Qatar’s first national College of Education was founded in 1973, by decree of the Emir of Qatar, in his vision to place education as a priority in the country’s expansion.
The country’s rapid development highlighted the requirement for the College’s expansion, to provide additional areas of specialization in line with the requirements of the population. Consequently, in 1977, Qatar University was founded with four new colleges; Science, education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sharia and Law & Islamic Studies. Since then, the institution rapidly expanded, with the founding of the College of Engineering in 1980 and College of Business in 1985. In addition, it originally supported several small independent research centers, and worked to establish a national community college; the College of Technology.
Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is an additional location of Georgetown University, based in Education City in Doha. University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ) offers a four-year Liberal Arts program, which yields a BSc in Foreign Service Degree (BSFS).
The program consists of two parts: for the first two years, students take a broad range of core subjects designed to help them identify their interests; at the end of their second year, students choose to major in International politics, Culture and Politics, or International Economics. The students can also earn certificates in American or Arab studies in addition to their degrees. The degree obtained from SFSQ will read Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.
Mathaf(is pronounced 'mat-haf' and means "museum") is envisioned to be used as a stimulating space for dialogue and scholarship about international modern and contemporary art, as well as serve as a platform for artists in Arab diaspora and beyond.
Mathaf is inaugurated in 30 December 2010 and presently has 6,300 works of Arab art ranging from the nineteenth century and also has plans for establishing a research center to foster academic development with workshops and lectures. Qatar’s Emir Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani, A long-time patron and protector of Arabic artists who is himself an artist and passionate art collector started to build a collection that could serve artists and public as a rich and representative treasure-house of modern Arab art.
The sheer size of the museum alone, which is over 484,000 sq. ft, is a testament to the dream of its designers.
The museum is dedicated to being the primary museum of Islamic art in the world and through the vision of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, His Highness the Emir of Qatar to project the State of Qatar into a capital of culture; the Museum of Islamic Art will manifest this dedication by creating, conserving and certificating a collection that reflects the life, the intricacy and the diversity of the arts of the Islamic world.
Cambridge International School, Doha (CIS) also own and manage two other schools in Qatar, Cambridge International School for Girls and Doha Modern Indian School. The school is founded by Mohammed Taleb Mohammed Al Khouri and managed by the Taleb Group.
At CIS, the curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England, adapted to include the requirements of education in Qatar. CIS has started to admit girls and boys from KG1 throughout the school from this academic year 2018/19. Already offering IGCSE examinations in Year 11, CIS now extends to Year 12 where students may continue with AS levels and subsequently A levels in Year 13.
The Gulf English School founded in 1993 to meet the need for an educational facility which would provide a broad and balanced curriculum based on the English National Curriculum and also offer an Arabic Language and Islamic Studies programme as authorized by the Supreme Education Council.
The school is housed in modern purpose built facilities of a coeducational programme up until Year Five and a segregated programme from Year Six onwards.
Doha Modern Indian School has been an epitome of academic excellence and student involvement through the years. The institution emerged as the brain child of the Managing Director of Taleb Group of schools, Mr. Mohamed Taleb Al Khouri, judiciously steered by the Director of Schools Mr Jayashankar Pillai.
The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), New Delhi, and prepares students for the All India Senior School Certificate Examinations (Grade XII).
Birla Public School (BPS) was founded in April, 2004 under the aegis of the Birla Group, to cater to the needs of the expatriate Indian community. BPS Doha Qatar is the brainchild of two great visionaries in the field of education-Mr. Basant Kumar Birla & Dr. (Mrs.) Sarala Birla. The institution is managed by its patron, H. E. Sheik Saoud Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani; Mr.Lukose Chacko, the Chairman; Mr. Gope Shahani, the Vice-chairman and Mr. Mohan Thomas, Mr. C.V. Rappai,Mr. R. K. Dalmia and Ms.Maria Thomas , the Directors.
Founded in 1974, this is an educational institution of innovation and learning excellence that is committed to quality education and transforms children into excellent human beings and global citizens ready to become lifelong learners and take up the professional and leadership challenges.
