Features - Art & Culture

The art of life

Qatar’s world-class public art can be enjoyed from the moment you arrive at Hamad International Airport.

Park life

Qatar’s green spaces offer young and old a welcome break in the city.

Articles - Art & Culture

A life at sea

For 100 million years the shores of Qatar have cradled the graceful hawksbill turtle.
The white-sand beach of Fuwairit is a favourite with Qatar’s residents. The peaceful, shallow shore and turquoise Gulf waters attract families and campers year round, but in the spring the beach plays an important role as the hatching ground for the endangered hawksbill turtle.

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On track to the future

Beneath the bustling streets of Doha, a remarkable feat of engineering is taking place.

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Camel racing: The sport of sheikhs

To experience a truly historic Qatari sport, head west into the desert from Doha during the winter months.

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The Capital of Sport

Ever since the success of the 2006 Asian Games, Qatar’s reputation has been growing as the land that brings the world of sport together.

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The Fragrance of Kings

The heavenly scent of exclusive oud is at the heart of Arabia’s favourite fragrances.
Strolling through the souqs and malls of Qatar, one often smells the delicious fragrance of incense or bakhoor-scented woodchips gently smoking in mabkhara incense burners. Fine perfume is ever popular in Arabia, but there is one perfume prized above all else: oud, the dark heart of agarwood.

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A Marine Oasis

The warm waters of the Arabian Gulf play host to a unique gathering of whale sharks off the coast of Qatar.

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The personal touch

Centuries-old traditions are finding new expression in the vibrant work of contemporary Qatari craftspeople.

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Empowering Arab filmmakers

Ever since the US-based ArtistShare was launched in 2003 as a business model for creative artists, hundreds of crowdfunding websites have sprouted up worldwide, generating a staggering US$16.2 billion in 2014, a 167% increase over the US$6.1 billion raised in 2013, according to crowdfunding research firm massolution.

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