Doha transit tours

This item appears on page 4 of the April 2018 issue.

If you have at least five hours of transit time at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, you may be able to join any of six Doha city tours scheduled each day. Example — the 2-hour, 45-minute “Doha City Tour,” at QAR40 (near $11) per person, includes the Katara cultural village, the Museum of Islamic Art and Souq Waqif market. 

To join, visit the tour desk of Discover Qatar ( in front of Immigration in Concourse B. You must have a visa or be eligible for visa-free travel or a visa-on-arrival (US and Canadian travelers can visit without a visa). Spots can be booked up to 90 minutes before the tour’s scheduled departure. (Allow at least two hours’ leeway after the tour to board your flight.)

Those with transit times of more than five hours can take a 4-hour desert bus tour (QAR250) or a private tour (QAR350-QAR1,250 per car, based on experiences).