Doha Things to Do

  • The Villaggio Mall of Doha
    The Villaggio Mall of Doha
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    The glamorous Pearl district
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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. Mosques

    Fanar Islamic Centre has a minaret with a special shape: It looks a bit like the "tower of Babel" with a large spiral going up the tower. I passed by it in some distance on my way from the hotel to...

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  • 3. Corniche

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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. Museums

    Purposefully designed by the renowned architect I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha draws on traditional mediaeval Islamic architecture in a very sleek and modern structure. The museum is...

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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. 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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  • 8. Road Trips

    Hiring Taxis are a pathetic situation in Qatar. To book a legal taxi: Tel: (+974) 4458 8888 Usually when you need them in Doha you cannot find them, and if you find them they are already hired! They...

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  • 9. 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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. Zoo

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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. Where to take a panoramic photo of Doha?

    Take a long walk along the Corniche and you are able to take some wonderful shots of old Doha, or if you turn the other way the view of West Bay which is the...

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  • 16. Self-Guided Transit Tour

    I had to leave UAE for technicalities just to return for a different stamp. I flew round trip to Doha on Qatar Air, but they would not offer their free tour...

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  • 17. the view from my hotelroom

    Instead of taking a walk at night like I have done it in Dubai, I stayed all of the time in my hotelroom in Doha. My room was in the 10 floor or so and so I was...

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  • 18. Doha as you see it from above

    This is what Doha looks from above, shortly before your airplane will land !The City of Doha has a bit less than 800.000 inhabitants and as you can see in my...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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If you are in Doha for a short stop over or few days don’t miss visiting the Souk Waqif. It should be your first priority.

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