Are you passing through Doha airport on your way to your next destination? Do you have a few hours or even a couple of days to spare? Choose Doha as your next stopover destination! Doha is emerging as one of the brightest cultural capitals in the Gulf. This vibrant city has an amazing array of sites and activities to satisfy the first time visitor.
Here are a few highlights of what Doha has to offer:
Souk Waqif is the heartbeat of the city and can’t be missed! This market is traditional, yet modern with excellent shopping and cafes. Although you could spend hours here navigating the mazelike streets, I have included a map to guide you on a 2-3 hour walking tour to cover the main points of interest.
The architecture of Souk Waqif
The Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art is one of the premier museums in the Gulf region. This museum has a vast collection of antiquities dating back a thousand years. This is a great place to get lost for a few hours and the setting can’t be beat! Afterwards follow my map around a scenic lagoon to one of the most scenic cafes in the city frequented by both locals and expats.
You have not experienced Doha until you have seen traditional dhow boats! Find out how you can take a dhow cruise or simply follow my walking tour along the corniche to admire these sea-faring beauties up close.
Traditional dhow boats
What does this itinerary include?
- A two-day step-by-step guide to all the best sites that Doha has to offer. All the planning is done for you.
- Detailed maps, directions, and navigation information to guide you easily from place to place.
- Dining, shopping, and sightseeing recommendations.
- Advice on where to stay.
- Useful words and phrases in Arabic.
- Activity suggestions if you want to extend your trip.
- And much more!