First Time Tourists Guide in Doha

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Welcome to the capital city of Qatar, Doha! Summer here can be long stretching from May to September

Not to worry, the weather here is great for exploring around

Famous destinations in Doha are Doha Corniche, Aspire Park and Katara Cultural Village

For coffee lovers, Meesh Cafe and W Cafe are the popular coffee shop that has a good taste

The Town Hotel Doha and Kingsgate Hotel Doha are the best to stay in Doha

Don't forget to take a picture in The Pearl-Qatar, National Museum of Qatar and the Museum of Islamic Art

More than what meets the eye, Doha strives to stay ahead from other cities because it will host the 2020 FIFA World Cup!

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SIGHTSEEING

Doha Corniche is the one-stop destination if you visit in Doha. Usually, this place becomes a place that local people and international people walking around by the river. This place becomes a public way that has 7 kilometers.

Doha Corniche

Tourism place

Address : كورنيش الدوحة، الدوحة،،, Doha, Qatar

DOWNTOWN

Aspire Park is the biggest park in Doha city. You can see families bring their children for a nice day out here, an area of 88 hectares of joy.

Aspire Park

park

Address : Aspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar

SHOPPING

Souq Waqif is a traditional market that famous in Doha. This market offers many authentic things that maybe you want. Not only souvenirs that you see but you can find many restaurants and cafes in here.

Souq Waqif

market

Address : Doha, Qatar

FOOD & DRINK

Machboos is the famous local food from this city. Machboos is known as a Kabsa that is a bowl of seasoned rice. Karak tea is a popular drink in this town. This drink is known as a Karak chai and mad from tea and milk.

CULTURE

In Qatar, the man usually wears a white shirt in daily activity. Then, they wearing a turban on the head. However, the women in this place usually use black color. Abaya is the name of the dress.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Doha is from December to February. It is because these months have good temperatures. Then, at that time winter season is coming with 26.8°C to 21.1°C temperatures.

HOTEL

The Town Hotel Doha is the recommended hotel budget. This hotel really near to some tourism places such as the Museum of Islamic Art. Kingsgate Hotel Doha is the favorite hotel in this city. This hotel also near a station that is Souq Waqif Metro Station.

The Town Hotel Doha

hotel

Address : Al Areeq St, Doha, Qatar

Kingsgate Hotel Doha

hotel

Address : Ali Bin Abdullah St, Doha, Qatar

RESTAURANT

Al Nahham Restaurant at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara and Al Terrace are the best place to eat the authentic food from Doha. This place offers some Middle East and Lebanon menu. This beautiful restaurant is what you need after exploring Doha.

Al Nahham Restaurant

Convenient · Vegetarian menu choices · Group

Address : Banana Island, Qatar

Al Terrace

Casual · Group

Address : Al Ahmed sreet, Doha, Qatar

CAFE

Meesh Cafe and W Cafe are the best cafes in Doha. These cafes offer some various cake and bakery. These cafes also offer a beautiful interior cafe that makes you feel cozy. Relax, and let the artisan coffee brings you to a state of bliss.

Meesh Cafe

Comfortable · Relaxing · Suitable for children

Address : Al Matar Road، Doha, Qatar

W Cafe

Casual · Group

Address : W Doha Hotel & Residences, Diplomatic St, Doha, Qatar

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Monkey Tale Doha is a famous bar in this city. It is an outdoor bar that has a beautiful decoration. Nobu is the popular bar in this town. This bar has an outdoor place. The mellow lighting makes the place become the comfort area for the visitor.

Monkey Tale Doha

bar

Address : Doha, Qatar

Nobu

Late night meal · Outdoor seating

Address : Diplomatic St, Doha, Qatar

INTERESTING PLACE

Katara Cultural Village is a popular place that you should visit. Normally, this place becomes a place to do some event. The Museum of Islamic Art is the best place to learn about Islamic history. This place also has good architecture.

Katara Cultural Village

tourism place

Address : Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art

The famous museum, designed by Pei, opened in 2008, with an exhibition of Islamic art for 1400 years

Address : Doha, Qatar

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

The Pearl-Qatar is an island that has a beautiful view. The unique thing that you will find is the place that allows freehold ownership for foreigners. National Museum of Qatar is the museum that has a desert rose crystals style.

The Pearl-Qatar

island

Address : Doha, Qatar

National Museum of Qatar

museum

Address : Museum Park St, Doha, Qatar