Doha has an impressive new Manhattanesque skyline. It is an expensive rich city with aspirations, geared to the rich locals and serviced by millions of slave-labour taxi-drivers and hotel workers imported from other Asian countries and from Africa.
It is a place more suited to people in cars than pedestrians.
You can check out the whole city in a very short time, but try to spend some time at Souq Waqif, have a Friday brunch at Coral Restaurant at Interontinental Hotel, take a trip to the turtle beach and just relax.
Doha as i saw on internet it's a fantastic city clean modern and safe You can find all what ever you want also people polite and welcomes I hope that i will visit doha very soon
sually people come here to work, most of the crowd were immigrants whereby Philippines is the most. English would not be an issue and its a common language across in the country.
Most of the taxi drivers were India and beware as some do not know English at all. And as most drivers were immigrants and they got no orientation to the roads in DOHA hence u would find yourself in trouble if you need to travel to not so prominent areas.
At first I was a bit weary of going to Doha but after being there, I think the people at Doha is very very friendly! Most of them know English so communicating is not a problem.
We went during Feb so the weather was nice and cooling but I believe that in Summer, it can get quite hot.
Doha is a very clean and well managed city. Currently this city is moving from old city to new city. Therefore, we can see many modern and well designed building in the new city.
Besides that, the historical and interest place like Souq Wafiq is strongly recommended place to visit. Many delicious food and handicraft can get in the market. This is the landmark for the Doha Old City. Besides that, the Chronicles also is the best place for relaxing.
Doha still new to the tourism markets. Yet, you would see it progressing in the right direction. I believe sooner than expected, it will become reputable tourists direction.
Doha is anice city but unfortunatel the concentration is on the new areas and the old ares are being ignored, especially when it comes to Roads, Kerbs and Footpaths.
As a single female traveler, Doha was extremely impressive. The friendliness of everyone and the overall safety I felt while walking even at night was wonderful.
Shopping at the Souq is a great experience with very little pressure that you normally feel at such markets. Doha Bus is a great way to get around and see the sights. Definitely do the desert sand dunes and try to stay overnight. Arabian Adventures gave me a wonderful experience and I highly recommend them.
A week long stay is enough to see the whole of Doha. Day 1 can start with the city tour checking out Musuem of Islamic Art, Fanar, Souqs and Doha Corniche.
Day 2 can be a visit to Doha Zoo and swimming at the Aqua Park. Day 3 can be scheduled for Dessert Safari and other water sports. The last days can be spent to nightlife and shopping to the luxurious malls in Doha.
We were there for one day and a half and would stay longer . It is a growing metropolis looking to attract tourists and I am sure it will do this well.
Being situated on the water and having the desert so close gives a nice contrast.
Doha is coming up very fast in development and will be a good venue for visitors , games after 3-4 years , once City is developed as per new plans .
Much building taking place right now in Doha and the surrounding area with new road systems and metro being built, as well as many new buildings.
City of contrasts, with many shiny high rise office blocks, and newer buildings in more traditional styles. Lots of shopping. Excellent sporting events. Visit MIA, Corniche, Souq Waqif, Katara. Visit when sporting competitions are taking place as tickets are available and reasonable. City of Spas, luxury hotels. Try to eat local though, Arab cuisine is delicious. Favourite restaurant though is Ipanema Brazillian in Renaissance Hotel.
Doha is really nice and new city their is too many things you can do in Doha the people their is very friendly and helpful i like Doha so much
Very remarkable city, growing tremendously, facilities improving...buzzing with activities. Great charm about the cultural aspects.
Nice, joyful, attractive, quite. I can say its similar to Dubai on the beginning of growing, that's why I consider it for relaxing
Doha is booming and it is undergoing major contructions It is nice to visit but I do recommend visiting doha during summer season
Doha is really not a good destination for tourism. Beaches rare far from the city, the city is very cowded of cars a big trafic.
After 3 or 4 days in Doha u will be bored. A lot of indian food, the citu is not very clean...
Interesting city with modern/contemporary architecture. Very clean. Worth a night or tw, when visiting the Arabian Peninsula.
Good food. Beautiful souks and excellent Islamic Museum and Katara Cultural Village.
Said it before, Doha is going in the right direction to become a good attraction for both business and tourism travelers
I feel Doha will be better after the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Now - and until then, I suspect - a lot needs to be done.
They are building a subway line that will certainly make moving about a lot easier. Doha is advertising itself as a Dubai of sorts - and they might get there, but after all works have been completed. Until then, the one area really worth visiting is the City Center (Souk Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art, and surroundings). That is really good. The other main attractions (The Pearl Qatar, Katara, Villagio Mall, walking along the Corniche, dhow cruise) are just OK.
Doha City is a mix of new & old. Though not much of nightlife but during the day quite a few activities can be done.
DID NOT HAVE MUCH TIME TO VENTURE THE PLACE, OTHER THAN THE HOTEL. SEEMS LIKE IT IS A GOOD SPOT FOR EYE-OPENER
Very fast grooving city with poor infrastructure. Trafic jams whole day long. Not many things to do after work.
Frankly, speaking, the growing city may attract more visitors in future with its ongoing metropolitan plan
did not really roam around because was on business trip. overall a good trip and good stay at the hotel.
Very beautiful city with very nice people and excellent shopping cheap prices as there is no tax or vat.
Doha is now known to the globa; changes happen everyday to Doha as it is gonna host the World cup 2022.