|Quoting Levent (Reply 4):|
Sorry for replying so late... Well, I have about six hours between flights and as I LOVE Middle-Eastern food, I thought I'd go into town and find myself a nice restaurant to enjoy the local cuisine. And, as said before, I've never been there so I would like to see Doha, even if it is boring.
Hmmm... if you love Middle Eastern cuisine, theres quite a few good Arabic restaurants in town. You could grab a taxi from the airport and go to Layali on Salwa Road, its an excellent Lebanese resturant. Or, there is Al Saha on Grand Hamad... although thats a bit more pricey.
But, i'm not sure if the taxi drivers will know where these are. To be safe, there are several other places you could go. The Diplomatic Club, which is about 20 minutes away from the airport, has a very good seafood restaurant called Al Sayyad - lots of Arabic-style seafood dishes there. Or, Al Shaheen at the Sheraton is excellent. Obviously, these are all all more pricey than regular restaurants, but the food is well worth it.
There are many choices, it all comes down to what you want. But, a word of advice... arrange for a taxi to pick you up beforehand from wherever your going. Finding taxis is absolute hell in Doha, and public transport isn't all that great here. You could arrange with the same taxi that drops you off or just call the taxi company to send you one over, just get the number off the taxi driver.
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