1. Doha: City Highlights Layover Tour
When travelling through Qatar, there’s no need to wish your time away at the airport. If your transit at Hamad International Airport is 8 hours or more, you can turn your stop into an extended holiday. We make this as simple as possible for you by taking care of all of your transit arrangements and ensuring you are back in good time for your onward flight. You can then make the most of your transit time by taking a break from your travels to discover Qatar, and explore its unique Arabic heritage, before connecting to your final destination. Transit Excusive - Discover Doha From the Discover Qatar Transit Tours desk, you will be escorted to our air-conditioned coach to begin the tour. Our first stop is at Museum of Islamic Art. This iconic building on the Doha Corniche, designed by the famous architect I. M. Pei. You will have an opportunity to see this architectural masterpiece and the panoramic views of Doha’s impressive skyline. We then proceed to Katara Cultural Village which is the largest and the most multidimensional cultural project in Qatar. Experience the cultures of the world with beautiful theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries and cutting-edge facilities. You will also visit the Katara Mosque (the ‘Blue Mosque’) and the Golden Masjid (the ‘Gold Mosque’), before taking a stroll through the outdoor air-conditioned pathways to Galleries La Fayette, with some time for luxury brand tax-free shopping. We end our tour with a stroll through the colourful Souq Waqif where you can experience the living heritage and traditions of the city and enjoy the colourful commerce and culinary offers abundant within its vibrant alleyways. You will see the Falcon Souq and Falcon hospital (one of the largest in the Middle East), Carpet Souq, Gold Souq, Art and Handicraft Souq and so much more in this eclectic hub of trade, tradition and commerce. Please note: To ensure maximum comfort during the heat from June to August, the walking tour of Katara will be replaced by a panoramic drive through the Al Mina District and The Pearl and the length of the Souq walking tour will be reduced.