Best Things To Do In Doha
Founded as a tiny pearling and fishing village, Doha has developed over the past 2,000 years into a sprawling futuristic metropolis. Unchanging throughout, however, has been an ability to charm and beguile all who visit. Here is Culture Trip’s guide to the best things to do in Doha.
Best Things To Do In Doha
1. Walk around the Souq Waqif
When you walk down the lively streets of Souq Waqif you’re immediately transported into another time. The bazaar’s name translates as “Standing Market” and
The Souq Waqif is a perfect place where you can taste, smell and experience tradition through the merchant’s produce, perfumes and stunning surrounding architecture.
The labyrinth of small shops offers a wide selection of various products from spices to handicrafts, clothing and many souvenirs.
Traditional art, cultural shows and music enrich the atmosphere of this unique space that also houses a comprehensive visitor centre.
The ambiance of the Souq is a mix of modern and traditional. You can dine at upscale restaurants that cater to everyone’s tastes, serving a range of traditional and regional dishes.
It’s not only food that’s garnering all the attention; don’t forget to visit the number of local art galleries and see what’s happening at the falconry market.
Souq Waqif is one of Doha must-see attractions, popular among gourmets as well as history buffs and well worth a visit.
2. Soak up the atmosphere along the Doha Coniche
A perfect way to enjoy the sights of the beautiful Doha Bay is to take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, the Doha Corniche on the West Bay.
The best spot to take a memorable photo from your trip is to position yourself next to the promenade, close to the Museum of Islamic Art, and from there capture the panoramic view of the skyscrapers.
This is the heart of the capital, and you can find anything you might need. From cafes and restaurants for a short break between sightseeing to large green spaces for relaxation, this is one of the best places to visit in Doha.
Go on a private city tour to visit Doha Corniche along with other Doha attractions as the Museum of Islamic Art and Souq Waqif.
See the Museum of Islamic Art
Go to the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
Visit Al Zubarah Fort and the abandoned village
Delve into Al Thakira Mangroves
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