Tours in Doha

We swooped into Doha for several days Tours in Doha

Qatar Airways Falcon Class
Qatar Airways Falcon Class

Coming face-to-face with the Lamp Bear.

Lamp Bear - Hamad International Airport - Doha
Lamp Bear – Hamad International Airport – Doha

I was with a group on a wonderfully insightful tour of many of the places that make Doha what it is and intends to become.

News Studio - Al Jazeera TV - Doha
News Studio – Al Jazeera TV – Doha

A visit into Al Jazeera enabled us to learn from Giles Trendle, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English Channel, on the challenges of broadcasting from Qatar into the English speaking world.

Qatar Foundation Doha
Qatar Foundation Doha

At the Qatar Foundation, we got a great view of the modern educational focus of Doha, and the approach they take to empower Arab youth.

Library Qatar Stanford
Library Qatar

Part of their remit is to oversee the remarkable Qatar Library, which provides books in a physical form within a futuristic almost fully automated system.

National Museum of Qatar exterior - Doha
National Museum of Qatar Stanford – Doha

Exploring Doha’s fine museums we visited the National Museum, which opened earlier in 2019 & the Museum of Islamic Arts

Bin Jelmood House slave trade museum- Msheireb Museums - Doha
Bin Jelmood House slave trade museum- Msheireb Museums – Doha

– after the group flew back to the USA I also explored the Msheireb Museums, which though on a different scale are perhaps more thought-provoking, especially the Bin Jelmood House which illustrates the trade in slaves.

Camels Corniche Doha
Camels Corniche Doha

Doha provided plenty of quirky highlight amongst the modernity – we passed camels on the Corniche –

Falcon Market - Souq Waqif - Doha
Falcon Market – Souq Waqif – Doha

and had a great visit into both Souq Waqif and of course the Falcon Souq.

W Hotel - Doha
W Hotel – Doha

Our base was the glamorous W Hotel, which offered us amongst other things – very comfortable beds!

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4