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1. Doha Corniche

Visit the Doha Corniche to look outward at the Persian Gulf or inland to the West Bay’s eclectic skyline of tall buildings. The walkway along the water extends for 4 miles (7 kilometers). Enjoy a sunrise here before high temperatures later in the day make being out of air conditioning uncomfortable.
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Stretching for miles in front of Doha’s skyline, this quiet promenade is a great place to take a peaceful stroll or a morning jog.

2. Souq Waqif Art Gallery

The Souq Waqif stands in an area of Doha where nomadic people of Qatar and maritime traders have long come to trade with local residents. Visit the renovated site of the Souq Waqif to observe traditions that have lasted for centuries.
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For a sense of traditional Qatari life, visit this marketplace in the heart of Doha. Shop, appreciate the architecture and have a meal here.

3. Villagio Mall

Visit the Villaggio Mall for some of the best shopping in Doha. You’ll find a lavish shopping center decorated in Venetian-style art and architecture complete with its very own winding canal. Explore the huge range of fashion stores as you wander over pretty bridges and under beautifully ornate ceilings.
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A Venetian theme makes for an atmospheric shopping experience at this vast mall with fashion stores, restaurants and an indoor fairground.

4. City Centre Shopping Mall

The City Centre Shopping Mall is one of Doha’s oldest shopping centers and remains one of the largest in the region. It is loved by locals, expats and tourists who come to browse the 350 stores or enjoy the range of entertainment options. At peak times the mall can accommodate up to 70,000 visitors. Visit the City Centre Shopping Mall for international brands including items fitting a mid-range budget.
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Spend a relaxed, air-conditioned day in one of Qatar’s largest malls as you enjoy shopping, dining and family entertainment options.

5. Katara Cultural Village

Visit the Katara Cultural Village to appreciate the way it aims to use art and cultural interchanges to spread messages of hope, understanding and peace across the world’s diverse people. Established with the vision of becoming a world leader in multicultural activities, the modern site blends European and Oriental architectural styles with Qatari, such as the three distinctive Pigeon Towers outside a mosque.
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Capturing the cultural essence of Qatar and Doha, this modern village was created to encourage artistic exchanges between locals and foreign visitors.

6. Doha Golf Club

Visit one of Qatar’s few large green spaces, Doha Golf Club, a great place to enjoy a golfing lifestyle. Rent clubs and play a round or have food and drinks at the facility’s large restaurant.
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Play golf or just come to relax and socialize at this green oasis north of the city, with excellent views of some of Doha’s tall buildings.

7. Museum of Islamic Art

When you visit the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, look for geometric patterns in the architecture and in the treasures making up its far-ranging collections. Colorful ceramics, glass, jewelry, metalwork and textiles show the excellent artistry and craftsmanship in pieces created for princes, caliphs and emperors as well as common people of the Middle East and beyond. Manuscripts include beautifully illustrated Qur’ans from the 7th to the 19th century as well as writings in science and literature.
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Art from across 14 centuries is displayed inside a striking limestone building designed by I.M. Pei, with architecture influenced by traditional Islamic style.

8. Pearl Monument

As you walk eastward along the Corniche from Downtown Doha, you’ll reach the Pearl Monument, a very large symbol of Qatar’s past. A large open oyster has a gentle flow of water creating a falling water fountain from the lip of the lower shell. Most notably, a gleaming pearl rests in the center of the oyster. Visit the Pearl Monument during the day to photograph it as you pass by while seeing other major attractions in the area. Return at night when the pearl and its shell are brilliantly lit.
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For centuries, pearl diving has been an important part of Qatar’s economy. See this pretty monument that honors that tradition.

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