What Is It?: With a broad mix of cultural influences, Qatar has one of the most diverse gastronomic scenes in the region.
Why Do It?: It’s a foodies’ paradise with practically an endless number of options that include Qatari, Malaysian, Filipino, Chinese, Nepalese, Mexican, American, and just about everything else imaginable.
Good to Know: You’ll want to sample some of the country’s own traditional fare. That includes Machboos, a spiced rice dish with marinated fish or meat like lamb, beef, or chicken. As the national dish, nearly every restaurant offers it. Tasty foods for every palate can be found everywhere, from food trucks and street vendors to celebrity-helmed Michelin-star eateries.