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Although Doha today is a brand new and modern city most of which has just recently developed, there are plenty of Landmarks and Monuments to visit and marvel at.
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The Zoo:
The zoo lies 20 km from Doha on Salwa Road. It has a varied collection of animals, reptiles and birds as well as a mini amusement park for children. The zoo opens from 3 pm to 7 pm and closes on Saturdays. Entrance fees are QR2 for children and QR5 for adults.

- Al Khor Museum, situated in Al Khor Town (Al Khawr!) at a distance of 57 kilometers from Doha City Center. The museum is housed in a two story building of interesting architecture. The museum has exhibits highlighting the archeological finds done in Al Khawr and explains about the history of human inhabitation of Qatar.

- Al Wakrah Museum, situated in Al Wakrah Town at some 17 kilometers distance from Doha City Center. It is a museum that has an exhibition on the marine life in the Persian Gulf and along the coastline of Doha and also has features teaching about natural history.

A Full listing of Doha City Landmarks, Monuments, Hotspots and other sites of importance in alphabetical order. Search through the list to find your Full Report and Photo-Virtual Tour of each monument or landmark within the City, or Region of Doha in the Emirate of Qatar.
Among the most famous and interesting historical landmarks of Qatar are its collection of Military Bastions and Fortresses, some of which can be found within the city limits of Doha.
Starting with the historic Fortress of Doha City, The Fortresses of the Emirate of Qatar are:

Doha Fortress (Al Koot):
It is one of the remaining military forts in Doha. It lies on Jassim Bin Mohammed Street and opens daily and the Entrance is free of charge.

Al Wajba Fort:
Situated 15 km south of Doha, Al Wajba Fort was built in the late 18th century or the early 19th century at the time of late sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani. It derives its historical importance from being the ground for a famous battle in which the Qatari people defeated the Ottoman forces in 1893, and from being the residence of Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani at various periods. The fort has rooms on the ground floor and upstairs and is well known for its four watchtowers. It was restored to its original state and is one of the popular tourist attractions within the Emirate.

Umm Salal Muhammad Fort:
This fort lies in Umm Salal Mohammad area, at a distance of 21 km from Doha. It is one of the residential forts that date back to the late 19th century.
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Al Zubara Fort:
Al Zubara Fort lies 105km northwest of Doha. It is open for the public daily except on Fridays and Saturdays, and Entrance is free of charge.

Burzan tower:
Situated in Umm Salal Mohammed, the tower dates back to the late 19th century AD.

- Museum of Islamic Art
- National Museum of Qatar
- Weaponry Museum:
Far less renowned then the above is the weaponry museum. For a taste of what desert life and warfare was like, go have a look. The exhibits are quite sensational. The museum displays rare samples of swords, daggers and miscellaneous firearms and their accessories. It lies in Al Lagta area in the suburbs of Doha.
Entertainment and Leisure:

Doha Golf Club

Equestrian Club:
The club has a grass track and a sand track as well as courts for camel and horse beauty contests and local championships. The club organizes the Emiri Sword event and Qatar International Desert Marathon. It is a most interesting place to visit while relaxing and enjoying life in Doha City.

Traditional Markets:
Most visitors and tourist who come to the Arabian Peninsula and Qater will absolutely agree, a visit to a traditional Arabian market, a Suq, is a must for anyone eager to catch a wiff of local and regional culture. No one wants to miss out. In this the city of Doha can certainly oblige. There are at least three renowned and original traditional markets within the city of Doha today. As one might have expected the traditional markets of the city of Doha all lie within the city center.
Mind you, as is the tradition due to the prevailing high temperatures, the Suq opens in the early morning but closes during the mid-day and the afternoon. After the long mid-day break (also allowing for prayers) business resumes in the evening and continues well into the late hours. Anyone is always invited to have a browse of the many products on offer.
There are five seperate Suq´ traditional markets operating in Doha. These are listed below:

- Suq Waqif (The Old Market)
- Souq Al Aseeri
- Souq Al Jabr
- Souq Al Deerah
- Souq Al Ahmed
There are many fully air-conditioned and modern shopping malls in the city of Doha, and with construction ongoing their number is set to rise within Doha and the new District of Lousail on the northern end of town. Shopping Malls are usually open during the entire day, and usually there is opportunity for visiting and buying in the evenings as well. General opening hours for Malls in Doha City are 9 AM to 10 PM.
The main and most well known Malls are listed below :

- The Mall, Land Mark, Hayatt Plaza, Royal Plaza, Al Mana Center, Al Muftah, Al Salam Plaza, Blue Saloon, City Center Mall, Lulu Center, Center Point, Villaggio and others.