A super rich mega city, bursting out of the desert, Doha is a place that's dying for you to visit! This middle eastern city is a friendly rival to Dubai and Abu Dhabi so you'll have no trouble finding some cool things to see and do there.
One of the most impressive museums in the city is the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I M Pei (the man behind the Louvre). It's got some amazing collections ranging from ceramics, glass and metalwork to manuscripts and textiles.
Msheireb Downton Doha
The world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, Msheireb brings Doha’s old center back, recreating the community feeling and cultural roots upon which the city was founded. Its design reflects Qatari heritage and incorporates the most modern and environmentally friendly design concepts.
It also hosts important community events and exhibitions, enhancing its position as a creative hub in the region. It is a major tourism transformation driver and one of the most ambitious projects in Doha.
Msheireb Museum is a museum that reveals the history of Qatar and its people through four heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha. These historic buildings have a unique history in Qatar and reveal its unique aspects of cultural and social development throughout the decades.
Msheireb Downtown is home to a number of hotels, including Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery. The luxury property offers luxurious rooms and suites, a full-service spa, 4 restaurants, exceptional bars, and an outdoor pool. It is located within a short walk of Msheireb Museum and Gold Souq.
Katara Cultural Village
Katara is a cultural center that offers a wide range of attractions and activities. It has a mosque, amphitheater, opera house, art and stamp galleries and halls that host various shows throughout the year.
If you’re a history buff, you can explore the four heritage houses at Msheireb Museums that form an important part of Qatar’s national history. You can tour the Bin Jelmood House, Company House, Mohammed Bin Jassim House and Radwani House.
In Bin Jelmood House, you’ll learn about the role Islam played in the abolition of slavery. You’ll also see the story of the pioneering workers who labored to transform Qatar into a modern country.
The cultural center is located inside a spiral mosque near Souq Waqif, a popular Doha tourist place. It is a charitable organization that aims to make non-Muslims more aware of Islam and its culture through different activities.
Al Seef Promenade
Al Seef Promenade is one of the many places in Doha that offers breathtaking views of looming skyscrapers and the azure waters. The 7 km waterfront promenade stretches from The Museum of Islamic Art to The Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, and it’s a perfect spot for people who want to enjoy a relaxing day out in the city.
If you’re looking for some action, you can go for some thrilling activities on this beach like dune bashing and riding a buggy along the white sand. Alternatively, you can go for an underwater adventure on a luxury yacht ferry that whisks you across the blue seas of Banana Island.
Another attraction of this place is that it has separate family and men-only areas, so there is something for everyone. In addition, the hotel is close to West Bay’s buzzing Katara cultural village.
Banana Island is a fantasy paradise that feels like an entirely different world. Located just offshore, the man-made island offers a variety of attractions and activities for guests to enjoy.
- A 20-minute luxury ferry ride from Doha, the resort features an 800-metre private beach and lagoon pool along with 9 dining options. There’s also a wellness centre for rejuvenating treatments.
- The resort’s 141 luxurious guest rooms, suites, and villas are decorated in Arabic style and offer views of the Arabian Sea or the lagoon pool. Guests can also choose to stay in an overwater villa, which offers a private balcony and a plunge pool.
- The onsite restaurant Azarq serves Middle Eastern dishes that are made using traditional methods. Al Nahham, on the other hand, serves aromatic Arabic-Mediterranean cuisine with a view of Doha skyline.