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Posted On: 16 November 2021 12:30 pm
Updated On: 31 March 2022 02:45 pm

11 free things to do in Qatar for visitors

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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With the tourism industry picking up again, Qatar is seeing a large influx of visitors. Another exciting event to look forward to is the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ which will see many people coming to our beautiful country. Although there is a lot to do here, what are some of the things that you can do for free?

The (ILQ) team has put together a list of things that a visitor can enjoy for FREE! Check them out below!

Enjoy the public art and JEDARIART

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Qatar’s public art scene is huge with many notable artists having their art displayed at key locations and near important landmarks in the country. These are something you shouldn’t miss seeing!

Marvel at The Qatar State Grand Mosque

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The Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque or Qatar State Grand Mosque exudes grandeur. This imposing mosque will capture your attention at first glance and it is one of the places in Doha you must see to believe it!

Tour around Msheireb Downtown Doha

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Msheireb Downtown Doha is definitely one of the happening destinations in Qatar, the vibe of the place is something you need to check out. Go for a stroll here, check out the free art exhibitions, murals, take the tram and explore the hidden gems here.

Go to Souq Waqif

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Souq Waqif should definitely be one of the places on your list. This place is a busy shopping district and a favourite destination of many to eat, shop, and enjoy. Its local charm will instantly captivate you, so stroll through the winding alleyways, check out the spice market, the Gold Souq, and the many shops, and have a great time!

Stroll through Doha’s West Bay and the Corniche

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West Bay is home to tall skyscrapers and some of the most iconic landmarks of the country. Stroll through the financial district and get to see iconic buildings like the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, World Trade Center Doha, Doha Tower, and many more! The Corniche is another must-visit place in Qatar. Here you can see the skyline in all its glory, catch families enjoying themselves, watch joggers & runners exercise and also enjoy a cool breezy evening there.

Catch the view from Al Bandar

Don't miss catching the view of Qatar's magnificent skyline from Al Bandar. It is definitely a sight to behold. Enjoy calm and peace at this hidden gem in the city.

Check out Qatar’s shopping malls

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The shopping malls in Qatar are something else. Each mall has its own uniqueness and gives you a different experience. Check out the different stores that are there, enjoy the many art installations, beautiful interiors, and other luxurious settings. Have you visited any malls yet?

Explore Katara Cultural Village

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The hub of Qatar’s cultural happenings, the Katara Cultural Village is a place that you can explore for free. Check out the amphitheatre, the Pigeon Towers, The Blue Mosque, The Golden Mosque, and the many murals that are dotted across the place.

Take a dip at the public beaches

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How about some lovely time here?

Qatar is home to some of the most pristine beaches with clear waters and a scenic view. Have a picnic here and enjoy some much-needed relaxation time for free! Will you be going?

Visit Qatar’s beautiful parks

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A beautiful park which is located in the heart of the city.

The State of Qatar has many parks that you can explore and have a great time at. Most of these are free to enter and have many unique features like mazes, skating rinks, ponds, bridges, etc that you will definitely enjoy.

Explore The Pearl-Qatar

11 free things to do in qatar for visitors
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The Pearl-Qatar is a unique development that has a mix of residential and commercial buildings, and more. There are many things you can do here for free. Enjoy a stroll by the waterfront at Porto Arabia, get transported to Venice at Qanat Quartier, make some music at the Piano Stairs, take some instagrammable photos at multiple locations, and much more! When are you going?

With so many free things to do in Qatar, which of these are on the top of your list? Do let us know below! Do share this article - it keeps us going!