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Doha: Guided City Tour to Souq Waqif, Katara, & Pearl-Qatar

1. Doha: Guided City Tour to Souq Waqif, Katara, & Pearl-Qatar

Dive into the city of Doha on a guided sightseeing adventure. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off within the city. Stop outside top attractions like the National Museum Of Qatar and the Dhow Harbor. Hop aboard a climate-controlled vehicle that picks you up at your doorstep in Doha and be whisked away. Soak up the sights in Corniche and West Bay on your way to the National Museum Of Qatar. Purchase a ticket for a deep dive into Qatar's rich heritage and culture.  Capture some pictures to share of the traditional wooden boats in Dhow Harbor. Travel to the Souq Waqif, where you can hunt for bargains at the colorful and glitzy shops. Breathe in the spice-scented air before heading to the Katara cultural village.  Stroll through the art galleries, workshop spaces, exhibition areas, and performance arenas in Katara. Explore the Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island spanning nearly four square kilometers. Marvel at postcard-perfect views and majestic skyscrapers before returning to your hotel. 

Doha: History & Heritage Tour of North and West Qatar

2. Doha: History & Heritage Tour of North and West Qatar

Ready to explore the rich culture and history of Qatar? Join us on Qatar North and West Tour for a journey into the heart of this vibrant nation. From North to West, you will experience the colourful life, art and culture Qatar has to offer. Visit Purple Island, Al Khor City, Al Zubara Fort and Richard Serra’s sculpture art, all in one tour! Make the most of your time with us, as our experienced guides give you an insight into Qatar’s fascinating past.

Doha: Private Dhow Cruise With Corniche Walk

3. Doha: Private Dhow Cruise With Corniche Walk

The dhow is a traditional wooden sailing boat used by merchants and pearl divers, now includes the latest amenities for tourists to make their journey more comfortable. Sunset time in Doha means time to cruise the teal waters of the Arabic Gulf in a "dhow," a traditional Qatari sailing boat used in the past by merchants and fishermen. This time of the day is perfect for enjoying the view of the city skyline from the sea. The sunset colors reflect on Doha's modern buildings, and a fresh breeze will cool you down from the desert heat. Dinner on board can be arranged for the groups for a supplement charge on request.

Doha: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

4. Doha: Private City Highlights Tour with Transfer

Enjoy a convenient pick-up from your hotel and embark on a scenic drive along the Corniche, where you can catch a glimpse of the historic Dhow Harbor and the charming west bay area. Make your way to the Katara Culture Village where you can see the work of talented artists. Don't miss out on a visit to the Souq Waqif, renowned for its traditional architecture and an array of spice and perfume shops. Take your time to explore the traditional handicraft shops, as well as the areas dedicated to animals like horses and camels, and a special area reserved for falconry enthusiasts.

Doha Museums Tour

5. Doha Museums Tour

Your cultural adventure begins when you’re picked up from your hotel in Doha and taken to your first stop of the tour, the Museum of Islamic Art. This specialized museum houses a large collection of Islamic manuscripts, textiles, ceramics and other works, the origin of which ranges from Spain to Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia. The museum has emerged as one of the world’s most encyclopedic collections of Islamic Art and was designed by award-winning Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. After an enlightening experience at the Museum of Islamic Art, you will be taken to Msheireb Museum which celebrates the country’s history through four restored heritage houses. Last but not least, you’ll head to the National Museum of Qatar to explore its rich, remarkable collection of archaeological and heritage objects: manuscripts, documents, photographs, jewelry and costumes, which together comprise a comprehensive picture of Qatar’s past, present, and future.

Doha by Night

6. Doha by Night

Doha comes alive at night and reveals its magnificence with its sparkling buildings and display of light & architecture. Experience the city from a different perspective as you see the lights of the West Bay towers and take amazing photos of Katara Cultural Village. See the luxurious island known as the Pearl and enjoy stunning views of Mediterranean-style marinas, residential towers, villas, and hotels. Walk through the inner streets of Souq Waqif filled with culture and history and bustling with locals and expats during the night.

BF Doha | Hamad Int. Airport Transfer Meet & Greet

7. BF Doha | Hamad Int. Airport Transfer Meet & Greet

Doha is the capital city & main financial hub of Qatar. It is known to have a history of being the largest exporter of pearls in the Persian Gulf.. Doha is a popular travel destination known for mesmerizing buildings, rich history and historical buildings which are must-visit for travellers at heart. We at BaronFleet aim to create wonderful memories for our guests. We ensure that we provide the best limousine services in Doha for business or leisure travel or events. Our focus is to create a premium experience for our guests. We have multiple types of services with different classes to choose from according to the comfort of our guests. We ensure that our guests are just a click away from getting their premium limousines. Our Premium Limousine Services tend to be a perfect blend of premium, luxury and safety for your family and friends. A premium chauffeur-driven limousine is at your service around the clock. When landing on a foreign land we all need someone to take care of us and our dear ones. We at BaronFleet understand this feeling and our chauffeurs are ready to pick you up from the airport any time of the day. Just book a ride from Hamad International Airport, Doha and our courteous chauffeurs will be there at the airport just before the arrival of your flight to pick you up. Qatar has it all. Just choose the best destinations to visit and book a BaronFleet Intercity ride to enjoy a luxurious trip. You can visit the Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Katara Cultural Village, the City Centre Mall, the Aqa Lounge and several other places such as the Al Koot Fort, Doha Corniche and even go on a dhow cruise. The Purple Island is worth a visit as is a visit to the Old Palace. It can be fun to spend the night in a camp at Mesaieed, Wakrah, Sealine or Zekreet. Fulfil your wishes for an international road trip with BaronFleet and book the best intercity ride to visit majestic places like Al-Khor, Al-Rayyan and Mesaieed. We have the best premium cars available at your service backed up with the latest amenities available in the market. Just book our top-end cars which cater to all your needs in the best possible way. BaronFleet premium chauffeur service is the best way to travel when you are in Doha. One of the best features of BaronFleet premium chauffeur service is that you get the chauffeur service when you want it and where you want it. It may be midnight or early morning. Just book a premium Limousine on the BaronFleet website or Android & iOS App and enjoy a comfortable, secure and premium journey with your loved ones. Travel with safety, comfort and on-time performance with BaronFleet's exclusive premium limousines. Our chauffeur-driven limousine service ensures that you'll not miss your flight or a meeting or dinner with family and dropped off right on time.

