For the tourist who visits Doha, there are a wide variety of activities to do. Those who are keen on understanding the history and the culture as well as what has shaped these countries and their cultures there are no better places than taking a few tours around the numerous museums in the city.

These diverse museums feature many artefacts ranging from wood work, manuscripts, photographs, pottery, jewellery, prehistoric settlement material, coins, silver and gold coins, fossils and other fossilised material that date back thousands of years. Many other artefacts indicate its long history and civilisation as well as evidence from its pearl fishing days.
Those who are keen to understand about Islam, the people and the culture one of the must visit places is the Museum of Islamic Art. Qatar National Museum located on the eastern side of the Corniche is also a must visit. There is also the Arabian and Islamic Heritage library where one will find old books.

For those who are keen on the oriental history, there is the Orientalist Museum featuring diverse works of art and manuscripts, photos and material from a time gone by. If it is natural history, fossilised dinosaurs and their skeletons and pre historic material that tickle your fancy, Qatar’s National History collection in the Orientalist Museum is the place where one would find these and more. Fans of art should make sure to go to Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art located in Education City.

Among the many other interesting places worth visiting that feature specialised collections are Arab Postal Stamps Museum, Weaponry Museum and Ethnographic Museum located at the Wind Tower House. There are also a few interesting buildings outside Doha, Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum, Al Khor Museum and also Al Wakrah Museum, all featuring impressive collections of material which showcase the rich history, culture and heritage of this land.

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Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Free Spirit. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.