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Wahm

Wahm (“W” Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay, Doha) — Wahm is advertised around town as the W Hotel’s “pool bar”, but to call it such is to do it great disservice. Yes, there is a pool, which at night is lit form below under the W’s signature pinks and purples, but it’s the indoor […]

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Sky View Bar

Sky View Bar (La Cigale Hotel, 60 Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, Al Sadd Area, Doha) — this is the trendiest bar in Doha. On the 15th floor of the five-star La Cigale Hotel, you head down an anonymous corridor, through nondescript door marked ‘Sky View’, and suddenly you’re on a huge open-air balcony with vertigo- […]

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Shehrazad Lounge Bar & Terrace

Shehrazad Lounge Bar & Terrace (Radisson Blu Hotel, Rawdat Al Khail, Doha) – despite its name, this is a Irish-style sports popular with some expats. There are occasional comedy nights booked here, with comics jetted in from London’s Comedy Store.

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Seven Nightclub

Seven Nightclub (La Cigale Hotel, 60 Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, Al Sadd Area, Doha) — ‘7’ or ‘Seven’ (like Sky View Bar, is located within the La Cigale Hotel) is without a doubt one of the best establishments to come to Doha in recent years. The night club which houses 700 people, is white in […]

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Qube

Qube (Radisson Blu Hotel, Rawdat Al Khail, Doha) — this spacious nightclub, buried deep in the Ramada complex, is the largest club in Doha. It offers a mixture of live music, visiting DJs – including a hook up with London’s “Ministry of Sound” – and has special nights for hip-hop, UK dance and Indian music. […]

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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (Opera House, Katara Cultural Village, Building 16, West Bay Lagoon area, Doha) – classical music lovers will be quite impressed with the line-up of musical events that’s frequently held here – complete with guests musicians from all corners of the globe. Spectators are advised to check the Orchestra’s website for upcoming events: […]

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Lava

Lava (InterContinental Doha, Al Istiqla Road, West Bay, Doha) — one of Doha’s newest bars to heat up Doha’s party scene, Lava manages to pull a good crowd, whether a band’s playing or a DJ is on the decks. Fiery orange lighting sets the theme, and the few seating areas (bookings only at the weekend) […]

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Habanos

Habanos (Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon, Doha) — for cigar lovers, it doesn’t get better than this. Habanos boasts a free standing humidor stocked with premium cigars (including Cuban smokes) and a cellar of fine vintages. A selection of signature cocktails is also on the menu. Rich mahogany furnishings, low oversized sofas and easy chairs […]

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Bubbles on Two

Bubbles on Two (Radisson Blu Hotel, Rawdat Al Khail, Doha) – this Champagne and cocktail bar has almost got it right. The glass wall, wacky oversized armchairs and lounge curving bar are smart, but then there is also the usual collection of sofas which look like a job lot from Homes R Us. The cocktails […]