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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Tour Doha with a panoramic drive along the corniche -- the four-mile coastal route that stretches from the Museum of Islamic Arts to West Bay. Impressive skyscrapers designed by world-famous architects pierce the skyline.
Cross the outstanding Pearl of Qatar -- an artificial island that evokes the architecture of Venice, with its canals and colorful buildings, and the majesty of the Middle East. A luxury mall and a beautiful marina stocked with private yachts complete the picturesque landscape.
Old Doha is one of the busiest areas of the city. The so-called Standing Market began life as a weekend market where Bedouins traded meat, wool, pearls, textiles and milk. Nowadays the labyrinth of narrow alleyways is filled with small shops, with goods piled high to the ceilings and spilling out onto the pavement. Separate sections sell clothing, tools, hardware, spices, incense, Arabian perfumes, sweets and dried fruits.
The falcon souq (market) gives you a chance to see up close these marvelous avian creatures who embody the national sport of falconry. Don't miss the razzle-dazzle of the gold and diamond souq, and the profoundly enticing scents of the spice market.
The Museum of Islamic Art is next up. Designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, the museum is putting Doha on the world art scene. Rising in angular tiers, its goal is to hold the largest collection of Islamic art in the world, acting as a bridge from the past to the future of artworks dating from the 7th to the 19th century, representing the full scope of Islamic Art. So far it includes manuscripts, ceramics, metal, glass, ivory, textiles, wood and precious stones from three continents. Enjoy a morning touring the museum's extensive collections.
Please note: Modest attire is required; shoulders and knees must be covered, No Big bags or big purses. Tour does not operate on Fridays mornings.