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Top 10 Places To Visit In Doha

Doha, the capital city of Qatar attracts visitors from across the globe. Known for its spectacular modern buildings and cultural heritage, Doha has been recently named one of the 7 New Wonder Cities in the World. Emerging as the most sought destination in the world, Doha also happens to be the financial capital of the Middle East that offers a

Katara Drama Theatre

With a seating capacity of 430 people, the Katara Drama Theatre is suitable to host events of all types, including film screenings and other events. With the main stage of the theatre made to resemble traditional Arabian architecture, the ceiling creates the feeling of an open-air theatre.

Qatar National Theater

Inaugurated in 1982, located on the Corniche, this 490 seat theater hosts regularly concerts and plays organized by the cultural stakeholders of Qatar.

Racing & Equestrian Club

  (Season: October-May) Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club carries on this long and distinguished tradition with a commitment to the pure breeding of Arabian horses and the enjoyment and challenge of horse racing.  

Camel Racing

(Season: Begins in October, racing events held in March and April) Camel racing historically known as the ‘sport of sheikhs’, continues today in the small town of Al Shahaniya, where Qatar’s main camel racetrack is located. Here, visitors are enticed with a rare opportunity to witness one of the more novel competitive events in the region.

Barzan Tower

Distance from HIA: ~40-45 minutes Located in Umm Salal, this building was previously built as a watchtower in the 19th century.

Fort Zubarah

  Distance from HIA: ~1.5-2 hours A trip to the ancient 18th century Fort Zubarah in the North of the country is a must for visitors wanting to explore Qatar’s historical landmarks.  

Museum Of Islamic Art

Distance to HIA: ~15 minutes Open Sunday/Monday/Wednesday 10.30am-5.30pm, Thursday & Saturday 12pm – 8pm, Friday 2pm – 8 pm. (closed Tuesday) The stunning Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei, famed for his modern wing of the Louvre in Paris, is an icon for art, culture and heritage, housing precious works from more than 200 years of Islamic civilization.  

Souq Al Dira

Distance from HIA: ~10-15 minutes Lantern lights, smooth floors, stained glass windows and arches invite visitors into this souq. Most of the stores in this souq specialize in high-end ‘designer’ fabric. Accessories, shoes, and Arabian perfume are also retailed here.

Omani Souq

Distance from HIA: ~11 minutes Located just behind the Salwa Central Market, the Omani Souq sells a variety of merchandise some of which include incense, plants, pottery, camel sticks, nuts, perfumes, and the like.