Where to go and what to see in Doha

William Cook
29 August 2012

The hotel, restaurants, culture fixes and activities that will make your Doha city break one to remember

Party at the W
Doha's hippest hotel isn't just a stylish place to spend the night — it's also a trendy rendezvous, with three lively restaurants and a popular nightclub.

Eat at L'Wzaar
Take your pick of freshly caught fish from the slab at this busy seafront restaurant.

See the Sheikh Faisal collection
This palatial museum houses an eclectic array of artefacts. Admission free, by appointment.

Go dune bashing
The sand dunes south of Doha are a stunning sight. Tackling them
in a 4x4 is the most exciting way to see them. A half-day desert safari costs £76pp on a tour for two.

Take a walk through Souq Waqif
Doha's unpretentious marketplace is great for bargain hunting, but half the fun is getting lost in its labyrinthine alleyways.

Unwind at Katara Cultural Village
There are restaurants, galleries and arts centres galore, in this new waterfront development, overlooking Al Yazwa public beach.

Take a dhow around Doha Bay
View Doha's majestic skyline from the water with a nocturnal cruise aboard a traditional wooden boat.