Doha is one of the premiere tourist destinations in Qatar. It is located on the Arabian Peninsula and experiences hot and humid climate. The best time to book cheap hotels in Doha is during winter when the weather is moderate. Enjoy cheap room rates by making reservations online.
Doha used to be a small village that traded pearls with the Japanese during the 19th century. Its livelihood had a downfall during the 20th century, but the discovery of oil saved the city's economy. Doha was named the capital of Qatar in 1971 and its new-found wealth in oil increased the economy of the city.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Most of the residents in Doha are Muslims that's why Ramadan and Festival of Breaking the Fast are considered an important event in the city. Muslims fast during Ramadan and people gather at the tents set up outside the houses or hotels for the “iftar” which is an evening meal taken after fasting. The best place to start sightseeing is at The Corniche which gives excellent views of the city and the Arabian Gulf. Stroll along this beautiful promenade to see the Pearl Monument and the Emiri Diwan Palace. For a wonderful shopping experience, head down to Grand Hammad Street where you can find numerous souqs or shopping centers.
The most convenient way of getting around Doha is by riding the taxi, but make sure to look for green taxis since they are more honest than those who don't have a meter. Buses are cheaper and you can avail of daily, weekly and monthly passes.