Katara Cultural Village

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Katara Cultural Village
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Bengaluru, India15 contributions
Aug 2021
I walked along the Katara beach for a long time. There's a nice breeze and is entirely a pedestrian area (with options of taking a hitching a ride on an electric buggy that I think is free). Enjoyed some great views. If you want to step into the sand or water, you have to buy a ticket which costs money. I personally believe you can have a great time without buying a ticket.

At the end of the beach, there's a large pristine amphitheater that is open to the public. It is very well maintained. There's an initial 'wow' moment when you see the amphitheater but it's not worth sticking around for a long time.
Written August 9, 2021
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Qatar101 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
You can take a metro to this place. That would be the easiest and the most reasonable way to commute as the metro station comes directly out in the cultural village. As the name suggests it's all about culture and art.
You get to see the actual beauty of it's artists in the buildings and the art work created here
The best being the gift box shaped building. It's still not started due to covid restrictions but I m sure once it's in function this wud be the most visited building in the place. Besides there en no of awesome restaurants serving mouth watering and international cuisine. The staff is very friendly. The place is spic and span and the cleaners are always on their toes like 90% of the cleaners around Doha. Which makes Doha the cleanest city.
There is beach attached where you can come along with your family and children. There are water sports to offer now which are quite reasonably costs.
And also there shamiyanas which you can book from the restaurant owners for couple of hours and spend time with your family and friends. A shamiyana is a ac room set out near the beach giving an awesome view of the beach and some beach barbeque. The best time to enjoy this is is during winters when it's chilling outside. You get to enjoy the mood light along withh some delicious barbeque.
Written July 26, 2021
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Cannes66 contributions
Oct 2021
Katara Cultural Village is the hot spot for events, social gatherings, and of course shopping on the side :)...It is right around the corner from the Pearl. Katara is the historical name for Qatar and the events are everything but historical. There is an open amphitheater which overlooks on one side the beach, a multipurpose cinema, a conference, and a museum for maritime heritage. Exhibits can be anything from falcons to art, performances can be classical music or opera. You can explore the stars at the planetarium after spending the day at the beach, and hop into Galeries Lafayette for a nice shopping spree. The walkways leading to Galeries Lafayette are air conditioned. Art is on public display and gives the Cultural Village a nice modern touch.
Written November 11, 2021
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Scotland, UK453 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
While Doha is a city that strives to take itself into the future, I actually found its most endearing attraction the unusually quaint and tradition based Katara Cultural Village.

While there are genuine Souqs still in operation giving Doha a genuine and traditional flavour I felt the bigger cities in the UAE lacked, I was especially taken with Katara, which is a genuinely focused attempt at giving a picture at traditional Qatari culture.

A small, artificial ‘village’ Katara boasts a variety of cafes, an open air theatre, outdoor markets and buildings designed in the traditional Qatari fashion.

When I visited it was a scorching afternoon and there were several people enjoying the beach section, which offers various small time water sports. This did mean that there wasn’t a lot on in the way of performances or outdoor activities. This meant I didn’t get to see it at its best, but I did enjoy a wander around it’s quaint ‘streets’.

The other downside to my visit was that at the time it could only be reached by car. I do believe that a metro station will soon be active there making it a great deal more accessible to those staying in Doha centre.

As such it’s a weird feeling I have towards Katara. I enjoyed my visit even though there wasn’t much going on, but am aware that it can be better. If in Doha I’d definitely recommend checking it out.
Written April 1, 2020
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Doha, Qatar5,997 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Katara is a centre of Qatari arts and culture with lots of new additions ...art installations, cafes and restaurants ..and helpfully more underground parking. The whole village is really well done with the added new high end shopping village, extended parkland and of course yet more cafes. The beach is still unchanged with lots of activities, albeit all temporarily closed due to Covid restrictions at time of visit. A must see part of a visit to Qatar or a revisit if you are a resident to see the new elements.
Written April 24, 2021
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,381 contributions
Nov 2019
We hired a taxi to take us around town. Our driver acted as a tour guide, he took us to Katara Cultural Village. It is fairly new and was opened in October 2010. The village has a nice view, facing the Gulf and has a beach named Katara. We had an hour rushing to explore the beautiful Amphitheater that is facing the Katara Beach. There are unique artistic cultural sculptures displayed at the open area, Katara Mosque and the interesting Pigeon Towers. That was a refreshing place to visit. We could have easily spent another hour there to see the galleries, shopping mall and restraurants. Happy Travelling!
Written March 12, 2020
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Doha, Qatar1 contribution
Jan 2021
I just visited Katara and caught up with a good friend of mine. I spent the entire afternoon there and it was really fun and the weather was perfect! The beach was vibrant and they had a farmer's market festival. Katara is a pleasant place if you want to walk around or eat in one of its many restaurants. Of course, the architecture of the amphitheater, the Shakespeare building, the Milan inspired Galleria made this experience even more enjoyable. The last time I visited Katara was in the summer and it was a sweaty mess! I recommend visiting in the winter or spring. I used to rarely go there but now I feel like this place is growing on me. Even as a resident living in Qatar, I recommend this place if you would like to have a walk and sightsee with a family member or friend. Overall, It's a pretty fun place and I might go there again this weekend with my family.
Written January 13, 2021
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Elene T
Tbilisi, Georgia67 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a very good place to visit when in Doha. I visited this place several times during my stay. During daytime it seems little bit calm, some of the shops are closed but as the sun goes down, it becomes busy and vibrant. There are good places to walk around, you can attend concerts, or choose from around 20 restaurants that offer really good food. Totally recommended.
Written February 2, 2020
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London, UK98 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
There’s lots to do and see, not to forget there’s a beach. Beautiful architectural showcase here. It’s new and clean and has free shuttle by way of golf carts. But some of these drivers can be lazy, when I asked one to take me back to the station he pointed the directions to me and. I told him, I’m tired now that’s why I want to avail the free ride! So cheeky. I used the shuttle 3 times because I was short of time and didn’t wanna lose time by getting lost. None of the drivers were friendly or helpful. Use them anyway, it is their job and lots of them, hopefully you’ll get the nice driver. Very convenient right next to the metro station (katara on red line). I came here on a Sunday just after midday, and it was almost deserted, so I had the place to myself and took endless photos.
Written February 18, 2020
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south africa34 contributions
Mar 2019
The outdoor area with all the shops and food places makes this walkable area a must see. The outdoor amphitheater is itself a unique almost greek amphitheater insertions into this UAE site. I loved it!
Written February 8, 2020
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