Good for: shopping and having fun
Lonely Planet review for City Center-Doha
The largest of the Middle East's shopping palaces, City Center-Doha is a veritable pantheon of the shopping world. The food halls in this shopping complex include all the usual Westerin fast-food outlets in opulent surroundings. Also the best cinemas are located in City Center-Doha. They show the latest Hollywood blockbusters and the occasional film from Iran or Europe.
With its 350 shops, from Debenhams to the Family Development Centre (top floor, selling local crafts); tented architecture, marble flooring and glass-fronted lifts; its ice-skating rink, bowling alleys and climbing walls; its congregations of juice-sipping Qataris and huddles of homesick expatriates; and trolleys laden with eggs, packets of khobz and Egyptian olives, it's more an event than an errand.