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Things to do in Doha - Amazing Travel Itinerary and Exciting Times Await

Since Doha showcases a vast number of things to do, it pays to know in advance what the most popular attractions are. Here's a list that scratches the surface of this great city's highlights:


Museum of Islamic Art

Nothing lets you experience a city quite like immersing yourself in its history. This fascinating museum on the Corniche features the largest collection of ancient Islamic art from 3 continents.


Doha Corniche

This picturesque waterfront promenade is several kilometres long and ideal for strolls, cycling, jogging and even picnicking. Many of the city's attractions such as the Museum of Islamic Art, Al Rumaila Park, Doha Port, Qatar National Theatre and Doha Tower are located along the Corniche. In Doha, hotels are aplenty with the likes of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara placing you within close proximity to the Corniche and many of the city's attractions.


Jebal Jassassiyeh

Check out a vast collection of over 900 pieces of primitive art. You will see carvings of scorpions, turtles, donkeys and even aerial views of boats and ancient Qatar. Another highlight is the vast number of thick-finned fish fossils.


Doha Fort

Visit the remains of the fort built in the 19th century built by Turkish invaders. The Al Koot Fort Museum, which was one of the oldest military bases in Qatar, now features Qatari handicrafts, illustrations and old artefacts.


Heritage House

Built in 1935, the Heritage House features the region's pre-electricity air conditioning system called 'badghir' or wind tower.


Qatar National Museum

The museum occupies Fariq Al-Salata Palace (1901) and will soon be another attraction not to be missed, once refurbishment is completed.


Indulge in desert adventure

Bash some dunes as you race through the desert on 4 by 4. This is one of the most exhilarating activities in the city. You can even opt for quad bikes. Sand sledding is another popular activity, where you race down mountains of sand on a sheet or board.


Hunt for desert roses

Although not really flowers, these gypsum crystal formations make for amazing souvenirs and can be dug out under a metre of sand throughout the desert, especially near Al Shahaniya.


Umm Salal Ali

The site features a number of attractions including Barzan Towers from the 19th century, Umm Salal fortress, prehistoric grave mounds said to feature mounds from early as 3000 BCE and Al Wsel archaeological site which bears evidence of the area being inhabited during the 7th to 1st centuries BCE.



Doha boasts a number of amazing dive locations such as Old Club Reef, New Club Reef, Inland Sea and Eel Garden all of which are homes to a gorgeous species of fish. Also, be sure to check out the Pericles Shipwreck of Al Ed-Al Gharbi and the shipwreck called MO Wreck.