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Doha: Half-Day City Tour

1. Doha: Half-Day City Tour

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. First, head to the Museum of Islamic Art to observe art collections that date back 1400 years. 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 that stretches along Doha Bay where the carriageway, palm-fringed promenade, and the breeze provide a varied feel. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back to your hotel.

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Doha: 4-Hour Cultural Tour

2. 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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Doha: City Tour and Desert Safari Combo

3. 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 Museum of Islamic Art to explore the craftworks that date back to 1400 years old.  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.

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Doha: Multi-Museum Cultural Tour

4. Doha: Multi-Museum Cultural Tour

Your cultural adventure begins when you’re picked up from your hotel in Doha and taken to your first stop of the tour, the Museum of Islamic Art. This specialized museum houses a large collection of Islamic manuscripts, textiles, ceramics and other works, the origin of which ranges from Spain to Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia. The museum has emerged as one of the world’s most encyclopedic collections of Islamic Art and was designed by award-winning Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei.  Next, indulge in the depths of Qatari and Islamic Cultur at the Bin Zaid Cultural Centre or, as the locals call it, Al Fanar. Inspired by the Great Mosque of Samarra in Iraq, the centre explains and teaches Islam to non-Muslims. You’ll then continue on to the Msheireb Museum, a celebration of history via four restored heritage houses that reveal unique aspects of Qatar’s cultural and social development.  Last but not least, you’ll head to the National Museum of Qatar to explore its rich, remarkable collection of archaeological and heritage objects: manuscripts, documents, photographs, jewelry and costumes, which together comprise a comprehensive picture of Qatar’s past, present, and future.

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Doha: Guided Tour of 3 Historic Museums

5. Doha: Guided Tour of 3 Historic Museums

Perfect for art and museum enthusiasts, this guided tour in Doha will allow you to explore Qatar’s marvelous museums, featuring the history of Qatar and The Islamic Empire. Choose from hotel, airport, or port pickup and drop-off options. Witness the development of modern Doha and the possibilities of the future Doha by visiting the Msheireb Museums. View old equipment used for pearl hunting, oil refining, and more. See digital illustrations of modern Doha. A stop at the Msheireb Enrichment Center at Doha Corniche will also give you an idea of old Msheireb and Doha. Visit the Museum of Islamic Art to see artifacts from the 7th to 19th century, which were used in various countries such as China, India, Spain, Syria, and more. The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Arts features a permanent collection of artworks from the early 1840s to the present day, and further promotes the understanding of Arab art through talks, lectures, and learning programs. Situated in a former school in Doha’s Education City, the Mathaf is the perfect place to get an idea of the most recent developments in the world of Arab art. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

I think we toured some of Doha's main attractions. The visit to the National Museum of Qatar was much better than I expected. It is completely worth the money of the entrance. I did not see the Museum of Islamic Art but I was not sorry. Everything went very well and as planned. I recommend without reservation. Thanks

The tour guide and driver tried their best to introduce the characteristics of each place. In four hours, I have experienced many Doha characteristics. The support team on this website is very efficient! Reply fast

our tour was amazing and our tour guide super helpful.i got ill during our tour but he got into action quickly and found me a bath room at a private place . cant praise him enough. thank you

With Guide Kerstin it was very exciting and interesting. Super guide highly recommended.

Wonderful tour arround Doha City. Very experimented guide. Very good price. Best Regards