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Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

1. Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

Discover the charm of Doha city on this guided tour. Visit the main attractions and experience the modern and the traditional mix in this fascinating city.  Start your tour with a pickup from your accommodation. Jump in the car, sit back and relax and enjoy the panoramic drive along Doha Corniche, with time for a photo stop. Then, explore the West Bay area, and see the Pearl-Qatar artificial island and Katara Culture Village.  Visit the Souq Waqif market, enjoy a stroll around the colorful alleys, window-shop or enjoy shisha with friends and family, if you like. Need to get souvenirs? No worries, you can buy traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Finally, finish your tour with a cruise on board a traditional dhow boat. See the glitz and glamour of Doha city from the water.

Doha: Half-Day City Tour with Msheireb Museums

2. Doha: Half-Day City Tour with Msheireb Museums

Get picked up from your hotel within Doha city limits by your tour guide, then set off to see the most well-known sights in this half-day city tour. Head on to the first destination, the Msheireb Museums, and observe the four historic heritage houses that offer the unique aspects of Qatar's cultural and social development.  Later, proceed to Dhow Harbour to take amazing photos during a photo stop and see the traditional boats that cruise over the Arabian Peninsula.  Then, head over to the Katara Cultural Village - a famous cultural beacon that hosts international, regional, and local workshops, exhibitions, and festivals.  After this, move on to the luxurious island named The Pearl - a cluster of more than 200 islets and islands. Next, proceed to Souq Waqif to witness culture and tradition blend in this shopping experience.  The next destination is Doha Corniche, which stretches along Doha Bay where the carriageway, palm-fringed promenade, and breeze provide a varied feel. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Doha: 24-Hour Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

3. Doha: 24-Hour Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy the city of Doha at your own pace on this hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour. The double-deck buses run every 30-40 minutes, with stops at all major city attractions such as Souq Waqif, Katara Cultural Village, and the Pearl Qatar and Museum of Islamic Art, just to name a few. You'll also pass by some of the main hotels in Doha, such as the Marriott, the Sharq Village and Spa, the Sheraton, and the Hilton Hotel. This tour allows you to take your time at each stop as you wish, and is valid for 24 hours once the ticket is redeemed. With unlimited rides around the city, you can hop on at any of the main branded bus stops located at Souq Waqif, Sheraton Park, and the Katara Cultural Village. When you purchase this tour you will also receive free access to the night tour, which is a relaxing 1-hour drive around the city during which you will see the city's beautiful landmarks by night.

Doha: 5-Hour Guided Tour of North Qatar

4. Doha: 5-Hour Guided Tour of North Qatar

Your adventure begins when you’re picked up from your Doha hotel and begin heading north for around 40 kilometers. Your first stop will be the Umm Salal Fortress, a tower built for Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohammed Al-Thani’s residence in the late 19th century. This amazing building is closed to the public as it's still occupied, but you’ll have the chance to admire the unique structure from the outside. Next, you’ll visit Al Zubarah, an important archaeological site made famous by its old fort. A square-shaped site with circular towers in three of its corners and a rectangular tower in the fourth, this fascinating fort-cum-museum was built in 1938 during the rule of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al-Thani and was erected upon the ruins of a neighboring fort. You’ll then move on to Al Ruwais to discover the Dhow Harbor. Here you’ll take a short break at Ruwais beach to relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. On your way back to Doha, you’ll pass by Al Khor, the second-biggest town in Qatar renowned for its gorgeous harbor and golden beaches.

North Of Qatar, Al Zubarah fort, Purple island, Al khor city

5. North Of Qatar, Al Zubarah fort, Purple island, Al khor city

Begin your half-day tour with a drive by comfortable vehicle to discover the heritage of Qatar. Stop at the Umm Salal Fortress, built as a residence for Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohammed al Thani in the late 19th century. Next on the itinerary is Al Zubara, an important archaeological site with a fort that has been turned into a museum. The square-shaped fort features circular towers on three of its corners and a rectangular tower on the fourth. Continue to Al Ruwais to see the harbor and take a short break at Ruwais Beach to enjoy the sea breezes. On the way back to Doha, see Al Khor, a town known for its harbor and lovely beaches.

From Doha Airport: Qatar Transit Tour

6. From Doha Airport: Qatar Transit Tour

Make good use of a transit through Hamad International Airport and get the perfect introduction to the beautiful city of Doha. Drive along the 7-kilometer Corniche road to admire the old part of the city and the unique buildings of West Bay. Next, visit an extraordinary artificial island created in the shape of an oyster, representing Qatar’s roots. Move on to the cultural center of the Katara, home to an amphitheater, opera house, galleries, and restaurants from different countries on the Arabian Peninsula. Learn more about the heritage and traditions of Qatar, and hear about the international, regional, and local festivals, workshops, performances, and exhibitions held at the heritage site. Fall in love with the lively Souq Waqif bazaar, a showpiece of the nation's traditional architecture, handicrafts, and folk art. Get dropped off at the airport in time for your onward flight.

