The perfect city break
Stroll through Qatar’s labyrinthine Souq Waqif, at a site where traders and merchants have plied their trade in gold, spices, perfumes, and fabrics for centuries.
From wandering the souq for modern day treasures, head to the internationally renowned Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), the crown jewel of Qatar’s museums, which showcases Islamic art and artefacts spanning 14 centuries. Interconnected galleries at the National Museum of Qatar take visitors through the history of the region, from its origins as a hub for the pearl trade, to its present incarnation.
Explore the city’s art scene: sculptures, exhibitions, installations and galleries that showcase Arab and contemporary art, as well as the works of giants of the art world from Picasso to Giacometti, before heading to the city’s glittering malls, those temples of commerce which are home to international and local brands, theme parks and entertainment venues.
Eat your way through Doha
From art, to the art of food – Doha’s culinary scene is reflective of its diverse population, catering to all tastes, and budgets
Treat yourself to luxury
Sample traditional Qatari cuisine or choose from a truly international coterie of cuisine including restaurants by chefs Alain Ducasse to Nobuyuki Matsuhisa and more. From five-star resorts, street cafes and destination like the Pearl-Qatar, Souq Waqif and Katara Cultural Village, there is food enough to sate any hunger. And, after traditional sweets and Arabic coffee, you can board a wooden dhow boat at the Corniche and take in the sparkling cityscape as the sun sets over the Arabian Gulf.
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