The capital of Qatar, Doha offers much to experience for intrepid travellers. Here are some insights on how to spend a three-day holiday in this cosmopolitan city.
A Convenient Base
Before getting into the itinerary, it’s important you find centrally located accommodation. One option would be the seaside district of Al Wakra, within easy reach of the airport and home to 5-star hotels that also feature an onsite spa in Doha, Qatar. Other alternatives include staying near the Souq Waqif or Corniche.
To experience traditional markets, you can explore Souq Al Wakrah next to Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli and the historical Souq Waqif too. Also plan a visit to the Corniche, a waterfront promenade where you can enjoy a stroll and access Doha attractions like the National Museum of Qatar and Museum of Islamic Art.
Beachside fun awaits at Al Wakrah Beach as well as Katara Beach that offers plenty of water sports too; the latter is at the Katara Cultural Village, which hosts various exhibitions and performances amidst a traditional village setting. Not to be missed is the Villaggio Mall, with its Venice-like design including canals and gondola rides.
For a change of scenery, plan excursions to the deserts surrounding the city; amongst the best things to do in Qatar is to go on thrilling dune bashing rides as you are expertly driven along impressive dunes. As part of your desert adventure, you can also visit the inland sea, enjoy camel rides and experience Bedouin-style dining.