatari farm (optional overnight stay)

On your way back from Zekreet, stop at Heenat Salma Farm to wind down after a long adventurous day. Heenat Salma is dedicated to holistic methods in agriculture, architecture and community development. Enjoy an organic farm-to-table meal at the large family-style dining table, and sit around a campfire under the stars to enjoy music and shared story telling. For an exceptionally special experience stay the night for one of the traditional tent dwellings.

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Day 3

Wander Msheireb Downtown & Souq Waqif

Morning / afternoon

1. Msheireb Museums 

Dive deep into Qatar's untold stories and intriguing history at the Msheireb Museums. Explore the four historic heritage houses that have been restored and transformed into museums to explore key actors and periods in Qatar's history and evolution. The Msheireb Museums provide visitors with a walk through Qatar's history in an up-close and personal way.

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2. Doha Design District

Qatar’s newest hub for creativity and innovation is the Doha Design District. The district is home to new galleries, showrooms, creative services, stores, as well as restaurants and cafes on offer by Qatar's up and coming designers, artists and entrepreneurs. 

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3. Souq Waqif

Built on the site of Doha's century-old trading market, Souq Waqif's winding alleys with merchants selling traditional garments, spice and handycrafts remain an important part of daily life in Qatar. The newly renovated souq now also offers a myriad of restaurants, coffee shops and lounges. 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. Continue the tour to the Gold Souq across the street where all that glitters is, in fact, gold. Shoppers can find a rich variety of jewellery, both traditional and contemporary pieces, at competitive prices. 

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4. Katara Cultural Village

Take a stroll at Katara Cultural Village, Doha’s ultimate destination for culture and entertainment. Enjoy the perfect combination of art galleries and workshops, theatres and performances venues, along with a wide variety of exceptional cafes and restaurants. Katara Cultural Village is also home to Galeries Lafayette which features unique partnerships with local designers for shopping enthusiasts. 

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

While at Katara Cultural Village, enjoy a live performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the Katara Opera House, where classical Western and Arabic music are performed by internationally acclaimed music professionals and conductors. With renowned musicians and artists from across the world. QPO will leave you in awe of the level of music on offer in Qatar, which is on par with major orchestras in cities around the world. 

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