This 7-kilometer pedestrian-only promenade follows Doha Bay and offers spectacular skyline views. It runs from the stunning Museum of Islamic Art on the East to the Aztec-pyramid-shaped Sheraton Hotel on the West. We rode past the entire length on the busy road that borders the promenade and also walked along its Eastern section with hundreds of others on Qatar's National Day. That night, many more people appeared here to watch the celebratory fireworks. We thought the skyline was especially interesting after dark. because many of the high-rises stood bathed in various colors.
Though tall palms rise from the border by the road, no shade reaches the promenade. We found it comfortable to walk there during the day in winter, but I recommend going there at night in much hotter weather. The promenade is quite clean and attracts all age levels. We saw many joggers there. Photo ops include traditional wooden dhows bobbing in the sparkling water, and dhow cruises are available.
We combined a visit to Souq Waqif with the Corniche, which is just north of the old marketplace.