Don’t Miss Out on These Free Tourist Attractions in Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar. Photo by Elissar Haidar on Unsplash

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is full of surprises, some good and some bad. For example, tourists are always pleasantly surprised by the city’s vibrant culture and impressive architecture. On the other hand, they are slightly shocked when they realize how expensive Doha can be.

Doha is actually one of the most expensive cities in the Middle East in terms of accommodation, transport, and food. Luckily, it also offers plenty of free tourist attractions that can help you stay within your budget. Check them out below.

Msheireb Museums

There are several museums in Doha offering free admission, but Msheireb Museums might be the most intriguing of the bunch. It consists of four historic heritage houses, with each telling the story of Doha from a different perspective.

Al Thuraya Planetarium

Prefer to learn more about the sky, stars, and planets? Then head to Al Thuraya Planetarium and check out its impressive collection that features a sculpture of a split Moon, planet models, and NASA spacesuits, among other things. You can also enjoy free daily shows at the planetarium’s dome.

Qatar National Library

Qatar National Library offers visitors a chance to browse its collection, which includes 800,000 physical books and more than 500,000 eBooks, and use its reading facilities for free. Even if you are not a fan of books, a visit to the Qatar National Library is definitely worth it for its magnificent building alone. Also, the library hosts monthly philharmonic orchestra concerts that are free to attend for everyone.