Doha is the capital city of Qatar and is also listed as one of the wonders of the world. It is also one of the most populated cities. The population of this amazingly breath taking city is around 1.5 million. Doha is located in the East of Qatar and is found on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is the economic center of the country as it is growing immensely and has 50% of the nation’s populace residing in it. Doha has actually helped Qatar to become one of the richest nations in the world. It gained huge attention when it started off with oil reserves and natural gas reserves too. These two became the core reason for it to grow rapidly. It is also termed as the municipalities of Qatar.
Doha was discovered in the 1820’s and it was officially announced as the capital city of Qatar in 1971. This is when Qatar gained independence and finally made Doha its capital. Doha is also famous as the financial centers in the entire Middle East. The length of Doha is 277 miles and its depth has been recorded to be 6,093 feet.
Doha speaks of style and is oozing of confidence with every resident of its. There modern shopping style in Souq Wafiq is nothing less than a treat to visit. It is also known as the social heart of the city. You will see great shopping malls and endless variety in the land of Souq. This marketplace faced immense downfall in the 1990’s and was actually finished in a fire that was set in 2003. The authorities took great action and started setting up the market place again and it is still growing to be one of the best places to visit in Doha. Its atmosphere is definitely going to leave you falling in love with it.
Another sheer beauty place to visit in Doha is the Museum of Islamic Art. This museum wraps in a world full of beauty in it and is one of the “must visit” places in the city. A lot of gulf cities have water fronts but they have not utilized it the way Doha has. Al Corniche is the waterfront in Doha which is an extremely beautiful place. This is close to the Museum of Islamic Art and you can view the water edges through it. You can also see the sky scrapers of the West Bay from Al Corniche. They best time to visit this peaceful place is on Friday. During the late afternoon the families of the residents of Doha are seen having fun and relaxing at this place. For tourists this is certainly the best time as they can observe the citizens closely.
One more thing that cannot be missed in Doha is the Half Day Desert Safar. If you visit Doha and you miss out the desert; then you actually miss out on one of the most natural things that the city possesses. Doha is on the ladder of immense success and it seems that there is no way that it is going to face downfall any time sooner. Things are getting better and they will certainly get much better when the Fifa World Cup will take place in 2022 (which still has 5 years to go).
Doha is also known as one of the most dynamic gulf cities which is nothing less than a compliment for it as it has used its gulf amazingly. Qatar is one of the richest places in the world and Doha has certainly made it grow more and more with the passage of time.