It’s very rare if not impossible to see a city being made, but in Qatar that is what is happening. Whether it's the stunning and constantly changing Doha skyline or the large investment the Qatar investment authority are making in landmark cultural icons, this is a country with confidence and style, at ease in its modern shopping malls or the traditional souqs. Walk around the reinvented and atmospheric Souq Waqif, wonder at the sheer beauty of the Museum of Islamic Art and its exhibits or head out to Katara to explore – wherever you look, Doha is one of the Gulf's most dynamic cities. Add to this a new Metro system under construction and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar is a vibrant, great place to be.
Hotels in Qatar range from the average to the most prestigious 5 star hotels. Here are some of the top exquisite hotels found in Qatar. Not only do they offer amazing suites, amenities, and services but they also have many of the pristine modern and cultural restaurants found in Doha.
West Bay, P.O. box 19573, Zone 61, Street 831, Building 262, Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974 4453 5000 - Fax: +974 4453 5354
The Corniche, P.O. Box 24665, Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974 4494 8888 - Fax: +974 4494 8282
Intercontinental - The City
Off Al Wahda Road,West Bay,Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974 4015 8888
Musheirab - Souq Waqif Boutique hotel
Souq Waqif, Doha 23095, Qatar
Phone: +974 4433 6700
Oryx Rotana Hotel
Al Nahda School Street, Airport Road, Doha, Qatar
Phone: +974 4402 3333
Al Isteqlal Road, West Bay Lagoon, Doha
+974 4484 4444
Sharq Village and Spa
Abdul Aziz Bin Jasim St, Doha, Qatar
+974 4425 6666
St. Regis Hotel
Doha West Bay, Doha, Qatar
+974 4446 0000
Box 24010, Doha, Qatar
+974 4448 1234
Banana Island Resort By Anantara
23919, Doha, Qatar
+974 4040 5050
Diplomatic Street, West Bay, Doha Qatar
+974 4423 3333
Marriott Marquis City Center
West Bay City Center, Omar Al Mukhtar Street, West Bay, Doha, Qatar
+974 4419 5000
Al Baaya St، Doha، Qatar
+974 4445 5555
Al Corniche Street West Bay Doha, Qatar
+974 4485 4444
Doha now has several Taxi companies, both public and private. The Taxis are turquoise in color and differ by the color of their roofs which resemble each company. You can flag down a Taxi in the street or call +974 44588888 to make an advanced booking (which you will be charged for).
The public transport bus service is run by Mowasalat. Passengers can obtain a Fare saver smart card or Fare saver Zone Card from the Central Bus Station, Tel. +974 44366053, located in the Al Ghanim area of Doha.
Many businesses offer private limousine services that are available upon reservation whenever and wherever you need to go. You will be charged depending on distance and destination.
Rent a car
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Souq Waqif is one of most famous attractions in Qatar. Literally translated to the "standing market”, this shopping destination is renowned for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world including counties such as China, India, Iran, Arabia, Italy, Malaysia and Morocco. Souq Waqif stood the test of time and has recently been restored to its indigenous glory. Till now, thousands of people from across the region frequent this market to purchase traditional goods such as wool, traditional thobes, jewelry, and perfumes. Souq waqif is also a prime location for tourists interested in experiencing special events such as concerts and art galleries.
Katara Cultural Village
The Katara Cultural Village is also one of the main landmarks in Qatar. Situated along the beach side, this Cultural Village is home to a wide variety of restaurants and cafes including, Sukar Pasha (Turkish restaurant), L’wzaar ( Fish restaurant), Le Vesuvio (Italian restaurant), Mamig (Lebanese and Armenian restaurant), Saffron Lounge (Indian Cuisine), Chac Late (Cafe), Khan Farouk Tarab Cafe (Egyptian), Kunafa and shawarma Albisana (Lebanese cusisine), Chapati and Karak (Cafe), Red Velvet cupcakery (Cafe), Usha Frushka (Cafe), La Gelateria Fina (Ice-cream shop), Bombay Chat ( Indian) and AliWilim (Potato Kiosk). Note: Reservations beforehand for most restaurants are recommended.
The Pearl Qatar is a phased mixed-use development comprising of 10 distinct and themed districts that include beachfront villas, elegant town homes, luxury apartments, exclusive penthouses, five-star hotels, marinas, and upscale retail and restaurants. It is Qatar’s first international luxury residential development that offers international investors a freehold title of ownership. The Pearl-Qatar is a destination in its own right: a lavish, secure and exclusive island retreat with a Riviera-style community. Both the island's name and location, on the site of a former pearl diving site, reflect the country's strong cultural ties with the sea. The name pays homage to the previous mainstay of the economy - pearl fishing. Although pearling is no longer a key economic driver, it has left a legacy of skills, stories, music, art and poetry that is a source of identity and pride for Qatari's today.
Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of the Islamic Arts is “the must-see” attraction in Qatar. The museum, which opened to the public in December of 2008, showcases a selection of Islamic artifacts that the Qatari Royal Family has been collecting for many years. This collection of artifacts in the museum include islamic items such as ancient pages of the Holy Quran that date back centuries.
12:00 - 20:00 Saturday to Thursday
14:00 - 20:00 Friday
Doha’s largest Mall. The much anticipated Doha City Center was opened on 15th April 2001 land marking the Qatar retail sector by becoming the leading retail and leisure destination located in the heart of Doha City. With over 370 retail shops City Center Doha provides a wide variety of famous international, regional and local retail brands and services, spread across five floors Doha City Center land marks Doha shopping scene, being the leading retail and leisure destination in Qatar. Anchor stores include Carrefour hypermarket, Home Center, Debenhams, Next, Strand Bags, Patchi, KA International, Villeroy & Boch, Tavola, Aldo, Mango, Bottega and many more. Moreover, City Center Doha features a range of family entertainment venues; 14 screen Cinema complex, Ice Rink, Ten Pin Bowling, and an indoor theme park.
Villaggio Mall is located on Al Waab Street right beside the Hyatt Plaza. It is home to many shops, including many famous brands such as H& M, River Island, Zara, Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Carrefour, Virgin Megastore, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Dior, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier, and Marks & Spencer. In addition, Villagio offers an indoor theme park, IMAX 3D cinema, and an indoor Ice rink.
Landmark Mall is situated on the North Road and has been extensively extended over the past few years to incorporate a Carrefour outlet and many other outlets too. Land mark has a variety of shops which include Marks & Spencer, BHS, Pull & Bear, Zara, and Mango. Land mark also has a food court, a cinema, and an amusement park.
The Mall, situated on the D Ring Road in Doha, was Doha’s first major Mall to be opened. Outlets include Next, Dune, Bombay, Monsoon, and Mothercare. Spinneys is the anchor supermarket, also with an in-house bakery, fish monger and butchers department. There are many coffee shops and restaurants to choose from including Chilli’s, Biella (Italian cuisine) and Starbucks. The Mall also hosts a Ceramique outlet where children can enjoy and paint a creation while parents shop around the mall.
Ezdan mall is a Multilevel shopping center that includes a variety of shops and restaurants including; buffalo cafe, Popeyes, Kfc, Subway, Popcorn girl, Nike, Sharaf DG, and carrefour. Ezdan mall is also a fun place to take your children to because of the indoor amusement park and the huge Toy store beside it.
The Gulf Mall
The Newest of Qatar’s malls, The Gulf mall, is located beside Ezdan mall and across the expressway from Land mark mall. The Gulf mall is expected to have over 200 stores. Some of which are Reserved, Piazza Italia, Oculis, Crazy 8, Tezenis, I AM, Calzedonia, Punt Roma, Jules Argo Tea and American clothing store Old Navy.
Hyatt Plaza is a themed shopping center in one of fastest growing areas in Doha . Hyatt Plaza features Giant Stores, Jungle Zone, Homes R Us, Milano, Nine West, Aldo, Bossini, and Highland. There is a food court containing outlets such as Burger King, KFC, Orient Express, Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn, Starbucks, Nandos.
Lagoona is a mall situated in the west bay lagoon. It is home to many well-known shops such as U.S polo, Adidas, Rolex, Super-dry, Chilis, Outback Steakhouse etc. The Lagoona mall is connected to the Zig zag towers which makes it convenient to residents living in the towers.
Dar Al Salam
Dar al Salam mall is a mall Located in Abu Hamour. It is a very practical shopping center for near visitors because of the large supermarket and various restaurants and cafes. Shakespeare & Co., Chilis, and Magnolia Bakery are among those restaurants/cafes.
Situated in the West Bay area, The Gate is on the high end side of shopping malls. You can find many prestigious and well-known shops and furniture stores in The Gate. It is also home to many delicious restaurants/cafes such as Eatopia and Farggi.
The Centre is a mega-mart where you can purchase European foods, American products and many other foods from around the world. It also has an in-house bakery, butchery, fish monger, a very large range of fruit and vegetables, jewelry stores, and clothing shops.
Centerpoint Mall - Al Asmakh Mall
Al Asmakh Mall (centerpoint mall) is located in Al Sadd. This mall has a variety of shops including furniture stores and clothing shops. It offers a convenient shopping center for nearby visitors.
Royal Plaza is a stylish shopping mall located in Doha. It’s catch phrase offers 105 boutiques including Paris Hilton accessories, Bodyshop, lifestyle, baby shop, etc. The design and development of this mall was created using essential ingredients that would shape a facility with a sense of elegance and comfort.
There are two Lulu Hypermarkets in Qatar: one located on the D Ring Road and the second one is located at Al Gharaffa near Landmark Mall. The Mall caters for all the family clothing, electrical goods, toys, supermarkets selling various items from around the World. As with all large Hypermarkets in Doha, there is an in-house bakery, fish monger and butchery department.