#67 best destination in the world

 

Museum of Illusions

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  • All exhibits housed are based on science, mathematics, biology, and psychology, allowing visitors to learn a lot about vision, perception, and the human brain through the exhibits

 

Qatar National Library

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  • National library, research-level university library, and a central metropolitan public library

 

National Museum of Qatar

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  • The building, which was constructed in place of the original Qatar National Museum, was designed by architect Jean Nouvel who got his inspiration from the desert rose crystal, which can be found in Qatar
  • The museum site includes Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani’s Palace, which is the heart of the Qatari national identity
  • Opened to the public in 2019

 

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

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  • Museum built on an island off an artificial projecting peninsula near the traditional dhow harbor showcasing the Qatari seafaring past
  • Established 2008

 

Msheireb Museums

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  • Project which celebrates the history of four historic heritage houses
  • Msheireb Museums are an integral aspect of the inner city’s regeneration of the old commercial centre with its traditional community-based lifestyle

 

Film City

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  • Several hours drive into the Qatari desert is an artificial village built for a film or television series
  • There are almost no people or cars around, and no signs to give any clues as to why it’s there.
  • It’s believed that it was built either for a Hollywood or Qatari TV series, or maybe a promotional film for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

 

Al Wukair Scrapyard

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  • Gigantic scrapyard that accommodates around 20,000 vehicles, including nearly every means of transportation that you can think of
  • On average, a vehicle stays in the scrapyard for four months, during which attempts are made to contact the registered owner
  • If no one reclaims the vehicle, it is usually demolished and compacted, ready to be recycled and reused—usually for construction purposes
  • Vintage vehicles do not usually undergo this process, but are kept in a separate section of the yard, and once a year an auction is held to sell them off to the highest bidders

 

Musfur Sinkhole

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  • Formed an estimated 325,000 to 500,000 years ago, the sinkhole plunges over 300 feet down into the earth, making it the largest sinkhole in Qatar
  • The whole region is characterized by karst, a geological term referring to the underground layer of land that can easily dissolve when water trickles down from the surface, forming cavities
  • When these cavities grow in size and can no longer support the land surface, a collapse may occur and a sinkhole is formed
  • For safety purposes, view from a distance, as sinkholes are not the safest places to be

 

Al Thakira Mangroves Forest

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  • Accessible by kayak tour, this wetland preserve has unique plant life, plus flamingos & other birds

 


 

Costs

all flights $1,242

food $44/day x 9 days = $396

hotel $67/day x 7 days = $469

tickets (all attractions) $61

TOTAL for whole itinerary $2,168