Before the discovery of oil, Qatar’s main income was pearl diving. Pearl diving was very popular in Qatar. Divers would collect pearls over a 5 month period for selling and trading in the market.
Go Back in Time Today!
If you’re visiting Qatar and you feel like indulging in our beautiful heritage, then call a Karwa and take a ride to Souq Waqif. Souq Waqif literally translates to the standing market. This shopping destination is known for selling traditional spices, garments, souvenirs and more.
Rich in Treasure.
Mounting from its own purpose built island, the Museum of Islamic Art houses one of the largest collections of Islamic art in the world. The museum holds art pieces that include exquisite textiles, ceramics, enamel and glass work. An example of the extraordinary work held in this museum is the Jewelled Falcon which comes from India and can date back to the 1940s.
Qatar continues to honor its traditions and culture in many ways so whilst here take the time to learn more about the heritage of Qatar.
By Hessa Al-Kubaisi
Photo By Yeon Hwang