February 20, 2023

Top Pick Karaoke Spots for Doha’s Songbirds

There must be very few people around the world who don't love or at least appreciate music. Its emotive power makes us feel elated, excited, empowered, melancholy, and even tearful. It has the ability to elicit memories and desires and links us to our culture. These are just some of the reasons we love to hear music and belt it out from the top of our lungs. However, of the seven billion people or so on the planet, only a small percentage can actually sing like nightingales and make a living inspiring the masses. For the rest of us, there's always karaoke!

With a population of nearly three million, made up of over one hundred nationalities, Qatar has its fair share of budding songsters, amateur singers, and wannabe singers. Plus, those of us who can't sing but can't help belting one out when the feeling takes hold. Fortunately, Doha has an array of karaoke venues where we can all perform, or at least warble along to a tune, and we've picked our most-loved for you to try…

Top Pick Karaoke Bars

Of the various establishments that promise Karaoke heaven to residents across Doha, these are our three top favourites:

Luna Karaoke by Xuan Tea


Not far from downtown Msheireb, Xuan Tea is a purveyor of the hugely popular Taiwanese drink Bubble Tea - tea blended with milk or juice, various flavours and toppings, and some tapioca pearls thrown in for good measure. Aside from the tea and several traditional Taiwanese dishes - crispy taro balls, fried chicken and street potato balls - the tea shop also boasts several private karaoke rooms. Decked out with UBox karaoke systems, with over 60,000 songs in many different languages, mammoth TV screens, comfortable sofas and air-conditioning, these mirrored lounges are the perfect places to go with friends to relax, have fun and sing your hearts out. A deluxe room, which hosts four people, will set you back QAR 69 for an hour. A larger suite with a giant sofa is just QAR 99 per hour for eight guests.

The Nitty Gritty:


Ibn Mahmoud Street, Doha

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 12:30 pm - 4 pm

Contact Details:

Tel: +974 6607 8881

Email: [email protected]

Web: https://luna-karaoke-by-xuan-tea.business.site

Social Media: @lunakaraokeqatar


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Megapolis is a sizeable state-of-the-art entertainment hub in The Pearl. The venue offers a host of entertainment options, including high-end arcade games, virtual reality games, simulator experiences, escape rooms, bowling, billiards, darts, and, most importantly, karaoke. With three standard private rooms and two VIP options (both for a maximum of six people), you can sing to your heart's content in style and comfort. All rooms are equipped with top-notch karaoke systems, TV screens, comfortable sofas and funky lighting; the VIP rooms even have a mini stage for the real performers to shake their stuff as they sing! And, there is an option to record your singing and post it on YouTube - ask at reception if you want to go public. Standard rooms cost QAR 55 per hour on weekdays and QAR 79 on the weekends. Food options are available at several kiosks and outlets in the centre.

The Nitty Gritty:


Andalucia Way, Medina Centrale, Pearl Qatar, Doha

Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 10 am - 12 am

Thursday: 10 am - 1 am

Friday: 1 pm - 1 am

Saturday: 10 am - 12 am

Contact Details:

Tel: +974 4437 8444

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.megapolisqatar.com/

Social Media: @MegapolisQatar

Tabi Boba Cafe

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Tabi Boba has two cafes offering karaoke to the masses, one in Al Sadd and the other in Abu Hamour. Like Luna Karaoke, this joint is based on the Taiwanese craze of drinking Bubble Tea and has a vast menu of flavours and types to choose from, as well as coffee style bubble drinks and milkshakes. Apart from the bubbles, Tabi Boba also hosts several games and karaoke rooms. Karaoke systems in comfortable and funky spaces cater to groups of up to five and provide an extensive catalogue of songs. To get one hour on the microphone, all you need to do is buy four drinks! And, if you've had enough karaoke (really?!?), you could always try out the games rooms, in which you'll find Darts Live. This electronic, network-connected game allows you to play various darts games with people worldwide. If you are feeling peckish after all the fun, round the evening off with snacks and hot food from the bar, including salted egg yolk potato ridges, salted egg fish skin, chilli crab, seaweed tempura bites, waffles and steamed chicken or roast chicken.

The Nitty Gritty:


Al Sadd Branch: Bin Mahmoud Street (next to La Cigale Hotel), Al Saad, Doha

Abu Hamour Branch: Golden Plaza, Abu Hamour, Doha

Opening Hours:

Al Sadd Branch: Thursday to Friday: 11:30 am - 2 am

Saturday to Wednesday: 11:30 am - 12 am

Abu Hamour Branch: Thursday to Friday: 11 am - 2 am

Saturday to Wednesday: 11 am - 12 am

Contact Details:

Tel: +974 3354 0665 (Al Sadd Branch) / 3023 1363 (Abu Hamour Branch)

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://Www.tabiboba.com/

Social Media: @Tabiboba.onezo

Published: June 15, 2022
Last updated: February 20, 2023