There is one UNESCO World Heritage Site in Qatar, and one site on the Tentative List (see UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in Qatar)
Al Zubarah Archaeological Site
The walled coastal town of Al Zubarah in the Persian Gulf flourished as a pearling and trading center in the late 18th and early 19th centuries before it was destroyed in 1811 and abandoned in the early 1900s. Founded by merchants from Kuwait, Al Zubarah had trading links across the Indian Ocean, Arabia, and Western Asia. A layer of sand blown from the desert has protected the remains of the site’s palaces, mosques, streets, courtyard houses, and fishermen’s huts; its harbor, double defensive walls, a canal, walls, and cemeteries. Excavation has only taken place over a small part of the site, which offers an outstanding testimony to an urban trading and pearl-diving tradition that sustained the region’s major coastal towns and led to the development of small independent states that flourished outside the control of the Ottoman, European, and Persian empires and eventually led to the emergence of modern-day Gulf States. [UNESCO]
Ruwayda is a ruined city in the north of Qatar. It stretches for 2.5 km along the coast and is one of Qatar's largest archaeological sites, also housing the country's largest fort. The city was probably inhabited from 1500 until late 1700.
Al Wajbah Fort
Al Wajbah Fort is one of the oldest forts in Qatar. The fort is located in the Al Wajbah area of Al Rayyan, about 15 kilometers west of Doha. This fort was built in 1893 and was once the site of an important battle called the Battle of Al Wajbah.
Al Jumail is an abandoned village inhabited by the Alkubaisi tribe in northeast Qatar located in the municipality of Al Shamal. It was an important town in the northern peninsula before the 21st century.
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Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Official website of the ministry, the highest official authority on all educational affairs in the State of Qatar.
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a public university located within Education City in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.
Georgetown University in Qatar
University Georgetown in Qatar
The British international school in Doha, a not-for-profit organization, is sponsored by the British Embassy.
University of Qatar
The official website of Qatar University, the country's only state university was founded in 1977.
Qatar National Library
The Official website of the National Library of Qatar.
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History of Qatar
The country's modern history began in 1766 with the founding of the city of Al-Zubārah. The city became an important economic outpost. On 3 September 1971, the modern state of Qatar was established with the declaration of independence (from the UK).
Article about Qatar's history by Welcome Qatar magazine.
A timeline of Qatar's history, provided by the country's tourism authority.
Timeline of Qatar's history
BBC page with a chronological overview of events in the history of Qatar.
History of Qatar
Wikipedia entry on Qatar's history.
House of Thani
Wikipedia article about the family ruling Qatar since the eighteenth century.