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05 Best Experiences in Doha - A Modern Tourist Hub

The once small pearl diving nation of Qatar has grown by leaps and bounds, to become one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Doha, the capital, is a sought out hub amongst the modern tourists looking for entertainment, adventure, luxury and of course history. Do read on for more details.

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Explore the Souq Waqif

This traditional Arabic market is one of Doha's most sought out tourist destinations. An experience not to be missed, souq waqif promises one all the magical and exotic allures of a vintage Bedouin market place. The best hotels in Doha Qatar are the ones placed within a short distance of Doha's best attractions and staying at places such as Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli, just 7 minutes from Souq Waqif, will let you pay as many visits to the market place as you choose. And the place is worth exploring many times over for its allure of spice stalls, colourful fabrics, shoes, leather goods etc. and that rustic ancient market place vibe.

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Have Fun at the Singing Sand Dunes

About 40kms south of Doha you will find the Singing Sand Dunes. The crescent shaped dunes are a part of the world's 30 odd such unique dunes located in an area the sea intrudes the desert. The shape of the dunes and angle of the wind hitting them creates a unique sound through friction which happens when you slide, walk or run down the dunes. Hence – singing dunes!

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Admire the Futuristic Skyline of Doha

Doha is home to some of the world tallest buildings and walking around admiring the skyline is quite the treat. The futuristic look manages to awe just about every visitor to the city and is best admired from a perch in the water. Hop aboard a dhow (a traditional fishing boat) and sail across the waters of the Gulf, choose the sunset hours and you will be treated to a magical show where the buildings and water are lit up in hues of gold and orange. You can amp up the experience by choosing a cruise complete with dinner and entertainment; ask your Doha hotel for more details.

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Enjoy a Day at the Races and Equestrian Club

Head over to the Qatar Horse Racing and Equestrian Club and discover one of the world's top race horse training centres. October to May is the best time to visit the place, which offers a range of activities; Thursday within this time frame is when a number of free activities are on offer comprising of shows featuring the thoroughbred Arabian horses, racing events and auctions.

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Check Out the Traditional Village – Katara

Katara is a purpose built a cultural village and the largest such project in the country. The place is home to two enchanting mosques displaying architecture straight out of a 1001 Arabian Nights, there's a Roman amphitheatre, galleries, an opera house and theatres for enjoying a taste of Arabic culture and traditions.

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