With the dearth of alcohol in Qatar, the country doesn''t have
the type of nightlife scene that most western travellers would be
familiar with. However there are numerous Sheesha (smoking) cafes,
and the Corniche is a popular area for those keen on an evening
stroll. The bars in the international hotels such as the
Ritz-Carlton, the Grand Hyatt, Ramada and La Cigale are all popular
nightlife spots for expats and visitors to the country. The Irish
pub at the Sheraton regularly hosts live music events and the
glamourous Skyview Bar at La Cigale attract a vibey clientele.
Tourists wishing to purchase alcoholic beverages are required to
present their passport before being served.