Things to do in Doha

Take a stroll through the rich diverse stores of Souq Waqif, wonder at the sheer elegance of the world-class Museum of Islamic Art or head to Katara to explore Doha’s art culture. Doha is one of the most dynamic city in Middle East’s and here is our curated Doha guide to have a great weekend in the city ! Please share, comment and let us know your feedback.

1. Kayak at Al Thahkira

Kayak in Doha

Head to  Al Thahkira, around 65 Km from Doha towards Al khor and discover a UNESCO- listed heritage site  called Al Zubarra archeological site. There’s plenty of wildlife to spot in the region and not to mention Al Zubarra Fortress – a historic military fortress built in 1938 by Sheikh Abdullah bin Qassim Al Thani. Kayak through the mangroves and spend some at the local beach. This is a perfect spot for a one day trip from the city.

2. Spend with family at Westin Doha

Tutti Frutti Family Day

At the Westin we believe that weekends are all about having fun with the family! Every Saturday, join us for a fun filled and extra fruity pool day at The Waves Pool. Enjoy special pool activities, a light lunch and refreshing beverages to cool down in between catching waves.

3. Doha Dhow Cruise with BBQ

Dhow Cruise Trip

Hop aboard and enjoy an unforgettable day, where the height of opulence combines with a heartwarming sense of Bedouin tradition as we glide down the shimmering sea on our authentic wooden Dhow. The Boat is a traditionally decorated dhow and firmly believes in revealing the ancient Bedouin values. Onboard we welcome you warmly. You may go for a swim, snorkel (with own equipment) or just enjoy the sun followed by the sumptuous buffet.

4. Visit TORBA Farmers Market

TORBA Farmers MarketGreat Bazaar to find your local produce and home business.

5. Enjoy Water Sports at Safliya Island

Water Sports at Safliya IslandGet ready for a real thrill in Al Safliya Island while music is being played in harmony with the waves of the sea. A safety briefing will be given upon getting on the Dhow and before sailing. The activities vary from jet skiing, banana boat, doughnut riding and water skiing.

6. Dance at Glow in the dark Zumba

Glow in the dark zumba Doha

Glow in the Dark Zumba class at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha returns this December! Join Firas for an uplifting Zumba class where you will feel the energy of the neon colours. QAR 100 per person inclusive of refreshments and an entry into the raffle draw to win luxury prizes.

7. Go Scuba Diving

Shore Scuba Dive Tour

Old Club Reef is an a man maid reef which is 45 minutes drive by car from Doha city. It has a maximum depth of 15 metres and has great marine life such as blue angel fish, cuttlefish, groupers other Arabian gulf fish types. Created with sunken vehicles and other metals for create an artificial reef, the water temperature varies from 28 to 35 degrees in summer and 18 to 35 degrees in winter. 

8. Party at Sundowner in Marriott

Season Closing Sundowner

Sundowner Sessions returns to Sunset Beach to close the current season in style. DJs Steve Paris, Chino Vv, Joe Cool, Swiss Roots, Gambit and MWA will be your hosts on this journey through the best in cutting edge and classic dance music. 

9. Extreme Desert Show

Extreme Desert Show

Experience the desert in a real traditional way. Includes a desert safari, dune bashing and a trip to inland sea. Call 3339 3323 for more inquiries.

10. Head to Nobu for rooftop party

Nobu Rooftop PartySet at the one and only Nobu, the perfect place for a night out in Doha! We present to you NOBU ROOFTOP PARTY, a one of a kind & upscale series of events happening every Thursday night!