Doha ("the big tree") is the capital city of the state of Qatar, Located on the Persian Gulf. Doha is Qatar's largest city, with over 80% of the nation's population residing in Doha and is also the economic centre of the country
Doha is home to the Education City, an area devoted to research and education.
Doha was the site of the first ministerial-level meeting of the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations.
The city of Doha also held the 2006 Asian Games, which was the largest Asian Games ever held.
Doha Development Agenda (DDA) is the current trade-negotiation round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which commenced in November 2001. Its objective is to lower trade barriers around the world, which allows countries to increase trade globally.
Doha has an archetypal tropic climate & weather. Characteristic of this tropic weather are hot summers stretching from May through October. These summers are dry & breezy.
Relatively Doha has a fairly comfortable winter with a slight chilliness. Rains are occasional in winter with the region experiencing a high degree of humidity. The best time for visit would be between November & March.
A good number of woolens is recommended to be carried along.
LaVilla Palace is located in the heart of Doha commercial district, its close proximity to Souk Waqef, airport, shopping malls and prominent landmarks makes it ideal to business, leisure and shopping visitors.
Conveniently located 5 minutes from Doha International airport and in close proximity to the banking and business district, LaVilla Palace is the most ideal for business travelers looking for premium comfort and excellent service.
LaVilla Palace is in perfect and prime location for families looking for relaxing and enjoyable stay. It is only few minutes walking from the beautiful Doha Cornish and Qatar National Museum and 3 minutes drive to the unique Museum of Islamic Arts and amazing traditional Doha Harbour.
Most of the top-class restaurants or reputated tables are located in luxury hotels or clubs:
La Mer at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Il Teatro at the Four Seasons, Al Shaheen at the Sheraton, The Seasons at the Movenpick, La Maison du Caviar at the W Hotel, Le Cigalon at La Cigale not to forget Al Dana at Sharq Village & Spa or Rocca at the Grand Hyatt.
But the city counts many other addresses with numerous lebanese and syrian restaurants mostly located in the shopping malls or in the Souqs. Here is guide to restaurants in Doha.
Maxim - Ramada Hotel - Telephone: +974 428 1428 Reputated French cuisine. La Mer - Ritz Carlton Hotel - Telephone +974 484 8503 - Modern French cuisine coupled with panoramic views through floor to ceiling windows of the blue waters of The Arabian Gulf Il Teatro - Four Seasons Hotel - Tel : +974 494 8888 - One of the best table - A very refined place to dine - The restaurant draws inspiration from the best food traditions from across Italy Al Shaheen - Top floor of Sheraton Doha Hotel - Reservation number : +974 4854444 Gourmet table (One of the best of the city) - French cuisine & Dinner entertainment with live music. La Maison du Caviar - W Hotel - Phone: +974 453 5353 - Caviar Speciality & French bistro Rocca - Grand Hyatt - Reservation: +974 448 1234 - Gastronomic mediterranean cuisine. Taj Rasoi - Doha Marriott - Reservation: +974 429 8470 - The best Indian restaurant in Doha. Porcini - Ritz Carlton - Reservation: +974 484-8000 - Gourmet Italian restaurant. Spice Market - W Hotel - Phone: +974 453 5353 - Great exotic decor and southeast Asian food by Chef Vongerichten. Al Dana - Sharq Village and Spa - Reservation: +974 425 6666 - Seafood restaurant
Traditional arabic restaurants
Al Liwan - Sharq Village and Spa - Reservation: +974 425 6666 - Classy traditional Arabic. Al Batross - Museum street - Telephone: +974 432 8888 - Lebanese restaurant Automatic - On Sadd Street - Phone: +974 442 5999 - Traditional Syrian Al Bandar - Souq Waqif (Formely located on Corniche Street) - Reservation : +974 431 1818 - Good place to eat - Al Bandar specializes in Oriental, Lebanese and Syrian dishes. Beirut - Located On Electricity Street - Phone: +974 442 1087 - One of the oldest restaurant in Doha - Lebanese cuisine. Al Hamra - Al Rayyan Road - Telephone: +974 443 3297 - Syrian cuisine Al Khayal - Museum street - Reservation: +974 431 1310 - Lebanese cuisine Al Khaima - Al Sadd Street - Phone : +974 444 6962 - A Lebanese and Syrian restaurant Cordoba - Hittin Street, Al Mutazah, Telephone: +974 443 8683 - Syrian cuisine Al Majlis - Al Sadd Street - Tel: +974 444 7417 - A famous Arabic Qatari restaurants in Doha.
