Top 5 Luxurious Things to do in Doha, Qatar

By Ihab Ou-ouda | 03, Feb, 2021
Top 5 Luxurious Things to do in Doha, Qatar

It’s always hard to pick the best things to do in a city as diverse and wholesome as Doha, Qatar. This Arabian gem is a city with no shortage of exciting things to offer. As the capital of Qatar and one of the most sophisticated cities in the world, Doha also boasts great, sunny weather, making it an all-year-round destination.

As an official Muslim city, you won’t have to figure out where are the mosques and halal restaurants in Doha because they’re all over. It’s going to be a great experience discovering the local Muslim culture and the hospitality that the Arabs are known for.

Explore the top 5 things to do in Doha, Qatar. Our list will include the best experiences that make this city an impressive tourist attraction.


1. Wander Through the Vibrant Souq Waqif

Wandering Through the Vibrant Souq Waqif

Image Credit: Nordcap Studio on Pixabay

“Vibrant” is a description that doesn’t describe Doha’ Souk Waqif fairly; it’s more than that. It’s a place that entices the senses and compels everyone to purchase souvenirs with its wholesome shops. The Souq Waqif is THE place where you have to do shopping in Doha.

Translated as the “Standing Market”, walking around the labyrinthine alleys of the Souq is a sensory journey that arouses dopamine levels in the brain.

Make sure to check out the restaurants for a taste of traditional food. And don’t forget to visit the art galleries for a taste of culture. You might also encounter music shows that make the atmosphere even richer.

When you feel tired of standing, you may want to find a spot that provides a great view where you can witness the astonishing architecture of Doha. A perfect place for photography is the Doha Corniche on the West Bay, near the market.


2. Lose Yourself in the Vastness of the Desert

A trip to Doha has to include a desert experience, riding camels, and wandering across the seemingly vast dunes. The outskirts of Doha is your destination if you’re a person who wants to explore a spot where the desert meets the ocean. You can only imagine how beautiful the sunset looks.

A highly recommended thing to do in the desert near Doha is extreme-riding across the dunes in a 4X4 car. It’s a very exciting activity that many Qataris love to do.

And of course, if you’re a fan of the slow life, camel trekking is what you should aim for.


3. Skydive Over The City

Skydiving over the city of Doha

Image Credit: Skydive Qatar

Do you want to skydive? Of course, you do, everyone does! It’s an adventurous thing that will show you Doha from a whole other perspective — a bird-eye view, just like the Qatari Falcons.

Skydiving in Qatar is a must-do! It’s an activity that everyone has on their bucket list, and Qatar is the most ideal spot for that.

You can easily imagine how it would look like, seeing this coastal, modern masterpiece of a city on the edge of the desert from above (nothing else can compare).


4. Immerse Yourself in Culture in the Katara Cultural Village & the Museum of Islamic Art

Katara Cultural Village & the Museum of Islamic Art

View of the skyline from Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar. Image Credit: Florian Wehde on Unsplash

Culture enthusiasts have to include visiting the Katara Cultural Village. Besides the fascinating architecture, this huge venue includes an amphitheater, opera house, various academic facilities, art galleries, heritage centers…etc. It’s a place with infinite knowledge and entertainment.

Another great spot for culture nerds is the Museum of Islamic Art. Immerse yourself in the history of Islam ever since its dawn as a religion. The Museum of Islamic Art has artifacts from all over the Middle East and the Islamic world in general. Expect to find some artifacts that will truly dazzle your mind.


5. Get a Taste of Royalty in the Pearl-Qatar

The Pearl-Qatar artificial island

Image Credit: Deepak Siva on Unsplash

Qatari people are so rich, they created an Island artificially. The Pearl-Qatar Island is a place where you may see the most luxurious lifestyles in the world. The inhabitants of the Pearl-Qatar are among the wealthiest people.

Visit Pearl-Qatar to have the most luxurious experiences in the world. Have a fancy dinner in one of the restaurants and enjoy walking around the fascinating man-made landscapes.



Spoil yourself in one of the most luxurious cities on earth, at least once in a lifetime. There are plenty of things to do in Doha. It’s exciting, fancy, and diverse. Doha is a holistic city with never-ending surprises!

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