Doha: Private Guided City Tour with Hotel Pickup

8. Doha: Private Guided City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Discover the charm of Doha in this guided tour where you visit the many attractions in this fast changing city, which is a fascinating blend of the traditional and modern. Breathing in the spice scented air at Souq Waqif, and catch a glimpse of the falcons at the falcon shops. Enjoy a panoramic drive on Doha's Corniche with a photo stop and explore the busy West Bay district. Visit The Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island spanning nearly four million square meters, and the high-end shops along the Souq Waqif and visit the Katara Culture Village. See sights like the National Museum Of Qatar. 

From Doha: Al Ruwais, Aljumail Abandoned Village Guided Tour

9. From Doha: Al Ruwais, Aljumail Abandoned Village Guided Tour

Start your day with a pickup service from your preferred address within Doha city. Head to al ruwais fishing city and visit al Zubara fort in the Al Zubara archaeological site. Explore this (unesco) world Heritage site and learn about middle Eastern history and military existence in Qatar in the 18th and 19th centuries. Next, drive into the desert to reach Olafur Eliasson ultra-modern public art installation, shadows travelling on the sea of the day. The desert, dotted with traces of animals, wilderness plants, and rock formations, expands around the installation for miles, encouraging viewers to come in contact with themselves and their surroundings. The ceilings are fitted with giant mirrors reflecting the sandy ground below. The artist wants viewers to realize that when they look up, they appear again down. Connect with your environment and the floor as you discover the installation. Continue to Al-Jumail Village, an abandoned village. Explore this 19th-century village and learn why people left for the big cities in the 20th century.

Doha: Private Full-Day City Tour

10. Doha: Private Full-Day City Tour

The Pearl Island-Photo stop Katara cultural village-photo stop Souq waqif-Souq Waqif – the heritage market of Qatar. Souq Waqif consists of Spice market, Falcon Market, Gold Market, Handicraft Market, Pet Market, Art Gallery etc. which show case everything, what you want for your home with a lot of Arabic traditional and western cafes and restaurants. The entire Katara complex is built in a fusion of oriental architectural and retro-romantic style, pretty differently from most of Doha’s charming new cultural buildings, elsewhere in the city Villagio mall-Villaggio Mall is a shopping mall located in the Aspire Zone in the west end of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. It is located on Al Waab street between the Hyatt Plaza and Sports City and has over 200 stores, including many famous brands in the U.S., U.K., Italian and German markets. Attractions are Artificial sky and a small canal inside the mall. Museum of Islamic Art-The museum of Islamic Art consists of the most comprehensive collections of Islamic Art in the world, bringing up the Islamic heritage from every part of the globe. A variety of textures and materials, including wood and stone, have created a unique environment for the museum’s stunning collections.(Admission Not Included) National Museum of Qatar-National Museum ,the museum makes a dramatic addition to the Doha landscape; with its curved disks, intersections, and cantilevered angles — all inspired by the local desert rose. (Admission Not Included)

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4.2 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Mr Zeenatullah arrived early to take my husband & I on our 4 hour tour of Doha. Our relaxing drive in his spacious, pleasantly air conditioned car was a delight as we sipped hot Chai bought by Mr Z. We were shown off the beaten track wonders that are a photographer's dream. Mr Z is a courteous, honorable man who gives 100% to his guests. He is knowledgeable & takes great care to explain the sights. As we had left something behind at our motel, Mr Z offered to drop us back at the motel after our tour & then dropped us at our shopping destination in his own time. He is a most generous man. We had a wonderful day with Mr Z & we highly recommend him. John & Sue.

We really enjoyed the tour with our guide Mehti, he was very communicative and was able to tell us a lot about the history. He listened to and fulfilled all of our requests. Cool drinks were available and the car was clean. Mehti is a very pleasant person and I would have liked to have done all the tours with him. :)

Our guide was very good, despite the rainy weather he made my trip unforgettable. Olafur Eliasson’s installation was stunning! Keep in mind that you need to walk to see it. It would be better to mention it in tour details. But it worth it!!! This memories will be with me all my life.

The guide Farhan was excellent. Shared many details on the areas we visited and didn't mind the time extension as 4hrs was a bit short to experience all the sights North Qatar has to offer.

Excellent service. Promptly on time and very informative. First day was actually rained out and they rescheduled no problem. Sohil was a great guide.