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Doha City Guide
The capital city of Qatar, Doha, is a stunning metropolis that is on the rise - both figuratively and literally. As well as an ever-growing collection of high-rises and skyscrapers, Doha’s profile as a tourism hotspot is blossoming. The city is a contrast of new world five-star resorts and sprawling shopping malls, and old world markets, souks and culture.
While Doha is a destination in its own right, its location also makes it a convenient gateway to other parts of the Middle East and Europe. Discover the city and Qatar with flights from Auckland to Doha, or incorporate some time in Doha as part of a multi-stop holiday. Either way, find and book cheap flights with Webjet to discover the best airfares and great package deals.
Things to do in Doha
Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art contains the largest collection of Islamic art in the world. And the design of the museum is as striking as the work it contains; the brainchild of architect I. M. Pei - also know for the the Louvre pyramid. As per the designs, the museum sits on a purpose-built island and is shaped like a fortress, even complete with a moat. It is a must-visit place for any traveller who books flights Auckland to Doha.
The Corniche is a beautiful waterfront promenade in Doha, and is a popular location for joggers, walkers, bikers, or anyone looking to escape the busy city life. Many people come here to see the spectacular views of the city’s skyline. The promenade stretches for seven kilometres, is a vehicle-free zone and has a collection of cafes and restaurants.
Souq Waqif is the oldest souq in Doha and is a haven for those looking to indulge with retail therapy away from Qatar’s cluster of mega malls and designer boutiques. The bazaar has a labyrinth of stalls and merchants, and visitors have the opportunity to peruse everything from clothing and diamonds, to perfumes, scented oils and even falcons. There is also a range of restaurants and casual eateries.
The Best Time to Visit Doha
The perfect time to travel to Qatar on a flight from Auckland to Doha is in the winter, between November and April. The weather in these months is pleasant, so roaming around the city will always be an option. However, keep in mind that this is also the tourist peak season in Doha. Temperatures skyrocket in summer, from May to September.
Getting to Auckland Airport (AKL)
Auckland Airport (AKL) can offer travellers plenty of transportation options. It is serviced with SkyBus links, including an express SkyBus route. The regular route covers other areas of Auckland. An adult one-way fare on SkyBus is $18NZD. Another option for travelling to Auckland Airport is taxi or ride-share service. While fares vary, the cost of the trip from the Auckland CBD to the airport is roughly $70NZD.
Departing from Auckland Airport (AKL)
Looking to travel to Doha? Around 30 flights depart Auckland for Doha every day. There are also some direct flights with Qatar Airways. All flights bound for Doha from Auckland depart from Auckland Airport, located 20 kilometres from the city’s CBD. This is the busiest airport in New Zealand.
Auckland Airport (AKL) is the fourth largest airport in Australasia, which is a very large region of Oceania, and the busiest airport in New Zealand. It handles around 70% of the international traffic in the country. The airport is located just 20 kilometres from the city centre.
Parking at Auckland Airport (AKL)
Those driving themselves to Auckland Airport can leave the car in one of two car parks. The economy option is located 10 minutes’ walk from the terminal, while the standard car park is slightly closer - albeit with higher prices.
Arriving to Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Hamad International Airport (DOH) is located 15 kilometres from the centre of the city and is the only international airport in Doha. The airport sits on the shore of the Persian Gulf, just east of Doha. Once you have disembarked the flight, collected your luggage, and cleared customs and immigration, make use one of the taxis to easily travel from the airport to your hotel. For those wanting to take up the public transport route, purchase a bus card ($7.60NZD) and hop aboard. The bus card also allows for unlimited travel on Qatari public transport for 24 hours.