by Eric Bowman
Last updated: 8:00 PM ET, Thu June 14, 2018
Travelers looking for a unique destination need to consider Qatar.
A place filled with ancient cultures and traditions, Qatar has a number of activities for travelers of all types.
Explore new lands and try new things along the way-it's what travel is all about.
Here are five amazing attractions worth exploring in Qatar.
A man-made island north of Doha off the West-Bay coast, The Pearl-Qatar features Mediterranean style yacht-lined marinas and spectacular views.
There are high rise buildings and internationally renowned hotels like The Ritz-Carlton, as well as high-end shopping and fine dining establishments. Of course, there are also small cafes and waterfront promenades, which are both great for people watching.
Al Zubarah Fort
Step into the past at the Al Zubarah Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage site was restored and is a great representation of a true 18th-19th-century settlement for this region. Al Zubarah was once a bustling trading town thanks to its prime location next to the Persian Gulf.
Doha's Traditional Market
See the lively street life at Souq Waqif for a true taste of Qatar.
A maze of shops, restaurants and cafes give travelers a feel for a new culture. Traditional music, art and cultural shows help make for a lively atmosphere. Sample traditional Qatari food for a truly unique experience.
Khor Al Adaid
A true beauty, Khor Al Adaid is also known as Qatar's 'Inland Sea.'
It's a UNESCO recognized natural reserve with its own ecosystem. This natural wonder is one of a few places on Earth where the sea flows deep into the desert, which is why it's such a popular place. While visiting, travelers may spot Arabian gazelles, turtles and rare birds flying by or nesting on islets.
Qatar is an excellent location for adventure travel enthusiasts.
Ride a 4x4, dune buggy, quad bike or camel through the desert for a fun-filled day. Some tour companies even offer overnight excursions in the desert, setting up Bedouin-style camps for shelter.
Other adventurous attractions in Qatar include watching camel racing at the Al Shahaniya track, Arabian horse racing at the Al Shaqab centre and taking part in an authentic Dhow cruise, where you will board a traditionally-shaped Qatari wooden vessel for some incredible views.
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