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Posted On: 20 October 2022 04:00 pm
Updated On: 31 August 2023 11:37 am

Doha neighbourhood guide: The Pearl Island

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The Pearl Island is known for its European-like structures, a large variety of restaurants and retail stores, and being surrounded by beautiful views and water. The area has a vibrant atmosphere that locals, residents, and visitors love.

The Pearl Island is divided into 10 areas: Abraj Quartier, Costa Malaz, Floresta Gardens, Giardino Village, Isola Dana, Medina Centrale, Perlita Gardens, Porto Arabia, Qanat Quartier, and Viva Bahriya.

All of these areas have residential housing, but only Medina Centrale, Porto Arabia, Qanat Quartier, and Viva Bahriya are open to the public and have retail shops, restaurants, cafes, and other establishments.

Where is The Pearl Island?

The Pearl Island
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The Pearl Island is a man-made island surrounded by the Arabian Gulf. It is located between Katara Cultural Village on its south and Lusail City on its north.

Watch a virtual tour of The Pearl Island!

Planning to visit soon? The (ILQ) team has put together a guide to The Pearl Island.

Read on to find out what's in store for you there.

Where to get groceries

Grocery supermakrets The Pearl-Qatar
Image credit: Shutterstock


  • Location: Porto Arbia, Qanat Quartier
  • Timings: Every day from 8 am to 12 am

    Crop Mart

    • Location: Qanat Quartier
    • Timings:
      • Saturday to Thursday from 8 am to 12 am
      • Fridays from 8 am - 11:30 am, 1 pm - 12 am


    • Location: Porto Arabia
    • Timings: Every day from 8 am to 12 am


    • Location: Marina Way 12
    • Timings: Saturday to Thursday 24 hrs, Fridays 12 am to 11 am, 1 pm to 12 am

    The HUB

    • Location: Porto Arabia
    • Timings:
      • Saturday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 12 am
      • Fridays from 7:30 am - 11 am, 12 pm - 12 am

    Plus Point Supermarket

    • Location: Porto Arabia
    • Timings: Every day from 8 am to 3 am

    Mowneh Sainsbury's

    • Location: Viva Bahriya
    • Timings: Every day from 7 am to 12 am

    Where to go shopping

    The Pearl-Qatar shopping
    Image credit: The Pearl Island

    The Pearl Island is a thriving shopping district with retail stores located in 4 major areas:

    • Porto Arabia
    • Madina Centrale
    • Qanat Quartier
    • UDC Tower

    For the full list of retail stores that can be found on The Pearl Island, check here!

    Where to eat

    Image credit: Shutterstock

    Where to stay


    Floresta Gardens
    Floresta Gardens. Image credit: The Pearl Island

    Costa Malaz

    • Residential type: Luxury beach-front villas

    Floresta Gardens

    • Residential types: 10 residential towers, 3 gated compounds

    Giardino Village

    • Residential type: Gated compound with 80 villas

    Isola Dana

    • Residential type: Luxury private island homes

    Medina Centrale

    • Residential type: Apartment units

    Perlita Gardens

    • Residential type: Gated compound villas

    Porto Arabia

    • Residential type: Apartment units and townhouses

    Qanat Quartier

    • Residential types:
      • One to five-bedroom apartments
      • Apartment units
      • Two to three-bedroom townhouses

    Viva Bahriya

    • Residential type: Apartment units


    Marsa Malaz Kempinski
    Image credit: Marsa Malaz Kempinski

    Hilton Doha The Pearl Hotel & Residences

    • Star rating: 5-star
    • Instagram: @hiltonthepearl

    Marsa Malaz Kempinski

    • Star rating: 5-star
    • Instagram: @marsamalazkempinskidoha

    The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island

    • Star rating: 5-star
    • Instagram: @stregisresidencesmarsaarabia

    Sedra Arjaan by Rotana

    • Star rating: 4-star
    • Website:

    Activities & attractions

    Image credit: Megapolis Entertainment Center

    Megapolis Entertainment Center

    • Location: Porto Arabia
    • Instagram: @megapolisqatar

    Yippyland Entertainment City

    • Location: Porto Arabia
    • Instagram: @yippylandentertainmentqatar

    CurioCITY Center Of Play

    • Location: Porto Arabia
    • Instagram: @curiocitydoha

    Novo Cinemas

    • Location: Porto Arabia

    Temba Arena

    • Location: Fanar Fayouz
    • Instagram: @tembasports

    Piano Stairs

    • Location: Qanat Quartier

    Lido Murano Beach

    • Location: Qanat Quartier

    Bahriya Beach

    • Location: Viva Bahriya

    Aloha Doha (water sports)

    • Instagram: @alohadoha

    Water Taxi

    • Location: Porto Arabia
    • Contact: +974 4409 5279

    Medina Centrale Piazza

    • Location: Medina Central

    Also, check this: What to see and do at The Pearl-Qatar?


    Image credit: Shutterstock

    Qanat Quartier

    • Albahia Beauty Salon
    • Nail'd It London
    • Elite Lounge
    • On Fleek Brow Bar
    • Quartier Beauty Clinic Saloon and Spa

    Porto Arabia

    • Pavati Glamour Lounge
    • Kaira Beauty
    • Lombaire Beauty Lounge
    • Cut and Dry Men's Salon
    • Nails Qatar
    • Hair She Goes Beauty Salon
    • De Perle Salon for Men

    Medina Centrale

    • Looks Men's Salon
    • Manakeer Nail Spa
    • Porto Salon for Men
    • Scarlet's Spa & Salon


    The Pearl-Qatar pharmacies
    Image credit: Shutterstock

    Qanat Quartier

    • Kulud Pharmacy
    • PMC Qanat Quartier

      Porto Arabia

      • Sama Pharmacy
      • Tylos Pharmacy

      Viva Bahriya

      • Wellcare Pharmacy

      Veterinary Clinic- The Furr Camp

      The Furr Camp
      Image credit: The Furr Camp
      • Location: Qanat Quartier
      • Instagram: @thefurrrcamp

      Qatar Post Collection Points

      Post Collection
      Image credit: Shutterstock
      • Locations: Porto Arabia, Tower 13 & 15

      Schools & nurseries

      United School International
      Image credit: United School International

      United School International

      • Location: Viva Bahriya
      • Contact: +974 4404 8301

        Twyla Nursery

        • Location: Porto Arabia
        • Contact: +974 5054 0313

        Kiddy Corner Nursery The Pearl

        • Location: Qanat Quartier
        • Contact: +974 7773 1386

        Fuel Station- Woqod

        Woqod, The Pearl
        Image credit: Riyas Sadakath on Google Images
        • Location: Pearl Boulevard

        Fitness centers

        Fitness centers in The Pearl
        Image credit: Shutterstock

        Qanat Quartier

        • Gymmito Fitness Club

        Porto Arabia

        • HitFit Boxing Studio
        • Dynamik Gym
        • Ride Tribe
        • F45 Training The Pearl
        • CrossFit T23 Qatar

        Viva Bahriya

        • Orangetheory Fitness Qatar


        Mosques in The Pearl
        Image credit: Shutterstock
        • Pearl Qatar Masjid
        • Isola Dana Masjid

        How to get around

        Doha Metro
        Image credit: Shutterstock

        RELATED: Your guide to public transportation in Qatar: how to get around

        The nearest metro station to The Pearl Island is the Legtaifiya Metro Station (Red Line). From here the metrolink bus M110 is available that takes passengers through Porto Arabia, Medina Centrale, and Qanat Quartier.


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