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Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

1. Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

Discover the charm of Doha city on this guided tour. Visit the main attractions and experience the modern and the traditional mix in this fascinating city.  Start your tour with a pickup from your accommodation. Jump in the car, sit back and relax and enjoy the panoramic drive along Doha Corniche, with time for a photo stop. Then, explore the West Bay area, and see the Pearl-Qatar artificial island and Katara Culture Village.  Visit the Souq Waqif market, enjoy a stroll around the colorful alleys, window-shop or enjoy shisha with friends and family, if you like. Need to get souvenirs? No worries, you can buy traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Finally, finish your tour with a cruise on board a traditional dhow boat. See the glitz and glamour of Doha city from the water.

Doha: Private Night City Tour

2. Doha: Private Night City Tour

This tour is ideal forthose who are in Doha city for a short visit as well as travelers who have a flight stop at Doha Airport and don't want to waste time waiting at the airport for their next flight. Travel with your expert tour guide through some of the city's top attractions, making stops for photos. Visit the Pearl, which is an artificial, man-made island located offshore of Doha's West Bay Lagoon area, known as the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals. Later you will visit Katara Cultural Village, located at the eastern coast between West Bay and the Pearl. Katara was born out of a vision to position the State of Qatar as a cultural beacon of art. The last stop will be at the traditional old supermarket (Souq Waqif). Here you will enjoy visiting the falcon shops and you can admire the spices, materials, perfumes and traditional handcraft shops.

Doha: Half-Day City Tour with Msheireb Museums

3. Doha: Half-Day City Tour with Msheireb Museums

Get picked up from your hotel within Doha city limits by your tour guide, then set off to see the most well-known sights in this half-day city tour. Head on to the first destination, the Msheireb Museums, and observe the four historic heritage houses that offer the unique aspects of Qatar's cultural and social development.  Later, proceed to Dhow Harbour to take amazing photos during a photo stop and see the traditional boats that cruise over the Arabian Peninsula.  Then, head over to the Katara Cultural Village - a famous cultural beacon that hosts international, regional, and local workshops, exhibitions, and festivals.  After this, move on to the luxurious island named The Pearl - a cluster of more than 200 islets and islands. Next, proceed to Souq Waqif to witness culture and tradition blend in this shopping experience.  The next destination is Doha Corniche, which stretches along Doha Bay where the carriageway, palm-fringed promenade, and breeze provide a varied feel. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

From Doha Airport: Qatar Transit Tour

4. From Doha Airport: Qatar Transit Tour

Make good use of a transit through Hamad International Airport and get the perfect introduction to the beautiful city of Doha. Drive along the 7-kilometer Corniche road to admire the old part of the city and the unique buildings of West Bay. Next, visit an extraordinary artificial island created in the shape of an oyster, representing Qatar’s roots. Move on to the cultural center of the Katara, home to an amphitheater, opera house, galleries, and restaurants from different countries on the Arabian Peninsula. Learn more about the heritage and traditions of Qatar, and hear about the international, regional, and local festivals, workshops, performances, and exhibitions held at the heritage site. Fall in love with the lively Souq Waqif bazaar, a showpiece of the nation's traditional architecture, handicrafts, and folk art. Get dropped off at the airport in time for your onward flight.

Doha: Katara Cultural Village Tour

5. Doha: Katara Cultural Village Tour

Start your day of cultural exploration with a visit to three of the city's most famous projects: The Pearl-Qatar, Porto Arabia Boardwalk and Marina. These three major landmarks are a must-see when visiting the city of Doha, and your informative guide will provide you with interesting information about the origin and history of these locations.  Continue on your tour to the Katara Culture and Heritage Village. This major landmark was built to epitomise Qatar's rich and long held tradition of architecture. The entire Katara complex is built in a fusion of oriental and retro-romantic style, providing a beautiful contrast from most of Doha’s charming new cultural buildings, elsewhere in the city. Labeled as the Valley of Cultures, Katara Cultural Village is an exciting place to visit for everyone, especially for those fascinated with traditions, theatre, art and architecture.

Doha: The Pearl-Qatar Food Tour & Boat Ride

6. Doha: The Pearl-Qatar Food Tour & Boat Ride

Explore the culinary hotspots on the Pearl-Qatar and discover several international cuisines in this multicultural part of Doha. Go on a memorable journey between 3 different quarters on the island — from the picturesque canals of Qanat Quartier to the luxurious marina walk of Porto Arabia to the busy centre of Medina Centrale — and enjoy plenty of Instagram-worthy photo spots. Start from Qanat Quartier where you will enjoy 2 food stops and take a photo from the top of the Replica Rialto Bridge. Then, take a scenic boat ride to Porto Arabia. There, see the luxury yachts and stop for 2 more food items. After that, cross to Medina Centrale and walk around the lively center of the Pearl. Again, enjoy 2 food stops before ending your tour with Arabic coffee.

Doha: City Tour and Desert Safari Combo

7. Doha: City Tour and Desert Safari Combo

Commence the day with pickup from your hotel or selected location by the tour guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, head to the Msheireb Museums and observe the four historic heritage houses that show the unique aspects of Qatar's cultural and social development. Next, continue to Dhow Harbor to take photographs and check out the traditional boat cruise through the Arabian Peninsula. Head to the Katara Cultural Village, which hosts festivals, exhibitions and local workshops. After this, proceed to Pearl island, a collection of 200 small islands. Next, head to the Doha Corniche, a palm-bordered promenade facing Doha Bay. Then, continue to Souq Waqif to observe the blends of tradition and culture at this local market.  Your safari guide will pick you up from Souq Waqif and transport you to the desert terrains in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Reach the Sealine Beach and enjoy the panoramic view of the desert and take pictures.  You can take part in a camel-riding session while the vehicle gets ready for dune bashing. Proceed to enjoy the dune bashing experience, where the Land Cruiser rides up and down the mighty dunes. Later on, try out sandboarding, where you slide down the dunes. Then, you will be taken to the Inland Sea of Khor Al Adaid, near the border with Saudi Arabia. You will then be transferred back to your hotel or selected location in Doha.

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What people are saying about The Pearl-Qatar

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 208 reviews

We had a great time with Jawith (I hope that's the correct spelling). Obviously, we had an opportunity to see all of the sites in Doha. But what was particularly impressive was Jawith's knowledge and openness about the country and city. He went the extra mile and arranged a place where we could get some takeaway food before catching our onward flight. A great experience and a great person!

Highly recommend this tour to anyone who is in Doha for the first time! You can see a lot of this city. The guide explains everything in English on request. If you have special requests, they will also be fulfilled. The pick up at the hotel was smooth and also the communication via WhatsApp. Highly Recommended !!!

Excellent tour of Doha-perfect for a quick layover, saw a little bit of everything. Our tour guide Javid was very friendly, knowledgeable, on time and attentive to us. We enjoyed it all but the Dhow cruise was the best part.

Great! When you book ask for MR. QANDEEL BILAL you won’t be disappointed. By the way, he also provided us with wifi in his SUV (which we needed to check the status of the results of our COVID test). :-)Doc

Could not do the tour due to not being able to process the Covid requirements.