Top things to do in Qatar

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 Cafe in Doha

Drawing Room

Part shop, part cafe, this cute and atmospheric spot would fit in London's hip Shoreditch area. It's adorned with crafted trinkets and vintage goods, from an old gramophone to a retro typewriter. The cafe serves hot…
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, i…
Top Choice Desserts in Doha

Al Aker

Now here's somewhere special. Those with a sweet tooth should make a beeline for these splendid Middle Eastern and Turkish filo pastries such as baklava, which are freshly made in-house to perfection. Salivatingly g…
Top Choice Japanese in Doha

Nobu

One of the city's most talked-about dining destinations, this is the world's largest – and arguably most architecturally outstanding – branch of chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s globally acclaimed Japanese restaurant. Shaped l…
Top Choice French in Doha

IDAM

Famed French chef Alain Ducasse's restaurant crowning the Museum of Islamic Art is one of Doha's best. Try the whole blue lobster, or the tender camel with duck foie gras, black truffle and soufléed potatoes. Enjoy …
Top Choice Moroccan in Doha

Argan

One hell of a dining experience, Argan serves tasty Moroccan cooking in a classy, convivial majlis (reception room), with mauve couches and patterned cushions. The seafood tajine is spectacular, the lamb couscous ou…
Top Choice Vegan in Doha

Evergreen Organics

Doha's first vegan and veggie cafe, Evergreen Organics is the brainchild of two young Qataris who are passionate about changing the health of the nation. From the Instagrammable hardwood interiors to the innovative …