I've booked a hotel and am staying in Doha for two full days (49 hrs exactly between late flights) as I'd love to explore the city; particularly it's culture and history. It'll be my first time in the Arab world and I'm aware it will be very hot though I'm determined to make the most of it.
Obviously the museum of Islamic Art jumps out as a must, however I've read several comments about a lot of other places being closed for renovation so I was wondering if anyone could clarify what is probably going to be open when I come in July.
Some places that caught my eye where:
- Museum of Islamic Art
- State Grand Mosque (How would be best to view this? I'm not Muslim myself but am very respectful and curious.)
- Islamic Culture Center
- Qatar National Museum and Aquarium
How many of these will be open/available?
Which and how many do you think I would have time to visit?
Is there anything else you think I might be interested in?
Also I'm afraid I don't speak a word of Arabic (though I'll try to swat up on a few words before I go) so any advice on how easy it would be for me to visit these places would also be appreciated.