Doha Museum of Islamic Art

Situated on the Doha harbour with a spectacular view of the Doha skyline is the Museum of Islamic Art. The Museum houses a collection of Islamic artworks dating from the 7th to 19th centuries.

Sonya in front of the Museum of Islamic Art
Travis at the entrance of the Museum of Islamic Art
Inside the Museum of Islamic Art
Islamic trinket
Qatari admiring an Islamic scroll
Holy Quran
Collection of wax seals
Intricate wood tessellation
Qataris relaxing

Royal Arabic High Tea, Doha, Qatar

Life in Doha seems to revolve around eating.  We have visited a few restaurants around town (particular when we first arrived and were staying at a hotel), but recently we have generally been enjoying cooking and eating in.   Afternoon high teas are numerous and populous across Doha.  I was intrigued about the Royal Arabic High Tea at Al Jalsa lounge, located at the Sharq hotel, an Arabic-style hotel which I had heard was famed for it’s opulent decor and lavish restaurants. Below are the photos of our decadent afternoon of canapés, scones, pastries and of course, Arabic sweets.  I particularly enjoyed the fruity, fragrant Oolong tea blend.. almost challenges my love for the Earl Grey, but not quite!

Royal Arabic High Tea  - Travis and the three tiered cakestand
Royal Arabic High Tea  - Sweets
Royal Arabic High Tea  - Teapot
Royal Arabic High Tea  - Sonya pouring tea
Royal Arabic High Tea  - Outside the Sarq Village