The Corniche
The Corniche
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Corniche is Beautiful Both During the Day and at Night
    The Corniche of Doha is beautiful and is a great place to go for a stroll. Keep in mind that it is 4 miles long stretching from West Bay to the MIA Park but you can just pick a portion and still enjoy. I think the southern half provides the best views. The skyline of Doha is stunning especially at night and can be best seen from the southern half of the Corniche. The views out to the water are also beautiful including the traditional dhow boats in the harbor. I wish we had saved time to take a dhow ride as this would have been fun and quite scenic. We visited the Corniche while in town for the World Cup both during the day and after dark. Daytime temperatures were comfortable in November. I enjoyed both times as each provided different experiences.
    Visited November 2022
    Written July 30, 2023
  • mschue22
    Canada62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    FIFA World Cup 2023 - Explore Qatar
    This was an excellent experience seeing the Doha Skyline at nighttime!!! I strongly recommend this place for those travelling to Qatar and want to explore a new country. Qatar is a wonderful country to visit in the Middle East.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written August 14, 2023
  • goodguyjas
    London, United Kingdom1,164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great pedestrian area stretching around the harbour. Exciting at night with everyone out and about.
    Lovely looking pedestrian area away from the road that stretches around the harbour. Walk, run, cycle and hire a scooter. There are dedicated paths but be careful and watch for people coming at you, especially at night when more people come out. Great place for families and very safe. Close to the city buildings that light up at night making the area look so exciting. Along with walkways you have green spaces for sitting or sit on the harbour wall. This is the place to also find the boat trips that run mostly at night. A few coffee shops and places to grab a snack dotted about too. Smart and clean.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Waterfront
    The Corniche is about a 6'7km long crescent shaped waterfront Road in Doha. For me, the nicest part is the area in front of Souk Waqif where you get amazing views of the Dhow Harbour and the city skyline. The best vantage point for me is the FIFA World Cup countdown Monument, a plaza that just out off the corniche out over the water. Beautiful views there by day or night.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 9, 2023
  • Braxton B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-Visit Gem
    Doha's Corniche is a fantastic place that perfectly blends nature and modern city vibes. The long, beautiful pathway along the sea is great for walks and bike rides, and it's surrounded by well-kept greenery. You can take a break on benches, enjoy the sea breeze, and admire the stunning views of the Gulf and Doha's skyline.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2023
  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain889 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting waterfront
    We visited the Corniche as a stop on the Discover Qatar tour. The Corniche is the part that faces the sea. It has livelier areas and quieter zones. You can also see the Museum of Islamic Arts. I suppose it depends on the temperature, but it seems like a pleasant place for a stroll or a run.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 11, 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,630 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of things to see and do here
    Theee are lots to see and do here. One can walk along the corniche, focusing on certain areas only as it is a long area. What I did was to hire a driver and his car and we periodically stopped along the way to take pictures of various attractions such as the Pearl Monumnent, the dock where the local boats are parked, various sculptures, high rise buildings, etc. Early in the mornings and late in the afternoons are the best times to do these.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 13, 2023
  • IndySig
    Indianapolis, Indiana4,119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely stroll
    We loved walking the cornice and we walked from one end to the other. It was fun watching the events on the waterfront, the boats and the families out fishing. There isn’t a lot of shade so take sunscreen and a hat.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 8, 2023
  • Matan M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Doha Bay's Relaxing Corniche
    Set by the beautiful Doha Bay, the Corniche in Qatar is like a peaceful oasis in the midst of city life. Stretching for miles, this waterfront spot combines modern wonders with the serene backdrop of the Arabian Gulf. Qatar's dedication to cleanliness is evident here, with well-kept paths, comfy benches, and cozy rest spots that make it a welcoming place for everyone to enjoy the beauty around them.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 8, 2023
  • LPM84BrumToon
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom342 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get your steps up and camera out
    I enjoyed a looooong walk along the whole corniche. There are runners and cyclists and Museums along the way with fantastic views and tourist attractions like the World Cup flags and countries with information. You can fish and take boat rides on the Dhow's and visit some parks along the way. The traffic is busy but the walkways are safe.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written December 28, 2023
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Worldtravellerguru
London, UK307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is one of the best walks in Doha, a city that is designed for cars, and very large cars at that.

Best time is either in winter when the weather is that of a European spring or in summer in the evenings, although that is still failry hot and humid.

