DESTINATION GUIDE & THINGS TO DO DOHA
ATTRACTIONS, SIGHTSEEING & SHOPPING IN QATAR
Located in the Doha Sports City Complex near the Qatar National Convention Centre and Villagio shopping mall, THE TORCH DOHA offers unmatched access to the best things to do, tourist attractions, sights and shopping in Doha.
Qatar is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has the highest per capita income, thanks to its large energy reserves. Within a few decades, Qatar has developed into a regional economic powerhouse and a world leader in gas-to-liquid production (GTL). Qatar is also diversifying its economy by emphasizing development in industry, education, health, sports and tourism.
The current laws allow up to 100 percent foreign investment in agricultural, industrial, leisure, tourism, health and educational projects. With many multinational organisations based in Doha, Qatar has become an exciting and diverse multicultural and international community. Major projects include Doha's new airport and Lusail City, which is the host of 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Time zone: GMT +3 hours
Currency: Qatari Riyal (QAR)
Sunday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Government offices are open Sunday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Doha enjoys sunshine almost every day of the year. In the summer (May to September), temperatures can reach up to 45ºC (104ºF). Winter is cooler with occasional rainfall. The spring and autumn months are warm and pleasant.