The school boasts Sports complex with synthetic track, flood-lit waterless grass playing field and there are separate swimming pools for adults and beginners within the school campus with life guards and coaches for Boys’ and Girls’ separately. Baby pool for children aged 5 and below.
They have a well stocked Central Reference Library and Girls Section library- with internet and wide range of books, periodicals and journals. Students will be issued books as per the schedule prepared by the respective heads of sections and under the supervision of the teacher in charge of library periods.
his massive green oasis lies hidden behind the Villaggio and Hyatt plaza, Doha's popular shopping malls in the Aspire zone. The Park is the biggest in the city which isn't classified as a tourist attraction as such. However, it stands as a splendid contrast to the characteristic surrounding desert landscape and is an exceptional jewel to realize and experience whilst in Doha.
With a total area of 880,000 m², it is an amazingly huge and super-lush park, complete with sports grounds, children's play area, green areas, trees for shade, jogging track with rubber flooring, gorgeous fountains and eateries. The Aspire Park offers not just green space for a good walk or jog but it also has a big lake with aquatic animals which is an additional touch of nature that visitors can enjoy with cafés and green shades adding to the aesthetic appeal of the park. Aspire Park can be a good getaway after a long day of shopping at the neighboring Villaggio and Hyatt Plaza malls. With an eye to both the amusement for kids and the activities of many sports-enthusiasts, this park has provided the required diversity for those who enjoy outdoor activities. The Aspire Zone, itself is considered the ultimate sporting destination of the Middle East and rose to international prominence through successful staging of the 2006 Asian Games.Aspire Zone is able to provide space to the sporting demands ranging from hosting major international events to coaching camps and conferences to pre-competition camps, training and research, injury diagnosis and treatment as well as rehabilitation. There are also other famous sports venues Khalifa Stadium, impressive Hamad Aquatic Centre and Aspire Dome. The Park is also an excellent option for joggers as it is surrounded by a 1.6km jogging track.
e park extends to an area of 50,000 square meters and a capacity of over 3,000 visitors. Comparatively with its precursors in the gulf region, the park started out quite small, with just a few slides and pools but underwent considerable restoration and has expanded significantly over the years. It can get busy as it's a popular destination for locals and expats in Doha for a cool and revitalizing visit, particularly during hot summer days. The park features an enormous "wave pool", an “activity pool”, a “lazy river”, a multiple slides complex (14 to 20 meters high and extra charges for bigger ones), an exotic village, a family pool, a bar and restaurant. Adjoining the aqua park, there will be a shopping complex with top-of-the-line brands including hypermarket, shops and restaurants as well as a 300,000sqm resort, currently under construction.
The cultural village was constructed on reclaimed coastal land on the eastern coast between the pearl and west bay to north of Doha and was soft-opened in 2010 on the occasion of the Doha Cultural Capital of the Arab World year. The valley of cultures is conceptualized to replicate the Qatari culture through conventional architecture that contains lots of activities. This project is estimated to an approximate US $82 million includes heritage centers, opera house, libraries, an amphitheatre, art galleries and other academic facilities, not to mention cafes, museum facilities, other business establishments, green areas and information center.
The entire Katara complex is built in a fusion of oriental architectural and retro-romantic style, pretty differently from most of Doha’s charming new cultural buildings, elsewhere in the city. A dream long envisioned by HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, the facilities and buildings at Katara were deliberately constructed at random with the purpose of getting a look and feel like a customary Qatari Al Fereej. Other than being a forum for scholars and artistes, Katara aims in acknowledging and promoting cultural awareness in Qatar and raising the artistic energies through the administration of its different organizations, societies and facilities. Build to epitomize the Qatari traditional architecture; Katara's design makes it a proper environment for cultural, creative intellectual and artistic activities through carnivals, social events, symposiums, exhibitions, concerts and all kinds of artistic expressions.
Qatar Canadian School (QCS) is an active JK-12 international school that embraces diversity, celebrates differences in cultures and engages students in their learning. Currently, the school enjoys students from 42 nations enriching the experience for all students to function in a global society.
