10 Souq Wafiq – open 24 hours a day
The oldest souk in Doha, located in the heart of the old city center of the capital, Souq Wafiq has always been one of Qatar’s most popular landmarks, showcasing the country’s heritage, culture and traditions. During World Cup month, the market – home to traditional shops and restaurants offering everything from spices and shawls to shisha and shawarma, as well as falconry stalls – will transform into a souk that never sleeps ever with all shops and restaurants allowed to stay open 24/7.
11 The Ned Doha – a stylish stay
One of the most exclusive hotels and private clubs in London and New York, The Ned opens inside the old Ministry of Interior building along the Corniche in Doha this month. The hotel will house 90 rooms and 12 suites, with spectacular views of the Arabian Sea, seven restaurants, a gym, spa and pool with cabanas, as well as the members-only club. Offering 70s-inspired glamour, this outpost will also house a mini-museum showcasing the works of 150 artists, while the ground floor atrium will host a range of live performances.
12 947 Beach Club – cool club vibe
Located next to the iconic 974 Stadium, the new 947 Beach Club will offer a complete beachside experience with water activities, beach sports, luxury outlets, restaurants, a big screen, live DJ sets and other cultural and entertainment activities.
13 Museum of Islamic Art
The emblem of Qatar Islamic Art Museum reopened last month after a year-long renovation project where its permanent collection of over 1,000 objects was revamped – creating a new visitor-focused layout and scenario.
14 Corinthia Yacht Club
When Corinthia Yacht Club opens this month, it will become Qatar’s very first private invitational club. Located on The Pearl-Qatar, this soon-to-open private club offers invitation-only membership (a first in Qatar) and will host Kai’s Songbird, a fine dining experience from the coveted Michelin-starred restaurant Kai Mayfair, London. Other highlights include a cigar lounge, air-conditioned outdoor seating, and meeting rooms.