Doha is the capital city of Qatar situated on the Persian Gulf’s coast on the east side of this country, Al Wakrah’s north side and Al Khor’s south side. According to 2015, this populous city has a population of 95,460 people. Doha city is Qatar’s most populous city. It is not only a capital city but also the economic and political centre of the country.
Over a decade, the privileged Doha’s desert towns underwent a fantastic upgrade and made it a beautiful tourist place for tourists. For the women travelling alone or with friends to Doha, this will be the safest city you ever visit. You will get to see modern luxury with some touch of Arabian history.
Following are some tips for the women before travelling to Doha.
Tip 1- The best time to visit there
The city that is primarily known for its desert and high temperature will be the best time to go there? The wintertime! November to March is the best time to visit Doha because the weather is pleasant there. At that time, the temperature is about 20 degrees Celcius to 28 degrees Celcius. The temperature is about 12 degrees Celcius in the morning and evening to 14 degrees Celcius, and the rest of the year is sweltering. The temperature will be more than 40 degrees Celcius which is not suitable for exploration. During Ramadan (Holy festival of Islam), the city will run slow, and most of the businesses will be shut, so this is not the best time to go there because you won’t get to see the whole city at its best.
Tip 2- Transportation
The best and the safest for women will be Uber. There will be some karwa (local taxies) outside the tourist places and malls. But instead of using karwa, you should use Uber because it is cheaper than karwa. Public transport can also be a great choice there. It is much more desired there. But sometimes the bus will be more crowded. Don’t think of hiring a car there and driving it yourself because the fines are so costly. So Uber is the best choice.
Tip 3- Accommodation
West Bay offers you the best five-star hotels for staying. These hotels are not so far from the city centre. Alternatively, there are many boutique hotels in Doha with the fare price and the proper safety.
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Tip 4- Best places to visit
The Doha Corniche is a fantastic place where you can see the skyline’s beautiful and mesmerizing view. Women love to click pictures, and for that, Dhow is the best choice. Dhow means a traditional wooden boat used for sailing. Souq Waqif is the best for shopping. It is the conventional middle-east marketplace. There are many vendors selling souvenirs, handicrafts, perfumes and very famous spices. They are excellent restaurants also. Al-Waab Street is famous for the Villagio Mall. The mall interior design looks like Venice (a city in Italy). Doha’s biggest park, Aspire Park, will be a great choice to visit. It is about 88 hectares. This park offers you many amazing things like jogging trails, peddle boats, a lake with ducks, great fountains, a playground for kids, football fields, a gym and many more. Other than this there are many places like West Bay, Katara and many more.
Tip 5- Best places to visit outside of the city
Forget about the malls, and monumental buildings; focus on the amazing desert outside the city. Many tourist companies in Doha offer half-day and full-day tours to the desert. They also provide you with a night camping in the tent, dune bashing, camel ride, sand boarding and many more things. Sealine beach is also one of the best places to visit outside the city.
Tip 6- Tasty Food
Doha has several types of cuisines and for all types of prices according to your budget. Going out for dinner is a cultural part of most Arabs. There are many restaurants in Doha which offer you the best food ever. There are many dishes to eat like sushi, masala dosas, sticks, cupcakes, brunches and many more. Pork is the only thing that you will not get here. Doha is also famous for its Annual International Food Festival. If you are a foodie, don’t miss it.
Tip 7- what to drink
Because of Sharia Law, you will not get to see any liquor shops. In a supermarket, you can’t buy alcohol. 5-star hotels are the only place where you will get drunk. Just to warn you, the prices are very high, and they ask for your passport for entry. Usually, women don’t like alcohol, but they like the beverages and juices, and go to the Mandarin restaurants at Souq Waqif. It is the best for juices. That restaurant offers you the very famous four layer juice.
Tip 8- Architect
Qatar’s Museum Authority has a major role in maintaining the historical museums and beautiful galleries. They are the best places to visit for the women who are mad about the art. The Museum of Islamic Art is on the list of places that should not be missed. That museum is so beautiful inside and outside. The National Museum of Qatar can also be a great choice. There are many centres of sculpture, modern art and contemporary art.
Tip 9- Rules about women clothing
Hijab is the dress code of the local women, but the tourists don’t have to wear it, but you should dress well according to the places you are going to visit. The basic rule there is that women’s knees, and shoulders should be covered. T-shirts and jeans can be fine and long skirts also. Short dresses are not allowed in public places.
Doha’s nightlife is safer for women than any other city, but for safety don’t go alone on a night hangout. It’s always better to have someone with you. But don’t hesitate to come here, just come and have fun. This city is waiting for you.
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