BEST THINGS TO DO IN DOHA
Founded 2000 years ago, The tiny village for fishing and pearling has now been changed into a ravishing, futuristic metropolis city. The bustling capital of Qatar is a really eye-catching sight for the tourists all around the world!
Doha today, is a fine blend of modern well-developed region and Bedouin-cultured as well. Beneath its surface of the gleaming towers, Well-furnished modern designed buildings and the fast urban life, there lies the old charming culture of Qatar which still is a beguile for many. Just in a row, visitors can visit the highly established buildings and malls, indulge into the ancient exquisite history at the Islamic art museum, fuel up with sassy and tangy street food and have a wonderful shopping experience at the famous busy market, Souq Waqif.
VISIT TO SAUQ WAQIF
Souq waqif meaning the standing Market is just a distinctive experience which you realise when you walk down the labyrinth of it. It's a perfect place to feel and experience the tradition through merchant's produce, perfume and the gleaming architecture. The ambiance of the Souq has a fine line between modern and traditional set up. The market places a lot of stuff, from a diverse variety of traditional Qatari clothes to spices, from high-end Gold shops to local art galleries. you can experience high-end restaurants that are their to fit everyone's taste serving a range of traditional dishes
It’s not only food that’s garnering all the attention; don’t forget to visit the number of local art galleries and see what’s happening at the falconry market where you can find auctions on falcons and their exotic abilities that will open your eyes up!
Souq Waqif is one of Doha must-see attractions and a perfect shopping area!
VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART.
At the very heart of Qatar’s cultural landscape is the Museum of Islamic Art, sitting majestically on its own island on the Corniche like a jewel in its crown. Home to the region’s most impressive and exquisite collection of Islamic artefacts, the museum proudly exhibits three floors’ worth of exquisite textiles, ceramics, enamel work and glass. However, the building itself is a worth-visit as well!
Masterminded by award-winning architect IM Pei, the structure replicates a modern fortress. However, the art space is also known as ‘the eyes of Doha’ because it resembles a woman’s face shrouded by a burqa. Note that the museum does adhere to a strict dress code, so shoulders and knees must be covered.
This museum has a variety of artefacts, ceramics, calligraphy and a lot more. You can also attend a variety of art exhibitions with works from international and local artists. MIA also accommodates other facilities of a well-stocked library with books both in English and Arabic and a park.
It's definitely one of the really breath-taking places art and history lovers would ever visit!
THE DESERT SAFARI-BEAT THE DUNES!
To truly enjoy nature at its finest and to experience the vast desert, jump into the dune bashing experience outside of the city!
Riding a camel into the desert would sound really pleasing to anyone who hears and literally, it really comes out as an amazing adventure in Doha.
There are various ways for the desert safari against the tarmac. You can have a smooth going or if you thirst excitement and adrenaline-rush then just inform your tour rider to take the fast and bumpy roads. Desert safaris will offer you a once in a lifetime experience. Walk through the pearly white beaches, and maybe even take a dip in the translucent waters of the Khor Al Udaid,
The best dune bashing tours will time it so when you start making the round trip back, you will be able to witness the spectacular sunset over Doha.
GET WET AT THE AQUA PARK
Aqua park is a fun activity area for the families to get their visit and hold warm memories. The park has several features which attract the crowd namely the 'lazy river', 'wave pool', an 'activity pool', an exotic village, a family pool, multiple slides complex, a bar and a restaurant.It boasts performances in a river as well, and is amust-go in summers to get the most out of our visit in Doha
LEARN ABOUT FLACORNY IN FLACORN MARKET.
Qatar’s national sports are falconry and camel racing. You can visit the Falcon Souq, where breeders come to buy and sell their prized birds. A good hunting falcon can reach up to 1 million Qatari riyals (£226,000).At the Falcon Souq, there are dozens of shops that specialise in falcons.
If you’re lucky you will be able to witness their monthly auction where they judge the physical abilities of the falcons.
It’s quite a sight to behold..
LIVE TO FULLEST ANGRY BIRDS THEMED PARK
For the families and children there is a new and really exciting site at Doha .The world's first-ever Angry Birds themed park is now open in Doha. Inspired by the world-leading video game and movie instalment, the entertainment park offers over 20 rides and attractions which will not let you leave without trying one or two rides at least. Thrilling and really enjoyable it's a fun-filled experience.
JUMP OUT OF A PLANE IN THE CITY
This one is not for the faint-hearted, and might be one of the most thrilling adventures to carry out in Doha!
Jumping out of a plane is usually on everyone’s bucket list, so why not make your first jump high above the futuristic, modern city surrounded by a vast desert with epic views of the Persian Gulf?
Skydiving Qatar has a perfect safety record and their instructors are highly experienced and professional. After visiting the historic sites and having good food, strap a parachute to your back and head for the skies, let the air hold you!
SHOP AT THE CITY CENTRE DOHA SHOPPING MALL!
located in the heart of the city, this mall isn't only the largest mall of the city, rather the largest one in the whole Qatar as well!
The shopping centre is spread over five storeys and has every known facility to be inside one of its kind.
Such amenities are inclusive of local to international brands, an ice skating rink, a bowling alley, a total of 38 different kinds of restaurants and a wholesome 14 screen movie theatre.
Regular events, functions and shows are also held from time to time witnessing more than 70,000 people during seasonal and peak times.
Thus, it's a perfect place for a hangout, shopping and some bites into food with a good mood!
EXPLORE THE ZUBARAH FORT
Every trip to Doha is incomplete without a visit to the Al Zubarah Fort, The Zubarah Fort is an iconic, calm desert fort of Qatar. Its name was derived from the archaeological site of Al Zubarah town, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
IT was ranked as one of the Gulf’s most important pearl diving and trading centres ,Today the fort serves as an exotic museum. On the ground floor, there’s a small exhibition about the fort and the surrounding area that should not be missed, which makes it beautiful!
RELAX AT PALM TREE ISLAND
want to lie down and have some relaxation and silence?
Then it's a perfect sight for you!
A brief boat ride from the main city of Doha, the Palm Tree Island is a sandbar located in the centre of Doha Bay which gives a really eye-catching uninterrupted view of the Corniche. The island has nothing but a single palm tree and thus, it is exclusively famous for a quick getaway from the bustle and buzz of the city and soak in some silence and peace while watching the beautiful sunrise or sunsets.
Doha is a wonderful city with really beautiful places, it's a place where bundles of memories can be made.Your eyes can witness extremely exquisite places and your heart would find many reasons to jump with joy! Do give a visit and your soul live to the fullest!