Hosting the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™, Qatar is a destination that offers both heritage and prestige, blending ancient customs and contemporary amenities.
Doha itself is a cosmopolitan and fashionable city, renowned for its architecture, shopping, and dining experiences, as well as its historical riches both in the city limits, and in close proximity in this easily traversed country.
From foreboding forts to rock carvings, modern markets to ancient Islamic art, Qatar offers a wealth of historical attractions and activities for all tastes.
Take in the 874 rock carvings of Al Jassasiya, or meander through 14 centuries of creations at the Museum of Islamic Art. The Sheikh Faisal’s private museum at Al Samriya offers visitors a curated personal view of the country’s history.
And the National Museum of Qatar doesn’t just house artifacts, it is itself a marvel – designed to invoke inexplicable beauty of natural desert sand roses.
All that glitters is on spectacular display at the downtown Gold Souq. This market is your destination for bridal sets, bracelets, and more. All gems and gold sold are weighed in full view, and strictly regulated.
If you’re after something a little more unique, try your hand at designing and commissioning your own pieces from some of the finest jewellery makers in the world, at Alfardan Jewellers.
Then watch the sun set on the iconic Doha skyline after your sightseeing, from the vantage of a distinctive, luxurious dhow boat – an experience you’ll never forget.
Gourmands and foodies will delight in the dining scene in Doha, which offers haute cuisine as well as something a little more down to earth, paired with an unforgettable location. Enjoy a grilled feast in the desert, or a city-side brunch, and any flavours and style your heart desires.
Doha has some 3000 restaurants and taste experiences, ranging from traditional regional flavours to French fusion, Mexican plates, Asian bites, and simply sublime seafood.
With so much to experience your options are limitless!