The Masjid Mosque in Katara cultural Village, Doha Qatar. Details of the exterior.

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Golden Mosque


Covered in thousands of golden tiles, this striking Ottoman-style mosque shimmers in the sun. While non-Muslims can't go inside, it's one of the most spectacular mosque designs in the city, and the exterior is worth a closer look if exploring the Katara area.

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1. Qatar Fine Arts Association

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This organisation draws some of the better-known artists from across the region. Visitors are free to wander around the current gallery shows and displays…

2. Katara Art Center

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Local contemporary art and design are the focus of this cultural hub inside Katara Cultural Village. The venue hosts regular talks and classes, including…

3. Visual Art Center

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Visitors never know what graphic, print, illustrative or photographic displays they may stumble upon here; the venue hosts various exhibitions, with a…

4. Arab Postal Stamps Museum

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Philatelists will love this journey through the postage stamps of the 22 countries of the Arab world, dating back more than 30 years. Each collection is…

5. Qatar Photographic Society

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Some excellent exhibitions by photographers from across the Arab world are staged here, with the imagery on display ranging from underwater discoveries…

6. Katara Beach

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If you fancy a swim but don't want to go too far from the city, the 1.5km beach at Katara Cultural Village is a pleasant sandy stretch with inflatable…

7. TaliaMare Beach Club

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One of Doha's best hangout spots, TaliaMare is set on a pretty beach, among pastel-coloured houses, and has a chilled-out vibe and music reminiscent of…

8. Hotel Park

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This pleasant, manicured city-centre park with more than five football pitches' worth of greenery is both family friendly and modern, with design features…