Overview Doha

Visiting Doha

The capital city of the state of Qatar, Doha is home to excellent beaches, beautiful landmarks and excellent museums that are making it an increasingly popular destination for travelers to the Middle East.

With over 350 miles of sandy coastline, Qatar is home to a host of fantastic beaches. The Khor Al Adaid, also known as the Inland Sea, is one of the top tourist beaches, featuring crescent-shaped sand dunes around a tidal lake with an outlet to the sea. Many tour operators from Doha specialize in day and overnight trips to the Inland Sea, best reached by four-wheeler. Many of the hotels are situated on the Dukhan Beach, while Al Ghariva Beach and Fuwairit are other popular options. And don’t forget that the idyllic sands of the manicured Palm Tree Island resort are only a short boat ride away in Doha Bay.

Recreation abounds in Doha. Whether you want to visit one of its many great museums like the beautiful I.M. Pei-designed ... Read More
The capital city of the state of Qatar, Doha is home to excellent beaches, beautiful landmarks and excellent museums that are making it an increasingly popular destination for travelers to the Middle East.

With over 350 miles of sandy coastline, Qatar is home to a host of fantastic beaches. The Khor Al Adaid, also known as the Inland Sea, is one of the top tourist beaches, featuring crescent-shaped sand dunes around a tidal lake with an outlet to the sea. Many tour operators from Doha specialize in day and overnight trips to the Inland Sea, best reached by four-wheeler. Many of the hotels are situated on the Dukhan Beach, while Al Ghariva Beach and Fuwairit are other popular options. And don’t forget that the idyllic sands of the manicured Palm Tree Island resort are only a short boat ride away in Doha Bay.

Recreation abounds in Doha. Whether you want to visit one of its many great museums like the beautiful I.M. Pei-designed Islamic Museum of Art, the Qatar National Museum, or the Ethnographic Museum, peruse the retail options in the massive City Centre Mall, haggle over earrings in the crowded Gold Souq or just people-watch on the Corniche, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Doha.

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Stories and Tips Doha

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Traditional Muslim Dress

Written by wanderer 2005 on 01 Feb, 2006

The traditional Muslim people cover themselves from head to toe and there’s no shortage of that in Doha. Qatar is a Muslim country and most of the residents are devout Muslims which requires this sort of dress. If you asked someone why they cover themselves,…Read More


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Local Souks

Written by wanderer 2005 on 31 Jan, 2006

Shopping in Qatar is a great experience. Whether you go to a large shopping mall with brand-name stores, or to a local souk, you never know what you’re going to see. The word "souk" (pronounced sook) means bazaar or market and are similar to a…Read More


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Doha Airport in 2007

Written by baroudeur2004 on 17 Sep, 2007

Once again, I had a stopover in Doha in July 2007 on my way to India and back home. Has the airport improved since 2005? Another reviewer told us that a new airport was planned for September 2006. However, I landed into the same airport…Read More


Doha Airport

Written by wanderer 2005 on 10 Mar, 2006

The current Doha airport is an interesting place, to say the least. As you can imagine, security is high and I found out just how high when I went from the ticket counter to the gate area. I put my bags through the x-ray machine,…Read More


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Walking the Corniche

Written by wanderer 2005 on 16 Feb, 2006

Before 1949, Doha was a small village that survived by pearling and fishing. The city had about 350 pearling boats at the beginning of the 20th century, then the development of Japanese cultured pearls, and the worldwide economic depression of the 1930's, severely affected the…Read More


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Camel Rides in the Desert

Written by wanderer 2005 on 08 Feb, 2006

As we were heading back to the hotel, after a day of sand duning, we came across two guys and their camels. It was 10 Riyal (about $3) for a short walk atop a camel. They were so pretty, just resting in the desert, and I…Read More


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Toto, I think we're back in Kansas

Written by tammyhayano on 27 Feb, 2011

As an American who shuns fast food franchises, I was appalled by the number of these eateries that spreads throughout Doha. Sure, in other countries I have seen KFC, McDonald's, Dairy Queen, Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, and Pizza Hut. Here, the list extends to Applebee's, Chili's,…Read More


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