Doha city was founded in 1850 as Al-Bida. It was made capital of the British protectorate of Qatar in 1916, and remained so when, in 1971, the nation won independence. Britain indeed decided to withdraw from the Arabian Gulf area at this time. Qatar then adopted a provisional constitution declaring itself an independent Arab country with an official religion of Islam, using Shari’ah as the prime source of legislation and Traditional Arabic as an official language.
The Gold Souq
The Doha Golf Souq brings intricate hand-made jewelry in small workshops, traditional cartouche, and pearls. For visitors who love gold, precious stones, silver or pearls, then Doha Gold Souq is the right place for shopping.
The mangroves swamps located at the mouth of this estuary make a welcome change of scenery from the desert, as well as being the home to a range of wildlife.
Visit Qatar’s beautiful desert. you can go there with your family and kids. There’s lot more things waiting for you there.
Spiral mosque of the Kassem Darwish Fakhroo Islamic Centre is a recent construction – It has become in a few years one of Doha’s most famous landmarks.
Visit the camel racing stadium in Shahaniyya, and either watch the camels in training and have a camel ride or watch the races.