Sunday, April 27, 2014

Museums


The Qatar Museums Authority maintains several buildings with a wide array of permanent and traveling collections.

Qatar also protects and preserves several forts and towers of historical and archeological significance.   
Fortresses and old castles are the main evidence of the traditional architecture in
Al Zubarah, mid 18th century.
Qatar. They embody the arts and the richness of the ancient architecture that was the main feature of life in this part of the world. Some cities in Qatar still preserve that architecture and this is seen in the narrow streets and avenues. The main concern of that era was security and this is why we can see several forts scattered in the country. (forts and towers)

Other sites of artistic, cultural and historical significance: 


Msheireb Enrichment Centre
 Msheireb Enrichment Center
Msheireb Enrichment Centre is a landmark destination created by Msheireb Properties to serve as an educational portal to showcase Qatar's glorious past and soaring ambitions for the future.

Souq Waqif


A good place to start gathering information from a traditional travel guide.  The books are designed to prepare you for the trip so you have a great time.  Ideally you would want to travel more based on this positive experience and thus you would need more guidebooks.  I'm currently reading Oman, UAE, And Arabian Peninsula by Lonely Planet, 4th edition 2013.  They suggest many of the same areas of cultural importance, including Falcon Souq and Katara.  Falcon Souq is a shopping center near Souq WAqif.  Both commercial areas feature open air retail that feels like a bazaar or fair.  Falcon Souq earns it name from the popular pastime of falconry.  Birds are displayed and sold during falcon season, May - October.  Katara is a cultural village that is free to the public and often hosts art exhibits and live music. 
Msheireb Enrichment Centre is a landmark destination created by Msheireb Properties to serve as an educational portal to showcase Qatar's glorious past and soaring ambitions for the future. - See more at: http://www.mec.msheireb.com/en-us/home.aspx#sthash.mIe7bfoo.dpuf

Msheireb Enrichment Centre is a landmark destination created by Msheireb Properties to serve as an educational portal to showcase Qatar's glorious past and soaring ambitions for the future. - See more at: http://www.mec.msheireb.com/en-us/home.aspx#sthash.mIe7bfoo.dpuf
Msheireb Enrichment Centre is a landmark destination created by Msheireb Properties to serve as an educational portal to showcase Qatar's glorious past and soaring ambitions for the future. - See more at: http://www.mec.msheireb.com/en-us/home.aspx#sthash.mIe7bfoo.dpuf
Msheireb Enrichment Centre is a landmark destination created by Msheireb Properties to serve as an educational portal to showcase Qatar's glorious past and soaring ambitions for the future. - See more at: http://www.mec.msheireb.com/en-us/home.aspx#sthash.mIe7bfoo.dpuf
Msheireb Enrichment Centre

 Laura

 


 

1 comment:

  1. I know some pup that would like you to bring him a bird to play with.

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