With its stunning waterfront, incredible shopping, thriving artistic scene and ever-changing skyline, a trip to Doha is a great way to experience the Middle East.
Indulge in some retail therapy at Souq Waqif, home to a huge range of locally crafted treasures, exotic spices, custom-made perfumes and much more. Grab a bite to eat after a day of shopping from one of the street vendors in the central courtyard and sample some local foods from stuffed vine leaves to sweet dumplings. The central courtyard is a hotspot for cultural performances during the Shop Qatar or Eid festivals throughout the year with several street performances and costume parades.
Right on the city’s waterfront is the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), home to the largest collection of Islamic art in the world, an immersive gallery celebrating the legacy of the Islamic world and its contribution to global heritage. The building itself is an architectural masterwork encased by the MIA park, a gorgeous green space hosting weekend markets, outdoor cinemas, and fitness sessions.
The Pearl is a spectacular man-made island offshore the West Bay District with yacht-lined marinas, luxurious shopping destinations, five-star culinary experiences, and a wide range of landscaped gardens. The Avenue of Towers in the Abraj Quartier provides breath-taking panoramic views of the mainland across the waters of the Arabian Gulf.
One of the capital’s most popular attractions is Katara Cultural village. As suggested by its name, it is a cultural hub housing art galleries, theatre and performance venues, and exceptional restaurants. The Greek Amphitheatre in the heart of the village incorporates a blend of Greek architecture and Islamic art that will transport you to Roman times. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city after a long day of exploring and enjoy some water sports or simply unwind at Katara Beach where you can appreciate picturesque views of the Doha skyline.