"Capitol City" Top 5 Page for this destination Doha by frankcanfly

Doha Travel Guide: 563 reviews and 1,702 photos

Doha is one of those cities that I could certainly return to over and over again. It's off the 'tourists' radar, and not a common destination.

Everyone that I've met and interacted with has been incredibly friendly. Dispite a general dislike of westerners in this region, every here has been very open minded and hospitable.

The nation is only recently emerging from the obscure. It's not ad developed as Dubai, but they are certainly catching up at a record pace.

The Asian games will be hosted in Doha in December 2006, there has been a flurry of construction activity and preparation. There's a lot at stake; Qatar is hoping to be the center of sport in the region.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A clean mix of modern and historical buildings, and culture.
  • Cons:It's quite hot in the summertime, nearly unbearable.
  • In a nutshell:A wonderful mix of new and old Arabia.
  • Last visit to Doha: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated Dec 1, 2006
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  • Oct 19, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Taxis are impossible to find in Doha, Use a private driver, they will always find you.

  • Mar 2, 2007 at 12:45 AM

    Hi Frank thanks for visiting my Doha page :) I really enjoyed my stay in Qatar!! Happy travelling from Italy, Francesca

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    Dec 6, 2006 at 7:48 PM

    Hey Frank Your pics are great. All the best. Jim

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    Dec 1, 2006 at 7:22 PM

    my 2nd day in Doha - definitely similar to abu dhabi. i read about camels that you met off the road, compared that with luxury of hotels and liked the pyramid shaped sheraton. i agree doha is safe for foreigners. my journey continues :-)

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    Nov 27, 2006 at 11:09 AM

    There have certainly been a lot of changes since I last visited Doha. Is it for the better?

  • Nov 27, 2006 at 9:00 AM

    Hi Frank, I hope you nice travels around the globe. The torch of the 15th Asain Games arrived to Qarar.

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    Oct 17, 2006 at 2:38 PM

    Indeed, but I need to go back when the weather is more favourable! It'll be even better when the big projects are complete. I'll be sure to check your pages before the next trip. Cheers!

  • skywalkerbeth's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2006 at 8:14 AM

    wow, you make a convincing case for visiting here!

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    Sep 7, 2006 at 8:48 PM

    Wish I could shake my tush and party on with you guys in Baltimore but yup... virtual attendee the Beee will be.

  • thegulf's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2006 at 5:27 AM

    gr8t page man, love it. but few corrections: carrefour is NOT city center. it's part of city centre. u took pic of old marriot hotel, not the recent 1. u took pic of old taxi, not the new 1's. good luck.

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