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Doha

Doha

Already well-known as a business travel destination, Doha - capital of the State of Qatar - has emerged in recent years as a rapidly developing leisure tourism destination as well. A dynamic modern country built on the deep cultural roots of its Bedouin heritage, Qatar presents visitors with a kaleidoscope of fascinating contrasts and experiences, from tranquility of desert to lively alleys of souq, the impressive coastal fortresses to dramatic high-rise towers, deserted sandy beaches and mangrove lagoons to elegant residential districts, green parks and luxury hotels.

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Doha Corniche

This showpiece waterfront promenade, which strentches the length of the semi-circular Doha Bay, offers spectacular vistas from the dramatic high rise towers of the central business district to bold shapes of the Museum of Islamic Art, as well as traditional wooden dhows lining the Bay. The Corniche provides a vehicle-free recreational space in the heart of the city, ideal for a jog in the cool of the morning or leisurely evening stroll.

Address
Al Corniche Street, Doha
Museum of Islamic Art

The museum’s magnificent collection covers 14 centuries of the finest art and artefacts across the Islamic World. Housed in a dramatic IM Pei-designed building, jutting into Doha Bay at the southern end of the Corniche, it ranks internationally among the world's leading cultural landmarks.

Address
Ad Dawha, Doha
La Piazza

In the atrium of Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel you can get a fresh taste of Italy. While the cuisine focuses on homemade pasta specials, you will also find all your favourite antipasti and pizza classics. Enjoy the lovely décor and don’t forget to finish your visit with some delicious gelati.

Address
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel, Doha
Al Sultan Brahim

Al Sultan Brahim serves you the delights of sea. The restaurant is well-known for fresh fish and seafood plates like crab salad, grilled and fried fish and you can always find some new favourites among their wide selection of Lebanese dishes like mezze.

Address
The St. Regis Doha, West Bay, Doha
Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif is the place to go for Qatari and Middle Eastern souvenirs, with its array of handicrafts, spices, incense and perfumes. There are also a number of working jewellers to be seen here. Historic, but recently renovated in authentic architectural style, this vibrant bazaar also houses multiple restaurants.

Address
Souq Waqif, Doha
Falcon Souq

Do not miss this special souq dedicated to the ancient practice of hunting with falcons, especially if you visit Doha during the falconry season (October to March). Observing owners showing off the birds and browsing through falconry paraphernalia is a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience.

Address
Falcon Souq, Doha

Passport / Visa

Visitors from all around the world can enter Qatar either visa free, or by filling out simple online applications, depending on the passport they carry. Nationals of more than 80 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into the State of Qatar, with varying allowable lengths of stay. With a valid passport of a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed return ticket, people from the eligible countries can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival to Qatar without any prior visa arrangements.

Best Time to Visit

The best months to visit Qatar are November to early April as the milder weather conditions allow for sightseeing and outdoor activities. The summer months from June to September are very hot with minimum rainfall, so these can be difficult, especially so if you're sensitive to high temperatures.