Doha Nightlife - 18 Best Things to Do in Doha at Night

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Doha is a promising city in Qatar that offers a diverse variety of things that you can do at night. Despite the ban on public drinking, there are options like rooftop bars, desert safari, and shopping districts where you can pass your night away. You can drink cocktails, smoke shisha, and even take a stroll on the artificial island. Friday and Saturday in Qatar are the weekends, so you can visit on these days if you want to enjoy the crowded party vibe. Clubs and bars are busy from 11 PM – 1 AM. The closing time is almost 2 AM.

Here are the best 18 things to do at night in Doha:

1. Society Lounge

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Societ Lounge is a rooftop lounge of the Hilton and hosts a large bar. It is partly outdoor and is open during the winter months from November to April. There is also a long queue so expect this before going there. The music is really good, and they play RnB/EDM songs. Famous DJs and artists also perform here regularly. Also, there can be dance shows at times. Stag entry is not allowed.
Membership Fee: QR 150.
Address: 8GGR+C34, Doha, Qatar.
Timing: 7 PM – 2 PM Monday to Saturday.

2. Wahm

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Wahm is a trendy chic lounge bar and a restaurant inside W Hotel in Doha. It is partly outdoor and has a nice patio which is situated next to the pool. The atmosphere is cool, and the DJs are from Wednesday to Friday.
Address: W Doha Hotel & Residences, Diplomatic St, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 5 PM – 2 AM.
Happy hours are from 5 PM – 8 PM.
Approximate Cost: Side dishes start from QR 30 and the cocktails are from QR 80.

3. Oxygene Club

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La Cigale hotel is famous for the Oxygene Club. It is a large venue, and the atmosphere is perfect with cool music. Stag entry is not allowed. The Ladies’ nights are Tuesdays, and Fridays are RnB nights.
Address: 7GH5+V49، الدوحة،، Qatar.
Timings: 8 PM – 2 AM. Sundays are closed.

4. Sky View in La Cigale Hotel

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Sky View, is a high-end bar in Doha that hosts a beautiful terrace that is open during the winter. You must make a reservation beforehand.
Entry Fees: QR 200.
Address: 7GH5+V49، الدوحة،، Qatar
Timings: 6 PM – 1 AM. Sundays are closed. Thursdays – Fridays 6 PM – 2 AM.

5. Irish Harp

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Irish Harp is a clean bar with a relaxed setting. They have live music, good food, and TV screens to watch sports. The pub has an RnB night every first Thursday of the month, and the girls can get 3 free drinks. In winter, every Friday, there is an open-air party in the Sheraton Hotel Garden. Entrance costs QR 100 after 8 PM (for men).
Address: Al Corniche Street, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: Opens 5 PM.

6. La Vista 55

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La Vista is a Cuban-styled bar in Doha that has a vibrant atmosphere. You can also get to see the stunning view of the city from the 55th floor of the hotel. There is live Latin music every day at night. There is an all-you-can-drink promo for the ladies (QR 100) every Monday and Wednesday from 8 PM - 12 PM. For the guys, it is on Sundays, and the cost is QR 200.
Address: InterContinental Doha the City, Off Al Wahda Road، Doha, Qatar.
Timings: Opens 5 PM.
Happy hours: 5 PM - 8 PM.

7. Paloma 

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 Paloma is a Tex-Mex restaurant in Doha. You will get excellent food, live music, and live sports coverage. Wednesdays are ladies’, and Sundays are salsa night.
Address: Street 900, Bldg. No. 25, Zone 61, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 6 PM – 12 PM.

Places to visit with friends in Doha

 8. The Den

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The den is a classic European-themed lounge in the JW Marriott Doha and offers a range of food and cocktails. Guests who are aged 21 and over are only allowed into The Den. The place is elegant, with live music playing from Wednesday to Friday. The band and the music are just perfect, with Latin, jazz, and pop songs playing. The whole bar is a non-smoking area. The ambience is beautiful, and the vibe is chilled.
Address: Floor 1, JW Marriott, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 6 PM – 2 AM. Closed on Sundays.
Happy hours is from 5 PM - 9 PM (QR 45 per drink).

9. Champions Bar

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Champions is a famous sports bar in Doha. It is a nice and chilled place to go with your friends. There is a good selection of screens with very good viewing angles. The food is good too, and it is non-smoking inside. The atmosphere is warm, and the staff and service here are top-notch.
Happy Hours: 5 PM – 8 PM (QR 39 for a pint of Heineken).
Address: Floor 1, JW Marriott, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 5 PM – 2 AM.

10. Orion Bar

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Orion Bar is situated on the 9th floor of the Radisson Blu, Doha. It is a classy place you can go to if you want a casual drink. The prices are also reasonable. The music is not too loud and live bands play here. They also have a happy hour discount till midnight so you can enjoy drinking all night long.
Address: Salwa Road, Intersection of, C Ring Rd, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 6 PM – 1 AM.

