After traveling a bit through the Middle East at the end of last year I realized how much I’m dying to go back. One place I didn’t go but wished I had is Doha Qatar. For some reason, I didn’t even know it existed until my friend went after I left the Middle East. So, when I met Danielle Goffi, founder of PDA Leisure clothing who had just been, I had to have her share her tips on what to do in Doha!
Welcome to the Traveling Spud, Danielle!
Bonjour! Ciao! Hola! Hello!
I am Danielle Goffi from Perfect Day Athleisure (PDA). As you can see, I WISH I knew a different language and when I travel, I try to learn at least a “hello” so I can be respectful of the culture. With upcoming travels to France and Italy at the end of summer, I’m currently brushing up on some French and Italian!
Here’s What to Do With 48 Hours in Doha Qatar!
My husband and I have lived in London, England, for the last 2.5 years; we committed to this adventure mainly because we wanted to travel. Coming from Chicago, I would’ve never thought I’d be able to actually experience my dream trips and bucket list vacations I enthusiastically would pin on Pinterest. After all of the countries and cities we’ve visited, Doha, Qatar, will likely be the most memorable. It was a country I knew absolutely nothing about, and therefore, I was intimidated and yet jumping-out-my-seat excited.
Once I landed, I realized that there was nothing to fear about pushing myself out of my comfort zone. In fact, I had everything to gain by doing so. Upon landing, I was in absolute awe of the city. And at the end of the trip, I walked away with not just an appreciation of Qatar, but its people, its culture, its traditions, and more importantly, just a greater understanding of humankind.
So, I urge you to visit Doha, to explore, to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Because when we wonder about others and when we wander to unfamiliar regions, we learn so much more about the world, ourselves, and what we want from life.
Walk the Corniche: The Corniche is Doha’s waterfront, where you can admire its modern buildings and understand the city’s desire to expand. The horseshoe shaped path is slightly over half a mile and has spectacular views of the city’s shiny, new buildings, some of which aren’t even fully finished!
Take a Desert Safari: The half-day desert safari is a unique experience and definitely at the top of my list of what to do in Doha. The tour includes a private car ride to the Qatari desert, where you can go on a camel ride, see views of Saudi Arabia across the Persian Gulf, and go dune bashing.
Shop and Eat at the Souq Waqif: The market has a lively and energetic atmosphere. Here, you can shop in the narrow passages of the labyrinth, where you can buy anything from pets, rugs, clothing, food, tea, spices, tools, etc.
Thanks, for the tips on what to do in Doha, Danielle! I hope we all get to explore Doha, Qatar at some point. 🙂