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Muhammad Irwan Bin Ismail - resizeMuhammad Irwan Bin Ismail on Qatar

Regional travel marketing executive, Qatar Tourism Authority

Must Visit: One of the most iconic places in Qatar is the Museum Islamic Art, which hosts artifacts from three continents spanning over 1,400 years. The Pearl is an attractive island destination where the locals used to do pearl diving back in the day, but it has now been transformed into an Arabian Riviera where you can find several hotels and fine dining restaurants.

Must Eat: If you go to Souq Waqif, the oldest market in Qatar, it comes alive just after five o’clock in the evening. It’s like a full fiesta and it has a labyrinth of corridors for souvenirs and food options from fine Persian cuisines to Western and Asian. Also, this year, Four Seasons Hotel opened the Nobu Doha. You will have a beautiful backdrop of the Arabian gulf and the panoramic city skyline while dining here. For a unique dining experience with a sky view and a fusion of Arabic and Western cuisines, dine at Panorama, Three Sixty and Flying Carpet restaurants which are all located at the tallest building in Qatar, The Torch.

Must Do: During the day, hang out at the beach area of the Katara Cultural Village and at night, you can watch performances at the Katara Opera House. Or you may opt to do desert activities such as sand bashing and camel riding at the UNESCO heritage site Khor al-Adaid.


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