Best Things to do in Doha for the 2022 World Cup
We can enjoy our visit to Doha in preparation for the World Cup, and we can’t wait for you to see it for yourself. In 2022, thousands of football fans will travel to Doha, many of them sharing this fascinating city for the first time. Doha is a wonderful place to grow in popularity and has received a lot of attention recently from books like Condé Nast Traveler.
One of the great things about Doha is how close it is to everything else in the world. Qatar is a country ready to explore and, despite its large size, has many attractions and attractions, all within a cheap price drive from the capital Doha.
There are so many things to do and see in Doha. I have created a list to help our guests decide what to visit in Doha to make the most of their time in this exciting place.
Msheireb Downtown Doha:
Msheireb is a planned area of the city of Doha, and its development is excellent. It contains 100 buildings, all of which are connected by 10,000 underground parks. The $ 5.5 billion project is home to many of the world’s top shops and hotels that we think our fellows will enjoy exploring during the World Cup.
As the largest market in Doha, you will find just about everything in Souq Waqif: traditional Qatari clothing, monuments, food, art, home decor, and even animals. It’s a thin line, so it’s best to take a map first if you have certain things you want. We recommend that you bring in cash as most merchants will not accept credit cards (and are willing to exchange). Souq Waqif opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., although most stores close between 12-4 p.m. Go in the morning and visit peace or in the evening to get some fresh air.
It is built on a former pearl diving site; The Pearl Qatar is a planned neighborhood/island known for all things luxury. On this human-made island, you’ll find high-end residences, international fashion houses, high-end shopping malls, luxury car showrooms, beautiful restaurants, boutique coffee shops, and more. The Pearl also boasts plenty of scenic coastlines, perfect for a relaxing walk.
Exiting Camel Racing:
If you wish to experience something unique that you can do around Doha, a camel race might be right for your road. Al Shahaniya Racetrack is one of Qatar’s most famous camel chambers. Racing usually takes place from October to April (usually Friday and Saturday), and while it is a tourist attraction, camel racing is also a popular sport in Qatar culture. Camels are controlled by robots, adding to the game’s appeal. The racetrack is almost hours away from Doha.
Shopping at Doha:
Being one of the most expensive cities in the world, shopping is a popular hobby for Doha’s locals. From classical souqs (markets) like Souq Waqif to mega-malls to designer boutiques, you are sure to find a place that suits your needs. We have no doubt that our guests at the World Cup will be impressed by the multitude of options available.
Another good news about shopping in Doha: no sales tax!
Visitors will not find a shortage of shopping in Doha. In particular, shopping malls are prominent in the city, both in terms of size and size. The City Center Mall in Doha West Bay is one of the hundreds. In addition to 350 stores, the mall also has a bowling alley, an ice skating rink, a children’s entertainment center, a 14-screen movie theater, and 38 restaurants. Also popular is the Villaggio Mall in Doha’s Aspire Zone. It is beautifully built in the backyard of Venice, filled with indoor patios and gondolas, and has plenty of other attractions in addition to shopping. Eventually, just outside Doha in Al Rayyan, you will find the Mall of Qatar. The most considerable shopping mall in the country is just a few years old and contains 500,000 square feet [500,000 sq m] of shopping, entertainment, and restaurants. A nice bonus at the supermarket in Doha: a pleasant atmosphere.
If you are wondering what else to visit in Doha, Corniche is a great option. This waterway is a shameful five-mile walk in Doha Bay. It’s a great place for hiking, jogging, cycling, or other people watching. In addition, Corniche offers beautiful views of the city, especially at night when the sky is clear. Near Corniche, you will find parks and green spaces, and in the water, you are sure to see traditional wooden boats called dhows. To get a mesmerizing view of the city, go to one of the many tourist attractions on the harbor.
Katha Cultural Village:
This purpose-built recreation center is a popular venue for events, concerts, and festivals. In addition to its painting as a place of entertainment, there is a lot of surprises about the design, apart from the lack of opportunities for photos worthy of Instagram. Katara Cultural Village has many live coffee and leisure coffee shops and many restaurants. If you are a big consumer, there is more. There is also a large public sea. It is an easy place to spend the whole day and a great option for those traveling with families.
Just a short walk south of Doha is Al Wakrah, a coastal town with plenty to offer travelers. Visitors can take a look at its famous Souq Al Wakrah, roam the picturesque public gardens, take a walking tour along the city’s Corniche (a waterfront), or relax on the beaches. As one of the largest cities in the country, Al Wakrah has many shopping and restaurants. One of the venues for the FIFA World Cup 2022, Al Janoub Stadium, is located in Al Wakrah.
Singing Hills with Khor Al Adaid:
While Doha has a lot to offer within the city limits, you will have to travel outside the city to experience the singing mounds and the inner sea. Heading southwest from Doha and Al Wakrah, you will discover a fascinating natural phenomenon known as the singing dunes. Due to the movement of grains of sand on the big mounds, you can feel the effect of singing by moving down the dunes. Although it may sound childish, it is very fun, and the look of the world is good to look at. Next, continue south to explore the UNESCO Khor Al Adiad, also known as the inland sea. This unique park is one of the few places on earth where the sea reaches the depths of the desert.
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