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Our travel guides are curated for our visitors and highlight activities in Qatar based on your interests. Browse our guides for helpful travel information, exciting insider tips and finds, and great ideas that will make you feel like a local.

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Explore Qatar through its people

Planning a trip to Qatar? Check out these hidden gems, unveiled by locals and expats, who provide exciting insider tips and tell amusing stories of the country they call home. Discover Qatar through the eyes of our Curators and live like a local.

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Shopping like a local

From traditional Souqs to exclusive boutiques and world-renowned luxury brands, Qatar offers an unmatched shopping experience.  Shopping in Qatar is an art.  Marbled promenades sell the finest jewellery, perfume, and fashion, while time-honoured Souqs house everything from textiles, handicrafts, musical instruments and perfumes tailored to the wearer.

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A culinary experience

Besides its rich cultural heritage, tradition and cutting-edge architecture, Qatar has developed a thriving food scene, placing itself highly on the world map. The "culinary experience" is an initiative that aims to introduce the masterminds behind some of Doha’s top restaurants and present their signature dishes. At the same time, it unravels exciting culinary adventures, where tradition perfectly blends with creativity.

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Fast foods and snacks

Numerous fast food establishments offer up delicious, affordable dishes, served hot and fast.  Head to these local institutions to sample some of the best eats in town.

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Culture of coffee

As you look into your cup of joe, consider the history you hold in your hands.  With an estimated 2.25 billion cups of coffee drunk daily around the world, coffee has been stolen, smuggled and banned, and illustrates globalisation at its earliest.

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Dining with a view

With its towering skyline and vast waterfront, Doha is a city full of expansive, breath-taking vistas and the city’s restaurants afford views that make you forget your dinner companions.

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Healthy food

From diet menus at many eateries to specialized restaurants serving wholesome meals, its never been easier to eat your way through Qatar, while continuing to stay healthy.  

Wildlife and adventures
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Wildlife

Home to a variety of unique ecosystems, Qatar makes the perfect habitat for a plethora of diverse wildlife species that thrive in warmer temperatures in and around the terrains of the country. From hosting humble migration hubs for flamingos to facilitating safe nesting areas for sea turtles the wildlife scenes in Qatar create a compelling spectacle for its visitors.

10 Architectural Wonders in Qatar

As a peninsula surrounded by the Arabian sea and blessed with year-round sunny weather, Qatar is an ideal location for water sports. In the winter season when the average temperature is 26 degrees, the country’s crystal-clear beaches, waterparks and marinas invite everyone to try out new activities and experiences. Here are some the top 6 water adventures to try in Qatar.

10 Architectural Wonders in Qatar

Winter or spring in Qatar means one thing: beach time. Since the weather is ideal for a dip in the sea, we've made a list of the top public beaches where you can enjoy the country's winter sun. Pack some sunscreen and pick your favourite spot of sand in Qatar.

10 Architectural Wonders in Qatar

Beach culture is part of the country’s DNA, and whether you prefer to soak up some sun with a book or let the kids entertain themselves safely, the country’s beaches, both public and private, are the perfect place to do it. 

10 Architectural Wonders in Qatar

There is no better place to soak up the sun than at one of Qatar’s many beaches; with breathtaking public beaches which are safe and clean. If you are looking for the ultimate luxurious experience, we have rounded up Qatar’s top hotel beaches for an unforgettable holiday in the sun.

10 Architectural Wonders in Qatar

Qatar is an up-and-coming golf destination boasting some of the finest golf courses in the region equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Qatar, then and now

Qatar became an independent nation in 1971, before which it was a British Protectorate.  It has come a long way since then, achieving an impressive transformation. Witness its progress and development, from a pearl fishing community to the world’s wealthiest country, through images.

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Get onboard a traditional dhow

Today dhows may feature modern amenities designed to entice tourists and the curious. A barbeque dinner featuring authentic Arab delicacies and traditional Qatari hospitality would be a wonderful way for you to spend a magical, soothing evening.

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The Corniche

One of Doha’s most iconic attractions, the Doha Corniche is a seven kilometer stretch of gorgeous promenade overlooking the serene waterfront. With a crescent shaped walkway around the Doha Bay, the Corniche offers the best views of the city’s modern skyline, making the epicenter of various occasions such as the National Day celebrations and the National Sports Day.

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Eight things to do in Lusail

Lusail is one of the most exciting cities in which to live, work and play. Each district offers an array of residential, commercial, hospitality and retail destinations, as well as schools, mosques, hotels, medical facilities, sports venues, entertainment and shopping centres.

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Admire the dazzling Pink Supermoon in Qatar

There are so many celestial wonders to admire and so many locations in the world to enjoy them from. For the astronomy lovers especially, selecting a special observing site to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking events occuring, can transform this experience into a memory of a lifetime.

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The top 10 Instagram-friendly places in Qatar

Architectural masterpieces, impressive public art installations, significant cultural and educational landmarks, and unbeatable views make Qatar a photographers’ paradise. Here are some of the most photogenic and Instagrammable locations in this small, but truly enchanting country. Prepare your cameras and get inspired!

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Let Qatar inspire you during your virtual meeting

Get inspired to explore Qatar and its treasures virtually. Select your favorite background, and use it during your online meetings, leaving everyone longing to visit Qatar.

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Fast facts about Qatar

Did you know that the name 'Qatar' was first used by the Roman writer Pliny the Elder and referred to the inhabitants of the region called Catharra? Click the button bellow to find out more interesting facts!

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Ten ways Qatar is reducing its carbon footprint in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup™

No internal flights, green accommodation standards and solar power will help the country host a carbon-neutral tournament.

10 Architectural Wonders in Qatar

Qatar boasts a unique skyline, with buildings designed by award-winning architects from around the globe, yet inspired by local tradition.