48-hours in Doha isn’t like two days anywhere else. The capital of Qatar isn’t an urban sprawl, so it’s easy to explore from end to end, without a hint of hurry. That said, there are dozens of reasons to stop and stare, linger over amazing sights, and immerse yourself in new experiences. So an expert guide comes in handy, even here.

Guides don’t come more knowledgeable than Qatar Airways. Recently voted Skytrax Airline of the Year, and Best Business Class, they’re devoted to wonderful hospitality in the air, and on the ground too. So who better to show you the best of Doha in 48-hours?

1/6  Traditional Dhow Cruises

Stroll along Doha Corniche any time of day and kids will see graceful dhow sailing on the Arabian Gulf. The traditional wooden boats are always a surprising contrast to the modern city, and no curious young visitor ever turns down the chance to step aboard and sail away for a little.

Sunset is the best time for a dhow cruise. The air is still warm, with a hint of cooling breeze on the water, and Doha’s skyline is slowly transforming from daylight dazzle, into an extravagant show of lights against the darkening sky.

The finest dhow are like small, floating palaces; intricately carved, slow moving, and almost always decked out with soft cushions. Because reclining dreamily as you sail, is really the only way to see Doha by night.

You can take dhow dinner cruises, and daylight cruises too. They’re delightful in their own way. But nothing compares to an hour at sunset for sheer, childlike enchantment.

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