Al Khor, once famous as a centre for the pearling industry, is a pleasant town with an attractive corniche, a small dhow yard and a lively fish market. The small museum (if it ever reopens) displays archaeological and cultural artefacts from the region including traditional clothing.
There is not much in the way of altitude in Qatar, which only serves to exaggerate the little escarpment on the northwestern coast of the peninsula, near Dukhan. The limestone escarpment of Bir Zekreet is like a geography lesson in desert formations, as the wind has whittled away softer sedimentary rock, exposing pillars and a large mushroom of limestone.
If you've come to the Middle East hoping to see camels, then there's one place you're guaranteed to find them. At Al Shahaniya, 60km west of Doha along the Dukhan Rd, camels roam freely around the desert, or you can see them being exercised before the famous local camel races.