Open Saturday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday: 10 a.m.-midnight, Friday – 2 p.m.-midnight.
Distance from HIA: 27 minutes
Open Saturday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday: 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday: 1:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Distance from HIA: 24-30 minutes
Open Saturday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday: 3:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Distance from HIA: 20-26 minutes
The Pearl Qatar
The Pearl-Qatar is a unique development in a relaxed, friendly and exclusive environment with marina, a wide array of restaurant choices and luxury shopping opportunities. This is the Middle East's most glamorous address where Pearlesque names, crafted from an intriguing mix of Italian, French, Spanish and Arabic, summon up the charm of the old world, and the spirit of the new.
Distance from HIA: 28-30 minutes
Open Sunday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday & Saturday: 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday: 1 p.m.-11 p.m.
Distance from HIA: 30-35 minutes
The Gold Souq is a maze of shops specializing in local and imported jewelry made from gold or silver. Pieces including diamonds, pearls and other stones are widely available. All gold jewelry sold in Qatar has a government stamp ensuring its purity. Jewelry can usually be engraved on the spot. Many of the jewelers are highly skilled and can make a piece of jewelry to order; repairs and resizing can be done. Qatari, European and Indian styles are all available. Most shops are happy for people to look around without making a purchase. Most items are priced by weight, depending on the value of gold that day. The souq is particularly lively in the evening.
Distance from HIA: 20 minutes
Located just behind the Salwa Central Market, the Omani Souq sells a variety of merchandise some of which include incense, plants, pottery, camel sticks, nuts, perfumes, and the like.
Distance from HIA: 11 minutes
At any time of day, Souq Waqif is always bustling with people walking around the alleys window-shopping or enjoying their shisha with friends and family at restaurants. It provides an excellent place for people to gather, shop for traditional knick-knacks, spices or just enjoy a good meal. It has a number of boutique hotels located around its premises that are part of the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels. There are also stables for horses and camels at the Souq. Restaurants specializing in cuisines from different parts of the MENA region are located all along the souq with international cuisines such as Malaysian, French, and Indian. Souq Waqif being an Ooredoo hotspot also allows visitors to log onto the web with free wireless internet. Live performances and seasonal festivals with street artists and traditional folk troupes make it a one-of-a-kind cultural bazaar in Qatar.
Distance from HIA: 15 minutes