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The climatic characteristics contribute to the outlook of Qatar and help to preserve its historical and cultural monuments. The main attraction of the country is its rich history, as evidenced by the ever-expanding archaeological excavations, which reveal traces of ancient civilizations on Qatari territory. Milder than in neighboring countries, Islamic traditions, unique culture and magnificent products from local artisans contribute to the positive image of a major tourist destination.
Al-Doura has earned an unenviable reputation as the most depressing city in the world, but he is dead wrong. Located in a very arid climate, a relatively young capital of Qatar has a very picturesque bay. Many houses are built in the traditional Arabic style and originally designed on the basis of maximum adaptation to local climatic conditions. These settlements create a unique urban style. The older neighborhoods are framed by blocks of ultramodern houses with glass windows, avenues and alleys lined with palm trees, which have grown during the ‘oil boom’ years.
The sights of the capital are considered numerous. include the "old Town"Fort Doha, Government House, City-Center-Doha complex, shopping malls, Corniche pier, Palm Island entertainment center, Alladin Kingdom amusement park, Aquarium, Zoo and, of course, the traditional eastern markets and many smaller markets mostly on the outskirts of the city.
Particular attention is drawn to the museums of the capital. In recent years, the ancient land of Qatar has finally begun to reveal its secrets to researchers, and this area can really be called another cradle of the development of mankind in Asia. The National Museum of Qatar is located in the palace of Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed. The main exhibit of the museum is a two-level aquarium with local underwater fauna. No less interesting are the materials on Arab sea expeditions and the period when Europeans discovered a sea route to India. Here you will find information about the traditional methods of astronomical navigation, ancient sailors, the history of the formation of Islam, astronomy, industry and traditions of the people of Qatar.
The Weapons Museum is based on the Sheikh armory collections of all times. The Qatar Ethnographic Museum shows the life of the Qatari people before the oil boom and features some rare exhibits, including a “wind tower”, which used to be a traditional form of housing with a unique system of natural ventilation and air conditioning, so indispensable. in the hot region. Fort Doha is another museum, which largely repeats the exhibition of the National Museum and offers a good exhibition of the traditional crafts of the country, including carving, stamping, carpet making, etc.
Fort Umm Salal Mohammed is a small snow-white building with two towers and a small mosque with an ancient minaret, which has been recently restored. One of the reasons for visiting this place is the feeling that Umm Salal Mohammed is situated in a different world and another dimension: so fantastic is the contrast of the blue sea, the desert sands and the brick walls of the old fortress.
Umm Salal Ali is the most famous archaeological sight in the country. The mounds, which are now being studied by archaeologists, are very old, probably dating back to the 3rd millennium BC. The small town of Al Khor is an open-air museum consisting of many mosques spread throughout the city, old towers, and traditional buildings. One of the reasons to stop in Al Khor is an extremely picturesque view of the ocean.