View of the Fanar - Al-Fanar Islamic Cultural Centre; Karat

The Fanar Mosque in Doha | Qatar

the Fanar Mosque in Doha | Qatar Doha, Qatar That “spiral” tower in the photo is the “Fanar” mosque, which is part of the Al-Fanar Islamic Cultural Centre in Doha. It is probably one of the most distinctive buildings in the Qatari capital, but...
Qatar State Mosque or Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque; Doha, Qatar

State Mosque of Qatar | Qatar

State Mosque of Qatar | Qatar Doha, Qatar The Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque or simply the Qatar State Grand Mosque was opened in 2011. The building can accommodate over 30,000 people at once and is Qatar’s largest mosque. During the day, the mosque can...
Al Thakhira Mosque near Al Khor; Qatar

Al Thakhira Mosque | Qatar

Al Thakhira Mosque | Qatar Al Khor, Qatar The mosque located in the town of Al Thakhira is one of the oldest historical monuments in Qatar. The town itself is located just outside of Al Khor and if you are in the area, it is worth making a stop here. The traditional...
Al Zubarah Fort - UNESCO; visiting Qatar

Al Zubarah Fort | Qatar

Al Zubarah Fort | Qatar Qatar Al Zubarah Fort is located in the ancient city of Al Zubara, whose history is closely linked to pearl fishing in this area of Qatar. The fort is located on the northwest coast of the Qatar Peninsula – 105 kilometers from Doha. Al...
Souq Waqif traditional market - Doha; Qatar

Souq Waqif – Doha | Qatar

Souq Waqif - Doha | Qatar Doha, Qatar If you visit Doha, there’s no chance you won’t see the new West Bay city center. Keep in mind, however, that the “real Qatar” is not just modern skyscrapers, but also traditional parts of the city like Souq...
West Bay Panorama of Doha at night; Qatar

Panorama of Doha – West Bay | Qatar

Panorama of Doha - West Bay | Qatar Doha, Qatar Qatar and Doha are unique examples of such rapidly developing countries. Can you imagine, for example, that only 30 years ago these skyscrapers did not exist? This part of Doha (the west coast) was pure desert. Here,...
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) at night - Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) – Doha | Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) - Doha | Qatar Doha, Qatar The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) is a symbol of Qatar. You’re probably already familiar with the shape of this building if you’ve ever seen articles encouraging you to visit the capital of Qatar –...
Sunrise over Lisbon as seen from Ajuda; Portugal

Sunrise in Lisbon | Portugal

Sunrise in Lisbon | Portugal Lisbon, Portugal For over two years we had been beating ourselves up with thoughts of moving to Lisbon. On the one hand, in Berlin, we had family, friends and a fairly settled life in a country where we knew the language and culture. On...