Discover the essential sights of Qatar, and witness an oasis of ambition built in the formidable desert.
Souk Al Wakrah:
Al Wakrah's enormous and enchanting souq is a maze of alleyways and courtyards, full of aged clay structures, traditional architecture, a mosque and stables, and shops selling everything from honey, spices and dates to perfumes and souvenirs. It's easy to spend an evening wandering the alleys, soaking up the atmosphere and imagining what life would have been like hundreds of years ago in these lands. The seafront promenade beside the souq is dotted with authentic (but mediocre) restaurants.
Al Wakrah Stadium:
Built with a capacity for 40,000 spectators the new Al Wakrah stadium is 20km south of Doha. In this ultra-modern stadium, shaped like a futuristic boat hull, the stadium includes a parking area, retail complex, arrival and departure areas for supporters shuttle buses.
Al Wakrah Museum:
Located in Al Wakrah town, 17kms from the capital, here visitors can enjoy the display of marine life and natural history materials. Al Wakrah Museum, Qatar is located in the middle of Doha and Umm Said. The city was originally a small fishing town. Today it is one of the most famous tourists spot in the region. The museum is in town’s old forts.
Souq Waqif provides an authentic taste of traditional commerce, architecture and culture. The maze of small shops offer a dazzling array of Middle Eastern merchandise from spices and seasonal delicacies such as fresh dates and nuts, to perfumes, ornate jewellery, clothing, handicrafts and a treasure trove of souvenir bargains.
Think Qatar’s equivalent of Singapore’s Sentosa Cove. Both thriving safe havens for the abundantly affluent one percent are lined with sky-scraping super condominiums and have a marina decked with an impressive plethora of luxury yachts. Only The Pearl is much bigger! Qatar has ambitious plans to triple the number of residents on this reclaimed land from the current 12,000 by the time of the World Cup.
Mall of Qatar:
Qatar's first super-regional mall that houses over 500 stores offering its visitors an unparalleled shopping, dining, hospitality and entertainment experience.
Opening Hours : Saturday to Wednesday : 10 am to 11 pm / Thursday to Friday: 10 am to 12 pm.
City Center provides a wide variety of famous international, regional and local retail brands and services, spread across the five floors. City Center Doha also features a range of family oriented offerings which include a 14 screen cinema complex, a bowling alley and an ice rink, 38 restaurants and a family entertainment Center. Visitors also have the chance to witness a range of spectacular functions, variety of shows, and seasonal events and activities targeting different age groups.
Opening Hours : Sunday to Wednesday : 10 am to 10 pm / Thursday to Saturday: 10 am to 12 pm.