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Al Zubarah: Qatar’s Largest Heritage Site

No trip to Doha is complete without a visit to the Al Zubarah Fort, located close to the town of Al Ruwais.

The Zubarah Fort is an iconic desert fort of Qatar. Its name was derived from the archaeological site of Al Zubarah town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The fort is immaculately preserved and is one of the best examples of 18th – 19th-century settlements in the regions.

In the past, it was ranked as one of the Gulf’s most important pearl diving and trading centres that were linked to the Indian Ocean, and it was considered a prosperous trading town – making it one of the places to visit in Doha.

Today the fort serves as a wonderful museum. On the ground floor, there’s a small exhibition about the fort and the surrounding area that should not be missed.

It is a very beautiful fort, even though it’s not actually very old. The fort is only an hour’s drive outside of Doha, but it’s definitively worth the visit.

Opening hours: every day from 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Price: Free of charge

FIFA World Cup : Saudi Arabia shocks Argentina

Saudi Arabia has shocked Argentina in the football world cup beating them 2-1.

With the victory Saudi Arabia has ended Argentina’s 36-game unbeaten run.

This is only Saudi Arabia’s fourth victory in FIFA World Cup history.

1994: beat Morocco 2-1 (Group Stage) at East Rutherford

1994: beat Belgium 1-0 (Round 16) at Washington

2018: beat Egypt 2-1 (Group Stage) at Volgograd

2022: beat Argentina 2-1 (Group Stage) at Lusail

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is in Qatar for the opening of the FIFA World Cup

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Qatar later on Sunday to attend the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, extended an invitation to the Crown Prince.

Several ministries and high-ranking officials from the Kingdom were part of Mohammed bin Salam’s group, including the ministers of foreign affairs, energy, and interior, among others.

The 32 nations that have qualified to compete in the World Cup, which will begin on Sunday and last until December 18, include Saudi Arabia.

BTS Jungkook will perform “Dreamers” at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony

On BTS’ official Twitter account and Weverse channel, the much-anticipated Jungkook solo soundtrack and music video for the tournament were revealed.

Tomorrow, November 20, 2022, at 8am, the soundtrack will be released. The musician himself will then perform “Dreamers” live at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar at Al Bayt Stadium. Fans may watch the performance starting at 5:40 PM Qatar Time on FIFA Accredited Media Platforms.

The “Dreamers” song’s official music video will premiere on FIFA’s official YouTube channel on November 22, 2022.

Social media was used by supporters to celebrate the release of the eagerly anticipated soundtrack and Jungkook’s performance, who will also go down in history as the first Korean performer to appear at the FIFA World Cup.

He has been seen visiting a number of locations in Qatar since his arrival, including The Pearl Qatar and Place Vendome Mall in Lusail. Two days ago, “JK” or “Kookie,” as he is known to his fans, participated in the “Run BTS” challenge by posting a little video to his Instagram story.

2022 FIFA World Cup : Opening Ceremony

The FIFA World Cup takes place from November 20 to December 18. It will begin with a lavish opening ceremony at the 60,000-seater Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor at 5pm local time, two hours before the first match between Qatar and Ecuador.

Khalid Al Mawlawi, Deputy Director General, Marketing, Communications & Event Experience at Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) told a host country media conference on Thursday that the venue’s gates will open at 3pm on the inaugural day.