Reasons to visit Msheireb Downtown Doha

Reasons to visit Msheireb Downtown Doha

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

The smart and sustainable Msheireb Downtown Doha is a year round destination for both residents and tourists due to its strategic location, exhibits, events and eclectic restaurants and cafes.

Here is a list of reasons on why you should visit Msheireb Downtown Doha this season.

Easily accessible across Qatar through the Msheireb Metro Station

The Msheireb metro station, the largest in Qatar, is well connected to key locations around the country enabling you to access the futuristic town in a heartbeat. The state of the art metro station is strategically located along all metro routes and is only a 10 minute walk to the ultra-modern Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Check out this list of fun things to do when you visit Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Msheireb tram makes exploring the town fun and convenient

Hop onto the Msheireb tram and enjoy a delightful trip across Msheireb Downtown Doha discovering the spectacular town with ease. A trip on the tram is free for everyone and you can hop on and off at any point. Exploring the winding routes of the town is made easy and it is a unique way to enjoy the attractions in Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Tram stops and places of interest:

  • Wadi Msheireb Station (tram stop 2): Msheireb Metro Station, Park Hyatt Doha
  • Al Kahraba Street Station (tram stop 8): Restaurants and cafes Al Kahraba Street and Al Khail Street
  • Barahat Msheireb Station (tram stop 6): Restaurants and cafes at Barahat Msheireb, M7 (Valentino Exhibition), Mandarin Oriental Hotel
  • Galleria Station (tram stop 3): Al Wadi Hotel Doha – MGAllery, banks, coffee shops, Sahat Wadi Msheireb (underpass to Souq Waqif)
  • Heritage Quarter Station (tram stop 5): Msheireb Musuems and Msheireb Mosque
  • Sahat AlMasjid Station (tram stop 7): Mandarin Oriental Doha, Al Barahat Mosque, restaurants and cafes

Ability to plan your trip with a couple of clicks on the Msheireb Downtown Doha Mobile app

The app is an excellent guide to pre-plan your trip in order to make the most of your time at Msheireb Downtown Doha. You can make a list of the events and exhibits you would like to enjoy, along with the restaurants and cafes you plan on visiting and map out your route accordingly.

Available on both IOS and Android, the Msheireb Downtown mobile app provides important information for visitors including: 

  • The availability of public parking and valet parking spots with the option to save your location on the app
  • A list of all available facilities (ATM, mosques, restrooms and tram stops) with directions provided
  • A list of all events and exhibits at Msheireb Downtown Doha

Architectural delights, hidden gems and Instagram worthy spots at every corner

Hailed as the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, the town’s concept is modern yet inspired by traditional Qatari heritage and culture. Designed adhering to the highest standards in green building, the town is a sight to behold, for any visitor. A visit during sun set is an excellent opportunity to take pictures of the futuristic Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Keeping sustainability in mind, the town is also promoting the growth of organic vegetable gardens. Right opposite the Terra Cotta café is an organic vegetable garden with ready to eat tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower and more. The garden gives you the opportunity to walk along the rows of luscious vegetables and admire the beauty of a mini green oasis in the heart of Doha.

Dotted throughout the town are water fountains, adding to the scenic beauty of the town. The water fountains are also an excellent prop to take those trendy mirror images or enjoy a much needed respite after a long walk.

If you missed out on some excellent photo ops during the Qatar World Cup last year, Msheireb Downtown still has art installations and decorative features put up to celebrate the event. The vibrant World Cup banners and soccer lights can be found on Sikkat Al Ghafa Street while the Qatar 2022 installation and the tea pot and cup installation are placed in open courtyards for those much needed instagram worthy shots!

A compact design making it an excellent spot for a leisurely stroll

Even though the town has a wide range of facilities and features, it is compact, making it easy and convenient for a leisurely strong along its winding routes. The town is organized into five quarters which cater to all visitors. Each quarter is unique, well facilitated and aptly connected to each other, making it convenient for those who love to wander.

Savor delectable flavors from around the world at Msheireb Downtown Doha’s eclectic restaurants

From the exotic meals in Asia to the exquisite pastries of the French, a walk through the winding streets of Msheireb Downtown Doha is well equipped to take your taste buds on a gastronomical adventure around the world. Msheireb’s restaurants not only offer exquisite meals worthy of the culinary connoisseur but also provide an ambience that is serene and inviting. Here is a list of some of the restaurants found in Msheireb Downtown Doha:

Angelina Paris – French restaurant
Timings: 9:00 am – 12:00 am

Saasna – Contemporary Qatari cuisine
Timings: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Hoppers – Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisine
Timings: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A’Selham – Moroccan restaurant
Timings: 7:30 am – 11:00 pm

Nisrine – Lebanese restaurant
Timings: Sunday – Thursday (9:00 am – 11:00 pm), Friday (1:30 pm – 11:00 pm)

Fun and cozy cafes for all

With instagram worthy interiors, scenic views and mouthwatering food and drinks, the cafes in Msheireb Downtown Doha are an absolute delight! The cafes are an excellent spot to catch up with friends, finish up your pending assignments or simply wind down after a long day. Here is a list of some of the popular cafes in Msheireb Downtown Doha. 

Tiger Sugar – Café serving the original Taiwanese black sugar boba
Timings: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Kyoto – Japanese restaurant and café
Timings: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

SAID DAL 1923 – Chocolate café
Timings: 8:00 am – 12:00 am

EL&N – Desserts, cakes, coffees and drinks
Timings: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Arabica - Coffeshop
Timings: 7:00 am - 2:00 am

Close proximity to popular tourist hotspots including everyone’s favorite Souq Waqif

While the town itself is a hub for tourists, it is in close proximity to Qatar’s popular landmarks including Souq Waqif, Doha Corniche, and the Museum of Islamic Arts enabling you to make a quick pit stop for the gram! Msheireb Downtown Doha is only a 10 minute walk to the popular Souq Waqif and if you are up for a long walk, both Doha Corniche and the Museum of Islamic Arts can be explored on foot. Alternatively a drive to these famous landmarks is not more than 10 minutes.


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