Doha Things to Do

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  • 1. Markets

    A market dating at least a century back, recently been restored to its original glory. A spot not to be missed. Souk will travel you to another era. Thousands of people frequent this market to...

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  • 2. Museums

    This museum is not is boring as it may sound and indeed, is an excellent modern institution which covers a field wider than "just" islamic art. The exhibition goes over several floors and has a good...

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  • 3. Mosques

    Doha's Amiri Diwan Mosque (Emir's Palace Mosque) is known by several names, including Grand Mosque or Al Sheouk Mosque. It should not be confused with the new gigantic Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque or the...

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  • 4. Beaches

    Unless you live in one of the high-rise hotels, you will need some kind of transport to get to the beach. Most, if not all beaches close to Doha are part of any of the high-rise hotels. However, most...

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  • 5. Corniche

    A stroll by the beautiful MIA Park, which is adjacent to the Museum of Islamic Art is a must visit if you happen to be in Doha. For locals it is a loving spot for family gatherings during weekends...

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  • 6. Desert Safari

    No trip to Qatar would be complete without visiting, shopping or dining on the glamorous Pearl Island district. It looks like it is becoming the new face of Qatar. The walk on the boardwalk of the...

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  • 7. Boating

    It's a stretch of walks by the seaside. There are people sitting down and enjoy the breeze. Some will jog during the evening. The night scene is spectacular when it is full moon. There are also some...

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  • 8. Parks

    If you happen to be in Doha during the annual Doha Cultural Festival, be sure to check it out. It lasts for a week or two, during which there are performances, lectures, and other events happening...

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  • 9. Road Trips

    One of the newest additions to Doha’s tourist scene! The First Tourist Bus of Doha. You can tour around the city’s most famous spots riding an open-top bus. Trundling from the airport end of the...

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  • 10. Zoo

    The entry fee for this well maintained zoo is around 5 QAR per adult. You can see lots of animals from elephants to snakes in clean surroundings. The highlight for me was the chance to feed the indian...

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  • 11. Ice Skating

    Here is a completely non-cultural activity that's certainly a fun diversion. It's simply a ice ramp, that you can pay to slide down. For only 15QR, you officially get two rides down. It wasn't busy...

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  • 12. Sports

    Since Qatar has seen explosive growth, as a result recreational opportunities including fishing have increased for both residents and tourists. Fishing however is not recommended in summer because...

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  • 13. Camels

    You don't have to look far to see camels in Qatar. There are signs that show where camel crossings are. Since camel races are a big event in that country it is not too uncommon to see camel farms with...

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  • 14. Jewelry

    Gold Souq is the place where you can buy all the jewerly such as Gold, White Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Pearl, etc. at a bargained price. Of course you'll have to bargain your way there. They have a very...

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  • 15. Doha Bus- Hop on Hop off

    The Doha Bus- Hop on Hop off, is a nice way to see the major sights. It covers the main attractions: Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic art, Katara cultural village,...

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  • 16. Doha, the Pearl

    The Pearl is a luxurious residential area with shopping malls, restaurants and a nice harbour. It is an artificial island, and the name "The Pearl" was chosen...

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  • 17. Skyscrapers in the West Bay area (Al Dafna)

    Being a dynamic city in a process of quick reconstruction and expansion, you will see new skyscrapers appearing everywhere. Many of them are just plain boring...

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  • 18. Modern Architecture in Old Doha

    Old Doha is dominated by Souk Waqif and its traditional style architecture. Large parts in this area have low-rise buildings from the second half of the 20th...

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  • 19. Clock tower

    The clock tower close to the Amiri Diwan Mosque and the Emir's Palace. Built in the early 1960s, it blends Victorian and Islamic style and is a heritage from...

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  • 20. Arch of Swords

    This is a prime example for a martial monument which can be found in this region and they remind on a similar monument under which Saddam Hussein held military...

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  • 21. Al Koot Fort

    Al Koot Fort was built in 1880 during the Ottoman rule. Once a military fort defending Doha, now it is in the middle of the old town close to the touristy Souk...

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  • 22. Visit the Aspire Park

    Located at the Aspire Zone, just behind the Villagio Mall, is this sprawling park covering an area of 88 Hectares. It is at present the biggest park in Doha...

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  • 23. Financial District

    I won't lie - there is little in the financial district that is likely to keep you for long, unless you are here for one of the hotels or to go to a restaurant...

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  • 24. Diwan Emiri

    Qatar may be officially called the State of Qatar, but it is effectively an Emirate, ruled by the current Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. The Emir has...

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  • 25. Multipurpose Hall

    There’s really not much to say about the multipurpose hall at Katara, except that I loved its structure. As a multipurpose hall, it is necessary an ambiguous...

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