Doha: Katara Cultural Village Tour

7. Doha: Katara Cultural Village Tour

Start your day of cultural exploration with a visit to three of the city's most famous projects: The Pearl-Qatar, Porto Arabia Boardwalk and Marina. These three major landmarks are a must-see when visiting the city of Doha, and your informative guide will provide you with interesting information about the origin and history of these locations.  Continue on your tour to the Katara Culture and Heritage Village. This major landmark was built to epitomise Qatar's rich and long held tradition of architecture. The entire Katara complex is built in a fusion of oriental and retro-romantic style, providing a beautiful contrast from most of Doha’s charming new cultural buildings, elsewhere in the city. Labeled as the Valley of Cultures, Katara Cultural Village is an exciting place to visit for everyone, especially for those fascinated with traditions, theatre, art and architecture.

Doha: The Pearl-Qatar Food Tour & Boat Ride

8. Doha: The Pearl-Qatar Food Tour & Boat Ride

Explore the culinary hotspots on the Pearl-Qatar and discover several international cuisines in this multicultural part of Doha. Go on a memorable journey between 3 different quarters on the island — from the picturesque canals of Qanat Quartier to the luxurious marina walk of Porto Arabia to the busy centre of Medina Centrale — and enjoy plenty of Instagram-worthy photo spots. Start from Qanat Quartier where you will enjoy 2 food stops and take a photo from the top of the Replica Rialto Bridge. Then, take a scenic boat ride to Porto Arabia. There, see the luxury yachts and stop for 2 more food items. After that, cross to Medina Centrale and walk around the lively center of the Pearl. Again, enjoy 2 food stops before ending your tour with Arabic coffee.

Doha: City Tour and Desert Safari Combo

9. Doha: City Tour and Desert Safari Combo

Commence the day with pickup from your hotel or selected location by the tour guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, head to the Msheireb Museums and observe the four historic heritage houses that show the unique aspects of Qatar's cultural and social development. Next, continue to Dhow Harbor to take photographs and check out the traditional boat cruise through the Arabian Peninsula. Head to the Katara Cultural Village, which hosts festivals, exhibitions and local workshops. After this, proceed to Pearl island, a collection of 200 small islands. Next, head to the Doha Corniche, a palm-bordered promenade facing Doha Bay. Then, continue to Souq Waqif to observe the blends of tradition and culture at this local market.  Your safari guide will pick you up from Souq Waqif and transport you to the desert terrains in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Reach the Sealine Beach and enjoy the panoramic view of the desert and take pictures.  You can take part in a camel-riding session while the vehicle gets ready for dune bashing. Proceed to enjoy the dune bashing experience, where the Land Cruiser rides up and down the mighty dunes. Later on, try out sandboarding, where you slide down the dunes. Then, you will be taken to the Inland Sea of Khor Al Adaid, near the border with Saudi Arabia. You will then be transferred back to your hotel or selected location in Doha.

Doha: 4-Hour Cultural Tour

10. Doha: 4-Hour Cultural Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Doha and check out the city's most important cultural highlights. Explore Katara Village, a cultural complex built to resemble a traditional Qatari village. Learn about Qatari culture and history in a unique multi-use space named after the historical name used for Qatar prior to the 18th century. Check out a number of Katara's highlights including the open amphitheater, opera house, multipurpose cinema, beach, art gallery, children's cultural center, and theater society. Visit the aptly-named Grand Mosque, a newly-built state mosque opened in 2011. Admire the architectural fusion of traditional Arab style and modern features, including as many as 28 large domes covering the central hall and 65 domes covering the outer quadrangle. Then head to Souq Waqif, the city's largest traditional outdoor market. Peruse the traditional garments, spices, and handicrafts on offer and wander through the traditional falconry market and the gold market. Stop in at some of the dozens of restaurants and shisha lounges that make the market popular with locals and expats alike especially on weekends. Make a stop at Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center and marvel at its characteristic spiral minaret. Learn about the center's social, religious, and educational activities and check out the library onsite. Continue on to the famous Museum of Islamic Art built by the Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei. Choose to enter and view one of the world's most complete collections of Islamic art and artifacts sourced from three continents over 1,400 years. Finally, visit MIA Park, a popular park with locals who come to picnic, walk, and cycle.

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What people are saying about Doha

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 55 reviews

We had a great time with Jawith (I hope that's the correct spelling). Obviously, we had an opportunity to see all of the sites in Doha. But what was particularly impressive was Jawith's knowledge and openness about the country and city. He went the extra mile and arranged a place where we could get some takeaway food before catching our onward flight. A great experience and a great person!

Excellent tour of Doha-perfect for a quick layover, saw a little bit of everything. Our tour guide Javid was very friendly, knowledgeable, on time and attentive to us. We enjoyed it all but the Dhow cruise was the best part.

Great! When you book ask for MR. QANDEEL BILAL you won’t be disappointed. By the way, he also provided us with wifi in his SUV (which we needed to check the status of the results of our COVID test). :-)Doc

We, as a couple, very much enjoyed the Doha city tour with our guide Amir in his comfortable car. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and made all efforts for us.. We can highly recommend the tour!

It's a perfect tour where you can get to know several sights of DORAH! And the education of employees is a 10!