From shopping in souqs to desert safaris and boat trips, these are Qatar’s most sought-after activities
In case you missed the handy postcards printed in the March 8 and April 5 editions of TTG, here’s a round-up of Qatar’s top selling points and essential facts. Plus, there’s the chance to win a three-night holiday for two to Qatar.
What? Souq Waqif
Where? Dhow harbour
Why? It’s a treasure trove of Arabic spices, handicrafts and entertainment. The market’s authentic architecture comes alive with Arab street life, especially after sunset. Suggest your customers head here for a traditional meal.
What? Museum of Islamic Art
Where? Doha port
Why? This collection of art and artefacts spans 14 centuries. Guided tours are available, or visitors can explore the five-floor building independently. On the top floor, they can dine at Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasses’ IDAM restaurant.
What? Desert experiences and Khor Al Adaid
Where? Southwest of Doha
Why? High sand dunes and expansive skies are perfect for jeep safaris, parachuting and, at night, stargazing. Khor Al Adaid, the Unesco-listed “Inland Sea”, lies to the south – it’s one of the only places in the world where the sea encroaches into the desert.
What? Dhow boat cruise
Where? Dhow harbour
Why? The country’s seafaring
heritage is epitomised during a traditional wooden Qatari dhow boat cruise from the harbour. Full-day, half-day and evening sightseeing excursions, including a meal, can be arranged in advance for your clients.
Capital city: Doha
Language: Arabic and English
Currency: Qatari Riyal
Time zone: GMT +3
Climate: Warm weather all year round
Visas: Free 30-day visa waiver on arrival for UK nationals
UK to Doha flight time: 7 hours
Win a three-night holiday for two to Qatar, flying with Qatar Airways and staying at The Ritz-Carlton with breakfast included. Plus, 10 runners up will win a Polaroid camera! Click here to find out more
Go to tawashqatar.com to take the newly revamped Qatar training programme.