From traditional sites and beaches to delectable cuisine and cultural attractions, Doha has much to offer; here’s a quick and insightful guide for those planning to visit for the first time.
Finding a place to stay will not be a problem since there is everything from hostels to luxury hotels in Doha. When choosing accommodation, consider the area and distance to key sites of interest. Locales in and around West Bay, the Corniche, Al Wakra and Al Baaya are amongst the popular options.
Sightseeing in Doha
To best utilise your time, look to make an itinerary since there are so many Doha attractions to visit; top sites include the scenic Doha Corniche, the traditional Souq Waqif where you will also find Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, the distinctive Museum of Islamic Art, Aspire Park and Aqua Park Qatar.
Escape to the Beach
There are some splendid beaches in Doha that provide family fun in the sand and surf. Katara Beach is worth visiting and offers thrilling water sports like wakeboarding and parasailing. Also popular are the Al Wakrah Beach and the Simaisma Family Beach, both around a 30-minute drive from the city.
When it comes to dining in Doha, restaurants and eateries provide some delectable culinary adventures for foodies. Top dishes to try include falafel, machboos, thareed and the ever-popular shawarma. You can also look to sample a sweet chai tea called karak and date varieties which make great souvenirs too!