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Why You Must Visit Doha – The Middle East’s Tourist Hub

The capital city of one of the world's richest nations, Qatar, Doha has much to offer the discerning tourist and is in fact, on the bucket list of every traveller wanting the ultimate experience. A city of modern wonders and ancient splendour, here a few reasons why you must visit Doha.

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Enjoy Exploring the Pearl Of the Gulf – Manmade Island

The Pearl of the Gulf is an off-shore island located in the vibrant West Bay Lagoon District of the capital. The manmade island is in the shape of a pearl and home to a variety of modern entertainment options and experiences. You will discover the West Bay Lagoon area is an ode to Doha's fast progress and notable architectural marvels, the district is just 17 minutes from Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli, a perfect getaway to choose if you are looking for conveniently located hotels in Doha Qatar.

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You Get TO Browse Souq Waqif

As fascinating as ancient Arabic culture is exploring a souq is ultimate experience. Souq Waqif brings you all the magic of an ancient Bedouin market place to explore; wander around the maze of stalls and discover overflowing sacks of spice, rolls of colourfully woven fabric, exotic jewellery, shoes, leather goods and much more. Best of all is the vintage trading post vibe the place exudes.

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Discover Natures Bliss at the Al Maha Sanctuary

Understand the rustic nature of the desert and its exceptional wildlife at the Al Maha Sanctuary. The key attraction there is the Arabian Oryx, which is a symbol of Qatar's march to progress since the once extinct desert animal has now made a comeback after being bred in captivity. The sanctuary with its shifting dunes and huge open skies is food for the soul.

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Experience Ancient Heritage and Culture

Visit a few of Doha's traditional towns to discover how ancient Arabic cultures thrived. The amalgamation of these vintage sites into the fast paced modern society that is Doha is perfect, leaving tourist with ample opportunity to enjoy a slice of both. Must visit places for culture and tradition include Al-Zubarah Town, Al-Jassasiya, Al Wajba Fort, Al Wakra and the best Katara Cultural Village. Check the Doha Fort where you will discover a variety of attractions such as Bedouin Sadu, traditional handicrafts, intricate wooden creations and more.

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Discover the Fabulous Shopping Allures of Doha

Doha is Qatar's shopping central and a treat for the serious shopaholic. Apart for the traditional shopping precincts like the Gold Souq and other souqs you have a range of modern malls to explore, which by the way are most impressive and on par with some of the world's best. Go explore the Villagio Mall which is an Italian themed shopping precinct complete with gondola rides and also the Landmark Mall.

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Savour a Refreshing Cruise on the Corniche

One of the must do Doha experiences is cruising the Gulf in a traditional wooden boat called a dhow. The cruises which take passengers to the Doha Corniche offer stunning views of the city's skyline from the water. Top up the experience with a dinner cruise tour and you've got memories to last a lifetime.

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