The World’s Best Stopover Destination: 48 hours in Qatar
With Qatar’s extraordinary developments in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ tournament, the country has designed its cultural capital into a modern metropolis fused with an ancient Arabian heritage – further enhancing the World’s Best Stopover Value.
Starting at just $14 USD, travellers can enjoy two holidays in one journey with Qatar’s incredible stopover packages. Whether you’re after an arts extravaganza, adrenaline-fuelled adventure sports, culinary explorations, or non-stop shopping, Qatar allows travellers to curate their dream itinerary with a diverse range of standard, premium, and luxury stopover packages featuring 4-to-5 star hotels.
Everyone from business travellers adding some downtime onto a work trip to leisure travellers passing through on flights further afield will appreciate a short stay in this popular transit hub.
A day in Doha is ample time to take in the wonders of the city. Travellers can start by visiting the Museum of Islamic Art, nestled on the promenade of the Doha Corniche. The Museum showcases Islamic art from across three continents and features an extensive collection of artifacts including metal work, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, textiles and glass, dating back to the 7th century. A visit to the bustling Souq Waqif is a must, where travellers can explore the alleyways and stalls, and enjoy traditional Qatari delicacies, art galleries, and live performances. Before the day is over, visit the Doha Corniche to take in the spectacular beauty of the city’s skyline.
36-hours: If you have an extra night to explore, or are looking for some time to sit back and relax, a stay at the Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas is ideal. Situated just over 50 miles from downtown Doha, the property has the largest waterpark in the region and offers travellers a luxurious getaway with over two miles of stunning private beaches. Enjoy the best in Arabian hospitality at the hotel’s spas and a wide range of dining experiences across the property’s 20+ eateries.
48-hours: Travellers who have a few days in the destination should visit Place Vendôme Mall, an extravagant 1,150,000 square meter mall inspired by classic French architecture. Running through the interior and exterior of the mall is a water canal that features an iconic dancing water fountain show that should not be missed! Visitors can also take in the beauty of the city by water, either by taking a cruise on a traditional wooden Dhow boat or jet skiing around the marina to enjoy the stunning views of The Pearl-Qatar against the city’s majestic backdrop. With a few days in Doha, there are ample must-try dining experiences that suite every palate, ranging from Shay Al Shoomos, one of the most famous restaurants in Doha for a traditional Qatari meal to Nobu, The Four Seasons Hotel Doha for an alfresco meal with unparalleled views over the Arabian Gulf, among many others.