Visiting Doha is like time travel
Between tradition and modernity, get ready to plunge into the heart of a true land of contrasts.
At the gateway to the Arabian Desert and bordering the Persian Gulf, the current capital of Qatar stands out for its state-of-the-art architecture, just as it surprises with the cultural testimonies of an ancient world.
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Passing through 14 centuries of Islamic art
Located at the end of the cornice, stands Doha's superb Museum of Islamic Art, skillfully built on the water and similar to the old desert forts. In addition to the architectural prowess of the place, you will be captivated by this journey through time. A few hours are enough to admire the largest collections of Islamic art in the world, including paintings, objects, textiles and rare manuscripts.
Walking in the Souq Waqif alleys
The scents of spices, traditional cuisine and sweets from Africa and Asia will transport you beyond the borders of the Middle East. The Souq Waqif offers a true spectacle for the senses. Go there in the evening, between 7pm and 11pm, when the streets are bustling. You will discover the illuminated shops displaying delicately handcrafted handicrafts.
Venture into the desert
The dunes of Qatar offer some of the most spectacular scenery. Excursions allow you to discover one of the most beautiful natural sites in the country: Khor Al Adaid. The white sand dunes are mixed with the superb "Inland Sea" with bluish reflections. If you camp in the desert, don't miss the pure and sparkling starry sky.
Discover The Pearl-Qatar
The Pearl-Qatar is one of the most prestigious venues in the Middle East. It is an artificial island where yachts rub shoulders with luxury villas and hotels. You will appreciate the island, also known as the "Arabian Riviera" for its singular atmosphere and its distinctive elegance, while taking a stroll along the waterfront or enjoying an ice cream on the terrace.
Admire Doha's skyscrapers from the cornice
Enjoy 7 km of 100% pedestrianized, landscaped course along the bay of Doha! The cornice is the ideal place to admire the city and its impressive skyscrapers. Take advantage of the many green spaces, restaurants and cafes for a refreshing stopover. You can also hop on board a dhow to admire the view of the water. Departures are near the Museum of Islamic Art.