Qatar welcomes you…

Qatar is an Arab emirate, in the Middle East, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.  The history of Qatar is inextricably bound to that of the surrounding region, while the nomadic lifestyle of much of the population of the Arabian Peninsula has resulted in the same family names reappearing around the Gulf. By now you’re probably thinking that this place is so unknown but that’s what I love about it. It’s not as popular of a tourist destination, but it’s different and I want to visit a place I’ve never been to before. So let’s get things started!

I’m always interested in learning about a country’s culture before and after visiting, so you can bet that I’m intrigued with Qatar’s. Some important aspects of the country’s culture includes music, poetry & storytelling, Bedouin traditions, and social institutions.

The Bedouin placed great emphasis on hospitality, and visitors were always offered both food and drink.

People go on vacations to relax so of course you want to possibly stay within an exclusive hotel and hang out on the beach. The Qatar peninsula has a 563 km sandy coastline with numerous small islets, sand bars and reefs. The Sealine Beach Resort & Hotel has two swimming pools and landscaped grounds, villas and chalets for overnight, weekend and holiday hire, and is also open to day visitors.

Skyview showcasing the exceptional layout of the Sealine Beach Resort

Next on my list is sightseeing. Qatar offers a great deal of interest and adventure with natural landmarks like the Dhal Al Misfir, Desert Roses and the Singing Sand Dunes.

Dhal Al Misfir is a 40 meter deep cave formation located north of the Salwa Road, with fiberous gypsum crystal.

Last but not least, I have to try the food.

 

And finally, end the trip with shopping for souvenirs. Souq Waqif is a showpiece of traditional architecture, handicrafts and folk art, and was once a weekend trading area for the Bedouin.

Well, there you have it. I’m sure there’s plenty more to do while in Qatar, but I’ve just summed up a few activities. This is obviously a wonderful place to explore, and I’m sure the experience would be an unforgettable one.

Credit: qatartourism.gov.qa/home

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