The City Gallery located at the Grand Cruise Terminal at the Old Doha Port, is now open to public daily.
Visitors get to explore the gallery from 12pm to 9pm from Saturday to Thursday, while on Friday, the doors remain open from 2pm to 9pm.
As visitors step inside, their attention is immediately drawn to a captivating LED map of Qatar, adorning the floor.
The gallery offers a unique blend of visual and aquatic experiences. A remarkable feature is the gallery’s aquarium, which houses a range of aquatic species, including Golden Trevally, Honeycomb Stingray, Yellowtail Fusilier, Sergeant Majoris, Yellowbar Angelfish, Cowtail Stingray, Brown Spotted Reef Cod, Blue Spotted Stingray, Whitespotted Eagle Ray, Blacktip Reef Shark, Broomtail Wrasse, Pennant Coralfish or Longfin Bannerfish, Twobar Seabream, Turkeyfish and Cobia.
Moreover, the gallery offers an immersive experience with audiovisual presentations on screen throughout the gallery.
The presentation offers a glimpse into the authenticity of Qatari culture, displaying images and showcasing the country’s stunning landscapes and tourist attractions like Corniche.
Another notable addition to the gallery is a framed quote from the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, which conveys a powerful message of unity and hospitality, “No matter how diverse our nationalities, religions, and ideas are, our duty is to overcome obstacles, extend a hand of friendship, build bridges of understanding and celebrate our common humanity, and on behalf of my people and on my own behalf, I invite you all to come to Qatar and enjoy this unique tournament, you are all welcome."
The Grand Cruise Terminal serves as entry and exit point for cruise passengers. This year’s cruise season began on Saturday, and will continue until April 2024. The season boasts of an impressive roster of ships, including the Mein Schiff 2, Azamara Journey, Silver Spirit, MSC Virtuosa, Le Bougainvillea, Costa Toscana, Aidaprima, MS Riviera, Norwegian Dawn, Silver Moon, Seabourn Encore, MS Hamburg, Queen Mary 2, Artania, and others.
A total of 81 cruise arrivals are expected this season, which marks a major increase in comparison to previous year.