The capital of Qatar, Doha, which will soon host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is not a typical city for the Middle East. It has everything that a mysterious Arab country with an unconventional way of life for us should have, and at the same time an impressive collection of contemporary art and public art, which could be seen in the capital of any progressive European power. Combining the incongruous, Qatar is able to surprise even the most sophisticated tourists. Do you want something new? Welcome to Qatar.
From the moment you arrive at Hamad International Airport, guests are in for an exciting art adventure. Let's start with recognizable bronze men by the American sculptor Tom Otterness. 9d/7r/9d7ras4pgs8w8ck00g0w80o80.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>
There is also a giant sculpture “Little Lies” by the cult artist KAWS. f550x700/2o/bx/2obxrrokx14w08s0w0kkc40ow.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>
Moving on, Doha hotels are more than just a place to stay. For example, staying at the legendary Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, guests will be able to admire the recently installed Rooster Sculpture (2021) in bright blue by German artist Katharina Fritsch.
Qatar Tourism, Katharina Fritsch
Walking along the Corniche to the Museum of Islamic Art Park, guests of Doha will not miss the installed 24-meter steel sculpture “7”, created by Richard Serra. The work embodies the deep spiritual symbolism of the number “seven” in Islamic culture and is a metaphor for infinity. ru/sized/f550x700/7y/mt/7ymtjhaqlw08gwssggwwkckk4.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>
Exploring the surroundings of Lusail, travelers will be able to get acquainted with the recently opened installation “Yigal” by the Qatari artist Shuk al-Mana. The work is a tribute to the history and traditions of Qatar as part of the traditional headdress worn by Qatari men.
In the Katara Cultural Village there is a sculpture “Force of Nature II” by Lorenzo Quinn, in the form of a mother woman -nature spinning the planet.
Spend the afternoon exploring the Education City campus to admire the beauty of the Education City Mosque. Bureau Mangera Yvars Architects designed the facade of the mosque in such a way that almost the entire facade is covered with relief verses from the Koran. Designed and rendered by Iraqi architect and calligrapher Taha al-Hiti.
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On the way back, you can't miss Damien Hirst's Amazing Journey set in front of the Sidra Medical Research Center. The art object consists of 14 bronze sculptures depicting the stages of embryo development. It all ends with a statue of a baby 14 meters high, which symbolizes the beauty of the amazing process of birth. /sized/f550x700/30/j2/30j2t0qyt3i8k8csok4kgw4c0.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>