Dear Fellow travellers
Hubby and I are about to fly to Doha for a brief 4-day holiday- and family fling visiting with our son, who has recently moved there to work. We have never been to Doha or Qatar before and hence looking for a few suggestions as to what to see, do etc. Most of our time we'll be with our son, who has an apartment on "The Pearl" - but he hasn't had time to explore much or do any genuine sightseeing himself so far - so we will all be "doing" Doha and surroundings for the first time. PS: We have been to Dubai previously, so we are bit familiar with the culture of life in this part of the world, but do likewise understand that Doha isn't yet so geared for tourists and that we, therefore, should keep expectations lower. So what we are looking for is:
1 "Must see" sights
2 Authentic areas/souks etc. not to be missed
3 Possible boat trips - i.e. "Sunset Cruise" or a relax/swim day on the Water (either by dhow and/or by a deluxe motor Vessel)
4 Brief tours into the desert/sand dunes
5 Fancy shopping Malls not to be visited
6 Restaurants with fantastic views or other features not to be missed
7 Any other info you think we'll like to know of for a first visit.
We are leaving this Thursday morning. In appreciation - thank you so very much.
Kind regards PURPLE