A city has made it as a tourist destination when it gets its own hop-on, hop-off open-top sightseeing bus. Doha's goes from the Marriott Hotel, south of the city centre, to The Pearl, a recent development in the north. The full journey takes 2½ hours, not taking into account time for sightseeing. There are audio guides on board, plus drinks.
Major stops include the Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif, City Center Doha mall, Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl. Buses pass every 40 minutes. Choose between tickets good for 24 hours or 48 hours. Tickets can be booked online.
The Doha Bus company has also expanded into other tours, including a north Qatar tour, a tour of Sheikh Faisal Museum, a jaunt around the Camel Track & Equestrian Club, and a 'culinary Qatar' tour, among others. Another Doha Bus branch in Mesaieed offers monster truck and 4WD tours in the desert.