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Al Wakrah

city of Qatar

13km

25.177251.6047

Umm Salal Mohammed

human settlement in Qatar

19km

25.416751.4

Mesaieed

human settlement

29km

24.9906651.54898

Al Shahaniyah

municipality in Qatar

35km

25.37126551.227279

Al Khor

human settlement

40km

25.6951.51

Dukhan

city of Qatar

84km

25.4217850.78344

Muharraq

(المحرق‎ , Al-Muḥarraq)

140km

26.2550.6167

Ruwais

human settlement

177km

24.1201252.73129
Sights

Al Koot Fort

Built in 1880 during the Ottoman period, this big white fort is in what is now the parking lot of Souq Waqif. At the time it was built, however, the fort was on the outskirts of the city. It was used as an ethnographic museum, the building is undergoing renovations and is closed, although it is still a popular place to take photos.

270m

25.286651.5309

Al Najada

district in Ad-Dawhah, Qatar

499m

25.2833333351.53

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Doha's flagship museum. Housed in a building designed by I.M. Pei, the museum hosts artefacts from Muslim dynasties all over Asia, Africa and Europe. Also present are items from the Al-Thani dynasty, as well as art from all parts of the Middle East. Gloriously air conditioned, there is also a cafe and gift shop. The permanent exhibition is on the 2nd and 3rd floors, with temporary exhibitions on the ground floor. Free wi-fi in the museum building, dress appropriately. An hourly shuttle service provides free transportation between MIA and Mathaf W-Su 11AM-5PM; driving time between the two museums is 25-35 minutes.

1.1km

25.2952777851.53916667

Katara (cultural village)

This building complex is designed to resemble a traditional Qatari village, and includes a large open-air amphitheater, opera house, drama theater, galleries, as well as a number of (expensive) restaurants featuring international cuisine. The galleries host changing art and photography exhibits, and various festivals are held here throughout the year. There is also a public beach here (entry fee QR 100) which offers watersport activities. Modest beach attire is required, i.e. for women a one-piece suit.

7.4km

25.360325751.5263631

Aspire Park

The largest park in Doha. Lots of grass, trees, playgrounds.

11km

25.26151.436

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Doha

Qatar
Once little more than a minuscule pearl fishing village, Doha, Qatar's capital and largest city, has emerged to become one of the pearls of the Middle East. It is one of the most rapidly-developing cities on the Persian Gulf, akin to the development seen in nearby Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and is aiming to become a centre of international trade and travel.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

22°C13.5
Precipitation: 13.2 mm

Feb

23.4°C14.4
Precipitation: 17.1 mm

Mar

27.3°C17.3
Precipitation: 16.1 mm

Apr

32.5°C21.4
Precipitation: 8.7 mm

May

38.8°C26.1
Precipitation: 3.6 mm

Jun

41.6°C28.5
Precipitation: 0 mm

Jul

41.9°C30.2
Precipitation: 0 mm

Aug

40.9°C30
Precipitation: 0 mm

Sep

38.9°C27.7
Precipitation: 0 mm

Oct

35.4°C24.6
Precipitation: 1.1 mm

Nov

29.6°C20.4
Precipitation: 3.3 mm

Dec

24.4°C15.6
Precipitation: 12.1 mm