Dusk introduces the evening sky. The night scrapers start to boast their glamorous lights from afar. You are on top of a beautiful amphitheater to witness all the dramatic scenes that are happening right in front of your eyes; the gentle warm breeze kisses your face.
I have experienced the above. I was in Katara.
And in case you have noticed these structures in one of the photos above, you might now be wondering what these are for (like I did when I saw these for the first time). These are pigeon towers.
From the amphitheater, one would readily see the Katara Beach, which spans over 1.5 kilometers. I saw in one of their streamers that sports activities such as water skiing, parasailing, sailing, boat rides and banana rides are offered by the beach management. We haven’t tried any of these though.
Lastly, should you get hungry while you’re inside the Katara Cultural village, you may choose from their various international restaurants (just check the restaurants’ opening hours before you go by visiting the website http://www.katara.net/english/the-village/restaurants/).
|Inside L’wzaar seafood restaurant –
Notice the mosaic tiles from the floor to the walls.
|Pretty details on the throw pillow|
“Catara” was the most ancient name of the Qatar Peninsula in geographic and historical maps since 150 A.D. However, the name “Katara” instead of “Catara” appeared in the geographical and historical maps in the early eighteenth century AD.
According to the Katara website, it was decided to revive Qatar’s olden name to uphold Qatar’s connection to ancient heritage and to honour the country’s distinguished position since the dawn of history. Thus, the birth of the Katara Cultural Village.
Where is Katara?
You might find the following maps useful in locating and exploring Katara: