What to do in Doha

Things to do in Doha

Visitors are spoiled for choice, with a range of attractions from museums and galleries, markets, sports, desert safaris by the spectacular Inland Sea or the Pearl of Qatar.

Arts & Culture in Doha

From world-class museums and iconic galleries to inspiring street art, Doha boasts a dynamic art and cultural scene.

Visit the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), the crown jewel of Qatar's museums, to see displays of the finest art and artifacts from across the Islamic world.

The building iteself is designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect, I.M. Pei. It is said to be "the eyes of Doha* as the museum is perched on the Corniche, Doha's waterfront promenade, overlooking the Arabian Gulf

Shopping in Doha

Just a stone throw away is the Souq Waqif. Walk along the bustling alleys of the marketplace for an authentic experience of traditional street life. The small shops offer a wide array of Middle Eastern merchandise, from spices and seasonal delicacies to perfumes, jewelry, clothing, handicrafts and souvenirs.

If you're looking for a more modern shopping experience, head to the Mall of Qatar: the country's largest shopping complex, offering 500 retail, dining and cafe options

Dining in Doha

Home to people from over 100 countries, Qatar's diversity is reflected in its dining scene, featuring an eclectic range of influences.

Local Qatari cuisine is a subtle blend of influences from India, Persia, Lebanon, and North Africa. Much like the landscape of the country, it is constantly evolving.

Our pick: Stuck on where to eat in Doha? IDAM is a popular restaurant that offers contemporary French Mediterranean cuisine with an Arabic twist, situated in Qatar's iconic Museum of Islamic Art with spectacular views of the city skyline.

Adventure & Sports in Doha

Doha is an adventurer's dream.

With a wealth of ruggest, untouched nature, this city is ideal for everything from scuba diving to kitesurfing or quad biking over the desert landscape. Enjoy a desert safari, ride a camel, experience dunebashing and paragliding. Doha offers unlimited choices for adrenaline-seekers.

Beach Holiday near Doha

A trip to Qatar is the perfect getaway to a place where the sun shines all year.

The Khor Al Udaid Beach also known as the "Inland Sea" is a must-see attraction located approximately 78 km south of Doha. It is one of the few places in the world where the sea meets the sand dunes. If you're looking for beaches within the city, there are plenty of options such as Katara Beach and the Four Seasons Beach.

Climate: Qatar has a desert climate with year round sunshine, hot summers and mild winters. Mean temperatures range from 63°F in January to 97°F in July, reaching highs of 104°F+ during the summer. Rain is infrequent, falling in brief showers mainly in winter.
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Popular Attractions in Doha

The Pearl Qatar is a fascinating man-made island that sits on four million square meters of reclaimed land. Known as the "Arabian Riviera", it is known for its hotels, boutiques, variety of charming cafes and fine restaurants, and the iconic bay lined with luxurious yachts. Explore Qanat Quartier, the Venice-inspired neighborhood with its colorful buildings, canals, and bridges.

Another popular visitor attraction is the Aspire Zone Foundation. An innovative multi-purpose zone with state-of-the-art sports venues and facilities. The vast green spaces of Aspire Park offer amenities such as walking/running tracks, children's play areas and a large lake, along with an abundance of cafes, dining venues, and two malls: Villaggio Mall and Hyatt Plaza Mall.
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