Enjoy the magnificent city of Doha by night
Once the sun goes down, Doha really comes alive. Locals head out in force, energised by cooler temperatures, while the city’s skyline dazzles the banks of the Persian Gulf in a rainbow of vibrantly coloured buildings. Despite the prohibition of alcohol in public, the strong expat contingent in the world’s oil capital has ensured that Doha’s nightlife rivals that of any Western capital with an array of luxury restaurants and exclusive nightclubs to choose from. After a long day in the blistering, not to mention exhausting, Qatari heat, the last thing you want to do is worry about what to do for dinner.
Fortunately, Doha’s large selection of local and international eateries will ensure that you find a delicious meal at the end of the day.
Although alcohol is strictly banned in public in Qatar, it is completely legal for international hotels to serve alcohol in their restaurants, bars and nightclubs and you don’t normally need to be staying at these hotels to use their dining facilities.
Sample delicious cuisine whilst in Doha
Located just off the waterfront promenade, the Gioia Restaurant located in the prestigious Fraser Suites apart hotel, serves up an exquisite combination of both international and local Qatari dishes in their beautifully decorated dining room.For a truly exclusive dining experience head to Nobu Doha - available to hire for private functions, the three stories architectural masterpiece provides diners with panoramic views of the Gulf as well as the five-star service the fashionable restaurant chain has become renowned for. With a unique combination of Japanese and Latin American dishes, you won’t get more international than this. If you are looking for a slightly more relaxed evening,
Popular nighttime hotspots
The Irish Harp incorporates everything you would expect from a traditional Irish bar; good pub grub, a selection of sports on the 12 TV screens, and beer aplenty. They even have Guinness on tap! A favourite with expats looking for a little slice of home, this fun loving bar was recently ranked number 2 for nightlife in Qatar. With an array of live music and DJs playing all throughout the week, you will never be stuck for a party here. With the vast number of glamorous hotels located in the city and the majority of which having their own night clubs, finding a place to dance the night away alongside the international elite is not hard in Qatar’s capital city.
Renowned for enlisting the best international DJ’s and popular hip hop nights, the Crystal at the W Doha is a favourite of Doha’s party goers. The dimly lit rooms and lavish interior which often host elaborate acrobatic performances, create the perfect combination of glamour and entertainment for a boisterous, party atmosphere. Another popular destination for party goers, is popular hotspot the Qube, which provides revellers with a huge space to dance the night away.