The dazzling capital of the Gulf state is the ideal vacation spot to escape from every day life. Immerse yourself in a fabulous world from the Thousand and One Nights – for example, when you visit the lively Souq Waqif on the banks of the Wadi Musheireb. On the centuries-old site of Doha's trade market, the artfully decorated mud buildings and winding alleyways are used for trading in refined Gold and pearl jewelry, fine fabrics and exotic spices, among other things. During a relaxed walk through the typical Arabian market, you can also admire noble horses, camels and falcons up close.
You can also experience traditional as well as modern art and culture at the Museum of Islamic Art, the National Museum or the National Library of Qatar. These top sights impress with the works exhibited there as well as with their partly futuristic architecture. Here and in the imposing skyline that rises in the West Bay, the modern side of the desert city shows itself in an impressive way.
Another, quite unexpected facet of the Arabian metropolis is the Villagio Mall – a shopping and entertainment center in the Aspire Zone, which is modeled on the Italian city of Venice. Here, shopping lovers are taken on request by gondola through the various wings of the center. This is just one of numerous shopping malls with stores and boutiques to suit every taste and budget.
And for those interested in spectacular leisure experiences such as a desert safari, sandboarding or a dhow cruise with a corniche walk, Doha is the place to be!