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"Desert Landscape with Futuristic Skyline"

Doha Tourism

Popular as the shining jewel of Qatar, Doha is Qatar's capital and most populous city. It is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country. Doha is a multicultural city with a stunning and continuously developing skyline, modern lavish shopping malls, world-class architecture and traditional souqs.

Doha is Qatar's fastest-growing city with a rapidly developing economy. The city's landscape is dotted with outlandish high rises and lavish hotels. However, it is still an exciting mix of modern wonders and ancient traditions. Wander through the colourful souks, walk along the corniche with a dazzling view of the harbour, or head out to the Katara Cultural Village, Doha is just waiting to amaze you. There are also some lovely beaches in Doha and endless sands of rolling dunes. With the city all set to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, it is sure to come out on top.

Doha was founded in the 1820s as an outcome of Al Bidda but was largely unheard of till 2004. Since then, the city has undergone a massive makeover due to the enormous oil wealth. As a result, Doha is now considered a world city and is growing globally by leaps and bounds. No other city in the Middle East has seamlessly intertwined its Arab-Islamic roots with the Western appeal.

Must Know Before You Travel to Doha

  • Most hotels and other places in Doha do not use street names or numbers. The navigation is mostly through major landmarks.
  • Drinking alcohol is not allowed in public in Doha. You can buy and drink alcohol at a licensed restaurant, bar, or hotel
  • It is advised to dress conservatively, especially covering the shoulders and knees
  • Avoid public displays of affection in Doha
  • Photographing government buildings and the local people is prohibited
  • It is illegal to import drugs, alcohol, pork items and religious books into Doha

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Currency in Doha

Qatari Riyal is the currency used in Doha. Credit and debit cards are commonly accepted.

Shopping in Doha

Doha offers many shopping malls and Souqs for tourists to shop from. Most famous of which is the Souq Waqif. This souq is the oldest and one of the best-architected buildings in Doha, keeping the traditional Qatari-styled village alive. It provides visitors with plenty of variety from shops, cafes, and restaurants. 

Some souvenirs to buy from Doha include Al-Sadu handwoven material made from camel and goat hair, Dallah coffee pots, Oud fragrances, Arabian lamps, and Ornamental wooden boxes.

Nightlife in Doha

Doha has a good nightlife scene despite the ban on public drinking. Most of the hotels in the city act as nightlife venues. A lot of the bars and nightclubs are located in the West Bay or Diplomatic Area, near the beachfront.

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How to Reach Doha

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Doha can be reached by direct flights to the Doha International Airport

How to reach Doha by flight

Travellers can take major international airlines to reach Doha, many flights operate to and from the Doha International Airport.

How to reach Doha by road

You can rent cars to drive in the city, but it is not recommended as drivers usually drive speeding their vehicle. Though taking a cab is the most safest option.

How to reach Doha by train

Doha is not yet developed as much, hence, no railways exists as of now.

How to reach Doha by bus

The concept of travelling by bus to Doha is not very common therefore, not much of information is available in this sector.

How to reach Doha by waterways

Ships may enter at the Port of Doha from Saudi Arabia.

Local transport in Doha

There are many transport companies in Qatar which offers many land transport services in and around the country- taxis, Limousines, Bus services, Coach services. Standard Taxis, also known as –karwa” taxis are new cars with air conditioning, latest communication and navigation systems to offer the best to the customers. As like any other country, taxis in Qatar also allow upto four people by the law, they can be hailed on the streets, as well as taxi ranks at commercial and shopping centres, clubs and hotels. A minimum of QAR 10 is allotted for regular taxis. For luxurious experience Doha offers Standard Limousine and VIP Limousine. You can rent cars if you wish to drive, but beware of the rash drivers. Walking is not recommended in summer months.

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FAQs on Doha

What is the best time to visit Doha?

December-February is the best time to visit Doha, Qatar. The winter months have an average temperature ranging from 26.8°C to 21.1°C. Weather in these months are pleasant and is easier to roam outdoors. It is said to be the peak-season in Doha. Although rainfall is deficient, it rains for a day or two in a month.  March-May, the spring months in Doha is very warm, and the same is with the summer months of June-August. The temperature ranges between 108°F (42.2°C) and 80.3°F (26.8°C). The expenses for accommodation is much cheaper during these months. The fall months of September-November is, again, warm, with a temperature range of 105.7°F (40.9°C) and 79.4°F (26.3°C). Rain is also not frequent during this time, and hence, there’s no respite from the sudden heat waves. So, to get the best out of your travel to Doha, make sure you book your stay anytime during the winter months of December-February.
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What are the places near Doha?

The top places near to Doha are Manama which is 141 km from Doha, Dubai which is located 376 km from Doha, Abu dhabi which is located 301 km from Doha, Sharjah which is located 391 km from Doha, Kuwait city which is located 574 km from Doha

What are the things to do in Doha?

The top things to do in Doha are Museum Of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif, Doha Corniche, Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Stadium, Villaggio Mall, Barzan Towers. You can see all the places to visit in Doha here

What is the best way to reach Doha?

Doha can be reached by direct flights to the Doha International Airport
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