The ultra-modern Doha is best known for its busy airport, impressive skyline and stunning waterfront. With plenty of newly built sports facilities, large shopping venues and growing commercial centers, Doha is a true representative of the fast-developing Qatar.
From its old souqs (open-air markets) to new shopping malls, Doha is home to half of Qatar’s population. Pearl Qatar, which is a commercial, residential, recreational and tourist complex, reflects the vibrant expansion and growth of the city. A highlight of Doha is Al-Corniche, a long seaside promenade that curves around Doha Bay offering stunning views of Palm Tree Island and the city's skyscrapers.
Due to the population diversity, a large variety of cuisines are available ranging from Indian to Italian, American and, of course, Middle Eastern. For travelers wanting an alcoholic drink, alcohol is only available in bars attached to international hotels.
Perched on a stand-alone island, The Museum of Islamic Art is a showpiece of the world’s most complete collection of Islamic artifacts, and the first of its kind in the Gulf area. For day excursions, Doha Zoo features a variety of animals, including the Oryx, Qatar's national animal. Aladdin's Kingdom is an amusement park located in the West Bay.
Roomhopper has a variety of self-contained apartments, luxurious hotels and resorts, overlooking the picturesque Gulf and near Doha International Airport.