Doha displays confidence and style, whether it's the stunning and constantly changing skyline to landmark cultural icons or the easiness of getting around with its brightly painted double-decker DohaBus bus with day-long ‘hop-on, hop off’ tours around the city.
Stroll along the seven-kilometre long Corniche a green, vehicle-free pedestrian space in the heart of the capital stretching the entire length of Doha Bay or take a seat in one of the many cafes or restaurants. If your feeling energetic, there are many outdoor exercise facilities and even a running track. From here you will see the splendour of the city vistas, from spectacular architecturally designed high rise vistas of the city to the bold white shapes of the Museum of Islamic Art.
Take a stroll down the bustling alleyways of Souq Waqif providing an authentic taste of traditional commerce, architecture and culture. There is a maze of small shops offering a dazzling array of spices and seasonal delicacies, fresh dates and nuts, perfumes, ornate jewellery, clothing, handicrafts and a treasure trove of delightful souvenir.
After you have spent a few hours walking, then sit and soak up the vitality and atmosphere in one of its mix of great restaurants and cafes offering traditional food as well as regional dishes and treats from Asia and North Africa. The Souq Waqif here offers many art galleries and don’t forget to visit the traditional falconry market while you are here.
Located in the village of Umm Salal Mohammed, the recently restored towers built between 1910 and 1916 means ‘the high place’ and may have served as a lookout to protect local water sources or as an observatory to determine the dates of the lunar calendar.
The buildings extensively restored in 2003, the towers measure 16 meters in height. While their exact role has never been determined, it is believed the towers were built near the sea to keep a lookout for approaching ships and to monitor local pearl divers.