Welcome to Doha

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You're Going to Love Doha

The hub of one of Asia's most dynamic economies, slated to host soccer's World Cup in 2022, and constantly adding new wonders to its impressive skyline, Doha is quickly becoming a magnetic tourist destination.

The city's appeal isn't all based on dynamism and epic construction. There's a more modest, historical side to Doha as well, which can be seen at markets like the Souq Waqif or the stunning Museum of Islamic Art.

There's an endless schedule of cultural festivals to enjoy as well. Whether you want to catch the latest international films or the finest Arabic musical performers, Doha is the place to be.

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The main thing to consider when planning a trip to Doha is the heat. Between late May and October, daytime temperatures rarely dip below 100 degrees (although evenings are pleasant). If you can't handle that kind of heat, visit between November and April, when the weather is warm, dry, and constantly sunny.

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Where to Stay in Doha

Doha has a superb portfolio of luxury hotels, in keeping with its forward-thinking, upwardly mobile economy. Some of the most luxurious of all are located on the Pearl, a few miles north of the city center, including the Marsa Malaz Kempinski. More central 5-star hotels include the Doha Marriott Hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel Doha, the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel and Villas - all of which feature large pools, spas, and everything tourists could need to unwind during their Qatari vacation.

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Shopping Streets

Shopping sometimes feels like a national sport in Qatar, and few destinations are as geared toward luxury shoppers as Doha. Aside from the charming Souq Waqif (the best place to go for craft products like carpets or ceramics), you'll find malls like City Center Doha and Villaggio, which has an unusual Venetian theme. The Hyatt Plaza features a child-friendly jungle play zone, the Landmark Doha is a great place to shop for jewelry, while Medina Centrale is the Pearl's retail hub, hosting boutiques like Aigner, Petracer's, and Migato.

Groceries and Other

Doha hosts a large number of supermarket chains from all over the world, including a Walmart and numerous Carrefour stores, but local companies like Family Food Centre are more numerous. Expect fairly low prices, with a gallon of milk coming to around QAR20 and 12 eggs QAR10.

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Where to Eat in Doha

Given Doha's upmarket population, it's no surprise that the city hosts some stellar restaurants, with options from all over the gastronomic map. For example, the Cellar is an exceptional tapas restaurant, Ruby Wu's has perfected Chinese-Western fusion cuisine, Aroma offers Qatari specialties (including camel burgers), while Mykonos is as good a Greek restaurant as you'll find outside Athens. Prices are almost always low, at around QAR30 for a good sit down meal.