Your favourite outdoor bar is most likely decided by your mood or your money. But there are also a host of places you might not have even considered for an al fresco evening.
With the weather at its most perfect, here are five fantastic outdoor spaces for you to enjoy, with stunning vistas, perfect pizzas and maybe even the odd footballer or two thrown in.
The views across the grounds are lovely, but it’s the chance to run into football legends that many come for (it’s home to a few beIN regulars, from Keyes to Kluivert).
Daily 5pm-1am. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1280).
Opal by Gordon Ramsay
A low-key spin on the big man’s brand, Opal has a laid-back terrace worth a visit in itself for its stunning views, diverse beverage menu and gourmet pizzas if you get peckish.
Daily 12pm-4pm, 6pm-11pm. The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).
Perched on the 15th floor, this sparkly lounge boasts views all the way from Al Sadd to West Bay. There are light bites and cool house tunes to keep you going, too.
Daily 6pm-2am. La Cigale Hotel, C Ring Road (4428 8888).
Forget the restaurant, the lounge here is run by some of the most brilliant bar folk in the city. Ditch the wood panels and soft lighting inside: the outdoor terrace is bathed in cool breezes and gorgeous views.
Sun-Thu 4pm-midnight, Fri & Sat 4pm-2am. Marsa Malaz Kempinski (4035 5300).
Flanked by views of new and old Doha, this relaxed, good value outdoor space is rightly popular. Seating could, frankly, be comfier, but the pizzas and music are tops.
Daily 5pm-2am. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Doha – Old Town (5079 3208).