The best place to stay in Doha is the West Bay area, ideally within the city´s financial and commercial district, just 30 minutes by car from the new Hamad International Airport. It is the perfect place for both business and pleasure visits.
In this area you will find the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, some great shopping options in the City Centre Mall or The Gate Mall Doha, or you can also talk a walk along the seafront and enjoy a delicious meal at The Corniche, which also boasts beautiful gardens and small historical monuments to be explored. For nightlife we recommend visiting the Noir Lounge & Club.
For the more active among you, there are also many great options, such as the Poseidon Dive Centre, a diving centre that offers many open air activities, water sports and boat trips. You also have the Qatar Sports Club football stadium and the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex nearby, which has multiple courts with big screens for enjoying a great game.
Don´t miss out on TheMuseum of Islamic Art and its neighbouring MIA Park where you can go for a nice walk, have lunch, do some activates, or simply sit back and admire the Doha skyline. For getting around the city, you can take the bus or rent a car.
BEST LOCATED HOTELS IN DOHA
Price per night
Retaj Al Rayyan
79€ - 95$
Price per night
City Centre Rotana Doha
Conderence Centre Street
124€ - 149$
Intercontinental Doha - The City
Off Al Wahda Road
RECOMMENDED / BEST VALUE
117€ - 140$
W Doha Hotel & Residences
165€ - 198$
Four Seasons Hotel Doha
215€ - 258$
Shangri-La Hotel Doha
Conference Centre Street
144€ - 173$
Fraser Suites West Bay Doha
Al Intisar Street، 5863
147€ - 176$
On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in Doha, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.
The recently developed area of West Bay is the best place to stay for luxury accomodation and sea views. West Bay is one of the most important districts in Doha with incredibly modern buildings and the tallest skyscrapers in Qatar. Where Al Corniche St. meets Diplomatic Street, hugging the coast of Doha, resorts in this district often include rooftop pools and private beaches.
West Bay is a nice area for plentiful dining and entertainment options. The City Centre shopping mall has something for everyone, as it carries regional and international brands.. Additionally, the mall houses a cinema, bowling alley, indoor ice-skating rink, and arcade. Dining is plentiful in the mall with food courts and several full service restaurants.
Cultural activities and sights are incredibly accessible in this area. Tourists destinations within a 15 minute drive of central West Bay include the Corniche seaside promenade, the Qatar National Museum, Al Riwaq Exhibition Center, Souq Waqif, and Museum of Islamic Art.
Other areas to stay in Doha
Visually stunning, Corniche is the best area to stay if you crave seaside landscapes. The Corniche Promenade wrapping Doha Bay, south of West Bay, offers lovely views of skyscrapers and the Palm Tree Island. Strolling and jogging along the promenade are common past times for locals. Parks are frequent in this area, with many featuring monuments or statues, such as the giant statue of Orry, a mascot for the 15th Asian Games. If you’re looking to set sail, Corniche is the best area to secure a Dhow boat ride from the bay. Many boats anchor in the waters of Corniche where you can view stunning sunsets, with the exciting atmosphere often leading to parties.
For a more traditional and historical stay in Doha, the best area to stay is Al Souq. This area is named for the Souq Waqif, a traditional Middle Eastern Market. Souq Waqif is a treat for the senses. Here you can purchase textiles, spices, local delicacies, trinkets, and souvenirs. Also admire the falcon companions for sale, common to this region. This area is also accessible to the Museum of Islamic Art, which holds the most extensive collection of Islamic artifacts sourced from three continents. Housed in a modern building, the museum is heralded as an architectural masterpiece and is a lovely sight from the adjacent bay. Other cultural attractions in the area include the Al Koot Fort, Al Markhiya Gallery, Al Riwaq Modern Art Museum, the Abdul Aziz Nasser Theater, and the National Museum.
Al Souq is conveniently located for transportation, only 15 minutes by car from both Hamad International Airport and high-end West Bay.