Today, you’ll exchange skyscrapers for a taste of traditional Qatari culture. Your first stop is in Katara, or the Valley of Cultures. The buildings are newly-built as part of a multi-million pound project to replicate traditional dwellings. You’ll find an amphitheatre at its hub, as well as an opera house, libraries and art galleries. Next, it’s off to the Pearl-Qatar – a manmade island built on a former pearl diving site. It’s as glamorous as it sounds, and you’ll drive past Venetian-style canals, plazas and a marina full of restaurants. After, you’ll visit another of Doha’s islands, home to the Museum of Islamic Art. In fact, it’s got the biggest collection of Islamic works in the world. Aside from the ceramics, jewellery and carpets, it’s set in well-preened lawns, decorated with palms. Your final stop is at Souq Waqif. Here, you can wander the ancient alleyways with their mud-rendered shops selling spices, perfumes and incense.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.