Doha is a true treasure of Qatar. Located on the eastern side of Qatar along the Persian Gulf, this Middle Eastern city is a unique blend of Arabic, Asian and Western influence. From its impressive skyline to its charming and chic manmade island, a holiday in Doha is the kind of holiday every traveler dreams of.
While it’s mostly a modern city, tradition and history haven’t been forgotten. And you will find both at the Museum of Islamic Art on the Corniche’s promenade. It houses the most comprehensive collection of Islamic artifacts in the world. The museum has been called interesting, a marvel, and best of all, entry to this attraction is free.
For a genuine cultural and traditional experience, walk through the city’s souqs, or open-air market. If time only allows you to visit one, Souq Waqif is the one to venture through. This traditional Arabic market is a feat for all of your senses. There’s live music, restaurants selling splendid local cuisine and all types of neat shops. Souq Waqif specializes in spices, textiles, antiques and souvenirs, but its gold shops are also a hit with their beautiful and affordable jewelry.
A popular spot for walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters, Doha’s Corniche is a 7 km seafront boulevard running along Doha Bay. Surrounded by sea, green and modern architecture, it’s a go-to sightseeing spot as you can see and admire the entire Doha skyline. Go for a morning run or an evening stroll—whatever you do, go to Doha’s Corniche at some point during your stay.
Another place to see great views of the sea is on Pearl Qatar. But this artificial island offers so much more. Designer shops, high-rise buildings, numerous cafes and restaurants and nice beachfronts, Pearl Qatar is simply exquisite. The island’s ambiance is second to none. And while there’s plenty to do during the day, nighttime is when Pearl Qatar really comes alive.
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