National Museum of Qatar
Qatar National Museum © Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A visit to the National Museum is a cultural highlight of any Doha vacation. Set in an Arabian palace surrounding a salt-water lagoon, this museum boasts vast and varied exhibits including traditional art, architectural artefacts and ornately furnished rooms.
The four main sections of the museum consist of the Old Palace, which contains several former royal residences; the New Building, which focuses on the natural history of the region; the Marine Section, which showcases Qatar's nautical heritage and includes full-sized dhows and a pearl diving exhibit; and the Lagoon, which showcases working dhows. Don't miss the documentary on the making of the Bayt Sha'ar (House of Hair). A not-to-be-missed tourist attraction in Qatar, budget at least three hours to enjoy the National Museum fully.
Address: Al Corniche
Telephone: +974 4452 5555 or +974 4432 8471