Other good tables - Cafes - Lounges & bars - For breakfast, lunch or dinner
Cinque Sensi - Souq Waqif Al Souq Street - +974 443 2999 - Classy Italian restaurant Market by Jean-Georges - W Hotel - Reservation: +974 453 5353 - International cuisine with local Arabian accent. Le Central - La Cigale Hotel - Reservation: +974 428 8888 - Mediterranean cuisine. Bice - Pearl of Qatar Al Istiqlal Street - +974 495 3876. The restaurant was the first place to dine to open on The Pearl of Qatar. Restaurant 29 - Located on 29th floor of Beverly Hills Tower - Reservation: +974 412 2500 Italian Job - Ramada Hotel - Reservation: +974 4417417. Italian cuisine The Old Manor Steakhouse - Mercure Grand Hotel - Phone: +974 446 2222 - Steakhouse La Villa - Mercure Hotel - Phone: +974 446 2222 - Panoramic view and mediterranean cuisine Asia Live : Marriott Hotel - Telephone +974 429 8888 - Asian cuisine JW's Steakhouse - Marriott Hotel - Phone: +974 429 8499 - Steakhouse. Le Nôtre - Salwa road - Reservation: +974 455 2111 - French Laffan Restaurant - Sheraton Hotel - Telephone +974 4854816 - Combination of Cuban and Asian cuisine - Great view Pirates Cove - Sheraton Hotel - Tel: +974 485 4444 - Seafood, grills, tandoori and Thai food restaurant just by the sea.
The south Indian food from a wide range of restaurants and coffee shop. Price is different from Qr 10 to Qr 40 depends on your stomach and taste.
A meal in GARDEN, a good one. It cost QR2 for one piece of Rice. But it cost QR4~5 for Chinese Rice
Chinese restaurants includes: 1 GREAT WALL CHINESE RESTAURANT near Ranamda Hotel 2 BEIJING CHINESE RESTRAURANT opposite to above 3 SHANG HAI GARGEN in 4th floor of City Centre 4 A CHINESE RESTAURANT in villagio, an unkown name
Qatar Summer Wonders - Shopping Festival Qatar Summer Wonders is a popular festival taking place during one month in summer (July or August) and mixing various attractions and events like shopping discounts in major malls, street theatre, film screenings.
Museum of Islamic Arts www.mia.org.qa/english/index.html- is located on Doha's port. Housed in a building designed by I.M. Pei, the museum houses artefacts from Muslim dynasties all over Asia, Africa and Europe. Also present are items from the Al-Thani dynasty, as well as art from all parts of the Middle East.
Qatar National Museum
www.qnm.8m.com- housed in a former royal palace, visitors can see the former residence of the Sheikhs. In addition to this, the museum houses artifacts from traditional Qatar. Due to renovations the Qatar National Museum is closed indefinitely.
Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup: The Waterski & Wakeboard World Cup season finish every year in Doha in November. Spectacular competitions just along the Corniche.
Business events: Fairs and shows calendar
International Wedding Exhibition - Date: 17-MAR-10 to 20-MAR-10 Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition (DIMDEX 2010) Date: 29-MAR-10 to 31-MAR-10 Project Qatar (Trade Exhibition For Construction Technology) Date: 12-APR-10 to 15-APR-10 Qmedic (medical and hospital show) Date: 04-MAY-10 to 06-MAY-10 Itech - information technology Show - Date: 11-MAY-10 to 17-MAY-10 Arab International Industrial Forum - Date: 25-MAY-10 to 28-MAY-10 Power Gen Middle East Date: 04-OCT-10 to 06-OCT-10 OFFSHORE Middle East - Date: 12-OCT-10 to 14-OCT-10 Milipol Qatar (exhibition for Internal State security) - Date: 25-OCT-10 to 27-OCT-10 GCC Power Exhibition Date: 01-NOV-10 to 04-NOV-10 Financing Aviation in the Middle East - Date: 09-NOV-10 to 10-NOV-10 International Furniture & Decor Expo - Date: 10-NOV-10 to 13-NOV-10 LIFE Expo - Be Part Of It - Date: 11-DEC-10 to 14-DEC-10
You can buy pretty much anything you want in Doha, apart from pork products and alcohol (except with a license or in the major hotels). Shopping is a major leisure pursuit of many Qataris and expats, and you can expect cheaper prices than Dubai. As with most of the Middle East, be prepared to bargain.
Association football is the most popular sport in the country closely followed by cricket.
Club Dam is the only country club won the Asian Cup Winners only once in 1989 after winning golden goal for the Iraqi police team, which culminated in Qatar and the Gulf Cup champions twice, in 1992 and 2005 in the territory and to their constituencies.
The Asian Football Confederation's 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals will be held in Qatar in January 2011. It will be the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup.
Doha has got a cultural heritage places which includes:
Al Koot Fort - Built in 1880, during the Ottoman period, this big white fort is located in what is now the parking lot of Souq Waqif. At the time it was built, however, the fort was located on the outskirts of the city. Though the fort was formerly used as an ethnographic museum, the building is now currently closed, though still a popular place to take photos.
Clock Tower - located next to the Grand Mosque, this old clock tower features Arabic numerals on its face. The tower is also located on a hill, and as such offers some wonderful views of the Corniche.
Doha Heritage Village - located along the Corniche in Al Rumeilia Park, is a skanzen based on a traditional Qatari village. Visitors can expect to see weaving, pearl trading, and a dhow (traditional boat). Also holds occasional festivals and activities.
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