Known for its futuristic skyscrapers and ultra modern architecture, Doha is a destination where nature, design, and innovation comes together as one. Palm trees, colorful gardens, turquoise streams of water washing up against its shorelines, and a boastful affluent lifestyle all paints a picturesque backdrop that is sure to take your breath away. With only 48 hours to spare, here are my recommendations for the top things to do when visiting Doha, Qatar.
Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art host a world class collection of masterpieces spanning over 1,400 years. I recommend going right before sunset to witness the museum come to life as beams of bright lights shines through its exterior. Cost: Free | Closed Tuesdays | Website
Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the Persian Gulf and take in the great views of Doha’s skyline. Cost: Free
The Souq Waqif is one of the best places to visit in Doha. It’s great for shopping for traditional items, passing time at local coffee shops and indulging in its broad selection of restaurants. Cost: Free
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Escape Doha’s heat and hit the beach! There aren’t many public beaches in the center of Doha as most are private and for hotel guests only. When selecting your accommodation, aim for a beachfront hotel.
Friday Brunch/Liquid Brunch
Friday Brunch is a must when visiting any Gulf nation. One of the best brunches in Doha is located at the Grand Hyatt hotel. Spend your Fridays right by indulging in a wide selection of international cuisine and local flavours, followed by an all you can drink Liquid Brunch. It’ll be a day to remember! Cost: $115 USD (Friday brunch); Liquid Brunch starting at $55 USD | Brunch 12:30PM; Liquid Brunch 4PM | Website
Winner of the World Luxury Spa Awards, the Juala Spa, located at the Grand Hyatt, is the perfect place to getaway and relax the senses!
Dinner at Issan
Issan is the Grand Hyatt’s signature restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine. This was the best meal I had while in Doha!
Where to Stay
No single definition exist for luxury, however, the Grand Hyatt Doha does a great job at redefining excellence. Nestled along the shorelines of the new West Bay Lagoon District, the Grand Hyatt offers 249 beautifully composed guestrooms including 17 grand suites and 2 presidential suites, 91 secluded villas, and unrivaled views of the Arabian Gulf. For more on the Grand Hyatt Doha, click here.