Doha, the capital of Qatar, is a Middle Eastern city that is rapidly growing and developing both economically and socially. It is considered as one of the premier cities in the Gulf and is now home to various luxury hotels, upscale shopping centres, and tourist attractions.
For a background on history and art in Doha, the Museum of Islamic art houses a big collection of Islamic art that spans for over a thousand years. Special exhibitions, events, and lectures are held here as well. Shopping is also a favourite activity in this city by locals and tourists alike. Major malls like the Landmark Shopping Mall for clothing and jewellery, and the City Centre-Doha which is the largest shopping centre in the area. The City Centre is also equipped with a bowling alley, multiplex cinema, ice skating rink, and other venues for entertainment. However, for the best shopping experience at Doha, visit the souqs or outdoor markets that offer everything from spices to hand-woven blankets and even trained falcons. It is also the perfect place to get souvenirs. The best two souqs in the area are the Souq Waqif and the Omani Souq.
After exploring the vibrant city of Doha, getting some rest at the relaxing Al-Corniche is a good idea. This stretch of seaside promenade has beautiful views of the Palm Tree Island and the towering skyscrapers of the city. Before heading back to any of our Doha accommodations, drop by the Katara Cultural Village for a nice dinner. Choose from the various restaurants that offer seafood and delectable Middle Eastern cuisines. There are also lots of cultural attractions here and a roman style public auditorium.