Marhaba, Qatar’s premier information guide, is launching a weekly contest starting today, 19 March 2015, to encourage residents and visitors to get familiarised with Doha, the capital of Qatar.

We will be posting a question every Thursday on our Facebook page. To participate, all you have to do is:

  • Like the post
  • Share the post (Make sure your shared post’s privacy is set to public)
  • Leave a comment with your answer

Know Doha Mechanics

Winners will be announced every Wednesday via our social media channels – Facebook and Twitter.

Tip: Grab the latest copy of the Marhaba Information Guide as an easy reference to answering the ‘Know Doha’ contest questions.

Good luck!

Week 1
Question: What is the name and zone number of this iconic place in Doha?
Answer: Souq Waqif, Zone 1
Winner: Farhana Faiz Nowrin
Prize: Cut & Style voucher from roots

Week 2
Question: What is the official name of West Bay?
Answer: Dafna
Winner: Hina Ansari
Prize: Deluxe Pedicure from roots

Week 3
Question: Which is the tallest building in Doha
Answer: The Torch Doha/ Aspire Tower
Winner: Candy Sta. Maria
Prize: Most Pure Amala Facial from Six Senses Spa

Week 4
Question: What are 3 animals commonly involved in national sports in Qatar?
Answer:  Camel, falcon and horse
Winner: Saima Malik
Prize: Pet Spa voucher from ParkView Pet Center

Week 5
Question:Name 5 public beaches in Qatar
Winner: Cirilo Rodrigues
Prize: Dinner for 2 at Carisma Restaurant at Warwick Hotel Doha

Week 6
Question: Can you identify these three places at Souq Waqif?
Answer: 1- Falcon Souq, 2-Souq Waqif Art Center, 3-Gold Souk
Winner: Nadia Kurshid
Prize: Friday brunch for 2 at La Piazza, Al Bidda Boutique Hotel by Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel

Week 7
Question: Which department in Qatar should you obtain permit from when importing a pet?
Answer: Department of Animal Resources
Winner: Dehbi Fares
Prize: Pet Care Package from The Veterinary Surgery

Week 8
Question: How long is the Doha Corniche?
Answer: 7 kilometres or 4.4 miles
Winner: Claudia Vucetich
Prize: Dinner for 2 at Hwang, InterContinental Doha The City

Week 9
Question: Can you name 5 tourist spots in Doha?
Winner: Nicolette Karen Lim
Prize: Two hop-on hop-off tickets from Doha Bus

Week 10
Question: What is the name of the small public island off Doha
Answer: Al Safliya Island
Winner: Shahzad Khan
Prize: Dinner Dhow Cruise for 2 from Qatar International Adventures

Week 11
Question: What are the 2 public places in Qatar that have exercising equipment?
Answer: Aspire Park and Corniche
Winner: Akbar Hussain
Prize: Three-week Shed Program from Crunch Doha

Week 12
Question: Can you name these two beautiful places in Qatar?
Answer: Medina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar and Zekreet
Winner: Suhair Abdelrahman
Prize: Half Day Desert Safari for 2 from Arabian Adventures Qatar

Week 13
Question: Who is the renowned architect behind the design of the Museum of Islamic Art?
Answer: I.M. Pei
Winner: Farhana Afreen
Prize: 2 hop-on hop-off tickets from Doha Bus

Week 14
Question: What is the name of the second largest mosque in Qatar?
Answer: Al Rayyan Mosque
Winner: Mahamood Cv
Prize: Dinner for 2 from Wyndham Grand Regency’s Chopsticks Restaurant

Week 15
Question: What is the children’s party celebrated on the 14th night of Ramadan?
Prize: Dinner for 2 from Wyndham Grand Regency’s Tangia Restaurant