The view over the city is great, and changes as you approach the city. I would suggest you take a taxi to the Museum of Islamic art, then walk all the way to the Sheraton hotel for a nice cold drink. It will take between 1 to 2 hours depending how fast one walks, but its worth the effort.
Written January 24, 2020
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Greg F
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
A good place to start on your visit to Doha. As the promenade runs for about 7km around the Doha Bay you cover a lot of the main sites while getting your bearings as well, not to mention fantastic views of the Doha Skyline.
If you start at the Museum of Islamic Art and make your way around to downtown, you pass “the Pearl” and Souq Waqif as well. The “Dhows” bobbling in the bay form the perfect foreground to the Doha skyline.
Whenever u decide to do the walk make sure it’s cool enough or start early in the morning when the sun isn’t too strong. It can get unbearable.
Written January 23, 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Besides the Souq Wakif my favourite outdoor area in Doha is the Corniche, the walkway by the Bay of Doha. In total it stretches for about 7km from the National Museum to the Sheraton Hotel.

The most popular stretch of the Corniche is the one near the Museum of Islamic Art towards the Dhow Harbour. Behind the walking area with stone slabs of different colours, forming patterns, is in parts a lawn with palm trees, where especially on Fridays people meet and sit around. Most of them being young expats working here, the greatest number probably from countries of the Indian peninsula.

In this part is also the Pearl Monument, a popular photo spot, and the fountain with a sculpture of traditional water pots. From here one has great views across the bay towards the impressive skyline of high rises in the new business district of West Bay.

Hardly a coastal city on the Arabian peninsula is without its 'Corniche'. There are several in Saudi-Arabia and the UAE, there is Matrah Corniche near Muskat, Oman and also Kuwait City has its corniche. The word comes from the French Riviera, where there still is the most famous Corniche of all, originally meaning a road between see and mountain, derived from the Italian word 'cornice' (cliff). From here the expression travelled to Egypt and Beirut, then the Arabian peninsula, meaning a passage by a waterfront, something which otherwise is usually called an 'Esplanade' or 'Promenade'.
Written December 27, 2020
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
The Corniche is the perfect area for just chilling and enjoying the ambiance day or night. In the cool of the evening it's perfect for jogging, strolling with loved ones or walking exercise. The area is truly beautiful and shows off the high-rise beauties of Doha.

A visit is most gorgeous at nights when the place is ligted and the beauty of the buildings across the waters come alive.

A definite must visit.
Written March 6, 2020
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Karoli24
653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
The Corniche is a several km long promenade in Doha.During the World Cup it was only for pedestrians available.

Everything seems new and everything is clean and nice.
Especially after sundown a lot of people are walking there and a lot of activities like concerts took place during the World Cup.
You have great views from there to the old Harbour and to the skyline of Westbay.
There are some small Imbisses but do not expect too much.

When the World Cup is finished I guess that most of the concerts and other activities will be finished, too.
But you can walk and enjoy the scenery there.

I enjoyed my walking tours.
Written December 15, 2022
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christoskontas 🇬🇷
Thessaloniki, Greece6,369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Τhe best and most enjoyable walk in Doha day or night. It is a beautiful coastal promenade from the Museum of Islamic Art to the ​​Diplomatic Area (West Bay) and offers beautiful images of the sea and traditional boats and also the city and the skyscrapers. At night the city skyline lights are impressive. There are beautiful, clean and tidy parks and sidewalks. It is a good opportunity to board in one of the boats cruising the bay to enjoy the view of the city. In some places you will find electric cars for free transportation. Wonderful area either for a walk or for relax. Even by car the route through Corniche avenue is impressive.
Written April 14, 2020
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Shahani
Doha, Qatar344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Corniche is one of the most well known spot in Doha because of its scenery and it’s open for public so everyone can just chill here for free. It’s clean and very well maintained. There are some boats that offers tour for 20rial per person. And some coffee shops like costa and few restaurants options.
Written March 15, 2020
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Ron S
Toronto, Canada512 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We started our walk along Al Corniche St by the Islamic Art Museum. This area is the Dhow Harbour and so the walk along this part of the Corniche is lined with people trying to sell you Dhow Cruises and water. We only walked a little ways along the Corniche before deciding to head back. The walk along the Islamic Art Park was much nicer.
Written January 5, 2020
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Moe_Ipak
United States414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
One of the best evening walks of our lives. We went after 9 PM in January and walked for almost two hours and the views are beautiful. It is completely safe to walk in the evenings and you will find plenty of people walking, eating, and enjoying their evenings. I recommend to walk and enjoy in the evenings.
Written January 24, 2024
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138Paul138
Canterbury, UK1,359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The Corniche provides great views of the city landscape. A large smooth walking area hugs the coast. The down side is the large volume of traffic that never seems to end. The Corniche has its own Metro Station and this is a great way of getting to and from the area.
As well as the city views you’ll find lots of traditional Dhows moored alongside the wall towards the bottom end of the Corniche (away from the city). Overall it’s worth a stroll especially in the evening when the buildings light up.
Written November 1, 2022
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