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Discover the road less travelled in Qatar

Abdur Rahim, Guest Services Agent at The Ritz-Carlton Doha, reveals hidden gems that should be on your radar.

Discover the road less traveled in Qatar

My story

I am from Bangladesh; I have been working as a Guest Services Agent at The Ritz-Carlton Doha for 16 years - since 2005. Interacting with people is one of my fortes, thus I love Customer Service and deeply enjoy what I do. My hobbies include exploring local attractions and walking by the beach while at home, I enjoy watching documentaries and cooking.

My life in Qatar is about constant learning; working in such a diverse society with many different cultures really helps me grow as an individual. The first time I came in Qatar, I had a culture shock - the sudden change of weather and the change of environment felt heavy at first. However, I adjusted well and came to realise how humble and helpful the locals are. Qatar is such a safe country.

Discover Qatar's hidden gems

My travel tips

Check the transportation accessibility

Check the weather conditions during your trip

Do a background check about the place you would like to visit, gather information, know the Do's and Don'ts (rules and regulations)

What to do in a few days in Qatar

 1. Desert Safari: You can enjoy a desert safari tour with a camel ride and dune bashing.

 2. Al Wakra Beach: Have fun under the sun with your family and friends at the public beach.

 3. Villaggio Mall: A luxurious mall that you can explore via gondola.

 4. The Pearl Qatar: an artificial Island where you can find everything;  be it a dining experience, a ride in a yacht or a simple walk by the seaside.

 5. Lusail City: A breath of fresh air from Qatar's latest smart city. Enjoy the walk with a cup of coffee.

 6. Katara Cultural Village: One of the most photogenic and popular places in Doha featuring an open-air amphitheater, a beach, galleries, eateries and shops. Katara just has it all!

 7. Souq Waqif: the local market in Doha;  if you want a taste of Qatari tradition, Souq Waqif is the place. It features everything from traditional garments, gold jewllery stores, art, restaurants and many more. The perfect place for souvenirs.

8. Museum of Islamic Art and National Museum of Qatar:  Museums in Qatar are magnificent; a must-visit to enrich your knowledge in Qatari history, culture and art.

Useful information

Address

Souq waqif, Doha, Qatar

Website

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