The city of Doha is the capital of Qatar and is located on the east coast of the country. It houses more than 90% of the total population of the country, about 2 million inhabitants, among them only 20% are Qatari citizens, the rest are immigrant workers coming from India or North Africa.
To know Doha in depth, as well as to know other cities of the environment such as Dubai, from HAPPYCAR we recommend renting cars since the new roads that are being built by this developed country are properly conditioned for driving. Also driving your vehicle you will have the necessary freedom to visit not only Doha, but also some of the most important cities in the country such as Al Hohr located north of Qatar, about 30 miles from the capital.
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Doha was founded in 1825. This city was capital during the British occupation of Qatar, and also after the Independence and consequent creation of the Monarchy of Qatar in 1971. At present Qatar has a majority immigrant population, and its main economic resource is it is provided by its gas reserves and its oil deposits. The first stop in Doha can be located in the historic center of the city, the Souq Waqif. This is the commercial zone, with constructions of houses and shops. It only highlights the impressive Fanar tower, which houses the Islamic Cultural Center of Qatar. This commercial district has more than 100 years of antiquity and grew around the fortress built at the end of the 19th century, known as Al Wajbah, to the southwest of Doha. We recommend you visit one of the main markets in this area to buy traditional Qatari crafts such as rugs, hookahs or even jewelry. Following one of the main streets of Doha you will find the historical city center united with the seaport area, known as the Corniche. Here you can admire the amazing skyline of Doha, one of the wonders of this city and which is only about 10 years old. It is composed of skyscrapers in an area known as the Diplomatic Area.
Some of the main museums that you can visit in the city are the Museum of Islamic Art, with an exquisite collection of ceramic objects, manuscripts, ivory, located near the seaport of Doha. The Museum of Armament is another of the most recommended, it houses pieces of gold and silver, suits and armor of the sixteenth century, or the Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art. To end your visit to Doha, you can not miss the opportunity to taste some of the traditional dishes of Qatar, such as the harees, based on wheat flour pasta with lamb, or the Machbous, a risotto with meat or seafood.
Rent a car Doha
Public transport in Doha is almost non-existent, so a car rental to tour the city and be able to move peacefully through its streets, is the best choice. You can also take advantage of your vehicle to do some of the most interesting excursions in the country, such as visiting the city of Al Kohr with its stunning beaches, the rocky mountain ranges of Al Jassasiva, the fishing village Al Ruwais in the north of the country or the visit to the town of Dukhan where the most important oil finds of the country have been found. Do not hesitate to book your rental car quickly through our online form and take advantage of the advantages and freedom of driving your own vehicle. From the HAPPYCAR team we wish you a good trip and stay in Doha!