Doha

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Doha Corniche
A mix of traditional Qatari art and culture and ultra-modern architecture and opportunities make this Middle Eastern city a fascinating destination.

Doha, Qatar’s capital, began as a tribal port settlement in a desert land, with pearl diving, fishing and sea trade supporting its economy. When the nation developed an oil industry, Doha began a rapid path of modernization. Visit this fascinating city that preserves traditions of art, religion and markets alongside impressive architecture and technological investment.

Modernizing while preserving traditions is part of the country’s long-term plan, Qatar National Vision 2030. Stroll along Doha’s pretty shoreline to view both aspects of the city. From the Doha Corniche and peaceful MIA Park, gaze out over the Persian Gulf, where pearl divers found treasures in the sea. Look for the Pearl Monument commemorating the importance of the gems to Doha’s early economy. Turn inland to view the dramatic skyline of modern high-rises such as the Doha Tower gleaming in the sun.

Jutting out over the bay, the Museum of Islamic Art showcases 14 centuries of intriguing art from Qatar and elsewhere. A bit inland, step into the Souq Waqif’s busy alleys to experience a traditional marketplace with Middle Eastern treasures. Purchase spices, sample local foods, observe falconry and browse art galleries. With the futuristic shape of a desert rose, the nearby National Museum of Qatar provides insights on the nation’s past, present and future.

Many modern developments are on Doha’s western side. The impressive Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium show the nation’s dedication to promoting sports. Hosting international soccer competitions gives Qatar a chance to demonstrate its hospitality. Aspire Tower is a five-star hotel, with a shape resembiing a blazing torch. Education Cityhas numerous international satellite universities. Nearby, appreciate the modern architecture of Qatar National Library and Qatar National Convention Centre.

Arrive in Qatar at Hamad International Airport, about a 20-minute drive from Doha Port and downtown. Include time in your schedule to visit modern and traditional sites outside Doha, including gleaming new developments at Pearl-Qatar and Lusail and ancient forts and ancient wells on the Qatar peninsula.

Where to stay in Doha

Golden Ocean Hotel
Golden Ocean Hotel
3 out of 5
Al Meena Street, Doha
The price is $44 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 17
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
3.6/5 Good! (286 reviews)
"nice place to rest, thank you"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Golden Ocean Hotel
Oryx Airport Hotel
Oryx Airport Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
The price is $293 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 20
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, 16 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (800 reviews)
"Everything was good"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Oryx Airport Hotel
Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
5 out of 5
Al Matar Street, Doha, 29922
The price is $123 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 27
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (644 reviews)
"We stayed 4 nights at Hyatt Doha. Very nice hotel. Clean, friendly staff. The buffet is really good. Decent food. Great location in Doha. Close to everywhere. Highly recommend"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
La Villa Suites Hotel
La Villa Suites Hotel
2 out of 5
Ibn Firnas St., Al Najma Area, Opp. to Gate No. 1, Al Hiraj Market, Doha
The price is $38 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this aparthotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (28 reviews)
"Not too bad for the price."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

La Villa Suites Hotel
Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
5 out of 5
Diplomatic Street, Doha, 23628
The price is $117 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4/5 Very Good! (28 reviews)
"We had a very good and relaxing stay at the hotel. The staff are all very nice and accommodating."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Centara West Bay Hotel & Residences Doha
Gulf Pearls Hotel
Gulf Pearls Hotel
4 out of 5
Al Dhiya Street, Behind Jarir Book Store, Doha, 22389
The price is $54 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Doha. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (98 reviews)
"The overall services were excellent. Staffs were giving fast and quality services always."

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Gulf Pearls Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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