48 Hours in Qatar

If you're eyeing a two-day trip to Qatar, you won't have to pack any of your worries with you. The country's got everything you need to make it a bucket-list experience. With the world's top hotel chains opening shop all around Doha, you're going to have a buffet of city and beach stays to choose from, and you won't be missing out on anything! Both choices embody Qatari hospitality at its absolute finest, offering world-class quality standards and exceptional services to complement your visit.

Start with breakfast and make sure it's local. You should make your way to Souq Waqif for a journey through Qatari heritage and culture while stopping for a hearty meal at Shay Al Shoomos. the first restaurant in Qatar to be owned and operated by a Qatari woman.

With our guided tour, you can wander around and explore the hidden gems of Doha at the Souq with a chance to haggle with shopkeepers for the deal of your lifetime with a cup of spiced karak tea in hand.

Next, you should head to Katara Cultural Village to enjoy a destination that embodies the past, present, and future of Qatar. Home to a collection of spectacular outdoor public art, the Amphitheatre, and mosques, this is a place they wouldn’t want to miss. A nearby stop at the world-renowned Boho Social would be a fantastic conclusion to that part of the trip. giving you a chance to take in the beautiful views across West Bay and The Pearl-Qatar.

Touring the National Museum of Qatar and the Museum of Islamic Art is a great way to get a crash course about Qatar’s culture and history. The National Museum building is an architectural feat, designed by French Architect, Jean Nouvel, to resemble a desert rose. Inside, you can learn about the country’s wildlife, history of trading and pearling and the huge cultural shift of the last few decades. The Museum of Islamic Art, on the other hand, a masterpiece of the late Chinese American Architect, I. M. Pei, is the world’s premiere institutions of Islamic Art, boasting one of the largest ranges of art pieces, sculptures and figures.

It’s finally dinnertime. With so many of Doha’s fine-dining options to choose from, you’ve got your work cut out for them. You should opt for either Nobu at Four Season Hotel Doha, Hakkasan at the St. Regis Doha or B-lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Doha for a night to remember, or instead, head back to the ever-bustling Souq Waqif for something a bit more traditional; the whole place comes alive at night.

Starting off with day two, getting out of town is a must, and it’s never been easier. With Qatar being approximately 150km from north to south and 100km across, anywhere is a couple of hours away. In the morning, you can make your way to the Inland Sea. Once there, you will be treated to magnificent sand dunes on one side and the glistening azure waters of the Inland Sea on the other. And if you’re not a fan of water, you should head in the opposite direction and explore the Zekreet Peninsula. The desert formation’s evolved and eroded into fascinating formations. You will also find American artist, Richard Serra’s East-West/West-East, an art installation of four towering steel plinths in the sand.

Finally, it’s the time we all look forward to, dinner. Since it’s your last night in Qatar, what better way to end your trip than with Qatari cuisine. You should make your way to SMAT, right above the Orient Pearl, Al Corniche, known for its Khaleeji and Qatari fusion dishes; we heard the hummus is a thing of culinary legend!

With two days headlined with adventure and discovery, Qatar is a land of contrasts that’s definitely left a lasting impression on you.

Related Discover Qatar Tours: 

Discover Doha 

Discover Katara Village

Discover Souq Waqif

Discover the Desert and Inland Sea


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