Appart hotel in Doha
The Adagio Doha welcomes you for your holidays or business trips, offering you comfort and space in a warm environment.
After gaining independence from the UK in 1971, Qatar chose Doha as its capital, partly due to its location and port. Rich in natural resources, the country has been ruled by the Al Thani family from the time of the British regency in 1868 until now. The power of this family has allowed the country to develop since the 1990s, and in particular to modernise the country as well as to turn towards new technologies and new businesses, notably with the Doha Science and Technology Park. In addition, Qatar hosts many sporting events, such as the Doha Tennis Open, the Qatar Table Tennis Open and the 2022 Football World Cup. There are more and more reasons for tourists from all over the world to visit Doha, be it cultural, sporting or professional.
Doha, the country's capital and largest city, welcomes you to its many points of interest: mosques, souks or visits to cultural villages will allow you to escape and travel to the very heart of the country. You will also find many skyscrapers, luxury shops and shopping malls for all your shopping sprees.
Visit the souqs of Doha
You can't go to Doha without visiting the souqs, especially the Waqif souq. This souq, so called because the first exchanges were done standing up in order to save time, will blow your mind whatever the products you are looking for: fabrics, jewellery and even falcons!
In the extension of the Souq Waqif, you will find the Gold Souq. With its finely crafted jewellery, precious stones and Iranian carpets, renowned for their quality, there's something for everyone who loves gold and silver.
Discovering Doha's museums
If you go to visit Doha, you will find many museums, some of which are free. The first one to see is obviously the Doha Museum of Islamic Art. Built by the same architect as the Louvre Pyramid, Ieoh Ming Pei, you'll arrive at the entrance to a light-filled atrium that opens onto a double staircase. Inside, there are exhibits to help you understand the history and richness of Qatar, as well as collections representing Islamic art spanning nearly 14 centuries. The view of the skyline from the museum's terraces is breathtaking. The Qatar National Museum was designed by the Jean Nouvel studios, an architect well known to the French for his work on the Quai Branly Museum and the Arab World Institute in Paris, as well as the Lyon Opera House. This museum evokes a rose of the sands, seeking to link the eternal dimension of the desert with modernity and audacity, Qatari values par excellence. It thus celebrates the culture of the country, highlighting the richness of the Bedouin culture as well as the local fauna and flora. Finally, a visit to the Fire Station Gallery in Doha will allow you to discover the work of the artists, as well as meet them.
Visit the Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque
As with any visit to religious places, it is advisable to dress appropriately to enter the building. The mosque is named after Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabism, but is also known as the Grand Mosque of the State of Qatar. Inaugurated in 2011, it too combines tradition and modernity in an Islamic architectural style with clean lines and elegant vaults. You can't visit Doha without visiting the Grand Mosque!
Stroll through the cultural village of Katara
Designed with traditional Qatari architectural codes in mind, the village shares the style of the buildings with classical Greek influences. You will discover many alleys leading to shops and galleries, as well as exhibitions and events. There are also many cafés and restaurants in the village. The place is apparently very popular in the evening, when street vendors will set up food stalls along the promenade.
A visit to Doha promises to be an eye-opener and a change of scenery! Many shopping malls, such as the Villagio Mall, the City Center Mall or the Lagoona Mall will allow you to do all your shopping if you haven't found what you were looking for in the souqs.
So, what to see in Doha?
- Souq Waqif
- The Great Mosque of Qatar
- Islamic Art Museum
- Katara Cultural Village
- Falcon Market
- Fire Station Gallery
- The pearl
- The Corniche
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