Best attractions in Doha

The capital of Qatar, Doha attracts visitors from across the world on a daily basis. If you’re planning a trip to the city, then here are some of the star attractions to explore while there.

Islamic Art

An architectural gem, the Museum of Islamic Art is hands down one of the best places to visit in the city. Here you will be able to take in an extensive collection of artworks, metal work, ceramics and textiles that span over 1400 years!

The Corniche

 The corniche
The corniche | Image via wiki media commons Alex Sergeev (, West Bay district of Doha seen from the corniche at night, CC BY-SA 3.0

There is no doubt that The Corniche is one of Doha’s best-loved attractions. The waterfront promenade hugs Doha Bay for over seven kilometers. Consider heading there for a relaxing stroll or better yet to catch a sunset. The entrance is free, and the Corniche can be reached easily from hotels such as Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli with ease.

The Gate Mall

Offering a luxurious shopping experience, the Gate Mall is definitely a great place to visit. The mall is home to numerous designer brands, high-end restaurants, cute cafes and many a spa in Doha, Qatar.

Barzan Towers

The Barzan Towers is located in Muhammed, Qatar, and is considered to be a must-visit tourist attraction in Doha. It’s a great place to take in stunning views of the city. No entry fee is required.

Qatar Boat & Fishing Trips

An ideal way to explore Qatar and experience the laidback charm of this historic state is by embarking on boat & fishing trips, set amidst idyllic landscapes. If you are in search of a well placed Doha hotel from which to set off on your excursions then consider Millennium Hotel Doha. This hotel in Doha is ideally located only around 16 kms from the Doha Sailing Club as well.

There are several options when it comes to boat and fishing tours in Qatar. One way well worth considering is to take dhow charters which let you hop aboard traditional style vessels. Ranging from half day trips to full day tours, these charters can include visits to such destinations as Safliya Island along with activities such as fishing and water sports. Head to Katara Beach if you are interested in setting off on fishing trips, while those looking to charter yachts can do so from the Regatta Sailing Academy.


Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.