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Favourite Attractions in Doha – Stuff to Keep you on your Toes

Doha is not short of fun and entertainment; foodies are well taken care of too while the cosmopolitan tourist is well thought of. Here are some of the best attractions to keep you going.


Soak up the Culture and Heritage – It's Fascinating

The vintage forts and towers of Doha serve as testimony to the lands ancient magnificence in terms of architecture and culture. Speaking loads about Doha's ancient civilizations and culture the Doha Fort is a must visit. The ancient Qatari markets such as the vintage handicraft stalls exhibiting attractions such as traditional fishing boats, Bedouin sadu, wood and gypsum ornaments and traditional handcrafts are quite fascinating. The place is also ideal for watching skilled craftsmen create handicrafts to ancient methods while the antiques found at this old fort speaks volumes of the places importance in Qatar's history. In fact the Al-Zubara Fort and Museum is the oldest in the country.


Shopaholics Enjoy Yourselves

Shopping is quite an exotic affair in Doha. Souq Waqif is just 20 minutes for guests at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara while the Gold Souq and traditional markets are a delicious blend of excitement and mystery. Savour the thrill of ancient Arabic market places as you bargain and gamble for exquisite jewellery, masterpieces carved from wood. Leather products, colourful fabrics, jars of fragrant spices and condiments; these are just a few of the items sure to catch your attention since shopping in Doha is truly a whirlwind affair.


Explore the Arts and Religion

Indulge in a tour that lets you discover the essence of Islam through art. The Museum of Islamic Arts; easy to reach from well-placed luxury hotels in Doha, is a fine start. The place boasts a marvellous collection of Turkish mosaics, Persian rugs, beautiful wood carvings and artworks as well as ancient artefacts, manuscripts and precious materials used as mediums to showcase the cultural aspects of Islam.


Relish a Cruise of Walk around the Corniche

One of the favourite things to do when in Doha is to enjoy a cruise aboard a traditional Dhow. This is a wooden boat that today resembles a luxury yacht. Departures take place at Pearl Island to cruise around the Corniche; the experience of course is quite spectacular; especially the Doha skyline at night. Take along the cameras folks if you decide on a walk around the corniche and you will be amazed at the modern vibes; these include the iconic pearl placed within the Oyster Monument, the magical skyline and of course the impressive dhow wharf.


Enjoy Some Evening Play

Entertainment was mentioned at the beginning of this article and now it's time to deliver. Doha's social scene is quite hip and up to date; all you need do is visit one of the chic five star resorts where trendy night lounges, grill bars on the beach and many other fascinating venues promise to entertain and tantalize your taste-buds with the latest cuisine and exotic blend of cocktails while your soul is kept happy with just the righ blend of music.