Two weeks in Qatar can give you enough time to enjoy a relaxing, adventurous, and enthralling trip.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has an itinerary to help you spend two weeks in Qatar, ensuring you don't miss out on some of the best experiences!
Please note that this itinerary lists some of the many things you could do while in Qatar. You could use this guide as an outline to plan your trip according to your interests.
With all the excitement and enthusiasm at the start of your trip, you could travel towards the West of Qatar and take a peek into history by visiting the Zekreet Fort and Mosque. The fort that was built for Qatar's defence is believed to have taken shape between the years of 1809 and 1812.
You could also visit the adjoining mosque to appreciate the historical architecture. It's best to start this journey early as it takes approximately 1 hour of travel time from Doha.
While you visit the Western region of Qatar, it's worth stopping by the EAST-WEST/WEST-EAST public art installation by Richard Serra, which displays 4 steel plates that stand over 14 meters high.
Find out more here: What to expect at Richard Serra's EAST-WEST/WEST-EAST public art installation
Take your second day slow by visiting a museum within city boundaries along the much-loved Corniche, the iconically structured Museum of Islamic Art. The museum houses galleries showcasing hand-picked findings from worldwide that reflect Islamic art.
Once done with the museum, you can enjoy a stroll at MIA Park, which is a part of the property. Enjoy the lush greens along the waters of Doha. Within the park lies multiple eateries which offer breathtaking views of Doha's skyline.
Flag Plaza is an iconic installation that represents the flags of 119 countries with embassies in Qatar to symbolize the diverse community.
This is a place you would want to make sure you stop by when you visit MIA, as it is within proximity and is a great spot for photos.
Read our guide here: What to check out at Flag Plaza
Just as unique as its name, this park is a unique version of a park. The space is made up of shipping containers that have been given a colourful uplift and strategically placed as retail and dining outlets.
The park also has a green space that overlooks Doha's skyline. Box Park is located along the same street as the Museum of Islamic Art; therefore, it will be easy to catch these spots.
To learn more about Box Park, you can have a read: Why you need to check out Doha's Box Park
Situated a little away from the city, this museum is vast and can take up your day as you admire the private collectables of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani.
Vintage cars, historic lifestyle artefacts, traditional clothing, furniture from around the world, and so much more are on display for museum visitors. Family activities like treasure hunts can be booked in advance. All ticket & timing details can be found on the website.
If you are a car enthusiast, you're in for a treat as you can see the dedicated car museum, showcasing an extensive range of vehicles over the years.
Get a glimpse of the museum here: What's in store for you at the FBQ Car Museum in Qatar
After a day full of activity, you can now take the back seat and watch the traditional source of thrill, which is camel racing. Race by the camels side by side and even get up close and personal for some photographs.
Note: Camel racing season takes place from October to April every year.
Spend a day with adrenaline and explore one of the most renowned theme and amusement parks in Qatar that promise exciting indoor activities & rides. This fully air-conditioned theme park sits across a 32,000 square-meter area featuring more than 30 attractions and rides. It is home to the "Tallest Indoor Rollercoaster" and the "Tallest Indoor Drop Tower Ride," two of the most interesting Guinness World Records achieved by Qatar.
Check out: All you need to know about Doha Quest!
A city in itself, this newer side of Doha offers spectacular coastal views and incredible infrastructure. Take a walk along the Lusail Marina Promenade, admire the latest public art installations, such as the traditional Igal, grab a snack or meal from the many eateries on-site or even rent out an electric scooter and ride away.
The mosque within this contemporary location adds a burst of tradition. While you are there, you also don't want to miss visiting the luxury Place Vendôme Mall.
This botanical garden displays and conserves the various plants mentioned in the Quran that are part of Qatar's ecosystem. A visit to this botanical garden would be a great way to relax and unwind.
Get to know more about this botanical garden here!
Given the proximity, the same day can include a visit to the Qatar National Library. You can spend hours admiring the unique architecture, reading the vast collection of books, and clicking endless photos.
If you are visiting the Qatar National Library with someone who may have disabilities, the library has a range of services dedicated to making their experience smooth.
Learn more here: Facilities at Qatar National Library for those with disabilities
Msheireb Downtown Doha is Qatar's smart city with everything from art galleries to hip food joints. Your visit to this place should include a ride on the tram, as it takes you to all the hubs there.
Make sure to explore the Msheireb Museums and galleries that represent local and global causes. If you are one to appreciate architecture, the Msheireb Downtown Doha mosque is one to admire as well.
Looking for a day packed with fun, thrill and adrenaline for the whole family? Desert Falls Water & Adventure Park has to be on your list of places. Enjoy the numerous rides, a canyoning diving experience, go-karting, laser tag, and so much more under one roof!
The park is situated out of Doha and is part of the Hilton Salwa Beach Resort; therefore, you could book a night there to maximize your experience.
If you think you'd enjoy watching some pandas, you must pay a visit to the Panda House Park located towards the Northern side of Qatar.
The Panda House Park features two male and female pandas in their dedicated gardens, replicating their natural habitat with a viewing area surrounding them.
If weather permits, the exterior of the panda enclosure is surrounded by green spaces, food kiosks & picnic spots, making it a great place to grab a bite and unwind.
Get more information here: Everything you need to know about Panda House Park
Water sports minus the travel time is what Katara Beach offers. This family-friendly beach offers everything from speed boats to paddling, kayaking, jet skiing, etc. Spend your day there and choose from the abundant restaurant options to enjoy a meal.
Find out the restaurants located in Katara here.
Hop on a speed boat and enjoy a fishing experience in the Arabian Sea! Expect to get a catch of Hamour, Kingfish, Spangled Emperor, Towbar, Sea Bream, Sole, Snapper & others.
The four-hour tour includes fishing gear, iceboxes, bait, pick-up & drop-off & more!
Alternatively, if you want to experience the marine life of Qatar, you can opt for scuba diving and be amazed by how much life the seas of Qatar behold.
Choose your preferred package with Poseidon Dive Center or Qatar Marine.
After all that outdoor adventure of the previous day, spend your next day basking in some cultural experiences by visiting one of Qatar's gems, Souq Waqif. Find traditional food, clothes, souvenirs and much more to view, experience and purchase within this heritage marketplace. This definitely cannot be missed!
Read our detailed guide: Where to eat at Souq Waqif
Keep the traditional momentum going and take on the next day with a desert safari! Dune bashing, quad biking, assisted camel rides and a photograph with a falcon complete the Qatar visitor starter pack that are a must-do.
Book your guided tour to ensure you're in the hands and care of professionals. The classic tour package includes a meal, a beachside visit neighbouring the Saudi border and an Arabic tent for rest time.
Mall of Qatar can be classified as one of Qatar's largest shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. The mall houses all the brands you can think of, plus a dedicated VIP section with high-end brands.
You can watch the daily and weekly live shows from international artists all year round staged at the centre of the mall, also known as the Oasis.
Make this a day trip and take the metro to the mall to enjoy great city views while on the journey.
Also, remember to be responsible, do not litter, and carry your trash back. Let's keep Qatar clean!
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