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Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar, is a place to experience local traditions, discover history, and conduct business in one of the region's most successful hubs. 

Centara Residences & Suites Doha enjoys an incomparable location in the prestigious residential and central business district of West Bay, within one kilometre of one of Doha’s most sought-after shopping destinations, City Centre Shopping Mall. Moments away from the Doha Corniche, a landscaped promenade that rims the bay, the residence lies steps away from major companies and government offices, and is only a 10-minute drive from The Pearl, Qatar’s unique island paradise. 

For a dose of culture, visit the Fanar Islamic Cultural Centre and the Museum of Islamic Art. The latter was designed by IM Pei, architect of the Louvre’s famous glass pyramid, and is home to the largest collection of Islamic Art in the world.

Recreational options abound in and around Doha, with shopping, water sports and visits to cultural attractions all nearby. Doha’s proximity to the rolling desert dunes makes adrenalin-fuelled activities such as sand-skiing, quad-biking and sand dune bashing easy to arrange.

Doha’s Hamad International Airport is 20 kilometres away from the residence. 

Driving directions from the airport:
  • From Hamad International Airport, head north (sharp right) onto the F Ring Road
  • Continue on the F Ring Road and take the ramp to Ras Abu Abboud Expy.
  • Keep right at the fork and merge onto Ras Abu Abboud Expy.
  • After 6.4 kilometres take a slight right to Al Corniche Road
  • Continue on Al Corniche Road for 7.5 kilometres then turn left onto Diplomatic Street

Tourist Attractions

The Museum of Islamic Art

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.

Souq Waqif

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 but just a few.  There’s also an arts centre that exhibits masterpieces depicting Qatar's culture and history. Souq Waqif is within 20 minutes of the residence.

Doha Fort

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 souq, Katara is where you can immerse yourself in multiple cultures and enjoy live performances.  The village also contains a myriad of restaurants and cafés.

The Pearl Qatar

This man-made island, formerly one of Qatar’s major pearl diving sites, spans nearly 400 hectares off the coast of West Bay.  Recognized as one of the Middle East’s most glamorous destinations, the luxury residences and towering buildings of The Pearl share the landscape with colourful townhouses, high end boutiques and designer stores. The Croisette at The Pearl is a great spot for al fresco dining.

The Qatar National Theatre

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.


For those who wish to tee off during their stay in Doha, the Doha Golf Club at the northern end of West Bay is the answer. This Peter Harradine-designed, 18-hole (par 72 Championship) has hosted the Qatar Masters, a PGA European Tour event, and is the first golf course built in the Middle East. The Doha Golf Club also features a 9-hole Academy Course for novices.

Racing & Equestrian Club

If you want to catch a glimpse of local traditions, consider attending one of the weekly pure-bred Arabian races that are organised at the Racing & Equestrian Club every Thursday afternoon from October through to May.

Doha Corniche

One of Doha’s most popular spots, the seven-kilometre, palm-fringed Corniche bordering the Gulf is a short walk from the Centara Residences & Suites. 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 10-minute drive from the residence, 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 kick-back 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 residence. They offer over 300 shops, an ice-skating rink, bowling alleys, climbing walls and even a water park.