MODERN LIVING IN DOHA THE MANY FACES OF A DESERT CITY QATARDoha, capital city of the state of Qatar, an emirate with borders to Saudi Arabia occupying a small peninsula
BacK | HomE | MorE | in the Persian Gulf and is ruled by the House of Al-Thani since it's founding 1878
Coming from a traditional islamic culture, the area is now changing into a western city. Families living there since generations have to master a difficult task - choosing the best of both worlds comes with challenges.
Dohaland's future project Musheireb will transform the historic downtown area of Doha into a modern center. But Qatar's historical architecture and local construction techniques are a great inspiration for the architects of the initial phase: Adjaye Associates, Allies + Morrison, Dar Al Omran, John McAslan and Mossessian.
The Museum of Islamic Art was designed in 2000 by architect I.M. Pei and is situated on a man-made island in Doha's lagoon. The building's architecture was inspired by the Ahmad Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo