When it comes to the best city for a 24-hour layover in between flights Doha comes out on top for several reasons. Here are some of the best things to do while you wait it out in Doha.
Tour The Museum Of Islamic Art for Free
As one of the most illustrious museums in all of the Middle East, a few hours at the iconic Museum Of Islamic Art is a must for those who wish to experience a bit of culture while they wait for their flight out of Doha. Home to an impressive collection of Islamic art, ceramics, metalwork and textiles from Turkey, Iran, Asia, Egypt and India, the museum is accessible to visitors free of charge and offers travellers an exceptional look at the region’s best creative works.
Stock Up on Goodies at the Souq Waqif
As one of the city’s top traditional thoroughfares, a shopping spree in the maze-like Souq Waqif is another great way to kill time when in Doha. The market which is one of the oldest in the city was refurbished in 2004 and is a thriving Mecca for those in search of conventional goods, trinkets, spices, perfumes, food and woodwork. The expansive marketplace is also home to some of Doha’s best cafes so don’t forget to grab a cup of coffee or enjoy a meal at the many restaurants inside the market. The venue is also near Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli and many other 5 Star Hotels in Doha so those who prefer to wine and dine in a well-known restaurant can also indulge their cravings.
Stroll along the Corniche
Walk along the seven-mile oceanfront promenade overlooking Doha Bay before heading back to the airport as it one of the most peaceful and captivating sights in the city.