If you are a first time or a seasoned traveler interested in experiencing the Arabic culture, Qatar is a must-see destination. The country offers transit visa when you add a short transit or stopover between five and 96 hours in Doha to your itinerary without any additional fare charges. So if you are planning to have a layover in Qatar and wondering what to do, check out our guide filled with all you need to know!
If you would love to discover Qatar - an authentic Arabian treasure in the heart of the Gulf - a land famous for its heritage, innovation, and hospitality, our general layover guide will help you to explore the best places to visit, things to do in this beautiful country.
Things to do in Qatar on a 6-hour layover
Things to do in Qatar on a 12-hour layover
Things to do in Qatar on a 24-hour layover
Things to do in Qatar on a 48-hour layover
Do you have a budget when you travel and like to stick to it when you’re travelling? Well, we have the perfect way for you to stick to your budget and spend within your limits. Check out our budget-friendly places to see when you’re on a layover in Qatar, and enjoy the best this beautiful country has on offer!
Budget-friendly things to do in Qatar on a 6-hour layover
Budget-friendly things to do in Qatar on a 12-hour layover
Budget-friendly things to do in Qatar on a 24-hour layover
Budget-friendly things to do in Qatar on a 48-hour layover
The best things come in small packages.” A saying that fits perfectly to Qatar, a tiny but mighty country in the Middle East. Doha is home to incredible local food like Machboos (Grilled meat with rice), Mathroba, Luqaimat(little dough balls dipped in Sugar syrup), Esh-al-Saraya(Bread, cream and nuts pudding), Harees(Oats, meat and lentil stew), and Rogag (Crepe stuffed with cheese, Nutella, etc. So you must visit Qatar at least once in your life to try all this amazing food.
Must-try food in Qatar on a 6-hour layover
Must-try food in Qatar on a 12-hour layover
Must-try food in Qatar on a 24-hour layover
Must-try food in Qatar on a 48-hour layover
If you have a layover lined up in Qatar then you are in for a treat as and there are a lot of things to see and do in this beautiful country. And you cannot leave Qatar without buying and taking home something, be it designer items, souvenirs, gadgets, or local delicacies. To make your shopping experience easier, here are a few suggestions on the best shopping places in Doha.
Shopping malls to visit in Qatar on a 6-hour layover
Shopping malls to visit in Qatar on a 12-hour layover
Shopping malls to visit in Qatar on a 24-hour layover
Qatar is home to many museums, art exhibits, public arts, and cultural heritage sites that art lovers would want to explore and discover. If you are an art lover, you’re in the right place to satisfy that artistic side in you. From the recently awarded as one of the World's 100 Greatest Places, The National Musem of Qatar, to the beautiful Museum of Islamic Arts, Mshiereb Museums l, the Fire Station, The Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum and Katara’s cultural heritage, visiting Qatar will surely be a worthwhile experience.
Places to visit in Qatar on a 6-hour layover for art lovers
Places to visit in Qatar on a 12-hour layover for art lovers
Places to visit in Qatar on a 24-hour layover for art lovers
Places to visit in Qatar on a 48-hour layover for art lovers
Sky diving, Kite surfing, Desert camping, Dune bashing - these are just some of the activities that you can enjoy in Qatar. Doha also hosts Camel races seasonally which are attended by people from all over the region. If you want to try these and some other adventurous things, read our guides and plan your layover accordingly.
Adventure activities to try in Qatar on a 12-hour layover
Adventure activities to try in Qatar on a 24-hour layover
Adventure activities to try in Qatar on a 48-hour layover
Is one night enough to enjoy Doha? Everything is possible when you want it to happen. There are places open 24 hours that you can enjoy while waiting for your flight. Souq Waqif is one place where you can visit the famous Karak tea from Tea Time, restaurants like Zaatar W Zeit and Tajeen Moroccan Restaurant will open their doors giving you authentic Arabian and Moroccan dishes. You can also visit Corniche, just a stone's throw away from Souq and walk in the park while enjoying the Doha skyline.
Places to visit in Qatar on an overnight layover
So, what are you waiting for? What else could be better than spending your stopover in Qatar with your loved ones visiting the many breath-taking places Qatar has to offer, discovering all the stories they have to tell, and the wonderful memories they will leave you with. And if you find the article useful, don't forget to like and share this article - you know it keeps us going!
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