The Middle East city that vanished; Dimitris Sideridis; CNN

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Just an hour — and a world — away from the bright lights of Doha, Qatar, the sand-covered remains of the once-thriving port of Al Zubarah are worth exploring.

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Qatar: Happily Merging the Best of Both Worlds, Traditional and Modern; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

Now ranked as one of the richest countries in the world, Qatar’s second coming is worth exploring…

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Italian Embassy to open 3D exhibition tonight; The Peninsula Qatar

Supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the exhibition aims to promote the immense and rich Archaeological Heritage of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian Gulf by showcasing a great variety of Unesco listed World Heritage Sites.

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‘ArcheoMed3D Exhibition’ opens today at Bin Jelmood House; Gulf Times

The embassy of Italy and Msheireb Museums, in co-operation with the Unesco Regional Office in Doha and Altair4, an Italian company…

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Doha- the land of beautiful contrasts; Varsha Singh; Media India

With Qatar all set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, here’s our list of five exciting things you can do in Doha  ADVENTURE IN THE DESERT-BEACH Not all places give you the opportunity to experience…

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QM holds workshop on traditional building methods; Gulf Times

Qatar – Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

Qatar Museums (QM) said it marked the end of a “hugely successful” series of archaeology and heritage activities with an “enjoyable, informative and interactive” workshop on traditional building methods that took place in the surroundings of Al Zubarah Fort.

The workshop, which was conducted in both Arabic and English, welcomed more than 100 children who took part in hands-on activities and learned about Qatar’s heritage.

The workshop participants received expert instruction and guidance from members of the Cultural Heritage Department at Qatar Museums on a range of historic techniques and methods used by the country’s population historically to build shelters and homes, QM said in a statement.

Following an engaging overview and explanation by the experts, the interactive session gave participants the opportunity to put into practice what they had learned by building their own stone wall. Under careful guidance, they applied the various ancient methods and approaches, including mixing their own mortar. They worked collaboratively in small groups to build a wall from the ground up.

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Five Amazing Things To Do In Qatar; Conde Nast Traveller

Qatar – Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

Whether weaving your way through a colourful Arabian street market, careering over desert dunes in a 4×4 or tucking into a traditional Bedouin feast under a starry desert sky – expect the unexpected in Qatar.

Qatar is defined by its contrasts. Just as the futuristic Doha skyline reflects in the historic waters of the Arabian Gulf, the country stands at the crossroads between East and West, between the past and present. A capital on the rise, impressive architecture and attractions appear almost overnight, yet the strides forward have only been made by following in the footsteps of the generations who have gone before. The result is an eclectic space where ultra-modern experiences and cultural gems sit side by side.

DISCOVER OVER 1,000 YEARS OF ARABIAN HISTORY

The first stop for anyone keen to get a real sense of local culture here should be the Museum…..

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QM tours promote historical heritage; Joey Aguilar; Gulf Times

Qatar – Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

Qatar Museums (QM) continues to hold a series of tours for Culture Pass members to a number of cultural attractions across the country aimed at showcasing the history of its ancient residential palaces and archaeological sites.

In e-mails sent to Culture Pass members, QM said the tours will run every month for up to 50 participants (first come first served) throughout the year.

After the successful tour to Al Zubarah, a Unesco World Heritage site, on December 2, QM is organising another one on December 9 from 10am to 12noon.

This popular tourism destination features a fort, an archaeological site, a fortified compound, a palatial compound and the City Wall, as well as the visitor centre and the temporary exhibition.

QM said that transportation will be available at the Museum of Islamic Art car park at 8am and buses will leave at 8.15am sharp.

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Qatar Museums to host cultural workshops at Al Zubarah; Gulf Times

Qatar – Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

Qatar Museums (QM) will launch a series of educational cultural activities at Al Zubarah Unesco World Heritage Site, offering participants hands on experience with traditional practices.

Al Zubarah is one of the best-preserved examples of an 18th century merchant town in the Gulf region, giving rise to the varied cultural workshops that will be open to the public.

Specially-designed practical and artistic workshops will take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from November 17, and will run for the next four months until March 3. Every Thursday and Saturday, the event will run from 2pm to 8pm and from 10am to 8pm on every Friday.

QM said the workshops aim to educate the local community about the traditional crafts and materials that played a significant role in the country’s history. It will help participants appreciate their ancestors’ skills, wisdom and heritage.

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Not Just a Layover: A 4D3N Qatar Itinerary for First-Time Travellers; Cheryl Seet; TripZilla

Qatar – Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

Explore the marvels of Qatar from cultural sites to the latest attractions – we’ve got you covered. All that’s left is for you to pack your bags and jet off to Qatar!

As far as urbanisation and development goes, Qatar is undoubtedly the epitome of a world-class city. Having repositioned itself from a pearl fishing economy into the region’s top performing economy, this city definitely deserves more attention from the world!

What’s remarkable about Qatar is the speed at which the city centre develops at, and the dynamic balance it offers in the preservation of history, tradition and culture. The seamless fusion of heritage and state-of-the-art developments put Qatar in an attractive light, constantly making one wonder what goes on behind the scenes of Qatar’s progress, and what else it has got to offer with its limitless potential.

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