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 Cityhas 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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Doha Old Town
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Doha Old Town
5 out of 5
Al Meena Street, Doha
The price is ₹7,383 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
₹7,383
per night
1 Mar - 2 Mar
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (460 reviews)
"Great stay. Staff including Jashim was very helpful throughout the stay"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Doha Old Town
Oryx Airport Hotel
Oryx Airport Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
The price is ₹21,749 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
₹21,749
per night
7 Mar - 8 Mar
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, 16 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (947 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay for a while."

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2023

Oryx Airport Hotel
Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
5 out of 5
Al Matar Street, Doha, 29922
The price is ₹8,938 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar
₹8,938
per night
2 Mar - 3 Mar
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (701 reviews)
"Amazing hotel, perfect stay!"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2023

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.
La Villa Suites Hotel
La Villa Suites Hotel
2 out of 5
Ibn Firnas St., Al Najma Area, Opp. to Gate No. 1, Al Hiraj Market, Doha
Stay at this aparthotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
3.7/5 Good! (31 reviews)
"Not too bad for the price."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2022

La Villa Suites Hotel
Magnum Hotel & Suites West Bay
Magnum Hotel & Suites West Bay
5 out of 5
Diplomatic Street, Doha, Ad-Dawhah
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
3.6/5 Good! (77 reviews)
"Large spacious apartment within walking distance to shopping centre and food"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Magnum Hotel & Suites West Bay
Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
5 out of 5
Diplomatic Street, Doha, 23628
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (28 reviews)
"We had a very good and relaxing stay at the hotel. The staff are all very nice and accommodating."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2022

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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