- Julie Feb 17, 2005 02:16 PM
The title says it all. This is my first trip and likely my last, so I'll want to get as much of the experience as possible. I'll be there for about five meals, and I want to get the heck away from the big hotels. I have no idea if there are any specialties of Persian Gulf cuisine, but if there are, I want to try them!
Please don't suggest Turkish places (although I know there's good stuff there) because my next stop on this trip will be Istanbul. Also, it is likely that I will be eating solo, so if there are any places that would be uncomfortable for a Western, non-Arabic speaking woman to eat by herself...you get the idea.
Have never been to Doha, so unfortunately cannot give
any practical recs, however I do believe that Doha is
extremely modern as far as recent constructions are
concerned however still steeped in old values, culture
A lot of good food can be available in some of the big
hotels, however there is plenty of different types of
foods available in the large shopping malls, which you
will am sure find plenty of.
Would suggest you have a word with the concierge desk
at your hotel and tell them you want some ''souk'' food
and get a list of the various souk's
A souk is a marketplace and there are several of them
around, some specialising in gold/jewellery, some in
trading of goods, some in clothes, in spices, etc.
Hope you will post a report on your trip.