MUSEUMS

Qatar National Museum:
The museum lies on the eastern part of the Corniche. It displays the geological history of Qatar as well as a collection of Islamic artifacts and relics. There is also a maritime museum in which the fish wealth of Qatar is displayed, and a small lagoon where wooden traditional boats built in Qatar are moored.
Work hours: daily from 9 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 7 pm except Saturdays. 
Tel. 44442191

Islamic Arts Museum:
Islamic Arts MuseumSituated on Doha Corniche, this museum houses a rare collection of Islamic artifacts made of clay, base metals, valuable metals, wood and glass; and has a library, a multipurpose hall and an educational section. It was opened at the end of 2008.

There are also a number of regional museums including:

Al Khor Museum:
Al Khor museum lies in Al Khor town about 57 km north of Doha. It is a two-storey building. The ground floor is assigned for anthropological life, while the upper floor hall is set for the display of excavation discoveries in Al Khor area.
Tel. 44721866

Al Wakrah Museum:
It lies in Al Wakrah town about 17 km from the capital and displays marine life and natural history materials.
Tel.44643201

Weaponry Museum:
The museum displays rare samples of swords, daggers and miscellaneous firearms and their accessories. It lies in Al Lagta area in the suburbs of Doha.

The Museums open from Sunday from 9 am to 12 noon and from 3 to 6 pm.
Tel. 44867473

Ethnographic Museum:
Situated on Grand Hamad Street, this building is the last remaining construction of its kind in Doha. It opens from Sunday through Tuesday from 9 am to 12 noon; on Fridays from 3 to 6 and closes on Saturdays. Entrance is free of charge.

Major Forts
Al Zubara Fort:
Al Zubara Fort lies 105km northwest of Doha. It is open for the public daily except on Fridays and Saturdays, and Entrance is free of charge.

Doha Fort (Al Koot):
It is one of the remaining military forts in Doha. It lies on Jassim Bin Mohammed Street and opens daily and the Entrance is free of charge.

Al Wajba Fort:
Situated 15 km south of Doha, Al Wajba Fort was built in the late 18th century or the early 19th century at the time of late sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani. It derives its historical importance from being the ground for a famous battle in which the Qatari people defeated the Ottoman forces in 1893, and from being the residence of Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani at various periods. The fort has rooms on the ground floor and upstairs and is well known for its four watchtowers. It was restored to its original state.

Umm Salal Muhammad Fort:
This fort lies in Umm Salal Mohammad area, 21 km from Doha. It is one of the residential forts that date back to the late 19th century.

Burzan tower: 
Situated in Umm Salal Mohammed, the tower dates back to the late 19th century AD.