World Cup an opportunity for fans to enjoy Qatar’s incredible attractions

World Cup an opportunity for fans to enjoy Qatar’s incredible attractions By A Robin - July 24, 2022
Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is considered a great opportunity for the wide spectrum of spectators and fans who adore the football matches worldwide to visit the State of Qatar and enjoy the tournament in addition to the Qatari tourism landmarks and the forthcoming football festival atmosphere during the Mondial event that will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022.

Qatar is characterised by its incredible tourism landmarks as the country abounds with multiple archeological sites, including several museums, libraries, performing arts, and a multitude of traditional activities. One of the most prominent archeological landmarks in Qatar is Al Zubarah Fort. 

The fort and the adjacent archeological sites make the visitors travel through time to have a glimpse of the rich traditions and the long cultural history of the region through the lens of the fort and the adjacent archeological sites.

Today the fort has become one of the global heritage sites of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), and is considered one of the biggest archeological models in the region thanks to the good preservation and the persistent care offered to the fort.  

Al Zubarah Fort includes unique evidence of the robust interaction between man and nature, where seawater meets desert sand, which dominates the nature of the region. 

There are weights used by ancient pearl divers, imported ceramics, engravings of dhows, fishing nets, wells, agricultural activity, and others. All this indicates that the people of the city have been engaged in various commercial businesses since ancient times, and the extent of their close connection with the sea and land. 

The showroom at the Al Zubarah archaeological site can be visited to explore more about the fort’s history, its surrounding environment, and ongoing projects for its maintenance and restoration.

Another popular tourist attraction in Qatar is Souq Waqif, which includes many heritage stores, various restaurants, and unique hotels, in addition to the Katara cultural district with its wonderful art galleries and fine restaurants, in addition to the open theatre, the waterfront, and the distinctive Katara beach.

Other tourist attractions include The Pearl-Qatar island, with its unique character and the amazing promenade in Porto Arabia with its various choices of fine restaurants, and the Cartier Canal, which reminds the visitor of the charming water channels in Venice, Italy.

In addition, one of the landmarks that can be visited is Al-Wakra Market, which allows the visitor to learn about the life of the first ancestors by wandering between the alleys of this market and its quiet courtyards. It is a fun destination to spend the evening times exploring the traditional buildings made of mud.

There is a small mosque, a stable, and many Qatari shops that offer products such as honey, spices, dates, perfumes, and gifts. The visit concludes with the experience of riding on the back of camels and tasting delicious meals in one of the restaurants overlooking the waterfront.

The country also offers desert safari trips, where visitors will find many activities designed specifically for lovers of adventure and thrill. However, other quieter activities can be enjoyed, as desert safari trips satisfy all tastes. It includes quad biking, dune bashing, sand boarding, or swimming in the sea. 

Also, Khor Al Adaid is one of the few places on the surface of the earth where sea water penetrates deep into the desert. It also gives visitors to Qatar the opportunity to contemplate the sunset at the beach.

Visitors to Qatar will have an appointment to visit the National Museum of Qatar, which displays country’s rich heritage, rich culture, and future aspirations of its people. The museum also welcomes all its visitors of different cultures to explore its immersive environment and learn about Qatar’s past, present and future.

In addition, one of the attractions that visitors should visit is the Museum of Islamic Art, which includes one of the best collections of Islamic art worldwide, as it includes real masterpieces coming from three continents, representing the diversity of Islamic heritage.

A host of fans and spectators of the international teams who live in Qatar confirmed during their previous remarks delivered to the website that Qatar will impress the world with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament. They also invited the fans to come to enjoy the tournament and the associated events and to further explore the cultural and heritage diversity Qatar enjoys.


By A Robin - July 24, 2022

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