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Posted On: 24 May 2021 03:00 pm
Updated On: 23 May 2021 05:08 pm

5 hidden gems at Msheireb Downtown Doha!

Vrinda Abilash
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Msheireb Downtown Doha is definitely one of the happening destinations in Qatar and is full of wonders! The vibe of the place is just infectious, and it is one of the best spots in Doha to simply stroll around, grab a cup of your favourite drink, get a takeaway from the many new and hip restaurants and cafes there!

Did you also know that there is a huge art scene in Msheireb Downtown Doha that you shouldn’t miss! On your next visit, make sure to check out these hidden gems there!

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Sundial at Sikkat Al Rawda

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Have you seen this before?

Did you know that there is a huge sundial at Msheireb Downtown Doha?! There is a high possibility that you have passed by it and missed it! It is that hidden and you can find it at Sikkat Al Rawda, next to the mosque. Here you can view the shadow the sundial creates throughout the day and also find plaques right next to it from where you can observe the equinoxes on March 21 and September 21. How cool is this?

Turquoise City by Mark Handforth

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Turquoise City stands tall right next to Mandarin Oriental and on street number 835 at Barahat Msheireb. This brand new art installation by Mark Handforth consists of truncated turquoise tubes which are irregularly chopped and stacked to form a spiral structure. This is the artist’s vision of expressing the unfolded beginnings of life. When are you viewing this new art piece?

"Eyes know" by Dimitrije Bugarski

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Artwork that captures your attention!

This artwork is located near AlWadi Hotel Doha and opposite % Arabica! Called “Eyes know” by the artist Dimitrije Bugarski (also known as dee dee), the art piece draws the viewer towards it at first glance! It is a spray-work of an excerpt from Shk Saoud's portrait done on concrete blocks. Have you spotted this one before?

Dreamscape by Plush Design

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A truly dreamy space, this interactive art installation by Plush Design is located inside the newly opened Msheireb Galleria Mall. Immerse yourself in the views and sounds here and be transported to a place of zen! Have you experienced this already?

Rose III by Isa Genzken

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Have you seen such a realistic rose sculpture before?

Located inside the M7 building, this art piece is by the well-known German artist - Isa Genzken. This huge sculpture is made of enamelled stainless steel and is eight meters high. It is tricky to capture it in one frame, but can you do it?

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