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8-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour

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Doha, Qatar
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more
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Overview

Discover the cultural highlights of Doha and Qatar on a private full-day tour. Visit the modern arts and cultural center of Katara, explore The Pearl, and check out Al Shahaniya camel track, a showcase for the age-old sport of camel racing. Plus, delve into Qatari history and culture at the Sheikh Faisal Museum and Museum of Islamic Arts. Lunch at the Souq Waqif, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private full-day Doha cultural tour
  • Discover Doha’s culture at Katara, the Museum of Islamic Arts, and Sheikh Faisal Museum
  • Visit the Al Shahaniya camel track to learn about camel racing
  • Explore The Pearl, Doha’s Mediterranean-style residential and shopping island
  • Have lunch at the restored, traditional Souq Waqif
  • Includes bottled water, and sodas
  • Private transport with hotel pickup and drop-off, plus personalized attention from a private guide
Tour guide
Water and soft drinks
Lunch
Transportation
Gratuities
All Museum Entrance Fee

Departure Point

Doha hotels

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your private guide at your Doha hotel, and hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle, equipped with bottled water and sodas on board.

Then, take in the views as you travel to your first stop: Katara. This modern cultural center celebrates Qatar’s artistic heritage and the traditions and arts of other global communities. Head inside to see the art exhibitions, gardens, souk, amphitheater, and opera house at your own pace.

Continue to The Pearl, Doha’s huge, oyster-shaped artificial island and stylish shopping, residential and dining destination. Take in the Mediterranean-inspired walkways, marinas, and waterways, and hear how the island was built on a former pearl diving site.

Next, drive out of town to the Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack, the setting for Qatari camel race events. Known as the ‘sport of sheikhs,’ this age-old Arabian pursuit can be traced back to the 7th century, although the racetrack now uses robot jockeys rather than the child jockeys of old. With luck, catch a race or training session, watching as these remarkable animals reach speeds of up to 40 mph (65 kph).

Then, visit the vast Sheikh Faisal Museum, home to a private collection of 15,000 historical Qatari artifacts. Stroll around the displays of pottery, weaponry, jewelry, boats, coins, and vintage cars, building a picture of the country’s rich heritage.

After lunch at the Souq Waqif, a restored, maze-like bazaar that began life as a Bedouin market, move on to the Museum of Islamic Arts on Doha’s corniche.

This stunning museum houses intriguing displays of Islamic art spanning 1,400 years. Spend time admiring the ceramics, jewelry, manuscripts, and textiles, and then finish your tour with a late afternoon hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Souq Waqif
Souq Waqif is a souq in Doha, in the state of Qatar. The souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of Islamic Art
he Museum of Islamic Art is a museum located on one end of the seven kilometers long Corniche in the Qatari capital, Doha. Per the architect I. M. Pei's specifications, the museum is built on an island off an artificial projecting peninsula near the traditional dhow harbor.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum
Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum is a privately owned museum located in the municipality of Al-Shahaniya in Qatar. Encompassing an area of 530,000 m², the three-building museum was opened in 1998 by Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Al Shahaniya Racetrack
Large facility hosting competitive tournaments in which camels race while ridden by robotic jockeys.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Pearl-Qatar
The Pearl-Qatar in Doha, Qatar, is an artificial island spanning nearly four square kilometers. It is the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals. As of January 2015, there are 12,000 residents.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Qatar International Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 8-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I can highly recommend this tour for all looking for an in-depth tour with many stops at the most important places of Doha and interesting stories about Qatar and its culture." See review

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Unprofessional guide
moumoumengmeng
, Jan 2020
The itinerary of the tour is good, covers most of major sightseeing spots in the city. However, the tour guide was not professional at all. He tried to skipped one spot and pass by one spot without asking us though those are included in the itinerary. His information. explanation was very limited. Even we ask questions his answers were always very short no continuous conversation. Also, in our ticket it states that lunch is included but we were told it is not during the tour. After discussion they provided us lunch. I would say the meal was great.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Moumou, Greetings from Qatar International Adventures! Thank you very much for taking your time in rating us! We greatly appreciate your kind words and are extremely happy that you have enjoyed your trip with us. We apologizes to that and we will make an investigation from our side. By this we can make an action to improve our services and your comments will be shared with our team, and we are confident they will find this a source to keep up the great work. We look forward to serving you again soon. Hoping to be of service again on your next trip to Qatar. All the best! Jheng
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Great tour with my excellent guide Haithem
Sascha231280
, Nov 2019
I had participated in October 2019 in this great 8-hour private day tour to the most important sights of Doha with my guide Haithem. Haithem is really an incredibly competent and experienced travel guide and provided me with an in-depth overview of Doha and the Qatari culture. He showed a high degree of flexibility and adjusted the tour according to my interests. For all our stops during the tour, he reserved enough time to take photos and answered all my questions with lots of interesting and entertaining stories. We never were in a rush and he even extended the tour to stop at additional places. I can highly recommend this tour for all looking for an in-depth tour with many stops at the most important places of Doha and interesting stories about Qatar and its culture. Haithem, thanks a lot for a fantastic day!!!
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