Because Doha is an Islamic city many locals do not drink alcohol but alcohol has been tolerated, to a certain degree, by Qatari Law. Non-Muslim expatriates resident in Qatar are eligible to receive liquor permits permitting them to purchase alcohol for personal use through Qatar Distribution Company, the exclusive importer and retailer for alcohol in Qatar.
Doha doesn't have many nightspots. The western nightlife in Doha is centralized in the international hotels in Doha. In here we find state of the art bars and discotheques.
Local nightlife is found in traditional shi-sha (water pipe) places and coffee houses. It is nice to sit by the water with a sheesha, mint tea or coffee.
The culture in the Gulf region varies little from country to country.
To book a hotel in Doha, visit the Doha hotel booking page