Souq Waqif of Doha – Stroll around Lively Streets

If you are looking for a fantastic place to dine, explore and shop or simply to spend some time at an attractive outdoor café to observe the local lifestyle, Souq Waqif will have plenty of interesting things to amaze you.

Parisa

Want to savour some of the best Persian food in Doha? Head over to Parisa where you’ll be delighted by a range of Persian delights as well as eye-catching interiors combined with hand-painted Persian artwork of many legends and myths. ornate chandeliers and intricate mosaics. Do not miss this authentic Persian dining experience!

Arumailah Gifts and Masterpieces

This is definitely a shop for exploring! Undoubtedly an incredible place to stroll around when you are holidaying in Doha, this Ali Baba-style grotto sells leather goods, beautiful wallets, creepy European war memorabilia, and stained-glass lamps.

Souq Waqif Art Gallery

If you’re on a holiday, you should spare time to visit the Souq Waqif Art Gallery because it will help you making your holiday more memorable and, in the meantime, it will help you feel more relaxed. The gallery showcases numerous artwork from different local artists. If you’re residing at one of the many Doha hotels the likes of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, it’s a 20-minute drive to this place.

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Handcraft Centre

From jewellery to leather goods, beautiful lamps and small dhow replicas, you’ll come across a range of handmade items at Handcraft Centre. These items will make your home more colourful or you can buy those to give your friends in your home country.

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Doha Museum of Islamic Art – A utopia for history buffs!

The Doha Museum of Islamic Art is a treasure trove of amazing artefacts and upon visiting here you will be travelling through the sands of time and be witnessing the magnanimity of a vibrant culture. Read on to know more.

The museum and its architecture

Located in the midst of a park, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is certainly a must-visit attraction in Qatar. The museum shares the knowledge and the vibrancy of ancient Islamic culture with the rest of the world. The museum building itself embodies the ancient heritage of the middle east since it is influenced by Islamic architecture.

What can you see?

The museum is home to artefacts from three continents and some of them are over 1400 years old. The collection here includes ceramics, metallic ornaments, jewellery, woodwork and so much more.

Getting there

The museum is located at the southern end of the 7-kilometre-long promenade known by the name the Doha Corniche you can easily reach here by a taxi from almost all part of the city of Doha.

Accommodation options close by

There is a myriad of Doha Hotels and resorts located at close proximity to the Museum and Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is one of those and is certainly an option worth considering for your stay after a tiring day of exploration.

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A Travel Guide to Wonder City, Doha, Somerset West Bay Doha,March – An urban spectacle!

A modern metropolis and the commercial capital of Qatar; Doha – is certainly one of the best destinations in Qatar. There is a lot of exciting things you could do and amazing places you could visit here in Doha. Here is a small guide to this cosmopolitan city.

 

Overview

Located in a bay Located off the coast of the Persian Gulf, Doha boasts an impressive skyline, many are ornately decorated with vibrant lights. The city is a hub for the country’s economy. The nation highly values its culture and customs and one could witness it up close and personal upon visiting here.

Places to see and things to do

There is a plethora of amazing attractions in the city, some of them are namely, the cornice promenade, The Museum of Islamic art, the Pearl Qatar, the Katara cultural village, Aspire park and more. The city is also home to an array of traditional Arabic markets in a region called Souq Waqif where you would be absolutely stunned by visiting. You could also join for a desert safari expedition if you want a little sense of adventure to your vacation.

Places to stay

There are plenty of accommodation options for you to plan your stay in Doha from exquisite resort properties to high-end Doha apartments. It is recommended that you should opt to stay at an apartment in Doha that is located close to the many attractions the city has on offer to enjoy absolute convenience and top indulge in a unique vacation experience. Somerset West Bay Doha which located in the midst of popular attractions is certainly an option worth considering for your stay.

Other things to know

Remember that Qatar is an Islamic nation and you should dress modestly covering your shoulders and knees while you are here. Don’t fret if you do not know Arabic, you can speak in English in Qatar since most of them understand and know to speak in English. The city also offers great food. You could treat your palate with amazing Arabic food at the many restaurants and cafes that are scattered across Doha.

 

 

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