Doha is the capital and largest city of the state of Qatar. It is a modern city set to become one of the premier cities in the Gulf, however it has nothing of the hustle and bustle of a mega metropolis. There are some wonderful sights and experiences you won't want to miss.
There are many museums to visit, however the Museum of Islamic Arts is the only one currently open. The museum houses artefacts from Muslim dynasties all over Asia, Africa and Europe. The Souq Waqif is another place that is very worth going is Souq Waqif, the renovated Arabic market quarter. You can easily wander around the maze-like corridors for hours.
Things to See & Do
* Museum of Islamic Arts
* Al Koot Fort
* Clock Tower
* Doha Heritage Village
* Souq Waqif – renovated Arabic market quarter
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Franc (DJF)
Language – Arabic, French
Population – 1,450,000 approx
Land Area – 132 km²
Electricity –2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 253
Port location – The Doha Port is located just off the Doha Corniche.
Transport Links - Doha International Airport is the biggest in the country and is becoming increasingly important in the Persian Gulf Region. Local carrier Qatar Airways is building a worldwide network from there and already connects the city with destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Indian Sub-continent, North America and South America.