21 must-see architectural masterpieces in Qatar

Discover some of the architectural masterpieces in Qatar, as we take you on an exclusive tour through pictures of the country’s most stunning structures.


Lusail is a rapidly developing city, designed to host hundreds of thousands of residents and employees. One of the city’s highlights is diversity of architectural designs. ⁠

Marina Twin Towers

architectural masterpieces in Qatar

Marina Twin Towers, designed in the shape of Lego with different colors, is located in the Marina area in Lusail, 35 minutes from Hamad International Airport. The two towers contain offices for rent, health club, medical center and many restaurants and cafes.

Crescent Tower


A crescent-shaped building in Lusail, inspired by the two curved swords in the emblem of Qatar. Crescent tower will contain 800 units including hotel rooms, apartments, offices, boutique retail and restaurants.

Zig Zag Towers


Ziz Zag Towers: Also known as The West Bay Lagoon Plaza twin towers, or the dancing towers, are the highest and largest residential zig-zag twin towers in the world. These whimsical towers are located on the seaside between the Lusail and the Pearl. From any of their 34 floors, the towers offer a view of the Arabian Gulf from one side and the landscape of Doha on the other.

Al Jaber Twin Towers

The project consists of 21-storey office and 22-storey hotel tower located at Marina district, Lusail City, Qatar.

The complex includes a three-level basement comprising parking spaces for 670 cars, and service rooms with three-floor podiums comprising entrances, a commercial center, and a health club.
The hotel tower above the podium offers guest rooms, apartments, royal suites, studios, and service rooms.

The hotel’s roof accommodates a swimming pool and a restaurant overlooking the Arab Gulf.

The office tower consists of open space for business facilities and service rooms.

The emblematic façade draws its inspiration from the Arabic Gutra.

Shell Tower

Shell Tower is a 26-storey commercial building with three basement levels. There are three entrances on the ground floor, and for the offices and the Shopping Mall, connected all together with a void covered a white glass dome symbolizing ‘ The Pearl. Moreover, the fourth floor is an amenities level for the offices where recreation spaces such as a fitness center and a cafeteria with an external sitting area on the terrace, which is extended around the swimming pool area.

Place Vendome

The Parisian Inspired Place Vendome Mall is one of the largest malls in Qatar. It gives you a French shopping experience with luxury brands and high-end retail outlets. The architecture is a treat to the eyes and don’t forget to enjoy the dancing fountain in the center outer space of the mall.


2022 iconic Building

Perfect location near a park, metro station, and a stadium. The building is absolutely beautiful and real, as it is in pictures. There’s a supermarket, shops, quick food and coffee centers inside. This will forever be a memorial building in the history of sports, and architecture.

Burj Doha Tower

Doha Tower, also known as Burj Doha and previously named as Burj Qatar and Doha High Rise Office Building, is an iconic high rise tower located in West Bay, Doha, Qatar. The great architecture work, a master piece of art and engineering. A fabulous building and a great monument that inspire all people who visit Corniche. So beautiful and elegant, specially in the night.

Tornado Tower Doha

The lights of the building look very shimmering in the evening, the architecture looks quite fancy.

Qanat Quartier

This whole place is magical, based on Venice City theme, the serenity you find over here is so beautiful and unique in Doha. A must visit place for anybody visiting Qatar.

Qatar National Library

An infrastructure with State of the art facilities. It covers everything, right from the interests of a school going child to an old man. There are books from all over the world with shelves covering Religion, Medicine, Engineering, Finance etc. Multiple iPads have been set up for the easy accessibility of e-books.

Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic art is a massive and impressive structure. As it is right along the water, there is also a lovely pathway on both sides that you could easily spend a few hours walking along. Within, the museum is spotless and regal. A spot not to be missed in the city as it gives you nice insight into Islamic history / art / culture.

National Museum of Qatar

The architecture is mind blowing. The way they are able to achieve the structure of a desert rose is so inspiring. A great place to know the story of Qatar through out history. Definitely should visit if you’re a tourist or a resident.

Villagio Mall

Italianate-themed shopping mall with luxury retail stores & a 150-m long indoor canal with gondolas.

Al Hazm Mall

Ornate mall with luxury retailers & global restaurants, plus late hours, heated gardens & a library.

Msheireb Downtown Doha

Msheireb Downtown Doha is a developing area with contemporary architecture, gleaming white mosques, and a cluster of history museums housed in elegant, Arabic-style mansions. 

Amphitheater in Katara

Spread over 3,275 sqm, this classical Greek style amphitheater reflects Islamic influences, particularly in its arched entrances. Accommodating up to 5000 spectators, it affords stellar views of the sea on one side and the cultural village on the other.

Children’s Mall Ribbon in Katara

The Children’s Mall is a unique, first of its kind shopping experience specifically built to cater to all children’s needs, from clothes, to entertainment, to education.

Fanar near Souq Waqif


Al-Fanar Islamic Cultural Center is one of the most widely known architectural landmarks in Doha.

Qatar Grand Mosque (Imam Muhammad bin AbdulWahhab Mosque)

One of the Qatar’s largest mosque located at Dafna. The capacity of worshippers inside is around 3,000 and under boundaries of the mosque can worship 3,000 worshippers at a time.

Torch Doha

The Torch Tower is an iconic structure located adjacent to the Villagio Mall. It is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The Torch serves as a hotel with several floors and facilities such as a rooftop pool and gym etc. In addition, it also has the rotating 360 restaurant which is ideal for a romantic dinner or joyous occasion. Recently a 360 degree screen is also installed which is registered now under Guinness Book of World Records.

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