As the tourist industry improves, Doha is seeing a significant increase in visitors. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM is a different occasion to look forward to since it will draw plenty of tourists to our beautiful nation. There are fantastic dining options, stunning coastlines, historic locations, and other attractions. Further free activities will make your trip to Doha special. The saying “the finest things in life are free” holds true a lot of the time, especially in Doha. This list demonstrates that you don’t have to fill up your credit card to have a wonderful time in the city.
Public art at the Al Sadd Metro Station
The world is envious of Qatar’s art collection, and some of the greatest artists, such as Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, have shown their works at its museums and galleries. However, if you’re seeking for free things to do in Doha, you should concentrate on the public art that is present all over the city and that you can enjoy every day of the week. Public art can be found all throughout the city, from Lusail to Katara Cultural Village, but we believe you should pay close attention to the neighborhood surrounding Al Sadd Metro Station. Twelve local, regional, and worldwide artists painted murals as a part of the POW! WOW! Festival in 2021, much to the delight of the spectators.
Read at Qatar National Library
When you have a library card, having fun is easy. One of the finest free things to do in Doha, even if you don’t, is to meander through the Qatar National Library’s stacks. Residents are not charged a membership fee, and visitors are still welcome to browse the grounds and enjoy some of the amenities. For a list of other free events each month, keep an eye on the Qatar National Library’s events website.
Ride the Education City Tram or Msheireb Tram
Did you know that two of Doha’s three trams are absolutely free to use? The city of Doha has a robust public transportation system that includes these three tram types. If you want to visit the Msheireb Museums or Msheireb Galleria, travel to Msheireb Downtown Doha and board the Msheireb Tram. If you want to visit the mosque, the ceremonial court, or Mathaf: Museum of Modern Art, head to Education City and catch the tram there.
Smell the blooms at the Qur’anic Botanic Garden
The botanic garden in Doha is rather unique since it is committed to protecting all of the plants listed in the Qur’an. You can take a stroll through and read the signs to learn about the different plants, or when it gets too hot, go to the vine garden for a cool, shaded location. The Qur’anic Botanic Garden frequently holds open days or other special events too.
Look around the opulent Al Hazm
By now, you have probably already realized that malls in Doha are a bit different from those found elsewhere in the world, namely that they are opulent on a whole other level. Al Hazm, with its building in the Italian style and marble flooring, is the best illustration of this. Wander about, take in the view of West Bay, and perhaps pop into one of the nearby coffee shops, such as Le Miu or Rosemary Café.