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
Work hours: daily from 9 am to 12 noon and from 4 pm to 7 pm except
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.
Al Wakrah Museum:
It lies in Al Wakrah town about 17 km from the capital and displays marine
life and natural history materials.
The museum displays rare samples of swords, daggers and miscellaneous
firearms and their accessories. It lies in Al Lagta area in the suburbs of
The Museums open from Sunday from 9 am to 12 noon and from 3 to 6 pm.
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.
Al Zubara Fort:
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
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.
Situated in Umm Salal Mohammed, the tower dates back to the late 19th