Delve into the culture of Doha at the Museum of Islamic Art, where you can view displays of manuscripts and artifacts, as well as Turkish mosaics, Persian rugs, and a variety of beautiful artwork. Shop until you drop at Souk Waqif and the Gold Souk for exquisite jewelry, colorful fabrics, traditional clothing, and aromatic spices. Take a day or night stroll along Doha Corniche, the four-mile seafront promenade, and you'll see amazing views of the cityscape and the Persian Gulf. A vacation in Doha isn't complete until you've ventured into the desert, so take advantage of the many tours and activities offered by local operators to go dune driving, sand sledding, or camel riding.
Events and Festivals
During March, the Museum of Islamic Art Park is transformed into an outdoor kitchen for the five-day Qatar International Food Festival. Taste food produced by top Doha chefs, enjoy live music, and watch the kids enjoy the play area. Also in March, the Doha Cultural Festival lets you immerse yourself in the arts, dance, and music of the city. Every May, the Katara International Kite Festival takes place; organize a vehicle with one of the Doha car rentals and drive to Katara, which is about 20 minutes from central Doha. The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is held in December, when you can view a variety of movies, from premieres of new films to favorite classics.
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