There are many things to do in Doha, but if you want to explore Doha with free activities check out the following suggestion for your trip.
1. Walk around the Souq Waqif
If you want to explore the Qatar culture with free activities, go for a walk down in the small alleys of the Souq Waqif. Walk around bargain in the winding lanes, and have an authentic experience in itself. Not just shop, you can also dine in at the upscale restaurants that serve almost every regional and traditional dish. Looking at the way people here sell traditional spices, dry fruits, clothing, souvenirs or local gifts and artworks is an interesting activity.
2. Enjoy the Sights of Doha Bay
Enjoy the Sights of Doha Bay from Al-Corniche is great idea. Al corniche is a seaside promenade that stretches for several kilometers. From here you can see the skyline of Doha, Palm Tree Island, and the city. With palm trees across its entire length, it is an ideal place to soak up the atmosphere as the sound of waves hit the stone walls. Then, there are kid’s friendly areas that let you enjoy the breathtaking views with family, for free.
3. Stop by Falcon Souq
Stop by Falcon Souq and learn about Falconry is also very interesting activity. Falconry is an important part of Middle East culture, and Falcon Souq is one of those few places, which is dedicated to this hunting practice.
4. Visit the Katara Cultural Village
This destination is a great spot to spend some time after sunset or smoke shisha with your fellow travelers. The Katara Cultural Village is spread over 1,000,000 square meters with small alleys, heritage centers, museums, opera house, art galleries, and an amphitheater. It was inspired by the original Qatar architecture.
5. Take a look at Museum of Islamic Art
The museum building stands out as an architectural gem. Once inside, you will see masterpieces of Islamic art, including metalwork, ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, textiles and glass, collected from three continents and dating from the 7th to the 19th century. Entry to the museum is FREE.
6. Spend Some Time at Villaggio Mall
Villaggio Mall could be considered the best mall in Doha as it’s extremely popular for shoping in Doha. Get a taste of modern Qatar and take a walk through the big shopping malls. There you can see families out browsing around, and if arriving in the evening, people eating out relaxing. Not only it showcases a stunning structural design, but it also lets you walk through an exciting range of shopping and entertainment options. The mall is so big that it might take you a few hours to explore everything.
7. Amaze Yourself by Visiting the Pearl Qatar
Pearl Qatar is a man-made island spread in almost four million square meters. It is located on the north side of Doha Bay, built on one of major pearl diving sites, hence the name. If you want to have a complete Venetian experience for free, do not miss the Venice-style section of the Pearl. Featuring bridges (replica of Rialto Bridge), canals, and colorful houses on both sides, it will transport you in Venice in no time.
With so many free activities, your expenses will be in place, you’ll see the best of Doha city, and you can shop as much you want.