For a luxury holiday that is really like no other, a trip to Qatar is a must. Here, you can watch history in the making as this once desolate region seems to spring to life around you with constant updates, expansions and exciting new endeavours. A burgeoning scene of culture, cuisine and creative arts is blossoming in the region’s cities and rural towns, and everything from camel riding to robot building is taking place, all at once.
If you want to witness one of the last big cities in the making, then you’d better head straight for Qatar’s capital, Doha. Its immense and impressive skyline is awash with beautiful, mind-bogglingly high skyscrapers, hotels and mosques that ooze all the confidence and style of a wealthy capital.
Couples, why not take a romantic evening gander through the famously reinvented Souk Waqif? Its colourful displays of Middle Eastern treasures, softly glimmering lights and the enticing smell of its Arabic delicacies are sure to bring a noticeable lightness to your hearts and your wallets. Better yet, take a sunset stroll on the stunning sands of the Four Season’s Beach – an ideal place to ramp up the romance.
Art enthusiasts will likewise find their experience an exceptional one with a visit to the Museum of Islamic Arts or Gallery One, two excellent examples that showcase the contrasting yet harmonious conjoining of contemporary urban life with ancient traditions.
The sun worshippers out there aren’t forgotten either. When deciding on Qatar, you really get the best of both worlds. A peaceful, beach holiday and culturally intriguing trip that will make dinner conversation for months – all right on your doorstep. There are plenty of white sandy stretches to get your tanning on, whether you choose to remain on one of the private hotel beaches that come complimentary with your stay or venture onto one of the livelier public spaces.
Oh, did we forget to mention the state-of-the-art, world-famous hotels that are on offer here? With such big names as the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, W Hotel, St. Regis and the Grand Hyatt throwing open their very luxurious doors to discerning travellers, you will be spoilt for choice with accommodation. And that’s not even to mention the host of exclusive activities that these hotels offer such as five star spas, first-rate sports facilities and lots more.
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
Although Qatar’s dress code isn’t as strict as many Middle Eastern areas, visitors are still advised to cover their knees and shoulders and not to wear anything too tight or revealing – giving you the perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe and take on the beautiful fashion of the region!
Good to know
- Currency: QAR
Flying time to destination:
7-hours from London
- After Dark Destination: Z Lounge by Zengo at Kempinski Residences & Suites
- In A Word: Dynamic
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 21°c||Feb: 22°c||Mar: 25°c|
|Apr: 33°c||May: 37°c||Jun: 41°c|
|Jul: 41°c||Aug: 40°c||Sep: 37°c|
|Oct: 33°c||Nov: 30°c||Dec: 25°c|