West Bay Lagoon, a newly developed neighborhood in Doha, is a very popular choice among expats and local Qataris alike, because of it’s panoramic views and prime bay-facing location.
It is located on the north end of the Corniche and stretches from Al Dafna to the Diplomatic area.
This community has some of the tallest skyscrapers in the city. It offers an exhaustive choice of living – from a studio apartment to beautiful waterfront villas on rent.
Most apartments on lease in West Bay feature semi or fully furnished, centrally air-conditioned units with a 24/7 maintenance and electricity-backup facility, concierge service as well as amenities like jogging track, swimming pool, kiddie’s pool, gymnasium, club house etc.
Spacious villas on rent can be found on the two-lane main roads in West Bay. While The City Centre Mall is amongst the most popular malls here, other malls close by are Lagoon Plaza and The Gate.
West Bay also has some of the best international schools in the city. The area has many shops and ATMs nearby. Carrefour and Monoprix, both French retail supermarket chains, have very large and well-stocked stores here.
There are many private clinics and public hospitals with a 24 hours trauma centre/Emergency in and around West Bay. Sidra Medical and Research Centre, West Bay Hamad Hospital and Rumailah hospital are some of the notable ones.
For entertainment and sightseeing, there are many options available that do not burn a hole in your pocket. The Burj Qatar, a towering prominent building that landmarks West Bay area also offers a fascinating lights-show during the evening.
The Corniche, which is a waterfront promenade that runs for a few kilometers along the Doha Bay, is a good place for a lazy family evening out or for a quick morning jog. To enjoy the stunning sea view and the Doha skyline in the evenings, Sheraton Park is one of the best places to be for families and children.
Overall, Its proximity to the Corniche, Cultural Village, Museum of Islamic Art as well as the Qatar International Exhibition Centre means that West Bay is one of the choicest places to stay in the city of Doha.