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Doha Things to Do – Attractions & Must See

Doha Things to Do

Doha is the capital of Qatar. If you’re planning a visit to this city, here are the top attractions and things to do in Doha that you won’t want to miss.

Markets

Some markets in Doha are open air markets where vendors peddle their local goods on the street. This includes markets like the Souq and Souk Waqif markets. Popular indoor markets, which are more like malls, include the Villagio and the Pearl.

Al Corniche

Al  Corniche is a huge park along the Persian Gulf shoreline. There are many eateries located in the park or nearby, allowing you to grab food and sit out and enjoy it. There are also paved paths for runners, joggers, and bikers. And lastly, there are many unique monuments in the park, making it a popular destination for those who love to look at local art and feel inspired. Take the time to stroll through this huge park one afternoon during your trip.

Beaches

Doha is located along the shoreline of the Persian Gulf, and it has some great beaches. The sand is white and the water is light blue. It is important to note that you will have to pay to access the beaches in this area, unless you are staying in a hotel with private beach access. The best beaches in the area for tourists include Katara beach, Culture and Heritage Village, and Palm Tree Island. During your visit, be sure to plan to visit at least one of these amazing beaches.

Museums

The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar National Museum, Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall, The Weaponry Museum, and Doha Fort are just a few of the museums in Doha that are popular with locals and tourists alike. Many of the museums are free to visit, though the hours are often limited. Always find out what days the museum is open and what their hours are when planning on visiting these museums.

Mosques

The Mosques in Doha are beautiful and elaborate. Some of the most popular mosques for tourists include Amiri Diwan Mosque and Emir’s Palace, Katara Mosque, The Golden Mosque, Doha Souq Mosque, and the Grand Mosque. Keep in mind that most Mosques are open to the public except during service or worship times. Additionally, certain rooms may be closed to the public at all times. Many of the mosques do require both women and men to be dressed appropriately. Contact the Mosque to find out what dress is required and when the public can view the Mosque.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Doha.

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