Doha is not just the capital city of Qatar, but is the only major city. As such most of the country’s main attractions and business centres are located in this area and in the surrounding ring roads. Tourists come to experience some of the great sights and museums of Doha, as well as to witness its beautiful shoreline.
Al-Corniche is the promenade that provides excellent views of the city and Palm Tree Island. There are also many parks and statues close by. Doha zoo is a popular location, and includes the Oryx which is Qatar’s national animal.
Cars are the most popular mode of transport in Doha, where taxis can be hard to catch – though it is usually easy to get from the airport to the hotel. There are a number of car rental places which offer well-maintained cars at reasonable prices.