Somewhere in Doha

Qatar travel stories

A Shooting Star Over Baghdad

Tonight's flight to Doha is a bit different than last night’s flight to Istanbul from Toronto. Nine out of ten passengers are men over the age of 50 and I’m one of five women. There is a lot of snoring happening compared to this morning's cries of small children. The...

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Doha, Qatar, the Old and New

Besides Souk Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar has some interesting experiences for the visitor. There is a Camel Market with the different types of camel segregated – for example Qataris buy their racing animals here. The area is scrubland/semi-desert...

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Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is a collection of artistic gems dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries. The building was designed by I.M. Pei, the man responsible for the Louvre Pyramid. The Museum is free to visit and is open until 11pm on Thursdays and...

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Souk Waqif: Doha, Qatar

Souk Waqif was restored in 2004 after years of neglect. Souk Waqif means “Standing Market," a name that dates from the time when Doha was a village split in two by a wadi. When this waterway flooded the villagers were forced to sell their wares on the banks of...

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Millenium Hotel Doha Opens in Qatar

NEW YORK, NY – The Millennium Hotel Doha in Qatar was opened by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, in a grand ceremony in May 2007. The Millennium Hotel is located in one of the city’s most prized locations in the heart of the commercial and diplomatic...

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