Doha is the capital of the State of Qatar, and was
originally a small village where the population fished and
pearled. Today, with a population of more than 1 million,
Doha contains the majority the country's population, and is
the country's only major city.
Doha, located along the Persian Gulf, is the country's main
port and home of the Doha International
Airport, and is the economic,
educational (link to our article on Western programs in
Qatar), sports (link to our article on sports in Qatar), and
cultural center of the country.
Things to do and see are many, no matter what one's age,
including large shopping malls and traditional souks; the
Qatar National Museum and Museum
(which opened in 2008); traditional dhow boat tours; off-roading in the
desert; beaches; restaurants, cinemas, night clubs, and
sports bars; ice skating at the City Center and Villagio malls; the Doha
Zoo for the kids; and more.