Mosques and heritage houses as architectural wonders of Qatar


Qatar’s design wonders don’t stop at Doha’s skyscrapers. Many uniquely designed mosques contribute to the country’s architectural richness. Qatar also works to preserve heritage houses, with their unique features, as testaments to its humble origins.


In this episode, the Qatar 365 team traveled around the city to explore some of Qatar’s architectural wonders.

Internationally renowned Qatari architect Ibrahim Al Jaidah tells Aadel Haleem he is proud of his work, which has contributed to the modernization of the city. He shares his thoughts on the evolution of Qatar’s architectural identity over the past 20 years, highlighting both creativity and diversity.

There are over 2,000 mosques in Qatar which are an integral part of the landscape. Aadel found that some are unique in structure, putting a contemporary twist on traditional places of worship, such as the Education City mosque or the so-called “tilted mosque”, designed by HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani.

Qatar is a modern country that still keeps an eye on the heritage and traditions of the past, as Laila Humairah discovered when she visited the Qatar Foundation’s Old Al Rayyan Heritage Village. The traditional houses have been preserved and their unique characteristics bear witness to the village’s humble origins.

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