15 awesome places through the lens of Instagrammers in Qatar

15 awesome places through the lens of Instagrammers in Qatar

By QLNews

Did you know that we share our QLers photographs through our Instagram platform in our daily morning post? Yes, you heard it right.

Qatar is blessed with some of the most gorgeous and awe-inspiring photography sites. If you look through the lenses of these photographers, it will appear even more fascinating.

Whether it is a natural tourist hot spot like the Simaisma Beach or a man-made structure such as the Katara Cultural Village or the Museum of Islamic Arts, there is just so much to see in this rapidly developing country.

Today we've decided to feature a list of 15 different landmarks and places in Qatar clicked by some great Instagrammers in the country.

Check out these amazing pictures through QLers lens each for a recommended spot and specific reason!

National Museum of Qatar (Zeyad)

National Museum of Qatar(NMoQ) tells the story of Qatar and its people, giving voice to Qatar’s rich heritage and culture and expressing a vibrant community’s aspirations for the future.

With its extraordinary variety of sensory experiences, and its historic core of the Palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim, son of the founder of modern Qatar, the museum embodies the fullness of Qatar's history, heritage, and contemporary life.

The museum building — designed by famed French designer Jean Nouvel who is a winner of the Pritzker Prize — on the Doha Corniche is forged using an interlocking disc design inspired by the Qatari desert rose.

Amid a host of facilities for visitors of all ages, NMoQ offers a highly interactive and immersive experience, that showcases Qatar in three different chapters: Beginnings, Life in Qatar, and Building the Nation, all of which come in 11 stunning galleries.

Museum of Islamic Arts(Acelmi)

The Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA) is one of Qatar’s most iconic buildings. The building was designed by the renowned architect I.M. Pei whose portfolio includes the famed louvre pyramid in Paris, France.

MIA opened to the public on December 1, 2008, and is now one of the top tourist attractions in the country.

IM Pei’s design of the MIA reflects and was inspired by the ablution fountain called the Sabil in the 9th-century Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun in Cairo, Egypt.

MIA is resident to a vast range of Islamic art collected from all over the Muslim world and across three continents, reaching as far as China, India, and Spain.

During the cooler months of the year in Qatar, the MIA holds a weekend Bazaar in the MIA garden where you can find hundreds of stalls that are selling foods, accessories, handicrafts, clothes, art, paintings, etc. It's a place for everyone and a popular hangout place for families who want to enjoy the outdoors.

For more information about MIA, visit the website.

Qatar National Library (Ju. Lavergne)

Have you visited the Qatar National Library (QNL)? It's the largest library in Qatar. The 45,000 square meters state-of-the-art library building is designed to encourage library visitors to explore the progression of knowledge from the past to the present.

In addition to full-text databases, QNL is home to 1.2 million books, more than 500,000 eBooks, periodicals and newspapers, and special collections.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, library visits will continue to be by appointment only . To borrow books, you need to request them in advance ( at least two working days before the time slot you have booked for your library visit. You will need your library ID to self-checkout these books).

Msheireb Downtown Doha (faz.__.l)

Considered as the world’s ‘smartest’ and ‘most sustainable’ city district, Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), is a new destination for leisure, living, and business.

If you love enjoying a cup of good coffee with an even more beautiful interior, Msheireb downtown has a number of options for you.

Msheireb has awesome spots to take photographs with tall buildings and an Arabesque vibe, particularly with its waterfront in Mondrian Doha. We won't be surprised if you click photos in every corner wandering in awe

Purple Island(shafaz_b_deen) 

Purple Island is located on the northeast coast of Qatar. The best part is that it is surrounded by mangroves and is suitable for family outings. You can reach there by driving to Al Khor and continuing towards Al Thakira. You won't need a 4x4 SUV for this, which makes it all the more convenient for many.

 This is an excellent place for easy rock climbing, Kayaking, or just enjoying the beach and the beautiful sunset.

Have you been to Purple Island? Share with us your experience in the comments below.

Zekreet Film City(sam_forever0)

Zekreet is a village in north-western Qatar near Dukhan and about 80 kilometers north-west of Doha. Originally a sparsely populated area, Zekreet was built up in the 1940s after oil operations commenced in Qatar. There are several visitor attractions and old ruins at the site, one of the most notable being the Zekreet Fort, which is housed to the immediate north of the village.

