The city of Doha has quickly become one of the most popular travel destinations in the Middle East, competing with hugely popular cities such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This wealthy cosmopolitan city has a great deal to attract local and international travelers, featuring an interesting mix of Asian. Arabic, and even western influences because of its geographic placement and the large population of foreigners.
A clean and rapidly developing metropolis, Doha's main attractions are concentrated in the city center and most hotels in Doha are conveniently placed to make the most of the attractions. Similar to Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, Doha's Corniche is one of the city's most picturesque features. Hugging the edge of Doha Bay, the promenade is home to the Museum of Islamic Arts
, as well as parks and various monuments. The Corniche is also popular among locals for taking an evening stroll and enjoying the cafes and restaurants in the area.
Of course, a trip to the Middle East would not be complete without a visit to one of the mega malls, and most of the hotels in Doha city center usually provide shuttles to the major malls, as well as to the Corniche. However, those looking for a more traditional shopping experience will find it at the Souq Waqif
, a traditional Arabic market specializing in spices, textiles, and souvenirs.
There’s much more to see and learn about Doha, and the interactive map is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.