Living in Doha
Doha is an ever-evolving and diverse city home to people from all over the world. Whilst the many glistening towers that form the city’s skyline indicate a city looking to the future, Qatari’s retain a strong sense of identity to their traditions and heritage.
Life as a student at UCL Qatar means taking advantage of the numerous cultural attractions, international events and festivals that the city plays host to. The rapidly developing museums infrastructure is capped by the magnificent Museum of Islamic Art. Doha’s most iconic landmark houses a collection of Islamic objects and artefacts from North Africa to Central Asia, spanning 1400 years. Regular local and international exhibitions run at the Museum of Islamic Art in parallel to the permanent collection.
Doha’s favourable weather between September and May means that outdoor activities are popular, with parks and beaches within easy reach. Doha Corniche, an extensive promenade along Doha Bay, is where residents spend their afternoons and evenings walking and exercising. At the heart of Doha is Souq Waqif, where the many restaurants and cafes provide a relaxing setting in which to socialise and watch the world go by.
Outside of the city limits, plentiful adventure activities are available including dune bashing in the desert to the south of Doha. Most residents will be sure to visit Al-Zubarah, an abandoned town and archaeological fort in the north of the country. Camel racing and falcon watching are among the other unique activities available.
Doha is a suitable city in which to pursue postgraduate studies. It is safe, modern and relaxing, with all essential amenities catered for.