Located on the peninsula’s east coast, Doha is Qatar’s capital, the largest and most populous city, home to approximately 80% of the population. As befitting a young and ambitious country with new money, the skyline glitters with superlative skyscrapers and shopping malls, while post-modern structures attached to star-architect names balance traditional motifs - such as the desert rose, ubiquitous Qatari pearl, Islamic geometrics and bell-topped archways - with thought-provoking innovation.


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Souq Waqif

The maze-like Souq Waqif is great for shopping and socializing. Spices, handicrafts, jewelry and more make for excellent souvenirs, while the cafes and restaurants create a lively atmosphere all day and well into the evenings.

National Museum of Qatar

Designed by famed French architect Jean Nouvel, who was inspired by the desert rose, the National Museum of Qatar celebrates Qatari history and culture. Start here to learn about Qatar’s past and present through interesting and interactive exhibits, which appeal to all ages.


The seven-kilometer Corniche is a waterfront promenade that extends along the bay, ideal for a picturesque stroll in the cooler months or in the evenings.

The Pearl-Qatar

The Pearl-Qatar is an artificial island created using reclaimed land, spanning four square kilometers of residential and retail space. Explore the new space by kayak or paddleboard with the Doha cityscape as your backdrop.

Museum of Islamic Art

The impressive Museum of Islamic Art building is the creation of renowned architect I. M. Pei, showcasing 14 centuries worth of Islamic artworks and artefacts, plus incredible views of the Doha skyline.

Katara Cultural Village

Theaters, galleries, restaurants and even a beach can be found at the Katara Cultural Village. Indoor and outdoor events, such as festivals, take place here throughout the year.

Dhow Cruise in Doha Bay

Qatar’s history flows around sea-faring, from fishing to pearl diving, and the best way to get a taste of tradition is with a dhow cruise around Doha Bay.

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