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Natural wonders of Qatar

Our latest issue of Qatar Now takes you on a journey across fascinating natural wonders, from pristine shores to the solitude (and exhilaration) of the desert.   

Meet our curators

  1. Profile picture of Nasser Al-Attiyah

    Nasser Al-Attiyah

    Dakar rally champion
    Read more about Nasser Al-Attiyah
  2. Profile picture of Mohammed Al-Sada

    Mohammed Al-Sada

    Free diver
    Read more about Mohammed Al-Sada
  3. Profile picture of Amal Al Shammari

    Amal Al Shammari

    Founding Director, Embrace Doha
    Read more about Amal Al Shammari
  4. Profile picture of Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata

    Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata

    Executive Director of Earthna, Center for a Sustainable Future
    Art & culture
    Read more about Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata

Explore Qatar’s diverse landscapes

From lush mangrove forests to eerie desert plains, our peninsula is teeming with wildlife and wonders.

Meet the dune master, Nasser Al-Attiyah

We go dune bashing with the fastest man on the sand to learn about the physical and mentally demanding sport of rallying.

It’s easier to get to the top than to stay there. Even with the experience I have, I always have a sense of pressure. I’m very lucky that Qatar has become the capital of sport, with all the resources available.

Amal Al Shammari’s vibrant nomadic heritage

The Embrace Doha founder offers a window into Qatar’s past and shares her special connection with the desert.

Hospitality means everything in Qatari culture—guests are meant to be welcomed into the family circle...

Rare archaeological sites and heritage treasures 

The name ‘Qatar’ has been known in history since the 7th century. Venture into the rocky northern desert. and you’ll discover ancient petroglyps from Neolithic times at Jassasiya Rock Art Site. Admire otherworldly ‘mushroom’ rock formations at Zekreet, or see Al Rekayat Fort at Al Zubarah – an important settlement during the golden age of the pearling trade. Get inside the the largest and deepest cave in Qatar.

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Discover ancient diving spots with Mohammed

Mohammed Al Sada tells stories of life under the surface and a pearl hunting tradition that is at least 7,500 years old.

The salt is in my blood – every Qatari is connected to the sea.

Dr. Castro de la Mata on Qatar’s exciting sustainable future

Dr. Castro de la Mata shows us around the smart city of Msheireb Downtown and Oxygen Park and presents our electric transport system.

We cannot afford to leave a planet for future generations in a worst condition than what we received it.

Making great strides in sustainability 

It’s easy to imagine the cities of tomorrow when you visit Qatar. There is the lush Oxygen Park – a visionary experiment that produces clean air and provides a space for exercise and connecting with nature. You can wander around Lusail City and Msheireb Downtown – some of the most technologically advanced smart cities in the world – and easily get around Doha with our full integrated electric bus system (a world first).

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Natural Wonders