Whether you have just 24 hours or a long layover in Doha, you will want to make the most out of your stay which includes taking in one of the many great things to do in Doha at night. In this guide I round up what to see in Doha at night to make the most of your stay from the most beautiful places to the best eats this guide will have you covered.
If you are looking for what to do in Doha at night this guide has you covered. Everything covered in this guide can be completed without the need of having your own car.
How to Get Around Doha at Night
Until recently there wasn’t really any tourist friendly public transport options in Doha! However in 2019 the Doha Metro has started opening which gives you a public transport option for getting around Doha. There are also state run taxis that you will see everywhere – they are a bright blue colour) and these are reasonably priced and the a great way for getting around Doha at night. For a full guide to getting around Doha check out this post!
There are also some tours that specifically run to show you Doha at nights – you can check them out here!
Wondering how much to tip in Doha at night – check out our guide!
Things to know about Doha Qatar at Night
If you are worried about visiting Doha Qatar at night – then don’t! Doha is a safe city even at night! And it is a city that really comes alive at nighttime! The extreme heat in the summer months even means that Doha during the summer is busier by night than by day.
Best Things to Do In Doha at Night
1. The Souq – one of the best places to visit in Doha at night
Definitely not a place to visit in the morning or afternoon because for me the Souq really comes alive in the evening and is the best place to spend Doha nights. Whether you want to haggle for bargains, have an authentic meal (we have a round up of top Souq Waqif restaurants here) or simply absorb the atmosphere of the Middle East then you really have to go at night.
If you want to buy something authentic while in Qatar be sure to check out our what to buy in Qatar guide.
2. Museum of Islamic arts – one of the best places to visit in Qatar at night
The museums in the Middle East as a standard tend to have later openings but be sure to check for current timings.
The museum is a great place to wonder around at night and even holds special free musical events! You can also enjoy the park that surrounds the museum in the cool of the evening all year round! This is one of the best places to visit in Qatar at night no matter what the season.
3. Walk the Doha corniche at night and marvel at the Doha skyline
The Doha skyline for me is the most impressive in the world! One of my favourite things to do is to stroll from the museum of Islamic arts to west bay simply enjoying the view.
And for something a bit different why not try a dhow cruise around the bay for a different vantage point.
4. Restaurant scene
Doha has an amazing restaurant scene no matter your budget! From street eats in the Souq to high end hotel eateries, you will be spoiled for choice.
Also, despite some misconceptions it is possible to have a drink Doha – check out our guide to Drinking in Doha to find out the rules and best places to have a drink.
5. Night desert safari –
Dune bashing is great fun and my favourite time is to go in the afternoon so you can watch the sun set over the dunes.
For something a bit different why not try camping in the Qatari desert.
6. See Doha by Night Kayaking under the stars
and for the more active among you why not try kayaking under starlight either in west bay or in the mangroves. If you are short on time I would suggest staying in Doha rather than going out to the mangroves! The skyline in Doha by night is absolutely breathtaking and what better way to see it than via a kayak.
7. National Museum of Qatar – one of the best Doha Attractions at night to visit
One of the newest additions to the Qatar Museum scene – the National Museum of Qatar is one of the best Doha Attractions at night to visit. If you want to learn about the history of this small nation then this is the best place to do it.
Dependent on your day of visit the museum is open till 7 or 9pm! It is a perfect thing to combine with a visit to the Souq for your evening activity.
What is your favourite thing to do on Doha at night? Or what would you like to do! Let us know in the comments
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