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Qatar Holidays

Qatar is an enticing travel destination with a vast range of holiday highlights including year-round sunshine, luxurious hotels, pristine natural beauty, and desert landscapes. This remarkable country is a foodie’s paradise that offers mouth-watering international and local flavours to enjoy in its world-class restaurants. Qatar also has a rich culture and many charming local traditions, so a visit here makes for an enlightening experience.

For adventure-seeking travellers, Qatar will not disappoint; activities come in leaps and bounds, including sand dune bashing, desert safaris, road trips, water sports, and more. Though Qatar embraces the new world with its striking modern monuments, the country maintains its rich history which visitors can learn about by visiting various ancient landmarks. Whether you’re visiting Qatar on a stopover or you’re planning to stay for a while, you will be in awe-of this beautiful country.

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Millennium Central Doha

Airport Road, Doha, Qatar

Room Only 5 Nights
From £879 per person View Offer

Embassy Suites by Hilton Doha Old Town

Jabr Bin Mohammed St, Doha, Qatar

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £919 per person View Offer

Centro Capital Doha

Al Jazeera St, Doha, Qatar

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £1009 per person View Offer

The St. Regis Doha

Doha West Bay, Doha, 14435, Qatar

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £1219 per person View Offer

Top Destinations In Qatar



The capital of Qatar is Doha. It's in a prime location on the east coast of the country, overlooking the Persian Gulf. Doha is an affluent city offering accommodation in a wide choice of architecturally impressive, luxury hotels. There is haute cuisine at the city's restaurants and fast food in busy locations. Much of Doha's nightlife occurs at the city's hotels and usually includes live music. The city has several shopping malls selling designer brands, but there are also traditional markets. From museums and beaches to theme parks and skydiving, there are many entertaining activities to enjoy in Doha.

Helpful Information About Qatar

Currency: You’ll be spending Qatari Riyal.

Language:  Arabic, though English is widely spoken.

Local Time: Three hours ahead of GMT.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately six hours.

Tourist Information: Visit the official Qatar tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Qatar, British citizens need a valid passport which will grant them a 30-day visit without a visa. Longer visits will require a short-term travel visa. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Qatar.

Other FAQs:

Q: Do I need a travel visa to visit Qatar?

A: Travelling on a full British passport permits thirty days in Qatar without a visa.

Q: Is it expensive to visit Qatar on holiday?

A: It is a luxury destination and as such can be very expensive.

Q: When is the best time to holiday in Qatar?

A: Between November and March when the heat is more bearable.

Q: Is Qatar safe to visit on holiday?

A: It is regarded as generally trouble-free.

Q: Can you drink alcohol in Qatar?

A: In licensed hotels and bars only.

Top Things to Do in Qatar

Doha city centre has many cultural attractions such as museums and art galleries that feature local and international exhibitions. Exciting leisure activities such as ice skating and bowling are at shopping malls such as City Center Doha. The amazing Gondalania theme park is in the Villaggio Mall. Its architecture is inspired by Venice and includes an indoor canal with gondola rides. There is also an Italianate Ferris wheel. City walks include the Corniche seafront promenade. The Souq Waqif is a historic Arabic market where a diverse selection of goods are sold including local delicacies, spices, and handmade souvenirs.

To the north of Doha is the Al Dakhira Nature Reserve. It has a unique coastal habitat of mangrove forests and salt-laden valleys known as sabkhas. Travel north-west of Doha to the Al Reem Biosphere Reserve. It's a UNESCO site that has a relatively lush landscape and wildlife such as the Arabian Oryx. Just south of Doha is the Khor Al Adaid, or Inland Sea. It's a vast desert comprising sand dunes. There are many organised trips including camel rides, sandboarding, kitesurfing, or driving over the dunes on quad bikes. Qatar has several sandy beaches including Umm Bab and Katara.

Weather in Qatar

Qatar is famous for its hot weather where temperatures in July often exceed 41.5°C (106.7°F). January is the coldest with temperatures often around 20°C (70°F). March is the wettest month with 0.4 inches of rain.

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