Just off the port side of Al Corniche, The Museum of Islamic Art stands on its own purpose-built island. The IM Pei-designed museum is home to the largest collection of Islamic art in the world, including exquisite textiles and paintings, manuscripts, ceramics, enamel work, and artefacts whose history can be traced back to the seventh century. Ideal for art and history enthusiasts, the museum is about 20 minutes from the hotel by car.
The Qatar National Theatre near Corniche Street plays a significant role in supporting performing arts and local talents. It is also known for its artistic and cultural shows, including performances from both Qatar-based and international troupes, along with lectures, exhibitions and symposia.
One of Doha’s most popular spots, the 7-kilometre, palm-fringed Corniche bordering the Gulf is a short drive from The B Premiere Hotel, Centara Boutique Collection. Ideal for a quiet stroll or a jog, or cycling, the Corniche is a great place to enjoy sunsets and also offers a wide choice of dining options. For a fun day out with the family, Palm Island, just a 30-minute drive from the hotel, offers entertainment options aplenty including camel rides and water sports.
Your Doha shopping experience starts with a visit to the historic bazaar. Souq Waqif, at its most enchanting in the evening, is a maze of winding alleyways that is yours to explore, or you can simply kickback at one of the many restaurants and cafés. The Pearl Qatar island is a glamorous residential area boasting high-end boutiques and designer stores. Other shopping highlights include the Venice-inspired Villaggio, the Lagoona Mall, the Landmark Shopping Mall and the City Centre Doha, most of which are moments away from the hotel. They offer over 300 shops, an ice-skating rink, bowling alleys, climbing walls and even a water park.
Souq Waqif is a magical place to shop, dine, go exploring, or watch the world go by. Despite its recent remodelling and popularity, Doha’s original marketplace still retains its enchanting atmosphere and bursts with traditional garments, perfumes, spices, shisha, and oud, to name just a few. At Souq Waqif, there’s also an arts centre that exhibits masterpieces depicting Qatar's culture and history. Souq Waqif is within 15 minutes of the hotel by car.
At the new National Museum of Qatar, designed to be both immersive and experiential, visitors can expect to encounter a rich environment to explore. Organized in three “chapters” - Beginnings, Life in Qatar, and The Modern History of Qatar, each theme is presented across 11 highly individual galleries.
The Al Koot Fort, most commonly known as the Doha Fort, is a historical military fortress in the Al Bida district. Built during the Turkish occupation in the 19th century, this Moorish-style fortress was used as a prison before being transformed into an ethnographic museum offering a vivid display of Qatari traditions. Doha Fort is also used as a backdrop for events based in Souq Waqif. Entrance is free but note that the Fort is closed on Saturdays.
Known as the Cultural Village, Katara is the venue for Doha’s international, regional and local art and cultural events. With its heritage centres, beach, opera house, art galleries, and handicrafts, Katara is where you can immerse yourself in multiple cultures and enjoy live performances. The village also contains a myriad of restaurants and cafés.