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One day in Doha

Enjoy Doha’s greatest hits with a jam-packed 24 hours that will leave you wanting more of this hidden gem.

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  • 1 day

    Duration

  • Transport

  • 28 Km

    Distance

Day 1
Good morning Doha

Say Marhaba to the capital by visiting the beautifully designed museums and galleries and take in the country’s heritage.

Start the day at the National Museum of Qatar, where both the structure and the exhibits tell Qatar’s story. Inspired by the desert rose, the Jean Nouvel designed building is a masterpiece, and inside, exhibits chart the country’s history.  Next, visit the Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural wonder designed by I.M. Pei, and home to a vast collection from across the Islamic world.  After learning all about Qatar’s past, head to Katara Cultural Village for a wander and some lunch.  Situated along Doha’s coastline, Katara presents an innovative interpretation of the region’s architectural heritage. The purpose-built development is home to theatres, galleries and performance venues which feature a year-round programme of concerts, shows and exhibitions. Cafes and restaurants can feed any taste, and a walk along Katara beach lets weary travelers feel the sand between their toes, if only for a while.

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Doha Skyline
Afternoon

To purchase treasures and get a taste of Qatari life, head to Souq Waqif. Built on the site of an ancient market, this boasts traditional architecture and is alive with vendors selling spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs.  Be sure to explore the nearby Falcon Souq, and for a little sparkle, the Gold Souq.  Take a break to people watch at one of the many cafés and food stalls dotting the Souq before ending up at the Corniche board walk.  End the day on a wooden dhow boat from Doha Bay and enjoy panoramic views of the city’s glittering skyline.

Evening

This man-made island contains luxury shops, yachts, and a plethora of restaurants. Also known for the Venice-inspired Qanat Quartier, with its canals and candy- coloured buildings, the Pearl offers breathtaking views and is a gem worth exploring.

Souqs remain an important part of daily life in Qatar, and with its central location within Doha, Souq Waqif is an ever popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

Souq Waqif is one of the most authentic places in Doha. I loved the scents, the flavors... Will be back!

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Maria A. Travel blogger
End of day 1

24h Itinerary

  1. Souq Waqif
  2. The Corniche
  3. Katara Cultural Village
  4. The Pearl-Qatar

Discover Doha's most popular attractions, from cultural treasures to seaside landscapes and local markets. Enjoy the city's greatest hits with a jam-packed 24 hours that will leave you wanting more of this hidden gem.

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