Skyline of Doha, Qatar During Night (Photo: TTstudio/Shutterstock)
Skyline of Doha, Qatar During Night (Photo: TTstudio/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Doha

Qatar's capital Doha is home to bazaars, historical sites and a photogenic waterfront promenade. Those traveling on Doha cruises in the Middle East might want to take shore excursions farther afield to the desert or the Pearl -- a nearby manmade resort island. View Arabic antiquities at Doha's Museum of Islamic Art or visit the antique shops and cafes in the city's ancient Souq Waqif market.

Tourists to Doha should be aware of local customs, as Qatar is a Muslim country with conservative traditions. Women should pack headscarfs, and visitors may not bring alcohol into the country.

Shore Excursions

About Doha


Doha has world-class shopping centers that are easily reachable by taxi.


Expect extremely hot temperatures during summer months.

Bottom Line

Exceptional museums, historical sites and shopping centers are on offer in Doha.

Find a Cruise to the Middle East

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click