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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on May 29, 2015
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Top Things to enjoy in Doha – An array of Exciting attractions to explore

A cosmopolitan city booming in tourism, Doha has much to offer the avid explorer. Adorned with a touch of luxury, there is a world of exciting attractions to enjoy in this part of the Middle East

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Discover the culture and Heritage of Doha

Discover the culture and Heritage of Doha

The towering forts and age old towers stand proof to the rich heritage that Doha has emerged from. The home of an array of ancient civilizations, Doha has plenty of well-maintained remains from the yester years that could quite easily mesmerize any history buff. Take a stroll along the Doha Fort and you will come across a myriad of exhibits including traditional Arabian handcrafts, wooden ornaments, Gypsum products and several more fascinating things to see. Conclude your cultural tour of Doha by paying a visit to the Zubara Fort & Museum which is not only the oldest museums in Qatar but also the oldest archaeological site in the region.

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Shopping

Shopping

A holiday in Doha is not quite complete without indulging in the shopping experience that this city has to offer. Home to a plethora of sophisticated malls and traditional souks, one can easily be lost in the sea of choices available here that for any shopaholic is nothing short of paradise. Here you can find the City Center Doha, Villagio Mall, Souq Waqif, Gold Souq, Landmark Mall, Exclusive Boutiques at the Pearl Doha and several other alleyways and street stalls. A mix of both the old and new, the combination is something to savor when shopping in Doha.

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Delve into Art, Culture and Religion

Delve into Art, Culture and Religion

In addition to all the sophistication that this city is so obviously etched in, Doha is also adorned with deep rooted spirituality that is portrayed in the many beautifully designed mosques that ornaments every nook and corner of this city scape. To truly appreciate Islamic Art and architecture pay a visit to the Grand Mosque in Doha; a symbol of tranquility and beauty. Better yet you could also drop by the Museum of Islamic Art or the Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern art and get lost in the sea of the Persian rugs, Turkish mosaics, artworks, wood carvings as well as precious materials that showcase the historical culture of Doha in addition to the excellence and intellectual aspects of Islamic Culture.

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Explore the Breathtaking Corniche

Explore the Breathtaking Corniche

When it comes to blissful places for relaxation in Doha, the Corniche somehow tops this list and attracts a good number of people every single day. Indulge in a Dhow Cruise at the sparkling waters of the Corniche and appreciate the traditional version of sailing in the Arabian seas and bask in Doha's amazingly picturesque skyline . Once you arrive at the Corniche take a stroll along this beautifully landscaped spot in the city where the iconic pearl on the Oyster monument symbolizes everything that this nation has become over the years.

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Indulge in the Desert Adventures in Doha

Indulge in the Desert Adventures in Doha

Like most other regions in the area, Doha has plenty to do with the rolling dunes and since this is one destination in the Middle East that enjoys tourists year round the Deserts of Doha are perfectly tailor made to give guests a fantastic time on the sands. The list of activities you can indulge in are endless for here you can dune bash, camel race, visit a traditional Bedoine home or just bask in the scenic tranquility. Desert excursions can be organized by many 5 star hotels in Doha such as the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara which has quite interesting packages.