We had a layover planned in Doha after the trip to Vietnam and unfortunately things didn’t goes well and we ended up in Doha only in shorts and tank tops as our luggage stayed at the airport.
We called Uber that took us from the Airport to our accommodation, Al Najeda Hotel by Tivoli.
This hotel was absolutely wonderful, we were only at the first floor but the rooms were spacious and feels very luxurious. I could even see a bit of the Doha skyline from the balcony.
I didn’t know what to expect from Doha but I was really surprised that it felt like being on a massive construction site in the desert with no people at all during the day. Whole city was totally empty. We took the taxi ride to check all the skyscrapers on the famous Doha bay and when we approached that area, it was again completely empty.
We asked the driver to drop us back to the hotel as there wasn't anything to do except maybe walk in the bay, but it was too windy for that. We couldn't visit the Islamic Museum of Art or the Mosque as we weren’t dressed appropriately so we had kinda mixed feelings from the whole Doha experience. Thank you again Qatar Airways!
Our hotel was right next to the Souq Waqif Market, so we went to explore it. Finally we were able to see some local people, and grab some food. I have to say that the kebab was delicious and then we returned back to our hotel.
I don’t think I will come back again to Doha, this place didn't have a character and felt like fake city.
At the morning we took the taxi to the airport and later boarded the last leg of our trip back to Prague.