Qatar's Tourism Authority does not have a public office but offers extensive information through their web site.
In Doha's historic centre you can't miss Waqif Souq (Location: bounded by Al-Souq St & Grand Hamad St Al-Jasra), with its handicrafts, traditional foods, and perfectly replicated historical architecture and buildings.
For visitors and residents interested in the arts, a trip to Katara Cultural Village is sure to delight. This cultural center is bursting with art galleries and museums, cafes, restaurants, an open-air amphitheater, and a beach and watersport facilities.
Aladdin's Kingdom (Location: West Bay; Tel: 483 1001) is an outdoor entertainment park with roller coaster, go-karts, and rides. Note that some days are allocated for women or families only. Admission is free but you pay a small fee for each ride.
Doha Zoo is currently closed, but it set to be renovated and re-opened in the next few years.
For more attractions in Doha, refer to our sections on "Cinema, Nightclubs" and "Theatre, Opera, Museum".
For information on museums in the city see the "Museum" section.
From Doha you can take half, full day, or overnight desert safari tours, boat tours, tours of Qatar's coast, and tours of the city of Doha itself. A particularly popular tour activity is Dune Bashing, a form of off-roading over the top of Qatar's desert dunes.
Phone: +974 4436 1461 and +974 5556 5359
Offers desert, dune bashing, dhow (boat), Doha, shopping museum, and coastal tours.
Black Pearl Tourism
Phone: +974 5555 1169
Offers desert, city and falcon tours.
Gulf Adventures World
Phone: +974 4422 1888 and +974 5588 1760
Qatar International Adventures
Phone: +974 4455 3394 and +974 5552 1761
Offers camel racing, bird watching, desert, zoo, historical, dhow, and Corniche tours.
Qatar International Tours
Phone: +974 4455 1141 and +974 5586 4568
Offers fishing, dhow, water sports, cultural and desert tours.
Qatar Ventures Tourism
Phone: +974 4431 8440 and +974 5577 6679
Offers city, safari, dune, camping, dhow, and fishing tours and water sports equipment rentals.
Regency Travel and Tourism
Phone: +974 4434 4444
Offers desert and camping tours.
Doha is home to several cultural and film festivals.
Doha Film Festival
Date: November (General film festival) and March (children's film festival)
The Doha Film Institute hosts the city's annual Film Festivals each November and March.
Doha Cultural Festival
This festival showcases Qatari culture, and includes various poetry, theatre and dance programs and promote the heritage and culture of Qatar.
Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival
2014 marks the tenth year of Doha's Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival.
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