Al Shaqab Stud
This Arabian Stud Farm is owned by the Emir of Qatar! and is located just outside the city... It is really lovely place to visit, and owner of the World Champion Stallion, Al Aadeed Al Shaqab...
At the place you will find the studs own racetrack, swimming pool for horses, riding school, and horse clinic...Related to:
- Farm Stay
- Study Abroad
Doha - The Capital of Qatar
With just 400,000 residents, Doha is Qatar's largest city, its capital, and home to about 80 percent of the country's population. Doha was founded as a fishing port in 1825, and it has made great strides from these humble beginnings. In 1916, Doha became the capital city of the British protectorate of Qatar, and it remained the capital city when Qatar was granted independence in 1971.
Qatar is an modern city that is home to Al-Jazeera (the Arabic news channel), University of Qatar, Qatar National Museum, and the Museum of Islamic Art.
See a desert sunrise
"And the long night has finally come to an end ..."
The most beautiful time of the day--and perhaps the only beautiful time of the day--is sunrise, when the air still has a bit of a chill and sky slowly changes to shades of purple, orange, and red, before the hellish fireball called the sun, which kills almost everything here, arrives over this distant horizon. Sunrise is when people awake and renew their daily struggle of life in the desert; it is also when the animals, better adapted than humans, seek shelter and avoid the penetrating heat of the day.
Visual Art Center
Art lovers and budding talents have new destination in Qatar. Visual Art Center. The government has recently established the visual art center under nation council of Art and heritage (NCAH) to develop the talents if any nationals as well as expatriates in the fields of art. The center located on a prime venue has been started with the aim to providing a conductive environment for budding talents, artist s and art lovers to explore the works of art.
We are not an institute or a university but a center where training in several fields of art and other related facility are provided free of cost. Said Faraj Dahman, director of the center. Dahman is also the head of the Fine Arts section at the National council o art and Heritage.
The Center has already started courses in Painting, Ceramics painting and Photography. It will also star a course in Video-Editing in the near future. There are three levels, of classes – 1.foundation class for people with very basic knowledge of art, 2.development class for people with considerable knowledge and 3.the professionals class for people with good experience in art who want to develop their skills further in their fields.
These courses are yearly courses s well as seasons courses. It also has a library and a 20 seat cinema hall. Plans are underway to build studios and stores foe artist. It started as an idea in 1991 but began taking shape only in 2001. They have also became members the center “the doors of the center are open to anyone with a creative urge”. At present about 170 members of different age group and and five teachers. “We are planning to invite more teachers and also expand the building and open a gallery” said Daham.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
Al Shahania Camel Race track
We spent a few hours driving around the race track watching the camels getting trained. It's kinda cool to see these big lazy-looking animals run with great speed...
All around the racetrack there are a road for the cars, so it's possible to follow them around the whole track.
In the afternoon there are usually races...
Clear blue waters of the north
If you get a chance to spend some time exploring Qatar (most of the country can be seen as long day trips), be sure to stop in Al Shamal. It is a town on the north west corner (as the name suggests) and is a sleepy fishing town. There is not much to do there however if you go around the town the harbor is quite nice and there are a few restaurants and juice bars to step into. The people are very friendly and hospitable.Related to:
- Sailing and Boating
- Road Trip
Al Rayyan Farm
This is the Arabian horse farm over any arabian horse farm in the world!!!
The stud is owned by Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Khaled Al Thani, and managed by the world known trainer and handler Bart Van Buggenhout from Belgium.
You wont find Arabians of higher quality anywhere else, and you should not miss the opportunity to go here, if you have the smallest interest in horses! Bart will be happy to show you the farm and the horses.Related to:
- Study Abroad
- Farm Stay
Al Naif Stud
This arabian horse farms has around 200 horses. Around 150 race horses and 50 showhorses of great quality! It is a nice place to spend a little time, and get to see the "National" horse.
See Johara Al Naif who was "World Champion filly 02" in Paris! This charming lady is the Juvel of Al Naif! You will fall in love with the arabian horse!Related to:
- Family Travel
- Farm Stay
The Docks and the Fishing Fleets
In stark contrast to the Corniche and the relatively modern buildings that line it are the docks which cater to the fishing fleets of Qatar. The commercial fishing vessels are the classic designs of the Arabian Gulf. Little has changed apart from the transition from Sail to Diesel Engines. You will see the fisherman going about their jobs, fixing nets, unloading catches and repairing their vessels.Related to:
- Luxury Travel
- Historical Travel
Al Shahania Farm
Al Shahania Farm is one of the most progressive and successful Arabian breeding and racing establishments in the world. It is like a green Oasis in the middle of the desert. The whole stud is just beautiful, and really worth a trip even though you are not really in to horses.
The stud is owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani.Related to:
- Farm Stay
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