Things To Do In Old Doha Port
OLD DOHA PORT: QATAR’S OWN SANTORINI
Did you notice those charming, colorful buildings lining the Corniche at Old Doha Port ? They collectively form the Mina District, also called Old Doha Port.
The latest addition to Doha’s landscape is an enchanting neighborhood boasting charming cobblestone streets and pastel-hued edifices.
Transformation into Mina District
Formerly known as the Old Doha Port, the revitalized Mina District has blossomed into an enticing tourist destination in Doha.
After four years of extensive renovations, the Doha Port now features a striking Grand Terminal building, welcoming impressive cruise vessels during the winter season.
Things to do in Old Doha Port / Mina District
The port’s redevelopment has birthed a new focal point in Doha, seamlessly melding:
- a cruise terminal
- yacht marina
- The Box Park, the colourful shipping containers
- upscale hotels
- residential apartments
- shopping malls – boutiques
- restaurants and entertainment venues along its waterfront promenade.
Boasting over 50 cafes and restaurants, 100 retail outlets, and 150 hotel apartments, the cityscape now reflects a fresh aesthetic inspired by Qatari architectural elements.
Hotels near Mina District
Our selection of hotels:
- Mandarin Oriental Doha
- Royal Qatar Hotel
- Alwadi Hotel Doha – MGallery
- Al Najada Doha Hotel By Tivoli
- Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels – Tivoli
- Al Najada Doha Hotel
- Apartments by Oaks
- Park Hyatt Doha
- and more….
What is nearby Old Doha Port?
Strategically positioned along Qatar’s coast and the Arabian Gulf, the Old Doha Port sits adjacent to Doha’s center, in close proximity to airports and iconic attractions such as the Museum of Islamic Art and the National Museum of Qatar.
The Mina District is easily accessible by car, taxi, or ride-sharing services. Alternatively, it’s a leisurely 20-minute walk from the National Museum Metro station on the Gold Line.
The Mina Distrcit project covers an expansive area of 800,000 square meters, with the main passenger terminal expecting over 300,000 tourists annually, as per Qatar Tourism projections, in addition to visitors arriving via cruise ships.
Enough reasons why you should plan a visit soon to Old Doha Port.
Restaurants in Old Doha Port
The Mina district has a total of 50 cafes and restaurants, all of which invite you to enjoy the best Qatari cuisine. To name a few:
- La Mesa Doha
- Terracotta Steakhouse Doha
- Shawarma El Khebbez
- Claw BBQ Doha
- Museum Restaurant
- Jiwan Restaurant
- Bander Aden Restaurant.
Fish Market in Mina District
Old Doha Port hosts a captivating fish market. This renowned Doha fish market, called Chabrat Al Mina, beckons with its array of succulent seafood delicacies, both at the market and within its restaurant.