If you’re travelling across the Middle East, Qatar is a must-visit destination. The country even offers transit visas that will let you see all of its major sights during a layover. So, if you find yourself in that situation, here’s where you need to go.
Katara Cultural Village
The Katara Cultural Village takes a unique approach to showcasing the region’s rich architectural, artistic, and theatrical history and lineage. There are many exhibits for you to visit here, each showcasing a different facet of Qatar’s identity. There’s plenty of great restaurants and cafes around as well.
The Pearl Qatar
If you’re spending your layover at one of the suites in Doha at a popular resort– say, for example, the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara – be sure to visit the iconic Pearl Qatar. This is an artificial island found on the West Coast of Doha and it has some of the best shopping opportunities found anywhere in the country.
The Souq Waqif
The Souq Waqif is one of the most popular tourist attractions you’ll find in Doha. This is essentially a street market where vendors sell an array of items from garments and spices to jewellery and tasty treats. By visiting this amazing hotspot, you might even be able to pick up a souvenir to remember Qatar by!
The Views at Corniche
If you prefer to spend your time here in Doha taking it easy and seeing all the magnificent sights around the city, be sure to visit the Corniche. Here you’ll be treated to the tranquil sights of old boats wading across calm waters.