Qatar attractions

Top Choice Market in Doha

Souq Waqif

This vibrant complex is without doubt one of the most atmospheric places to explore in Qatar. Built on an ancient market site, the area remains the social heart of Doha. Centuries ago, Bedouin would bring their shee…
Top Choice Museum in Doha

Museum of Islamic Art

With the largest collection of Islamic art in the world, drawn from three continents, this fabulous museum is so rich in treasure that it rewards short, intense visits. Rising from its own purpose-built island, and …
Top Choice Market in Doha

Falcon Souq

For a glimpse of Qatari heritage, don't miss the Falcon Souq. You only have to see the scale of the market, afforded its own traditional arcaded building off Souq Waqif, to understand the place of falconry in Qatari…
Top Choice Island in Doha

Banana Island Resort

With its opaque waters and 800m golden-sand beach, the crescent-shaped Banana Island is one of the best excursions in Qatar (even if you're not staying at the luxury hotel). Covered in tropical plants and greenery, …
Museum in Qatar

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

This museum offers the very rare opportunity to step onto a rich sheikh's property and take a peek at his personal belongings. Sheikh Faisal has spent a lifetime collecting beautiful things. His vast, remarkable col…
Library in Doha

Qatar National Library

One of the best libraries in the world, this incredible, spaceship-like structure contains a literary wonderland of two million books, including ancient maps and Qurans and literature dating back to the 15th century…
Area in Doha

Katara Cultural Village

This atmospheric cultural village sits between West Bay and The Pearl, and comprises dozens of sand-coloured buildings, tastefully constructed in Arab style and linked by shaded alleys. The enormous Greek/Islamic-st…
Park in Doha

MIA Park

One of the best and most beautiful green spaces along the Doha waterfront, MIA Park is home to Richard Serra's vertical steel sculpture, known as 7, this celebrated artist's first public piece of art in the Middle E…
Gallery in Doha

Mathaf

This exceptional modern exhibition space provides a home for international art with an Arab connection. Housed in an old school near Education City, the sleek building was redesigned by French architect Jean-Françoi…
Market in Al Wakrah & Al Wukair

Souq Al Wakrah

Al Wakrah's enormous and enchanting souq is a maze of alleyways and courtyards, full of aged clay structures, traditional architecture, a mosque and stables, and shops selling everything from honey, spices and dates…