DISCOVER THE PEARL OF PERSIA DOHA , QATAR
Doha is a cultural melting pot and it isn’t just the most populated city in Qatar, but also home of foreign communities that are made up of visitors and migrants from different countries around the world. This capital of Qatar grew rapidly in term of economy, technology, and innovations, yet it has been preserving its unique culture and heritages well. At this rate, Doha will soon become the education, commercial, tourism, and cultural center of the Middle East.
MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART
Qatar Airways flies from Doha to Bangkok 4 times a day and each flight takes approximately 7 hours.
Museum of Islamic Art holds a fine collection of Islam-related arts. The unique Cubism architecture of the museum makes it stands out against Doha skyline and the top of the building is designed to look like a woman wearing a hijab. The museum has the most extensive collection of ancient artefacts in the Middle East, and unlike many museums in this part of the world, photos are allowed here.
Located on a 7 km strip of road that runs along the harbor, The Corniche is a popular scenic spot to experience spectacular evening scene of Doha. Soak in the romance of the twilight sky with glittering backdrop of Doha skyscrapers. The Corniche is a good spot to visit during the day, but it gets much more spectacular and cooler during the evening and night.
THE PEARL ISLAND
The Pearl Island is and artificial island set just outside of the city center and it houses Doha’s largest port and marina. The sea around the island is clear and beautiful, but the main attraction is really on the island. Classic colonial style buildings on The Pearl really remind you of Venice, and at the same time it is the commercial center and full of shops and restaurants, as well as occasional exciting events for you to explore.
KATARA CULTURAL VILLAGE
Katara Cultural Village is a great place to experience different aspect of Doha’s culture. The large mosque in the center of the village is the heart of Katara and it’s surrounded by an opera house, folk song stage, handicraft market, and arts that reflect the soul of Doha. There are also coffee shops and restaurants to try some of local favourite dishes.
CAMEL RACING DOHA
The whole Doha really comes to life with camel racing. It’s essential for you to go feel the vibrant atmosphere of the race first hand because words cannot explain how much the people love camel racing. Once you have experienced it, try not to get addicted to the atmosphere.
SINGING SAND DUNE DOHA
People came all the way around the world to listen to the song of Doha’s “Singing Sand Dune”. The song will seduce you out of the comfort of the cooling shopping mall to the blazing outdoor. Although the song can be scientifically explained as the sound of the sea wind blowing against the hot air of the desert,it’s still fascinating and captivating nonetheless.
QATAR PUBLIC HOLIDAY IS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SO EXPECT LOTS OF VISITORS AT THE DESERT DURING THESE DAYS. YOU CAN TRY CAMEL RIDING FOR AROUND 200 BAHT PER 5 MINUTES.
SEALINE BEACH CLUB
Sealine is a privately owned beach perfect for a family holiday. There are lots of activities to do like taking a dip in the pool, sunbathing, or trying out chic restaurants and hanging out on the beach. A day at Sealine beach club is a really fun and relaxing way to spend time in Doha.
SOUQ AL WAQIF
Located in the old Souq Waqif community, Souq Al Waqif is the oldest market in Doha. The unique Arabian architecture of the market has been well preserved, and although contemporary shops and restaurants are allowed in some parts, the overall atmosphere of Souq Al Waqif still uniquely Arabian. You shouldn’t miss the market if you plan to experience local lifestyle and watch the people of Doha hang out at cafés. Souq Al Waqif opens late in the afternoon and closes around midnight.
VILLAGGIO SHOPPING MALL
What makes a shopping mall stand out from other? Villaggio is the destination for most visitors because it’s not only a great mall, but it brings Venice to Doha! If you think the canal and buildings that resemble Venice are extraordinary, try looking up to the ceiling and you’ll see a “simulated” sky that changes with the time of day. Villaggio Mall is considered to be one of the most beautiful shopping mall in Qatar and it sure has all the shops and entertainment you want.
MALL OF QATAR
Mall of Qatar is the newest addition to the premium malls in Qatar and it came with the title of the largest shopping mall in the Doha. The elegant architecture of the mall combines modern design with nature, and it houses a large food court, world-class boutiques, entertainments, cinemas, a bowling venue,, and a kids club for a fun family-friendly shopping spree.
W hotel never disappoint when it comes to luxury stay and interesting cuisine. La Spiga, W Doha’s Italian restaurant, guarantees to wow all your senses. A team of experienced chefs with extensive resume from 5-star hotels in London, Milan, and Istanbul will show you what quality and creativity can do to uplift your dining experience.
Spice Market is another culinary jewel of W Doha. Its simple and cozy décor warmly welcomes you into the world of Asian flavours with Arabian bay beautifully shines in the background. Spice Market offers a perfect atmosphere and taste for a perfect stay in Doha.
Sitting gracefully in Rotana City Center in the heart of Doha, Teatro Restaurant is a luxurious 5-star international restaurant with exceptional bar and live jazz music. Savour variety of cuisines from around the world that make this restaurant a popular spot for visiting travellers and businessmen.