The flagship initiative of Qatar Foundation
Things To Do
Things To Do
The flagship initiative of Qatar Foundation
Unlike any other place in Qatar, Education City is home to branch campuses of some of the world’s leading educational institutes, a homegrown research university, start-up incubators, technology parks, heritage sites, cultural institutions, and much more.
Education City is the home of the local Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and seven international universities: Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, and HEC Paris. It also has 13 schools - as a part of Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education, Qatar National Library, Education City Stadium – one of the venues of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the Qur’anic Botanic Garden, Oxygen Park, Ceremonial Green Spine, Ceremonial Court, Minaretein (Education City Mosque), Al Shaqab, Qatar National Convention Centre, and the Education City Golf Club, not to mention Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art as well as several art exhibitions and installations including Seeroo fi al ardh.
Education City, Doha was officially inaugurated on October 13th, 2003, and it has since grown to be the home of eight universities with affiliated research institutes, including Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Georgetown University in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, HEC Paris, along with its homegrown university, Hamad Bin Khalifa University; 13 schools as a part of Qatar Foundation’s Pre-University Education network; Qatar National Library; Education City Stadium – one of the venues of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™; the Qur’anic Botanic Garden; Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art as well as several art exhibitions and installations including Seeroo fi al ardh; Oxygen Park; Green Spine and Ceremonial Court; Minaretein – the Education City Mosque; Al Shaqab; Qatar National Convention Centre; and the Education City Golf Club.
During just one short walk—or tram ride—around Education City, you can enjoy the vast green spaces, cross the street to browse over one million books at one of the region’s largest libraries, enjoy a round of golf or an art tour. Education City is for everyone!
Education City introduces great public art installations:
● ''The Miraculous Journey" by Damien Hirst at Sidra Medicine
● ''Maman'' by Louise Bourgeois at Qatar National Convention Center.
The idea of the 130,000-square-meter Oxygen Park is to introduce a green lung in Education City, inviting students and visitors alike to refresh their mind, body, and spirit through active exercise and to explore the symbiotic relationships between oxygen, plants, and healthy purified living.
A community space for visitors to access millions of books, research, community programs, and Qatar’s heritage.
The Education City Mosque is located in the Minaretein building which rests on five large columns representing the five pillars of Islam. The mosque can host up to 2,800 worshippers in its interior and exterior spaces. In addition, the building houses the College of Islamic Studies, which is an entity of Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
A beautiful multipurpose, open-air space that hosts significant events in Education City, such as QF Convocation, Qatar National Day, and more.
A leading global equine center passionately committed to preserving Qatar’s heritage by promoting the Arabian horse and setting the highest standards in horse welfare, breeding, equine education, and research.
Co-owned by Qatar Museums and Qatar Foundation, Mathaf seeks to inspire the community by offering an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art, while supporting creativity and promoting dialogue.
Education City Golf Club is a state-of-the-art golf facility that honors our approach to education, innovation, sustainability, research and development, and culture through sport.
As a chosen World Cup stadium, the Education City Stadium reflects the combined goal of Qatar Foundation and Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy to make the FIFA World Cup 2022™ a catalyst for social and human development.
Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is one of the largest and most technologically advanced venues in the Middle East. It hosts state-of-the-art production and presentation facilities accompanied by staff that provide tailor-made experiences for all kinds of events, conferences, and programs.
Another popular activity is called Ladies Night—this is where Oxygen Park is reserved only for women during specific hours within the week to allow them to practice their sport comfortably and enjoy some fresh air. Other ladies-only activities can be found on the Education City App.
Sunday to Saturday: 6:00 AM - 10:0 PM
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