During transit at Doha, we were actually entitled for the city tour group but unfortunately the tour have an early departure and we miss the session. We then negotiate with the Qatar Airways travel desk and manage to get a private car tour at 400 Qatari, for 3 of us, which wasn't too bad travel in more comfortable car.
Our drive of the day, Muhammad origin from Syria, was a very friendly man, and we chat quite a lot on the road, talking about how Qatar develop from a desert to one of the most luxurious city in the world, as well as how Qatar preparing for upcoming World Cup event on year 2022. During the 4 hours private touring, he brought us to series of tourist spot in Doha, which included The Museum of Islamic Arts, Katara Culture Village, luxurious development project of The Pearl, and last but not least, old market of Souq Waqif.
Absolutely a great way to explore the city of Doha, while waiting for transit on your next flight!
The Museum of Islamic Arts.
It required ticket to go in, hence we just explore the surrounding.
A side outdoor compound of the museum.
Walkway along the museum.
Quality label of the museum.
Advantages of going private, our driver came to pick us up directly from the entrance!
The Doha skyline in Financial District area.
Close up view in the Finance District.
The Pigeon Towers at Katara Cultural Village.
Very colorful and picturesque Katara Mosque.
Luxury development project of The Pearl.
The area full or luxury shop-lots, condominiums, and yachts.
The Al-Fanar Islamic Culture Center.
Wandering around old market of Souq Waqif.
Having our late lunch at Souq Waqif.
The walking street in Souq Waqif.
Back to Hamad International Airport and have a last peek on the iconic Lamp Bear before depart home.