Aerial view of the densely packed skyscrapers in Doha, Qatar
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Cruise to Doha, Qatar

Qatar's capital is a city in the making. Once a small fishing and pearling town, the city has undergone tremendous growth: Today, it's a mix of ultra-modernity and classical culture. Cruise to Doha and start your visit in the reinvented and atmospheric Souq Waqif, the standing market where you can peruse the stalls full of colorful, fragrant spices and ornate, handwoven traditional garments. Then, marvel at the treasures in the world-class Museum of Islamic Art, where you'll find ancient Persian rugs, Turkish mosaics and other pieces of traditional handicraft. Next, take a taxi to Katara Cultural Village: Built in 2010, it's a modern reinvention of classic Qatar architecture, with many small, hidden alleys and a huge marble amphitheatre at its center.
National Language Arabic
Currency Accepted  Qatari Riyal (QAR)

Things To Do in Doha

Colourful textiles on show at a shop in Souq Waqif market, Doha, Qatar

See You at the Souq

Colourful textiles on show at a shop in Souq Waqif market, Doha, Qatar

Colourful textiles on show at a shop in Souq Waqif market, Doha, Qatar

See You at the Souq

The traditional Souq Waqif is a mesmerizing place to explore. There's been a market here for centuries, though the original one was destroyed in a fire in 2003. Today, the area has been redeveloped to resemble a 19th-century market, with mud-rendered shops and beautifully restored Qatari buildings.

The geometric architecture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Fortress of the Arts

The geometric architecture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

The geometric architecture of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Fortress of the Arts

The extraordinary building of the Museum of Islamic Art is located on a purpose-built island. Marvel at the largest collection of Islamic art in the world — you'll see everything from traditional Persian rugs and ancient jewelry to astrolabes, an astronomer's tool used in medieval times — and admire the splendid views across the water.

The marina waterfront walkway at the Pearl in Doha, Qatar
The marina waterfront walkway at the Pearl in Doha, Qatar

Walk on Water

Join the Qataris and the large number of expats for a stroll along the corniche, a manmade waterfront promenade built to form an attractive crescent. Cruise to Doha to admire the spectacular view of traditional wooden boats in the foreground and the futuristic skyscrapers of West Bay that lie across the water on land reclaimed from the sea.

Chicken Kabsa, homemade Arabian biryani, spicy rice with chicken in Doha, Qatar
Chicken Kabsa, homemade Arabian biryani, spicy rice with chicken in Doha, Qatar

Local Cuisine

The diverse people who built Doha also brought with them their home cuisines, which means you can sample food from anywhere in the world. For the most distinctive bites, try simple, traditional Qatari dishes like kabsa, which pairs chicken marinated in tomatoes and spices with fried almonds and raisins over rice, or thareed, a hearty stew of carrots, beans and potatoes with chicken or lamb.

Arabic brass souvenirs for sale in Doha, Qatar
Arabic brass souvenirs for sale in Doha, Qatar

Shopping

Browse the shops in the traditional Souq Waqif for perfumes, textiles, carpets and handicrafts. Visit the Falcon Souq, the Gold Souq, and the Bird Souq too. Doha cruises give you access to countless shopping malls, like City Center Doha, Landmark and the Venetia-themed Villaggio, offer a mix of dining, shopping and entertainment.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Tip waiters, guides and taxi drivers. Salaries are often low in these positions, and generosity goes a long way.
2 Escape the heat in one of the many air-conditioned shopping malls.

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