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10 Fantastic things to do in Doha in 2023 - Have an amazing holiday

Doha, the capital city of Qatar, is a fascinating blend of tradition and modernity. With the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar, Doha has been in the spotlight, but there's much more to explore beyond the football stadiums. Here are five fantastic things to do in Doha in 2023.


Visit Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif is a vibrant and bustling market that immerses you in the rich heritage of Qatar and is located close to 5 star hotels in Doha. As you stroll through its maze-like alleys, you'll find shops selling traditional clothing, spices, perfumes, and handicrafts. The souq is also home to numerous restaurants offering delicious Qatari and Middle Eastern cuisine.


Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

This stunning museum designed by architect I.M. Pei is not only an architectural masterpiece but also a treasure trove of Islamic art. The MIA's collection spans 1,400 years, featuring manuscripts, ceramics, textiles, and jewellery. Don't forget to take a leisurely walk along the museum's scenic waterfront promenade.


Take a Desert Safari

Just outside Doha lies the mesmerizing Qatari desert. Book a desert safari to experience the beauty of sand dunes and witness a breathtaking desert sunset. You can even try sandboarding or, for a more traditional touch, go on a camel ride as done by guests from Banana Island Resort Doha.


Qatar National Library

This impressive library, with its ultramodern architectural design, is a haven for book lovers and architecture enthusiasts alike. Besides its extensive collection, the library hosts events, workshops, and exhibitions. The beautiful public spaces make it a perfect spot for quiet reading and reflection.


Katara Cultural Village

Katara is a hub of art, culture, and heritage. The village hosts a wide range of activities, from art galleries and music concerts to international food festivals. Don't miss the chance to stroll along Katara's beautiful beach or savour a meal at one of its many top-notch restaurants.


Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

This private museum, located in a beautifully restored fort, showcases the extensive personal collection of Sheikh Faisal, one of Qatar's royal family members. The museum is home to an eclectic array of art, artefacts, and vintage cars. It's a fascinating journey through history and culture.


The Pearl-Qatar

An artificial island designed with luxury living in mind, The Pearl-Qatar is an affluent residential and commercial district. Stroll along the picturesque marinas, shop at high-end boutiques, and dine at world-class restaurants. The island's Venetian-style canals and colourful Mediterranean architecture add to its allure.


Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Mathaf, which means "museum" in Arabic, is dedicated to contemporary Arab art. The museum features works from renowned Arab artists and emerging talents. It's a place where you can explore the ever-evolving world of contemporary art in the Arab region.


Dhow Cruise on Doha Bay

Experience the city from a different perspective by embarking on a dhow cruise. These traditional wooden boats offer dinner cruises, where you can savour local and international cuisine while enjoying the glittering skyline of Doha.


Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

For history enthusiasts, a visit to Al Zubarah is a must. This UNESCO World Heritage site showcases the ruins of an ancient walled town. You can explore the archaeological remains, including a fort, a mosque, and residential structures, offering insights into Qatar's history.

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