The Pearl Monument, Doha, Qatar
At the northern, ‘sea’ end of the Corniche, the entrance to the dhow harbour is marked by the famous pearl monument, a popular spot for photos.
The Pearl-Qatar is a man-made island off the West Bay coast featuring Mediterranean-style yacht-lined marinas, upmarket residential towers, villas and internationally renowned hotels, as well as luxury shopping at top brand name boutiques and showrooms.
A popular dining spot with dozens of restaurants, its waterfront promenades are lined with cafes and restaurants serving every taste – from a refreshing ice cream to a five-star dining experience.
The Pearl is a popular visitor attraction by virtue of its chic elegance, outdoor atmosphere and al fresco dining. Hence its inviting description as the ‘Arabian Riviera’.
Epic Qatar Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound