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  • DohaPro 2014
    . Troy
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    2 Jul 11, 2014

    Nothing personifies the brash confidence of Gulf states like the skyline taking shape in Qatar's capital city. While nearby Dubai may be a little further along the redevelopment path, Doha is fast catching up and Qatar has established itself as the world's wealthiest country, on a per capita basis. While many Europeans and Americans are flocking here to enjoy expat lives on tax-free incomes, spare a thought for the many who work in low paid service industry jobs, often with little or no employment rights. It's not unusual for a waitress a waitress in an upmarket bar in the capital to get a daily wage equivalent to the cost of just one drink there. My summary view of Doha: an airport with a city attached.

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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    3 Nov 06, 2013

    Like Dubai, Doha has emerged rapidly out of the desert on the back of oil riches. Well-planned and somehow more authentic than Dubai, Doha still lacks the depth of attractions and history that are found in the more touristed parts of the Middle East.

    Well worth 2 or 3 days (maybe longer if you explore the desert), Doha is the cultural heart of Qatar and is a pleasant urban destination that will entertain but not overwhelm.

    The city is growing and changing rapidly. Guide books are out of date by the time they are published so be sure to rely on other sources. Highlights are the Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif, Al Corniche, and a plethora of good dining options.

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    Zora O'Neill
    5 Oct 23, 2013

    I might've just been suffering a little Arab-culture withdrawal in Dubai, but I really, really liked Doha. It seems a bit more sensibly developed than the Emirates, and the focus on art and culture really shows through. Plus, the corniche gives the place a logical center, after the nicely restored Souq Waqif. Plus, they have Tiffany's-blue taxis!

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    Beto Parana
    5 Jan 27, 2013

    Lovely... Small , rich country but with reasonable prices.... Very cheap taxi , do u can go everywhere with confort .... The night and day view are awsome, museus, temples etc.... Very well recomended.... One stop for dinner at W Hotel is mandatory... Very hot place, be prepared for it... Trip for 4-5 days if you want to visit also the desert...

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    edward dixon
    5 Sep 25, 2012

    A beautiful city with a gorgeous skyline, especially at night!! I highly recommend visiting the Corniche, Souq Waqif and the Katara Cultural Center.

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    Ali Mohana
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    this city just the skyscarper city and shopping malls plus foods from arabic to asia with big name of hotels and a new looking building

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    pege
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Made a stop at Doha International Airport on our trip to India. Marvelous place, well organized and proper with good connections between coming and leaving gates. The Qatar Airways are excellent!

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    Samiah Akhtar
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Lovely, beautiful city. Full of life, sights to see, places to eat, great nightlife, relaxing beaches, bays, and marinas.

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    Jacqueline Dixon
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Went here last month and loved it! We were lucky because we were staying with family, so they planned out the itinerary. Place is full of really nice malls, Villagio, The Pearl, if you are interested in shopping. I'm not a mall person so the Souk Waqif is where I preferred to hang out and shop. There are many great shops and restaurants at the Souk. I highly recommend that you take some time away from the city and ride a camel and take a look at the Persian Gulf at the Sealine. Warning the traffic can get pretty bad here

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    David Barden
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Love Doha. Very western but very middle eastern. Great people, great food. Inexpensive, great customer service. Very hot.

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    NeverAwayFromHome
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Doha is a great place to visit on your way through the region. It may ynot have all of the flash of Dubai or the history of Egypt, but it can certainly fill a few days with fun and interesting places to visit, sites to see and duning to be done. Be sure to be aware of the weather when visiting. Winter, late fall and early spring are the best times to visit and get to see things outside. If you come in the summer be prepared to spend a lot of time inside, or a lot of time outside sweating like you have never sweated before. The malls are a sight to see, even if you don't want to shop. There are a lot of familiar stores and shops that you can find at home, but there is also the opportunity to taste a few new treats and visit some never before seen places, like the Sheikh Faisal Museum.

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Doha, Qatar is fast becoming the cultural heartbeat of the Gulf. With the Tribeca Film Festival, the Asian and World Cups on the near horizon (not to mention the Al Jazeera News Network), Qatar boasts an openness and freedom of speech and expression that is unprecedented in this part of the Middle East. World class shopping, cinemas and sheesha joints galore add to its international flavor.

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    5 Jan 24, 2014

    I Love Doha

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    Zachary Moore
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    4 Nov 18, 2013

    Interesting destination for a few days. Rapidly changing!

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    Zhorlock Gosila
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    5 Aug 22, 2013
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    Rhia Albanthany
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    5 Aug 15, 2013

    Hamad International Airport, Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar

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    5 Nov 30, 2012
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    5 Nov 10, 2012
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    5 Aug 06, 2012
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    Din Legaspi
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    love this place..:)especially all the friends i had..

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Doha, Qatar’s biggest city, is a growing entity. The flow of development money has resulted in buildings like I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Arts on the bay, and its selection as the site of the 2022 World Cup, the first to be hosted in the Middle East, will surely cement Doha’s growing imprint on the world map. Stroll down the Corniche, a seaside promenade affording views of the imposing ... read more
skyscrapers and look for a sheesha bar, where you can join the locals in smoking some fruit flavoured tobacco. Shopping is an important pastime in this city where alcohol is largely banned (expect to imbibe only at large international hotels) and malls take on an almost theme park style - like the Villaggio, a replica of Venice where you can take a gondola ride from the shops to the food court. The souqs (markets) offer a less burnished browsing experience. If shopping’s not your thing, try heading out of the city for a desert safari or to see the singing sand dunes, which hum as the wind blows across them. Finally, rest your head on any of the extremely comfortable pillows at Doha’s plentiful luxury hotels.

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