One day in Doha – the perfect 24 hours in Doha

One day in Doha – the perfect 24 hours in Doha

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!

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  1. May 8, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I would really love to visit one day and visit the Bazaars but I am TERRIBLE at haggling! I would just go around saying 5 dolla 5 dolla! haha #CityTripping

  2. May 8, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Whoa – Doha looks so pretty!!! Love the skyline view from the museum park!!! #CityTripping

  3. May 8, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Those skyline views are just something special! I’ve never really thought about visiting Doha, but your photos make it look super appealing #citytripping

  4. May 8, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Oh I adored the brunches when we visited Dubai, no one brunches like them! I love the hazy views from the beaches its so different form anywhere I have ever been x

  5. May 8, 2018 / 6:55 pm

    Next time I am flying via Doha, I will add time there to my plans. Have done the free city tour only, but would love to take better advantage of the layover. #citytripping

  6. May 9, 2018 / 8:59 am

    I’d love to go on a dhow cruise

  7. May 10, 2018 / 6:55 am

    Great ideas for exploring Doha on a stopover. I’ve never been but I’m in keen to see the city by using it as a stopover to explore places further afield. Love the skyline views! Thanks for linking #citytripping

  8. May 10, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Great little guide for people stopping over here – I’ll save this as I reckon it won’t be too many years before I visit! #citytripping

  9. May 10, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    What lovely photographs! I think I’d love to visit the markets and see what lovely treasures I could bring home with me. #farawayfiles

  10. May 12, 2018 / 2:39 am

    Wow, the view from that coffee shop is stunning! I would love to spend an afternoon there. I don’t know much at all about Doha so thank you for such helpful tips! #farawayfiles

  11. May 13, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    What a beautiful city, and so very different from where I’ve been. I’d love to visit some day and eat at one of your recommended restaurants and stroll the bazaars. Thanks for linking up with #farawayfiles

  12. March 30, 2019 / 9:42 am

    I spent two days in Doha a few years ago. Unfortunately, the Museum was closed but I found everything else quite interesting.

  13. March 30, 2019 / 9:56 am

    Love to do a Dhow boat cruise, I missed out on doing one in Abu Dhabi. Looks like an interesting place

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