Film City is a structure replicating a small Arabic city with minarets and lined with palm trees. Like other ruins it is abandoned, but an interesting sight to behold nevertheless; the new with the old in the history of Qatar.

The Pearl Qatar(shuhaib_saik__)

The Pearl-Qatar is one of the most sought after place in Qatar. Also, it remains as the only area where foreigners can invest in real estate in Qatar.

The Pearl-Qatar is a must-visit place in the country. Along with its range of restaurants and well-known luxury brands, the island also has a "Venice like community" called Qanat Quartier.

The Qanat Quartier also contains an extensive canal system, pedestrian-friendly squares and plazas, and beachfront townhouses.

Simaisma Beach(r4pd)

The beach is breath-taking and sandy for those who want to look at the water and grill out, it is sheer enchantment. With kilometers of fine sand, Simaisma beach is a delight for visitors with a variety of atmospheres and an exceptional range of colors.

If you are looking forward to visiting anytime soon, take the highway towards Al Khor (from D ring road all the way to landmark), and look for the exit to Lusail International Circuit.

Remember on the right before Al Khor exit, there is Al Simaismah exit. Then go straight until the Simaisma area is reached and the beach is nearby.

Souq Waqif( ajju_afzal)

Souq Waqif meaning “standing market” in Arabic, is one of the oldest souqs in Qatar. It was the place to be when buying and selling, back in the days. The beauty of the architecture of Souq Waqif is a representation of traditional Qatari architecture. It represents the culture of this nation.

Within the beautiful walls of Souq Waqif, it hosts numerous restaurants with different price ranges. You can find restaurants for seafood, Arab-style BBQ, Turkish cuisine, Moroccan, Egyptian, Yemeni, and many more.

Lusail Marina Twin Tower( fitriaramli.photoart)

Twin Towers are two-luxury office space buildings located in the Marina District of Lusail City, one of the most promising destinations in Qatar, coupled with an astonishing view over The Pearl Qatar to the South-East and opening on three main roads in Lusail.

The architecturally elegant properties are carefully configured to include the features of modern business alongside contemporary embellishments extended over 8,236 square meters of world-class space. 

Souq Al Wakrah(travelholic_foodie_naturelover)

Souq Al Wakrah reflects the old culture and heritage of the country out of its structure, shops, mosques, cafes, and traditional dhow boats. Everything here has a vintage touch that adds more attraction to the place.

This gem is located behind Al Wakrah Petrol station next to the port and is merely a two-minute drive away from the popular Family Beach, so the best time to pay a visit is of course is the sunset time.

Fuwairit Beach(shifkhan)

This beach affords an unusual sight with turquoise waters and fine sand. The area has a fine sandy bay with coves that make good picnic spots. Also, this place has the beautiful and picturesque eroded hills in unusual formations. They make for great photographs during sunset.

If you want to explore the area around the beach, a 4×4 is needed or, you would have to park your car a bit before the beach.

Note: If you are planning to visit make sure you take your supplies with you from Doha as there aren’t many stores or eateries close by.

Education City(nitz.jpg)

Education City is a pretty unique place. If you're someone who loves architecture, you'll surely be dazzled by the structure in Education City. Education City is one of the places that embodies Qatar's commitment towards its 2030 national vision.

Katara Cultural Village(shahban.mozhikkal)

Katara Cultural Village is a perfect place for art lovers. Its a place where people are given the chance to share cultures and nurture each other's understanding and concept of peace.

Katara Cultural Village is the largest and most multidimensional cultural project in Qatar. It is a place where people come together to experience the cultures of the world. With beautiful theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries, and cutting-edge facilities, Katara aims to become a world leader for multi-cultural activities.

Oxygen Park(benti.bella)

The idea of the 130,000-square-meter Oxygen Park is to introduce a green lung in Education City, inviting students and visitors alike to refresh their mind, body, and spirit through active exercise and to explore the symbiotic relationships between oxygen, plants, and healthy purified living.

Which one of these15 photographs do you love the most? Have you visited all these places in Qatar ? Tell us your experience in the comments section below! 

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By muralibhattu• 1 week 6 days ago.
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any above locations restricted for bachelors ?

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Excellent ...............

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