Doha is a rising star of the Middle East – a city on its way to greatness. As it becomes a focal point for global events, the city’s infrastructure and range of attractions is being developed to meet the increasing demand. It’s being built around the historical charms and ancient traditions instead of on top of them, so you end up with modern shopping malls alongside old souqs.

    Aside from being the host city for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Doha’s top attractions include the striking Museum of Islamic Art and the grand Souq Waqif. Make sure you head down to the pretty Corniche to see the wooden dhows bobbing in the bay, with towering skyscraper in the background.

    What to see & do in Doha

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    There’s such an eclectic selection of things to do in Doha, you should prepare yourself for days of exploration and adventure. Qataris are proud of their heritage, but you also get a sense of excitement about the future of this oil-rich nation. Incredible architecture like Aspire Tower can be seen throughout the city, which is as modern and forward-thinking as anywhere in the region. Head to Souq Waqif... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Doha

    • 11 Best Qatari Foods and Where to Find Them in Doha

      Doha has such an incredible diversity of international cuisine that it can be hard to find classic Qatari dishes during your visit to the country’s capital. But it's worth the effort of hunting down traditional local restaurants for the amazing food, ranging from hearty home-cooked stews to delicate desserts. Over the centuries, Qatari food has been influenced by the...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Doha

    • 12 Best Shopping Experiences in Doha

      Doha is a dream destination for those who love to shop thanks to its mix of sleek shopping centres, traditional markets and diverse range of entertainment choices. Some of the best shopping experiences in Doha are often unexpected gems you find as you wander the warrenlike souqs like the Bedouin nomads of centuries past. Check out our guide on where...

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    • Doha Neighbourhood Guide

      Doha has several interesting areas that are popular places to stay while visiting the city, each with its own selling points. A dazzling desert city in the heart of the Middle East, Doha is a place where old meets new. Qatar’s modern capital’s ever-expanding skyline sprawls along the Arabian Gulf, providing visitors with a number of contrasting neighbourhoods to...

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