Doha is rightfully described as a shopping paradise. With abundant souqs, top of the range branded outlets and mega malls, visitors can enjoy a shopping spree like no other. If you are thinking of visiting this Middle Eastern wonderland, be sure to book one of the luxury hotels in Doha such as the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara to enjoy high-end facilities and easy access to some of the best shopping centers in the city.


One of the most popular shopping destinations in the capital is the Lagoona Mall where visitors can enjoy stunning architecture, indulge in luxurious products and enjoy extraordinary gastronomic treats. Aside from an excellent selection of stores, the mall also features a gorgeous piazza to relax and to take in the luxuries of Doha’s elegant lifestyle. The Villagio Mall is another famous mall that boasts grand architecture, an exclusive selection of high-quality merchandise and a Venetian gondola to take you through the building in style. This family-friendly shopping paradise offers a diverse selection of shopping, dining and entertainment options for everyone. The Villagio Mall also features the only Imax screen in Quatar, indoor theme park and an indoor skating ring of Olympian proportions.


Seeking for a chance to enjoy a traditional Quatari souq without facing the high temperatures? Then the Souq Waif is where you should head. This traditional market is air-conditioned for maximum comfort while you indulge yourself in the exquisite craft work from local and regional areas. Aside from a comfortable souq experience, you can also indulge in traditional Middle Eastern food and Quatari specialties.


If it is luxury items, jewelry and personal shopping services that you crave, then Royal Plaza is the place to be. This is an exclusive mall for high-end and high-priced luxury products and services. The Royal Plaza features 105 boutiques and an unbeatable atmosphere of elegance and comfort.


Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.