We put local communities, young and old, in touch with their past, reminding them of the skills, wisdom and struggles of their ancestors.
Our Cultural Heritage division covers archaeology, architectural conservation and cultural tourism. We manage, conserve, protect and enhance archaeology and archaeological practices in Qatar.
Visit Our Heritage Sites
Al Zubarah is Qatar’s largest heritage site, with an impressive city wall, ancient residential palaces and houses, markets, industrial areas and mosques.
Ain Hleetan Well
In the past, Qatar's wells were a primary source of natural water. Today they remain important indicators and tools for our research.
The Barzan Towers are currently under restoration by our team. A Barzan Visitor Centre will open in the near future.
Al Khor Towers
Al Khor's defensive watchtowers stand over the ancient port.
The Life Cycle in the Qatari Society Tradition
This publication, complete with beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations, chronicles the Qatari traditions that are carried out during each stage of life.
A Written Cosmos: Arabic Calligraphy and Literature Throughout the Centuries
This book looks at the history of literature in Arab culture and the reasons why calligraphy was to become its most original form of visual arts.
Myths from Qatari Heritage
This whimsically illustrated book shares the myths and legends that form part of Qatar’s cultural legacy.
Traditional Games in Qatar
Shared across generations, these playful pastimes reflect society’s creativity in developing a child’s mental and physical skills.
Children's Rhymes in Qatari Society
This illustrated book presents a fascinating part of oral heritage: children’s rhymes.
Adventure Through the Old Palace Gates
Pass through the enormous wooden gates of the magnificent Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani Palace and learn what life was like during Qatar’s early modern period.
About Our Cultural Heritage Programmes
Cultural Heritage Management
We engage in archaeological fieldwork daily and are continuously excavating and conserving heritage structures across Qatar.
New Life for Old Qatar
In addition to our work on forts, palaces and towers, our team gives new life to old buildings and historic areas.
Cultural Heritage Education
Our programmes provide students, teachers, and families with the opportunity to visit heritage sites and experience the work of archaeologists.