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About Qatar

Welcome to Doha

Welcome to Doha, Qatar’s ultramodern capital. Located in the east of the country, Doha is home to approximately 1.19 million people from all over the world. It’s the country’s fastest-growing city and its business centre. 

From a pearling and fishing village of great importance, with around 350 pearling boats at the beginning of the 20th century, Doha underwent a complete economic transformation and became a modern and prosperous city.

Doha’s tourism sector has evolved rapidly over the years, with key attractions and several museums of great importance gaining the spotlight.

Known for its exemplary hospitality, exquisite cuisine, unique shopping experiences and traditional souqs, along with a plethora of adventures and activities, Doha is growing rapidly, and offers something for all travellers.

When in Doha, Qatar:

 

  • Wander around the atmospheric Souq Waqif, explore its maze of shops and buy local products, enjoy dinner with a view in one of the city’s most popular restaurants or grab a bite in its local eateries. 
  • Visit world-class shopping malls that offer various luxury brands, along with an variety of recreational activities for all family members.
  • Explore the rich treasures in its museums, including the National Museum of Qatar and the Museum of Islamic Art, which are also considered to be architectural masterpieces.
  • Immerse yourself in the Pearl, Doha’s man-made island and explore Katara Cultural Village, Doha’s art and culture hub.
  • Attend upcoming events in Doha, from prestigious fashion shows to world-class sports events and get ready for FIFA World Cup 2022™.

Visit the melting pot that is Doha.

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Doha has many mosques, futuristic skyscrapers and other ultra-modern architectural constructions inspired by ancient Islamic design. There are also numerous museums, art galleries and souqs.

You will be surprised to learn that Doha is one of the most advanced, high-tech, state-of-the-art capitals in the world.

Despite its Arabia location, Doha is one of the most lush cities in the region, with numerous parks filled with families enjoying picnics and children having a great time on trampolines and other facilties.

Uber is a good and a safe choice. Usually outside malls and touristy areas, you will find local taxis too. Doha also has a Metro nework and car hire is another option.

Doha Metro is a state-of-the art, best-in-class automated rail network, running mostly underground. The metro system has three lines Red, Gold and Green and 37 stations to date.

Central Doha is about a 25 minute drive - 11 km - from Hamad International Airport.

Doha is the capital of Qatar and was founded in the 1820s. It was officially declared as the country's capital in 1971, when Qatar gained independence from being a British protectorate.

As an Islamic country, Qataris dress traditionally. Although there is no dress code as such, it is best to dress modestly to not upset local sensibilities. This implies no shorts for men and no mini-skirts or tank tops for women.

Doha is well worth a holiday. Qatar as a country is one of the most high-tech and safest places in the Middle East and according to the UN, Doha ranks second in the world in terms of safety. The country offers a wealth of dining, shopping, sightseeing and sporting activities for visitors.

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