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Spend A Day in Doha

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Step into the mesmerising world of Doha and the Middle East, where the allure of ancient traditions and the glamour of modernity coexist in harmony. The region is a treasure trove of marvels – ranging from the opulent arts and culture to the tantalising cuisine that delights the senses. With much to explore, it can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. Fear not, for this itinerary has been designed to be your compass, leading you on a curated journey through the best of Doha.

9:00 AM – Breakfast at The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort

Start your day with an opulent breakfast experience at The Chedi Hotel in the heart of Doha’s West Bay neighbourhood. Delight in the delectable flavours of Middle Eastern and international cuisine, including mouth-watering Indian, Japanese, and Thai gourmet favourites, while soaking in the breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel’s stunning architecture, clean lines and minimalist aesthetic will invigorate your senses and awaken your spirit for the day ahead. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Arabic culture, from the intricate patterns adorning the walls to the soothing sounds of traditional music in the background. Indulge in the ultimate breakfast experience at The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, where every moment is a sensory delight.


11:00 AM – Visit the Museum of Islamic Art
Embark on a journey to discover the marvels of ancient art at the Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural masterpiece crafted by the renowned Leoh Ming Pei. The celebrated architect, who came out of retirement at 91, designed this exceptional building, and it has since become one of the most iconic structures of his illustrious career. The museum’s serene surroundings, featuring immaculate gardens and glittering fountains, serve as a testament to the magnificence of Islamic culture. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the atrium, adorned with a breathtaking geometric ceiling, and delve into the museum’s vast collection of art worldwide.

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1:00 PM – Explore Souq Waqif

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Souq Waqif, one of Qatar’s oldest and most iconic souqs. Stroll through the maze of alleyways and shops, where visitors can find an array of treasures from spices and textiles, including livestock such as falcons (the national bird of Qatar) and camels. The souq is a bustling hub of activity, with merchants hawking their wares and the sound of traditional music filling the air. Savour the aroma of traditional Qatari cuisine, and sip a piping hot cup of karak chai, a popular local tea. The souq is a sensory delight, with its vibrant colours, the sound of bargaining, and the tantalising smells of spices.

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As the sun sets, take advantage of the golden hour by embarking on a traditional dhow cruise along the Doha Corniche. Marvel at the stunning city skyline and Arabian Gulf views as you sip a refreshing drink and bask in the gentle sea breeze. Let the tranquillity of the moment wash over, and delight in the magic of the moment.


DISTANCE & DURATION: 10.4KM, 15 Minutes

6:00 PM – Shopping, Sights and Dinner at Katara Cultural Village

Transport back in time and experience the ancient art of shopping at the Katara Cultural Village. The village boasts traditional architecture and is home to various shops and boutiques where visitors can find unique souvenirs and gifts. Explore extraordinary finds in this treasure trove of local craftsmanship, from intricate handwoven carpets to handmade ceramics and traditional textiles. After a day of exploring, indulge in a traditional Qatari dinner and taste the flavours of the local cuisine, with its rich blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. As you dine, take in the restaurant’s elegant décor – its intricate details and ornate finishings, immersing yourself in a world of timeless tradition and refinement.

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10:00 PM – Nightcap at The Cigar Lounge, The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort

Conclude the day with a nightcap at The Cigar Lounge of The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort and unwind in the refined atmosphere of this sophisticated bar. The space is fitted with antique-style chandeliers, leather club chairs and ornate marquetry floors and exudes an Old-World charm. Relax with an artisan cocktail or one of the rare whiskies available, bringing the night to a close.

Discover the marvels of Doha in just 24 hours with our curated itinerary – Experience an opulent breakfast at The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, explore the Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif, and Katara Cultural Village, enjoy a traditional dhow cruise, and unwind in the refined atmosphere of The Cigar Lounge at The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort.

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