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Carluccios

Carluccios (Porto Arabia Drive, The Pearl, Doha) – this restaurant offers a simple menu of pastas, mains and salads and a handful of desserts. The pasta is freshly made and the ingredients used in dishes seem to be fresh. You can easily get a starter, main and drink for under 100QR. Great atmosphere, decent service […]

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Bread and Bagels

Bread and Bagels (Beach Tower, West Bay, Doha) — a great little addition to West Bay, Bread and Bagels is a simple ‘cafe’ style, no frills (breakfast food) restaurant, serving.. you’ve guessed it- fresh bread and bagels. (Along with delicious salads and pizzas). Its bargain prices and tasty, yet simple food will surely attract American […]

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Singing Sand Dunes

Singing Sand Dunes (40 km southwest of Doha) — There are certain conditions in which the movement of sand grains can create a low murmur or ‘singing’ – a phenomenon often reported by desert explorers. Qatar is fortunate in having sand with the right abrasive qualities in an area that also experiences the necessary wind […]

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Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum (Al Samariyah, Doha) — Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani has built his own museum at his farm in Al Sheehaniya located 20km west of Doha. This private museum comprises of more than 15,000 pieces, collected during his worldwide travels. The museum has a varied collection of artifacts […]

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Ras Abrouq Natural Reserves

Ras Abrouq Natural Reserves (70 km. west of Doha) — Ras Abrouq or Bir Zekreet, a favourite spot for weekend campers, is at the very tip of a peninsula northeast of Dukhan (four-wheel-drive is required). Follow the main Doha-Dukhan road, and several kilometres past the turnoff for Al Jumailiya (about 5 km before the flyover) […]

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Mathaf Museum

Mathaf Museum (Education City, Al Huqoul St, Doha) — The Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art opened in Education City in 2010 and hosts regular exhibitions of contemporary art with a permanent collection of regional art and design. Open Sunday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday – 11am-6pm; Friday – 3pm-9pm; closed Monday. For more info, call +974.4487.6662 / www.mathaf.org.qa

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Museum of Islamic Art

Museum of Islamic Art (Doha Port, Doha) — The stunning Museum of Islamic Art, designed by IM Pei, famed for his modern wing of the Louvre in Paris, is an icon for art, culture and heritage, housing precious works from more than 200 years of Islamic civilization. Open Sunday/Monday/Wednesday 10.30am-5.30pm, Thursday & Saturday noon – […]

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Khor Al Adaid Natural Reserves

Khor Al Adaid Natural Reserves (80 km. south of Doha) — Also known as the Inland Sea, this breathtakingly beautiful area, surrounded by crescent-shaped sand dunes, is one of Qatar’s finest treasures and a prime tourism asset. A shallow tidal lake with a narrow outlet to the sea, the many-lobed Khor Al Adaid lies between […]

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Katara Cultural Village

Katara Cultural Village (West Bay Lagoon area, Doha) — Katara Cultural Village is the focal point for arts and culture in Doha and has art galleries, an amphitheater for opera, drama and concerts performance as well as restaurants and a beach and water sports facilities. Open 24 hours. Note: certain exhibits require reservations. Check their […]

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Fort Zubara

Fort Zubara (Zubara, Qatar) – located 105 km from Doha, a trip to this ancient 18th century fort (in the North of the country) is a must for visitors wanting to explore Qatar’s historical landmarks. open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed on Friday mornings. Free admission.