Shopping

Souq Waqif Hanging out in the social heart of Doha, built on an ancient market site.

Souq Al Wakrah Exploring an enchanting souq filled with Qatari heritage and culture.

Falcon Souq Seeing these regal birds up close and hooded in black leather.

Villaggio Mall Wandering the surreal halls of this European-themed modern mall complete with Venice-style waterways.

Culture

Al Zubarah Fort Stepping inside Qatar's first Unesco World Heritage Site.

Katara Cultural Village Catching an art exhibition or live show in the amphitheatre.

Qatar National Library Perusing a literary wonderland of two million books, including works so ancient literature.

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Peeking into a vast and ancient collections of carpets, furniture, swords and cars.

East-West / West-East by Richard Serra Getting up close to four 14m steel sculptures spread over 1km of desolate desert.

Middle Eastern Food

Afghan Brothers Restaurant Tucking in to Afghan cuisine amid patterned carpets and woven upholsteries.

Argan Sampling Moroccan tagines in an upmarket Middle Eastern atmosphere.

Bandar Aden Dining with the locals and eating classic Yemeni cooking.

Damasca One Trying Syrian flavours as old scenes of Damascus play on screens.

Turkey Central Chowing down on fresh breads, meze and kebabs in this excellent no-frills place.

Adventure

Aqua Park Whizzing around surprise twists and turns, and up an enormous ramp on the Boomerango ride.

Skydive Qatar Hurtling towards the desert from 4000m high before pulling open your parachute.

Blue Pearl Watersports Gliding across the water on a kiteboard.

Regatta Sailing Academy Hiring a boat and exploring Doha Bay.

Al Shahaniya Camel Race Track Catching a glimpse of a camel running at speeds of up to 40 km/h.

Doha Bus Crossing the desert dunes in a monster bus or thrilling 4x4 ride.