Majestic and Mysterious Streets of Doha

Posted by Racheal Jones
December 19, 2017

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You will not very often witness a great city in the making in modern days, but here’s a great chance for you. Be it the amazing and continuously morphing skyline or the huge investment in one-of-a-kind cultural icons, this is the place gradually becoming confident and stylish.

The ultra-modern shopping malls and the traditional souqs will offer fascinating, thought-provoking experiences. Visit the remodeled and beautifully atmospheric Souq Waqif, witness the ethnic beauty of the world-famous Museum of Islamic Art or enjoy the Katara.

Everywhere you see, Doha is perhaps threatening to topple Dubai to be known as the Gulf’s most dynamic place to visit. With its whole new Metro system and the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, things are only going to get more futuristic for Doha.

Visa application process

The good news for the tourists is obtaining a Qatar visa online process has become very simple these days. Tourists can get Visit Visas to spend more than 14 days in Qatar.

Best time to visit Qatar

With its hot and arid climate, Doha will serve the maximum heat in summers. The best way to avoid this extreme climate, the ideal time to visit Doha is between November and early April as it will be winter and early spring season then. It’s the perfect conditions to enjoy outdoor activities and sight-seeing across the Qatari city.

Attractions and must see

Souq Waqif: This is a perfect family destination to enjoy the shops, restaurants, cafes in a single area. Souq Waqif is actually one of the few buildings to represent the old Qatari village style.

Villaggio Mall: Villaggio Mall is the biggest and most famous among the shopping mall you will come across in Doha. Shops showcasing international brands along with local brands, delicious food court, restaurants and a special Gondola theme park for children along with the Gondola Ride, like the boat rides in Venice are best for couples.

Barzan Towers: Built in the late 19th century, the huge Barzan watchtowers will take you to the southern side of the defensive system. The towers are built to watch out the ships entering the city.

Museum of Islamic Arts: This museum represents the Islamic art gathered from three continents. It shows the tourists from all over the world why the Muslim architects were famous in the past.

Food and restaurants in Doha

You will find plenty of restaurants in Doha offering various mouth-watering cuisines. The most famous cuisine is Arabic. But the food here satisfies all kind of tourists. Some restaurants even offer Indian cuisine. If you are a vegetarian then pure vegetarian restaurants are also there.

Things to keep in mind

  1. Stay away from the frequent dust storms. Cover your nose and mouth with a scarf and try not to wander outside until the sandstorm passes.
  2. Always carry a sunscreen and use it every time you go out.  A good pair of sunglasses along with a hat and brim is also useful.
  3. Go for modest clothing. You have to cover the shoulders, upper arms and knees, especially for women. Always carry your Qatar visa.
  4. Don’t take photos without permission and don’t ever take a Qatari woman’s photo in Doha. It is a punishable offense. You can know more about these rules and regulations when applying for Qatar visa online.
  5. Driving is quite challenging as there are not many lights, roundabouts or turn signals. So the best idea is to take a local taxi.

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