SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF DOHA
Culture & local gems, My Explorations, Passepartour, Less than 1 hour walking, Family friendly, Certified guide
Let us discover Doha, capital of Qatar and a city embracing modernity while at the same time maintaining all the nuances of the Arab tradition. A sightseeing tour delving into the oldest souk of the city with a visit to a magnificent museum or to a settlement in perfect Arab style (subject to opening days): one excursion, a lot to discover.
- Guided tour of Doha
- Souq Waqif
- La Corniche
- West Bay Area and The Pearl-Qatar (Photostop)
- National Museum of Qatar or Katara Cultural Village
- We leave the port behind us by coach and go on a guided tour of Doha, which means “the great tree” in Arabic and is the shiny cosmopolitan capital of Qatar.
- Our fist stop is Souq Waqif, the capital’s fascinating bazaar crossed by wide roads flanked by cafés and restaurantsthat, on the side roads, give way to a myriad of little shops managed exclusively by men where you can find truly anything: ceramic and fabric, spices, Arab sweets, candied fruit and traditional clothing as well as the classic souvenirs.
- We continue our sightseeing tour along La Corniche, the amazing waterfront winding along the large bay overlooked by the city and flanked by alternating old and modern buildings.In the port, dozens of old wooden ships evoke Qatar's glorious maritime past.
- We continue as far as the West Bay Area, the most modern part of the city with its tall buildings and reach the capital's most glamorous district: The Pearl-Qatar, a vast complex built on an artificial island featuring high residential buildings and luxury villas, famous hotels and luxury shopping malls, international designer boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
- We pass by Doha Golf Club, an enormous facility with two courses and the most modern equipment, as well as the headquarters of famous TV network Al Jazeera.
- We then reach the second stop on our excursion: the National Museum of Qatar, located in a unique building known as “desert rose” due to its peculiar structure designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel. Among the enormous disks intersecting at different angles, we spot the palace renovated by Sheik Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, the ancient residence of the royal family, then seat of the Government and of the Museum of Heritage. We enter the Museum and visit the so-called ”three chapters” dedicated to the history of the country from its origins to the present day also illustrating life in Qatar.
- Alternatively, when the National Museum is closed, our tour takes us to another fascinating destination: the Katara Cultural Village, an elegant complex filled with theatres, galleries and structures for entertainment and cultural events that reinterprets the region's architectural heritage in an innovative way. A walk around this combination of modernity and local tradition enables us to appreciate Qatar’s culture in all of its nuances.
Good to know
- Space is limited, so please reserve early.
- We recommend asking permission before taking photos of the local population and authorities, especially of women and elderly people.
- Appropriate clothing is required in respect of the culture of the visited country.
- The excursion may take place in the morning or in the afternoon.
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions in order to safeguard your health and comply with regulations and the safety protocol.