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Doha
Travel Guide

Doha

A mix of traditional Qatari art and culture and ultra-modern architecture and opportunities make this Middle Eastern city a fascinating destination.

Doha, Qatar’s capital, began as a tribal port settlement in a desert land, with pearl diving, fishing and sea trade supporting its economy. When the nation developed an oil industry, Doha began a rapid path of modernization. Visit this fascinating city that preserves traditions of art, religion and markets alongside impressive architecture and technological investment.

Modernizing while preserving traditions is part of the country’s long-term plan, Qatar National Vision 2030. Stroll along Doha’s pretty shoreline to view both aspects of the city. From the Doha Corniche and peaceful MIA Park, gaze out over the Persian Gulf, where pearl divers found treasures in the sea. Look for the Pearl Monument commemorating the importance of the gems to Doha’s early economy. Turn inland to view the dramatic skyline of modern high-rises such as the Doha Tower gleaming in the sun.

Jutting out over the bay, the Museum of Islamic Art showcases 14 centuries of intriguing art from Qatar and elsewhere. A bit inland, step into the Souq Waqif’s busy alleys to experience a traditional marketplace with Middle Eastern treasures. Purchase spices, sample local foods, observe falconry and browse art galleries. With the futuristic shape of a desert rose, the nearby National Museum of Qatar provides insights on the nation’s past, present and future.

Many modern developments are on Doha’s western side. The impressive Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium show the nation’s dedication to promoting sports. Hosting international soccer competitions gives Qatar a chance to demonstrate its hospitality. Aspire Tower is a five-star hotel, with a shape resembiing a blazing torch. Education City has numerous international satellite universities. Nearby, appreciate the modern architecture of Qatar National Library and Qatar National Convention Centre.

Arrive in Qatar at Hamad International Airport, about a 20-minute drive from Doha Port and downtown. Include time in your schedule to visit modern and traditional sites outside Doha, including gleaming new developments at Pearl-Qatar and Lusail and ancient forts and ancient wells on the Qatar peninsula.

Where to stay in Doha

Oryx Airport Hotel
Oryx Airport Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
The price is Rs23,976 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated in Doha, this spa hotel is steps away from Vitality Wellbeing & Fitness Centre and Virgin Megastore. Doha Corniche and Souq Waqif Art Gallery are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (630 reviews)
"Convenient and comfortable. Amenities not fully operational due to Covid..."

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2021

Oryx Airport Hotel
sleep ’n fly Sleep Lounge, Doha Hamad International Airport (Transit Area)
sleep ’n fly Sleep Lounge, Doha Hamad International Airport (Transit Area)
Terminal Airside, Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
The price is Rs8,423 per night from 2 May to 3 May
Situated in Doha, this capsule hotel is steps away from Vitality Wellbeing & Fitness Centre and Virgin Megastore. Doha Corniche and Souq Waqif Art Gallery are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
"Cute and comfortable sleeping pods!!"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

sleep ’n fly Sleep Lounge, Doha Hamad International Airport (Transit Area)
Ezdan Hotel
Ezdan Hotel
4 out of 5
Onaiza 63, Doha
The price is Rs4,533 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
This family-friendly Doha hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of The Gate Mall, Doha Corniche and City Centre Shopping Mall. Souq Waqif Art ...
3.6/5Good! (220 reviews)
"Nice view .. value for money"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Ezdan Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Mathema Premium Aparthotel
Mathema Premium Aparthotel
4.5 out of 5
Building 71 Al Tawoun, Street 63, Onaiza Diplomatic Zone, Westbay, Doha
Situated in Doha, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Smoke Sculpture and City Centre Shopping Mall. Doha Corniche and Imam Muhammad ibn Abd ...
3.8/5Good! (30 reviews)
"This property is in a convenient location near a couple of malls. Uber is readily available. There are no complimentary water is the room. Major downside!! The King size bed is not really a king but two twins together that sinks in the middle. Not good!!"

Reviewed on 24 May 2020

Mathema Premium Aparthotel
Gulf Pearls Hotel
Gulf Pearls Hotel
4 out of 5
Al Dhiya Street, Behind Jarir Book Store, Doha
The price is Rs3,985 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
Situated in Doha, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Grand Hamad Stadium, Souq Waqif Art Gallery and Doha Corniche. Al Khoot Fort and Msheireb Museums ...
4/5Very Good! (92 reviews)
Could have been better.
"This is a decent hotel but there a couple things about it that don’t make much sense. First off, the shower and bath tubs are very small and water gets all over the bathroom. Second off, for some reason you cannot sleep in darkness because when all the lights are switched off there is some auxiliary ..."

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Gulf Pearls Hotel
La Villa Suites Hotel
La Villa Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
Ibn Firnas St., Al Najma Area, Opp. to Gate No. 1, Al Hiraj Market, Doha
The price is Rs2,680 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Situated in Doha, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Grand Hamad Street, Doha Corniche and Souq Waqif Art Gallery. Gold Souq and Pouce are also within ...
3.6/5Good! (19 reviews)
Nice staff
"Very nice stay there. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

La Villa Suites Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Doha

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

I went for business. If you're going other than visiting friends family o business there's no real point going TBH. If you want the whole middle east bling experience go to Dubai

3/5 - Okay

Ali

26 Jan 2020

I am not a big fan of any of these Persian Gulf states. I was here on business. They are all ok, Doha is a quieter version of Dubai

5/5 - Excellent

Jas

17 Jan 2020

My stopover 36hrs. Definitely would go again for a longer duration to explore Qatar.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Jan 2020

The night view in the sharq village was wonderful. Parisa in sharq village has the best food. Nobu restaurant has the best drinks.

3/5 - Okay

tim

6 Jan 2020

I went for football tournament . They need to up their organisation for the World Cup . Metro amazing Full of cars . Not pedestrian friendly at all . Limited and expensive alcohol . No public display of affection . Nor western dress .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Easy and relatively cheap to get around using the Karwa Taxi's. Has a fairly relaxed feel to it so if you want big city amenities with a quieter feel, Doha is the place

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