Doha, Qatar – Through My Eyes

Next time you have a stop over, make it a few days and explore this jewel in the Middle East.

Doha, Qatar – Through My Eyes

It’s a city packed with surprise architecture…

Here are just a few of my favourite images of this beautiful, bustling, breath-taking city.

Doha, Qatar is a joy and a real hidden treasure and it hosts one of my favourite museums.

The souq ranks as one of the best in the world.

Next time you have a stop over, make it a few days and make the most of this jewel in the Middle East.

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What exactly is a GPS-guided travel article?

As a special LIMITED TIME INTRODUCTORY OFFER my popular travel article about Doha, Qatar is going to be available on GPSmyCity FREE OF CHARGE for a full week.

What exactly is a GPS-guided travel article?

You know what it’s like, you did all your travel research, read loads of travel articles about your chosen destination, then you arrive.

As you walk around you get the feeling you’re missing out, that you’ve forgotten something. You get on the flight home and realise you missed an awesome trip or unique sight seeing opportunity.

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How good would it have been if you’d only had access to the great blog post you’d read, right there and then? OK, so you may have added it to your browser bookmarks but you’d prefer not to use up expensive overseas data charges to download it and anyway the wifi was hit and miss or a bit too dodgy to trust.



Oh well, guess that not being able to find that great museum or gallery is just something you accept as a traveller. Or not!

Next trip you can use a GPS-guided travel article.

What exactly is a GPS-guided travel article?

It’s a travel article written by a fellow traveller with GPS coordinates embedded within it AND it includes a map of the route taken in the article.

You can find thousands of these articles (from over 750 worldwide cities) at GPSmyCity. Once you download the app to your phone, you don’t even need an internet connection to view or use the guide and integrated map.



How cool is that! You’ll be able to take the same walk and not miss out on the reason you wanted to go there in the first place.

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That’s going to be expensive isn’t it?

No, you can download the written content at your convenience, from GPSmyCity FREE OF CHARGE so that you can read it at your leisure later, without needing wi-fi.

Is that it?

No, if you do decide you want the full GPS-guided article, you just pay a small fee to upgrade ($1.99). Less than the price of a coffee to make sure you don’t miss out, that’s got to worth it, right?

It’s your own experienced personal travel guide, in your pocket.

Why am I telling you this?

As a special LIMITED TIME INTRODUCTORY OFFER my popular travel article about Doha, Qatar is going to be available on GPSmyCity FREE OF CHARGE for a full week.

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5 Things to Do in Doha, Qatar

 

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  1. Click on a link below for the article you are interested in (if you haven’t already downloaded the free GPSmyCity app, you will see a prompt to do so). After downloading the app, you will be directed to the article, where you can choose UPGRADE to get the GPS-guided version.
  2. From the GPSmyCity app, you can browse by city to see which articles are available.

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5 Things To Do In Doha, Qatar – The Up And Coming Jewel Of The Middle East

The good thing about Qatar is that whilst it isn’t cheap, it isn’t prohibitively expensive so try it now before the crowds.

5 Things To Do In Doha, Qatar – The Up And Coming Jewel Of The Middle East

I’m sure most of you have heard of Dubai, but Qatar may not be on your radar, unless of course you’re a soccer fan. In which case you’ll be aware the FIFA World Cup will be held there in 2022. I’m not going to dig any deeper on that, just please don’t judge a place or its people until you’ve been there.

Dubai is leading the field in this area in the development of tourism but Qatar is not far behind, and with all the positivity and enthusiasm I’m sure they will soon be not far behind. The good thing about Qatar is that whilst it isn’t cheap, it isn’t prohibitively expensive so try it now before the crowds.

The modern hi-tech airport in Doha is an award winner and their staff are probably the friendliest airport staff I’ve come across. I’m impressed as I’m sure it’s not easy to keep your calm when stressed travellers are shouting in every language you can imagine. The taxi rank is easy to find, the taxis are all aqua blue.



You’ll no doubt be ferried down the city centre roads which are 6 lane motorways. They are packed with the biggest variety of 4x4s doing U turns and lane jumping you’ll see. If you don’t need to drive, don’t, it’s a skill here so let the taxis take the strain. The taxi drivers are mostly Indian, I asked ours if he liked driving in Doha or India. He laughed, much preferring Doha, as in India he advised us the traffic is just as chaotic but there are people, cattle, dogs and tuk-tuks as well. He thought the actions of the Ferraris, Bentleys and 4x4s were much easier to predict!

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If you’re heading across the globe you may be offered a stopover in Qatar, you can do much worse. Try to arrange a long weekend in Doha, it has some real gems.

1. Museum of Islamic Art

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I could easily spend a full day here, on a regular basis. It’s a huge well designed modern museum, packed with well protected and well labelled artifacts from across a huge swath of the ancient and modern muslim world.

The various galleries span three floors. The fourth floor was closed on our visit, I think probably to prepare another exhibit. There was a temporary ‘threads’ exhibition on the ground floor, all of which was stunning in it’s beauty and history, it included unique an no doubt highly prized historic pieces. The whole museum is an educational, artistic and informative haven from the heat. If I lived in this city this would be a regular haunt.

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The cafe at the entrance is worth a visit too, although menu quite small, it’s ideal for a drink and snack. The free parking and free entry is great, and unexpected.

They should ask for donations as I’m sure all the tourists and locals alike would give generously. The fund could go towards continued protection of our art and histories, vital work in these troubled times.

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