There is no shortage of places to dine out in Qatar. The variety of types of food is unlimited - Arabic, Indian, French, Moroccan, Japanese, Pakistani, Thai, Italian,
Chinese, general European and American to name a few. And many of the Western fast food outlets are found in Doha as well - Dairy Queen, Tim Hortons, Krispy Kremes, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chili's, Applebees, Red Lobster, Ponderosa and more. You can dine in a bargain
establishment or a first-class hotel.
Friday brunches are a favourite with expats as the
majority of shops don't open until the evening. Most of the top hotels do a wine or champagne inclusive brunch and along with fresh lobster, giant prawns and chocolate fondue fountains they really must be seen to be believed. A Friday brunch is not something to be rushed as there are so many delicious dishes to try, if you have children take them along as many of the hotels have a supervised children's play area. Some of the more popular hotels are the Four Seasons, InterContinental, Marriott, Movenpick, Sharq Village, Sheraton and The Ritz-Carlton.
You are encouraged to try the local foods. Doha has countless cheap, cheerful and clean restaurants that serve quality food. And some of them provide curbside service usually by attracting the server with a wave.
Once you try Arabic food, you'll quickly find favourites.
A dip made from chick-peas and tahini (sesame seed paste).
Chopped parsley, mint and crushed wheat.
Lightly cooked eggplants mixed with tahini and garlic and made into a paste.
Wine leaves stuffed with rice.
Stuffed baby zucchini.