One of the things that people in Qatar love the most about the country is the quality and variety of food they get here – be it Karak or Majbous. But if you were to ask one thing that bewilders them the most every other day, many will tell you that it’s the awe-inspiring structures. It’s no secret that Qatar is an architectural gem, with a number of iconic buildings and structures spread across the country.
From towering skyscrapers to beautifully designed museums, here are my top picks for the most iconic buildings in the country.
Abdullah Bin Zid Almahmud Cultural and Islamic Center: Located close to the Doha Corniche, this mosque is a famous landmark in Doha. The most unique feature of the mosque would be the spiral shape of the minaret. The mosque itself is simple yet the interior is so calm and peaceful. The minaret rises confidently amidst the other surrounding constructions. No stay in Qatar will be complete without a visit to this unique place.
Aspire Tower: This building is 300ft tall tower which was completed in November 2007. Another landmark of Doha, this tower consists of the immensely popular 360° revolving restaurant. When the tower is all lit up at night, it becomes a spectacular sight to see.
— Text and photos by Mohamed Samad Imran M @imran_ismarbaan