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Itineraries

Mature culture seeker

Highlights

  • Explore the museums of Qatar
  • Sample the traditional Qatari cuisine
  • Cruise the traditional Dhow boat
  • Visit the Al Bidda park 
  • Duration

    3 days

  • Hotels

    4 - 5 star

  • Performances

    Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Morning / afternoon

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

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

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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 for 25 years, the National Museum of Qatar helps you learn about Qatar’s ancestors and the formation of its early cities, with the museum charting the country’s history and progress through the centuries. Exhibitions combine historic objects and contemporary influences, opening up a dialogue around the impact of rapid change. 

Mature culture seeker itinerary

3. Traditional Qatari lunch at 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 for 25 years, the National Museum of Qatar helps you learn about Qatar’s ancestors and the formation of its early cities, with the museum charting the country’s history and progress through the centuries. Exhibitions combine historic objects and contemporary influences, opening up a dialogue around the impact of rapid change. 

Afternoon / evening

Explore 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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Walk through Al Bidda Park

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

Dhow boat dinner cruise from Corniche

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.  

Mature culture seeker itinerary
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Dine at the hotel or at one of Qatar's other many unique or upscale restaurants featuring Michelin star chefs.

Qatar is a fascinating destination for food enthusiasts, a country that walks a fine line between modernity and tradition. It presents a rich and diverse culinary scene with a plethora of choices, from Michelin-starred restaurants and experimental cuisine to delicious street food, that covers all needs and tastes.

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Morning / afternoon