Doha Life Guide

About West Bay Lagoon

West Bay Lagoon Doha is a semi-private neighbourhood with private villas on one end and low rise buildings on the other. The villas in WBL have their own private beach access, whereas low rise occupants find themselves visiting close by beaches near The Pearl. WBL has created a sense of community – supermarkets, retail shopping, as well as cultural and sport activities can all be found close by.

West Bay Lagoon Top View

Life at West Bay Lagoon Doha

This upscale neighbourhood is, by far, one of the most sought out places to live in Doha. It’s where city life meets beach life. Minutes away from your favourite destinations, such as The Pearl, Katara Cultural Centre, among others, West Bay Lagoon is famous for its beautiful private villas by the Arabian Gulf. WBL is also a cultural hub, where you’ll find most embassies have called home.

West Bay Lagoon Doha Hotels

Doha hotels are known to provide Qatar expats with excellent 5 star hotels, clubs and lounges, and wellness lifestyles. At WBL, you can expect nothing short of a lavish stay with all of the above. What’s more, is that this community is perfectly situated in the center of Doha with everything you’ll need or want to see just minutes away. Having said that, due to its exclusivity, you want find Hotels directly inside this neighbourhood. Not to worry, these hotels are in close proximity.

Mondrian Doha

Aside from its official 5 star status, this hotel has garnered a 4.5 Google rating from over 500 reviews. Visitors tend to leave happier than when they arrived! The most unique thing about Mondrian is its creative design – the imagery is enough to keep you entertained. However, they’ve taken it a step further with 4 restaurants, 2 bars, and a spa. Lastly, this is the closest luxury hotel to West Bay Lagoon, literally right outside the lines between WBL and Lagoona Mall.

Grand Hyatt Doha

Grand Hyatt Doha

The Grand Hyatt is luxury coupled with comfort. It offers 4 restaurants, 2 bars, and a spa. By the same token, you can expect stylish rooms and 5 star service at this 5 star hotel. They’ve received a 4.4 rating on Google from over 1400 reviews. As can be seen, you can’t go wrong with Grand Hyatt. Also, you’ll be near and dear to West Bay Lagoon, this hotel is just minutes away on the water.

The Ritz-Carlton Doha

The Ritz Carlton is world renowned, and that does not change here, in Doha. This 5 star beauty has a 4.5 Google rating with over 1500 reviews. Their known for more than luxury, offering 3 restaurants and 2 lounges, not to mention a breathtaking spa and fitness center. All things considered, you’ll love your stay here, although it is further away from the West Bay Lagoon than the above 2 hotels.

Restaurants at West Bay Lagoon

Hungry at West Bay Lagoon? We got you covered. Please note that because of the very exclusive nature of this community, there is a limited number of dining choices. However, do keep in mind that WBL is one step away from Lagoona Mall, The Pearl, and Katara among others – this list of restaurants below is in the immediate community boundaries and in no way reflects access to dining choices.

Zanjabeel Cafeteria

Recognized for their Burger & Fries – Zanjabeel has a 4.1 Google rating out of 102 reviews. Word is, the menu is well priced, and it’s located just inside West Bay Lagoon at 66 Aba Al Spouf. You can reach the cafeteria at +974 3323 8444.

Zanjabeel Cafeteria

Eat Pasta

Their specialty is in their name, people are raving about their pasta dishes on Google – giving them a 4.1 rating out of 21 reviews. Some believe their dishes are a bit pricey, but great pasta is hard to find! You can reach Eat Pasta at +974 4444 1218, open from 12pm to 11pm daily.

Tandoori Roti Place – Altawa Bakery

Only 2 Google reviews has given this place a 5 star ranking. We’re curious to see what your take on it will be. Give them a try and let us know how you liked their menu in the comments! Bon Appetite!

If you head South West in WBL, you’ll find Al Meera Complex on Umm Al  Saneem St. – this is where you’ll probably find most of your necessities as well as a few more restaurants. For example, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, and your morning caffein fix at Cariboo Coffee. Moreover, there’s Kulud Pharmacy, which is conveniently open 24 hours a day. Just across the hall of Kulud, you’ll find Al Meera Supermarket, also open 24 hours a day.

What’s More..

West Bay Lagoon prides itself on being a cultural hub in Doha, which is why you’ll find the majority of embassies within its boundaries. Here’s a lengthy list of countries who call West Bay Lagoon home.

Argentina Cuba Malaysia Switzerland
Azerbaijan  El Salvador Poland Syria
Brazil Ethiopia Russia Ukraine
Brunei Greece Singapore Vietnam
China Hungary South Africa
Croatia Kazakhstan Spain

Things To Do & a Few More Facts

 

  • Minutes away, just east of WBL is Pearl blvd – where you’ll find a beautiful  public beach for those sunny days!
  • Also just east, you’ll find Katara & Katara Beach – Doha’s Cultural Center
  • Just north of West Bay Lagoon is Doha’s Golf Club
  • Lagoona Mall, also minutes east of WBL
  • Children’s play area is located between 18th and 19th street
  • Lagoon Complex Family Shopping will deliver to your home, free of charge, 24 hours a day – you can reach them at +974 4493 3499. Their highly recognized for their helpful staff, and the physical location is open 8am to 11pm daily.

West Bay Lagoon Doha

Location

There are 4 entrances to West Bay Lagoon. The North Gate is located off an unnamed road once you make a right off Al Jamiaa St.(left if you’re headed south). Both the West and South gates are located off West Bay Lagoon Street. East you’ll find Lusail Expressway – you can enter and exit West Bay Lagoon through West Bay Lagoon Street and 2 other unnamed roads.

Who Lives Here?

Both expats and Qatari’s own property in West Bay Lagoon. You’ll mostly find young couples and singles in this area – there is a high number of nurseries and elementary schools in WBL (see below).

All in all, this is where dreams come to thrive. Life in West Bay Lagoon is lavish and serene. You’ll enjoy sunny days by the beach and quiet nights on the sand. We hope you enjoyed the breakdown of this neighbourhood! Got anything to add? Leave it down in the comments and help us help others get acquainted with West Bay Lagoon.

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