Doha stylishly blends the traditional and the modern

Our home port in the Arabian Gulf, Doha is a vibrant feast for the senses. From super-modern shopping malls to traditional souqs, shining skyscrapers to magnificent museums, the old and the new intertwine with confidence and style. It’s the perfect departure point for your Middle East adventures, and to discover more about Qatar and its history.

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Dive into Doha’s colourful past

Doha is rich in history, and its incredible selection of museums will give you a deeper understanding of the Qatari land and its people. The Museum of Islamic Art has 1,400 years of textiles, jewellery, ceramics and more to explore – and is an iconic building in itself, with stunning views over the wooden boats of Dhow Harbour.

The National Museum of Qatar will delight, with its wealth of fascinating stories covering the nation’s past, present and future. And the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum looks at the cultural impact of sports and the Olympic Games.

Immerse yourself in Qatari culture

There’s so much to discover in Doha’s streets. You can explore Souq Waqif, and find deals in the oldest marketplace in the city. Walk the streets of Doha’s old commercial district, now part of the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project. Find tales of past Doha citizens in the Msheireb Museums, four historic houses that showcase Qatari life. For something more modern, you can visit the Pearl-Qatar Island: former pearl diving beds transformed into a world of relaxed luxury.

If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle, then head for Khor Al Adaid, or the inland sea. The journey there is part of the adventure, through remarkable desert landscapes and dramatic sand dunes. Khor Al Adaid is a large tidal bay – a piece of paradise, with miles of golden sand spilling into azure waters. Spend time taking in the peaceful scenery, spot wildlife including cormorants, flamingos and gazelles, paddle in the warm waters and explore the dunes.