This compact capital is dotted with ultra-modern architecture and museums.

Cultures, cuisines and hyper-modern architecture collide in cosmopolitan Doha, a city of the future that remains rooted in tradition. Safe and clean, with English widely spoken, Qatar’s compact capital makes it easy to pack plenty into a short stay. It’s made a name for itself in recent years with blockbuster galleries and museums, but scratch the surface of this ever-changing city and you’ll find there’s plenty more to enjoy.

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Explore Doha

  • Downtown Doha
  • Katara
  • The Pearl-Qatar
  • West Bay
  • Lusail

Downtown Doha


Doha’s key sights are conveniently clustered in its downtown core, near the seafront Corniche. Step back into the past at Souq Waqif, then into the future at the National Museum of Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Art and the Msheireb district.

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Galleries, Museums, Multicultural Dining

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Bookended by the West Bay business district and the Pearl-Qatar, Katara has all the ingredients for a fun day out, with public art, beautifully decorated mosques, a luxury shopping mall, cafés, restaurants, water sports and more.

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Exhibition and Performance Spaces, Restaurants, Public Art, Shopping

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The Pearl-Qatar


Doha’s so-called Arabian Riviera is dotted with cafés, restaurants, high-end boutiques, luxury hotels and yachts galore.

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Waterfront Dining, Shopping

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West Bay


The futuristic skyscrapers rising up from West Bay, linked to Downtown Doha to the south by the pedestrian-friendly seafront Corniche, house some of the city’s top hotels, restaurants and bars.

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Restaurants, Bars, Futuristic Skyscrapers

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Just 25 minutes on the metro from downtown Msheireb, Lusail feels like a suburb of Doha. But this emerging luxury lifestyle district is technically a city in its own right, home to some of Qatar’s most striking architecture and its glitziest mall.

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Shopping, Modern Architecture, Family Entertainment

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Be Dazzled by Doha, Qatar in Three Days

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Strike Out Into the Desert

Make the most of Doha’s Friday morning shutdown by booking a four-wheel-drive dune-bashing tour to Qatar’s unique Inland Sea. Head out for lunch in Downtown Doha and explore Souq Waqif before topping off the day with an atmospheric evening dhow cruise. 

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Dive into Qatar’s Vibrant Arts Scene

Tour the Downtown Doha arts institutions that put Qatar’s capital on the global arts map, as well as the intriguing Msheireb district, before moving onto Katara for more art, smart dining with a Middle Eastern focus and perhaps a dip in the sea. 

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Stroll, Shop and Savor

Take an unexpected side trip to Venice at Doha’s eye-popping reclaimed land development, The Pearl-Qatar, then shop till you drop — or simply admire the modern architecture — in Doha’s new sister city, Lusail.

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