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Want an offbeat micro-adventure for your weekend or layover in Doha?
Offbeat Qatar helps you find and explore alternative activities, locations & restaurants in and outside of Doha.


  • Msheireb Museums

    Msheireb Downtown Doha, Doha, Qatar
    Why go? What to see and do? What to bring? Where is it? Written by Luckilylenny In the heart of…
  • Film City at Zekreet (Brouq) Peninsula

    Film City Qatar
    Why go? What to see and do? Background facts Best time to go Where is it? What to bring? In…
  • Samosa Shop Madinat Khalifa

    Madinat Khalifa
    Why go? Background facts What to see and do? The best samosa shop in Qatar There is a tiny samosa shop in…
  • Clay Quarry Umm Bab

    Umm Bab
    Why go? What to see and do? Background facts Some history The clay quarry near Umm Bab is in use…
  • Purple Island

    Purple Island
    Why go? Where is it? What to see and do? Facilities Background facts What are mangroves Purple Island Al Khor…
  • Al Thakira Museum

    Al Thakira, Qatar
    Why go? History Majlis Hospitality room Bedroom and wardrobe Library Desert rose room Kids play room Pearl-diving room Furniture &…
  • Jebel Fuwairit Beach

    Why go? What to see? What to do? When to go? Where is it? Jebel Fuwairit Beach is sitting just…
  • Garden Village

    Fereej Kulaib, Doha, Qatar
    What to expect Why go? Specialties Where is it? Best time to go? Garden Village Indian Restaurant Doha is a…
  • Musfur Sinkhole Qatar

    Mukaynis, Qatar
    Why go? Where is it? What to see? What to do? What to bring? History Musfur Sinkhole is the largest…
  • Aljasra Traditional Qatari Food

    Al Jasra, Doha
    Why go? What to expect? Background information Qatati cuisine Why Offbeat? Traditional Qatari food is a surprisingly rare food experience in Qatar. This…
  • Fal Elkhair Dried Dates Shop Souq Waqif

    Souq Waqif, Doha
    Why go? Where is it? What to see and do? What to buy? Facts about dates the best place to…
  • Al Jassasiya Beach Qatar

    As Shamal
    Al Jassasiya Beach Qatar is a hidden quiet gem of a beach with relatively easy access. It features clear water and…
  • Masob Ethiopian Restaurant

    Ibn Seena St, Doha
    Masob Ethiopian Restaurant in Doha is a great off the beaten path place to experience truly Ethiopian cuisine and hospitality. It…
  • Al Jassasiya Rock Carvings

    Al Jassasiya Rock Carvings
    Al Jassasiya Rock Carvings consist of numerous rock-carvings on a number of rocky ridges in the North-East of Qatar that…
  • Baan Thai Restaurant Qatar

    Furousiya Street, Doha, Qatar
    Sawadee! Baan Thai Restaurant Doha is the perfect place if you need a short trip to thai cuisine in Qatar. An…
  • Singing Sand Dunes Qatar

    Singing Sand Dunes, Qatar
    Singing Sand Dunes Qatar are an approximately 100 square km area with about 60 meter high sand dunes which create a magical…
  • Al Mafjar Beach

    Mafjar Qatar
    Al Mafjar Beach is a good beach for water-sports, swimming, snorkeling and hiking. It is worth mentioning the abandoned historic…