Let’s discover Qatar, where the past meets the future. A land that understands a traveller can never be a stranger, just a friend not yet met. That ultimately everyone is on their own journey, seeking the warmth of a friendly embrace, unique experiences, new stories to share. Where a meal is not a meal unless it is shared. A land rooted in ancient cultures, authentic soul, where past learning informs contemporary vision. Progressive spirit ignites new futures. A land offering enlightenment, invigoration and inspiration through its warmth of soul and spirit of vision. Qatar has something for every traveller. Find out what makes Qatar a unique destination.
The Culture Blend
Nowhere in the world are you likely to see such a high blend of cultures other than the Middle East where east literally meets west. Locals comprise of a little more than 15% of the population with the rest being expats from various parts of the world. With a blend in culture, diversity, food, ethnicity and tradition, Qatar is home to international cuisine and diverse lifestyles.
Qatar’s climate, abundant marine life and crystal clear waters make it a perfect destination for water sport enthusiasts. Fishing trips can be arranged and sailing, water skiing, canoeing, kite surfing, jet skiing and windsurfing are all available through beach clubs, resorts and hotels. Moreover, the country also offers outdoor such as paragliding, hang gliding, kite surfing, desert safaris, film city excursions and other interesting activities for thriller seeker.
Qatar hosts a series of festival focusing on different themes, ranging from the ever popular Qatar International Food Festival, organised by Visit Qatar, which is an annual open-air gourmet extravaganza featuring the best food available in the country. Other festivals focus on aspects of culture as diverse as pearl diving, kite, book, film and dhow boats. In addition, there are a number of seasonal and holiday festivals – including the spring festival at Souq Waqif and the nationwide summer and Eid festivals.