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

Ezdan Hotel
Ezdan Hotel
4 out of 5
Onaiza 63, Doha
The price is Rs7,219 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
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 ...
3.6/5 Good! (232 reviews)

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2021

Ezdan Hotel
Oryx Airport Hotel
Oryx Airport Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
The price is Rs26,234 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (711 reviews)
"Good grade"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2022

Oryx Airport Hotel
Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
5 out of 5
Al Matar Street, Doha
The price is Rs9,151 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
This family-friendly Doha hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of National Museum of Qatar, Gold Souq and Al Khoot Fort. MIA Park and Pearl ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (621 reviews)
"The manager She was a serious lady with an understanding mind. after I explained to her my situation, and that I am here with my wife and our flight is at PM 7:00 she gave me an extension until PM 4:00."

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2021

Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
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.
Rawda Hotel
Rawda Hotel
3 out of 5
Al Muntaza, Doha
The price is Rs5,084 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
Located in the heart of Doha, this aparthotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Grand Hamad Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Souq Waqif Art Gallery and Doha Corniche. ...
3.8/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"amazing staff😁😁😁😊😊😊😊 clean best locationgvhtyhhhjjjjk"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Rawda Hotel
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 Katara Beach are also ...
3.8/5 Good! (33 reviews)
Great stay
"The receptionists Alex and the guy from Uzbek were really nice & helpful. They made our stay very comfortable. I always book in this Hotel. The security wasn't that accomodating."

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2021

Mathema Premium Aparthotel
Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
5 out of 5
Diplomatic Street, Doha
The price is Rs9,664 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
Located in Diplomatic Area, this luxury aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Doha Corniche, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Souq Waqif Art Gallery and Museum of Islamic ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (24 reviews)
"The hotel was nice and clean but the staff was not the size of the hotel, poor English speaking and their service is poor"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2021

Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
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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