Qatar continues its reign as the safest country in the world fifth time in a row according to Numbeo Crime Index 2023, says a press statement issued by Qatar Tourism. The statement adds that Qatar retrieved its spot in 2019 and has topped the list ever since.
The statement adds that Numbeo Index is the largest cost of living database in the world. It offers a global crowd-sourced database on factors like quality of life, housing, crime rates, quality of healthcare, transport facilities, and other similar statistics. The index surveyed 142 countries and put Qatar at the top of the list in terms of safety, says the statement.
The statement adds that Qatar has an ever-changing landscape, ancient alleys located in contrast against the modern skyline, and varied topography. Since the country is a peninsula, it offers the perfect blend of sun, sand, and sea. It goes on list some of the top attractions to explore in Qatar:
National Museum of Qatar: Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, draws inspiration from and recreates the naturally occurring crystal formations – the desert rose. The museum houses 11 galleries which allow visitors to witness the changing fortunes of the country. Spread across 4305 sqm, it gives a voice to Qatar’s heritage whilst celebrating its future.
Souq Waqif: It is one of the traditional markets in Qatar that holds prominence among visitors and residents alike. The labyrinthine alleys present cultural wonders like regional music, artistic shows, and local eateries and restaurants.
Khor Al Adaid: This is a UNESCO-recognized site is one of the few places in the world where the sea meets the desert. The undulating sand dunes of Qatar are a popular destination for recreational safari and dune bashing.
Qatar National Library: Designed by the world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, this library is conceived in a way that every book is visible. It is built to resemble two pieces of paper that are pulled apart and folded diagonally at the corners to create a shell-like structure. The library provides a holistic environment that fosters learning, growth, and innovation.
The Pearl – Qatar : This is a man-made island spread across 4 million sqm. It houses several hotels, charming cafes, and a number of restaurants. It also has an iconic marina view with luxury boutiques, residential buildings, and more.
Katara Cultural Village : This is a self-styled cultural village nestled between the modern city lights of Doha. With a few noteworthy mosques, a large amphitheatre, and a high-end store, it is the go-to destination for art, culture, and cuisine.
The statement adds that Qatar is also picking up as a preferred location for MICE activities. The purpose-built venues like Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) and Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) make it the perfect business setup. The world-class indoor and outdoor facilities make it an ideal pick for all corporate events.