A famous archaeological and historical center, this country is increasingly becoming more popular with tourists. The majority of places of interest in Qatar are connected with archaeological findings. Doha suburbs are the location of a very famous place - Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the 18th century this area was a blooming and prosperous city with the same name. The age of that city was over a thousand years. A big fort remains the main symbol of Al Zubarah. Nowadays, the fort is used to hold the collection of the Regional Museum and all of its items are dedicated to the history of the country. Archaeological excavations continue even these days, so the collection of the museum regularly gets new items. During the medieval era, this city was a prosperous one thanks to pearl diving. There are some ancient ruins near Al Zubarah, so tourists can see remains of ancient protective facilities, as well as burial mounds that appeared here yet during the prehistoric era.
Umm Salal Mohammed Fort is one more interesting landmark that is located in the vicinity of the capital of Qatar. This is a moderately-sized white building with a small mosque standing nearby. Both the buildings have retained the atmosphere and charm of past days and look spectacular with azure coastline on the background.
Tourists will find many interesting architectural landmarks in the capital of the country. In Doha, you will find Fort Doha, City Center Doha, the House of Government, popular shopping centers Hyatt Plaza and Landmark, a zoo, an aquarium, as well as numerous entertainment parks and bazaars. Besides walks in interesting markets, entertainment centers and restaurants, travelers are recommended to visit numerous museums of Doha. The National Museum of Qatar remains the biggest museum in the city. It is open in the luxurious palace that once belonged to Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed. A giant two level aquarium is considered the heart of the exposition. Here visitors can see the underwater world in its splendor. Other halls of the museum are dedicated to marine explorations, scientific discoveries, latest findings of archaeology and astronomy. The Museum of Weapons also exhibits or a large collection of precious artifacts. All the items are from the private collection of Sheikh. In the museum you will see items brought from different parts of the world. The collection of the Ethnographic Museum is no less interesting. Here visitors will see different household items, national costumes, work tools and crafts made by skillful local masters. It is worth mentioning that all the museums were open in old buildings that were constructed several hundred years ago.
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