11. Qube

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Qube is a club where you can dance till late at night. They have a loud live band and DJs playing pop and rock songs. There is endless entertainment here with a fun-filled atmosphere.
Membership fee: QR 90.
Address: Salwa Road, Intersection of, C Ring Rd, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 7 PM – 2 AM.

Places to Visit in Doha for Couples

12. Sora

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Sora is a Japanese restaurant which is situated on the 21st-floor rooftop of Park Hyatt, Doha. The outdoor terrace has a mesmerizing view of Doha Palace, Souq Waqif, Green Mosque, Corniche and the West Bay skyline. The food here is amazing.
Address: Downtown level 21، Sikkat Wadi Msheireb, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 4 PM – 10 PM.
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese Fusion with Vegetarian-Friendly options.
Recommendation: Shimachi, Wagyu Beef Nigiri, wagyu tenderloin, black cod, chocolatey and fruity tacos.

13. La Mar

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La Mar is known for Peruvian cuisine and has one of the best outdoor terraces with scintillating views of the Doha skyline and the beach. You can try authentic ceviche, charcoal-grilled meats, fresh seafood, and cocktails like classic Pisco Sour.
Address: Street 900, Bldg. No. 25, Zone 61، Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 6 PM – 11:30 PM.
Cuisines: Peruvian, Latin, Seafood with Vegetarian Friendly and Vegan Options

14. Zengo

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The views from Zengo are unparalleled as you can see some of the most beautiful sights from this iconic landmark on the 61st floor. The cuisine found here is mouth-watering Pan-Asian.
Address: Kempinski Residences & Suites، Doha, Qatar.
Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM every day except Friday 12:30 PM – 4 PM, 6 PM – 12 AM.
Approximate Cost: QR 105 for 3 courses and QR 120 for 4 courses.

Other Fun Things to Do at Night in Doga

15. Desert Safari

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If you are looking for another fun activity, you must not miss Desert Safari. It will also give you a chance to beat the heat of the day. You can book a trip and even visit a camel camp where you can ride a camel. Other things to do are sand boarding, dune bash and gaze at the stars in the desert sky.
Approximate Cost: QR 410.
Timings: Till 11 PM.

16. Souq Waqif

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You can take a stroll at one of the best marketplaces and take a look at Doha’s best skyline and skyscrapers. The street houses Arabic architectural masterpieces, great restaurants, and traditional street stalls. You can buy local handicrafts, visit art galleries, go to the falconry market, or watch street performances.
Address: Al Souq St, Doha, Qatar.
Timings: Saturday – Thursday from 7.30 AM - 12.30 PM and 3.30 PM - 10 PM (Fridays 3 PM – 10 PM).

17. Sunset and Dinner Cruise

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If you love sunset views, then you must go for a cruise in Doha. It is better to go in the evening or at night. The whole cruise usually lasts for around 2 hours. You can head over to Pearl Qatar, which has many yachts and open decks with majlis-style seating.
Approximate Cost: QR 391.

18. The Pearl Qatar

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The Pearl Qatar is an artificial island which is located in Doha. This is one of the poshest areas in the city, which hosts the beautiful houses of many affluent people. The restaurants here are super expensive, but also the dining found here is of top quality. You can find cuisines from all parts of the world. In addition to that, you can also find beach clubs, supercar showrooms, and boutique stores. It has a lot of branded shops and malls. You can take a tour of the residential towers, villas, and marinas all in one place.
Location: The Pearl Qatar, Doha, Qatar.

Buying Alcohol in Doha

If you are a foreigner in Doha, you can buy alcohol either by going to a bar or a club or getting a government license.
Even If you get a license, you can buy from just one store in Doha. But be ready because it will cost a lot (around QR 400 for a 24-pack of Heineken.) Also, you cannot import the bottles you bought at the airport.

Tips

  • Keep IDs all the time: If you are planning to visit a nightclub or a bar in Doha, you should always carry and show your ID or your passport whenever required. The minimum age is 21 years old to enter any bar or club.
  • Going Around: It is better to avoid taxis as they are super expensive. You can opt for Uber, which is cheaper.
  • Prices of Clubbing: If you are looking forward to partying in Doha, it will cost you a lot since a sin tax has been applied on all alcoholic products, which is +100% tax. At a lot of venues, you must take a membership. The fee could be up to QR 200. And the beer could be up to QR 50. If you book a table, you have to additionally spend another QR 1000 - 1500.
  • Clubbing as a Woman: Local women are not allowed to party, so you will find more men in every bar. But there are also some generous ladies’ nights too. At some places, you can get free drinks before 12 AM.
  • Dress Code: It is recommended to wear closed shoes, a shirt, and pants.
  • During Ramadan and religious holidays, all bars are closed, and you cannot buy alcohol from anywhere.
Even with its strict laws, Doha has a lot to offer, especially if you are planning on exploring it at night. You can have an experience that you will always cherish in this Qatari Capital.

This post was published by Aayushi Shukla

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