In 2016, the Ministry of Education has authorized the privatization of the Qatar Canadian School and the school was renamed and operated by Blyth Academy Qatar. Blyth Academy is Canada’s leading private school by enrollment with 15 schools in Canada and the United States and more than 6,000 students. Blyth Academy Online is one of Canada’s leading providers of online education with more than 100 accredited courses available for Grades 9 to 12. The Academy employs more than 800 certified teachers and holds accreditation from Ontario and Alberta in Canada as well as the Middle States Association in the US.
Qatar Academy Doha (QAD) offers academic excellence through Primary, Middle Year and IB Diploma programs based on the principle that education involves the development of a student’s cognitive, physical, social, and moral capabilities.
Qatar Academy Doha, founded in 1996, provides an enriching and exciting environment for their 2000 students. The school offers academic excellence through Primary, Middle Year and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programs based on the principle that education involves the development of a student’s cognitive, physical, social, moral and affective capabilities.
Park House English School is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Qatar with so much to offer your child.
Founded in Doha in 1994 by the Brennan family, International Schools Partnership acquired the school in 2015. Through its rich history, its long standing reputation and many years of commitment to education and hard work by all members of staff, Park House is one of the most celebrated British schools in Qatar, with places highly sought after at every year group.
Newton International School in Qatar is a private, co-educational institution founded in 2006 by Mrs. Afaf K. Al-Moadhadi and Dr. Jabr Al-Noaimi. The school is committed to quality education, striving for excellence and acceptance of difference.
They offer the National Curriculum of England and Wales (NCE) and also includes Arabic for all students as well as Islamic studies courses for the large number of Qatari and other Muslim students. The school has eight campuses: West bay, barwa city, Lagoon, D-ring road, Barwa city ( Newton British academy), AL Waab, AL Daffna and Muraikh
They believe that education is one of man's greatest transformative powers that need to be honed and improved all the time. At their schools they strive to improve continuously. This has earned the trust of many parents living in Qatar and made them grow in 13 years from a humble beginning of a small school in two villas with about 200 students in 2006, to eight campuses with 10000 students in 2019.
The facilities offered can be compared to the best in the world. It has 291 inpatient care beds, a large Outpatient Department, an emergency room, 16 labor and delivery suites and 3 operating theatres.
In addition to women's health, a neonatal unit provides intensive care to newborns. The Special Care Baby Unit called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has three areas: isolation, intermediate and intensive areas. It has 71beds/incubators.
Conceptualized by Qatari businessmen in 1989, Al Ahli Hospital is sketched as a 100-bed profit-based hospital to specialize in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology. With the support of His Highness the Emir, the project received support of other private individuals who participated as shareholders and finally the project grew into a 150-bed private general hospital offering five-star healthcare services in a relaxing environment, a hospital that makes one feel as if in a luxurious hotel. The hospital was first opened to public in June 2004.
Departments: The departments under the hospital offer services under the following categories:
Andrology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Chiropractice, Dentistry, Dermatology, Dentistry, Emergency, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedics, Traumatology, Pathology, laboratory medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonary and chest, radiology and urology.
Through the past few years Al-Emadi Medical Center has explored the wings of its business, to the satisfaction and demands of our customers, by expanding to a qualified hospital , providing most professional specialties and unique facilities with modern equipments, under one roof on hands of most experienced doctors from all around of Arab world.
Quality patient care is the prime objective of Al Khor Hospital. Caring attitude with precise skills are blended with modern technology, offering specialized diagnostic and therapeutic services. The hospital aims to bring world-class medical amenities within the reach of common-man.
The Al Khor Hospital has certainly removed the strain off Hamad General Hospital, and is steadily offering quality medical care to patients outside Doha too. It features the latest medical technologies, offering top-class medical care to patients. It considers predominantly cases such as hyper-respiratory infections, appendicitis and traumas due to road accidents, few of which may be transferred to Hamad Medical Corporation.