A pleasant acquaintance with this fantastic city begins right from Hamad Airport, which is deservedly recognized as one of the best in the world. And this is just the beginning. The Museum of Islamic Art, a masterpiece of postmodern architecture, impresses with one of the largest art collections. Countless treasures of emirs and sheikhs, jewelry, weapons, exquisite ceramics, and much more will amaze the imagination of the most sophisticated tourist. You can even purchase certified copies of the astrolabes displayed in the Museum. Surprising fact: the museum was built on a specially created peninsula next to the harbor of the old port of Doha. This is just one of the many facts that illustrate how tradition and modernity are closely intertwined in the capital of Qatar and how harmonious it looks. Walkthrough the bazaars. The most famous of these, Souk Waqif, is considered the cultural center of Doha. Here you will feel the colorful atmosphere of the East in its entirety, and you will undoubtedly want to come back here again and again.
Secrets of Doha based on our personal experience
Skyscrapers on artificial islands
It’s no secret that Qatar is in the desert. With all this, the centre here is no different from the most developed cities globally – skyscrapers, parks, ideal roads. The airport is located on an artificial island, which is not the only one in Doha.
Most of the skyscrapers were built during the current decade, and this process will not end. Construction is everywhere! Old houses are either demolished or inhabited by immigrant builders.
The atmosphere in the old and the new city is very different, so it is worth visiting both places!
Almost no shadow
It’s good that we came to Qatar in January. During the day, it was about 23 degrees, but we managed to get burned. In summer, the temperature rises to an average of +40 degrees during the day, and the sun bakes even more.
And with all this, there is practically no shadow along the embankment – only from some trees that occasionally come across on the way.
Even in the park, it is not easy to find shade. It is good that there are few people in Doha. Otherwise, the places in the shade would always be occupied.
Yes, there is a shadow from the skyscrapers, but you also want to walk along the embankment along the Persian Gulf. In general, we managed to burn our faces in a short time in the sun.
Top Nine Hotels
Fret not; getting around in Doha is relatively easy. In addition, there are multiple options to choose from, such as Uber, taxies, metro, or even van-hire, Doha.
JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha
The JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha is in the center of Doha. It offers 7 dining options, a spa, and a swimming pool.
Feel the style at the W Doha. We will provide you with a unique experience in Qatar.
Al Messila, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha
A luxury resort in Doha, offering villas with a private pool, designer suites, large spa and wellness center.
Doha Marriott Marquis City Center
A luxury hotel in the heart of Doha with elegant rooms, spa, pool and multiple event rooms.
5-STAR HOTEL IN DOHA, QATAR, WHERE LUXURY FEELS
Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is a secluded oasis in the Bin Mahmood area.
Four Points Sheraton Doha
The Four Points Hotel Sheraton, Doha, is the epitome of style and comfort.
Shark Village and Spa, Ritz-Carlton
This Ritz-Carlton Doha resort features a private beach area, infinity pool, luxury spa and fine dining.
Sheraton Grande Doha Resort and Convention Hotel
5-star hotel in the center of Doha with luxurious rooms, a private beach and international restaurants.
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