Doha is increasingly becoming a hub for international travelers to make a quick stopover with many only having one day in Doha to see all the great things that the capital has to offer. With many people only having a whirlwind 24 hours in Doha I have put together the perfect 24 hours in Doha itinerary to make sure travelers with only one day in Doha see the very best that the city has to offer. So if you are on a short stopover, or maybe you are resident looking for a perfect day out then this is the perfect itinerary for one day in Doha.
How to have the perfect 24 hours in Doha: morning – Visit Museum of Islamic Art
The museum of Islamic art is a must for any visit to Doha no matter how short! The museum is an iconic piece of architecture that plays with light and shadows and resembles a woman in a batoola (a traditional gulf face cover for females). And the collection inside is just as Stunning!
The museum is also a great place to get those perfect holiday instagram snaps!
Please note: Closed on Tuesdays. A good replacement – take a stroll around Katara or around the corniche (winter weather)
Take a stroll around the Museum of Islamic Art Park
Once you have finished in the museum, be sure to stroll the beautiful park grounds it is set it. Marvel in awe at the Richard Serra sculpture by the sea or have a cup of coffee and cake at the most beautiful coffee shop in Doha. What could rival this view!
Perfect one day in Doha itinerary afternoon
Why not take a Dhow cruise to get a perfect view of the West Bay Skyline.
Otherwise jump in a cab and head to Katara, Qatar’s cultural village! This is the perfect place to wile away an afternoon looking at the great public art or having a Bite to eat at one of my favourite restraints, Mamig!
Perfect 24 hours in Doha evening!
Head to the souq to haggle for bargains and have dinner. Lots of great restaurant in the souq but my personal fave is Parisa!
If you don’t want to eat at the souq and fancy something fancier then check out one of Doha’s five star restaurants!
Where to stay a during your 24 hours in Doha
if your one day in Doha includes an overnight stay then check out our definitive guide of where to stay in Doha to pick the best hotel for you!
What to do in Doha on a Friday
If your day in Doha happens to be on a Friday you will need to tweak this itinerary as Friday is the holy day and things are often shut on a morning. I recommend heading to one of the five star hotels for a beach morning and heading to a famous middle eastern brunch!