The Pearl Monument in Doha, the capital city of Qatar. It is a beautiful oyster fountain with a gigantic pearl inside. Commemorates the past of Qatari tribes who used to fish for pearls for a living. In the background the Museum of Islamic Art. The pearl’s significance is still honored throughout Qatar today. There is a giant Pearl Monument in Doha, a luxury artificial island called The Pearl was built on one of the nation’s major pearl-diving sites, and the annual Qatar Marine Festival showcases pearling methods as well as its history. And located on Corniche Street, just before entering Dhow Harbor, stands the Pearl Monument. The fountain sculpture depicts a giant open oyster presenting a massive pearl in its mouth. This fountain, which lights up at night, provides an ideal photo opportunity while paying homage to Qatar’s pearling history.