Qatar is an enticing travel destination with a vast range of holiday highlights including year-round sunshine, luxurious hotels, pristine natural beauty, desert landscapes and breath-taking sunsets. This remarkable country is a foodie’s paradise that offers a variety of 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 walk around its streets 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, Film City excursions and more. Brightsun Travel offers a range of cheap holidays to Qatar, including a luxury holiday package to the 5-star St. Regis Doha which features a private beach, outdoor pool and spa. 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 such as Zubara Fort - a castle-like monument featuring a range of historic exhibits. Whether you’re visiting Qatar on a stopover or you’re planning to stay for a while, travellers will be in awe-of this beautiful country.
Setting the scene for a holiday to Qatar is Doha, Qatar’s world-class capital city which offers a wonderful blend of old and new… From state-of-the-art shopping malls to ancient souks and high rise buildings to historic forts, a holiday to Doha has the best of both worlds. The city is home to some of the country’s must see architectural wonders, including the National Museum of Qatar which is shaped similar to the petals of a desert rose, and the Qatar National Convention Centre which is uniquely shaped like tree branches. A highlight attraction of Doha is the man-made Pearl-Qatar Island which offers a plethora of stunning beaches, yacht-lined marinas, excellent waterfront restaurants and luxury shopping complexes. Another must-visit of the city is the Corniche - this stunning 7km long waterfront promenade has lush green surroundings, a range of quirky cafes and bars and extensive views of Doha’s city skyline. Whether you desire adventure, relaxation, excellent shopping or a cultural insight, Qatar is the place to be. Contact Brightsun Travel about your next Middle East city break and explore our cheap holiday deals to Qatar that are available all year round.
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Doha is one of the world’s most beautiful cities that has been officially named as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World. The stylish Qatari capital offers plenty of sun, sea, desert landscapes, restaurants, architectural marvels, and more… There is a lot to be experienced here, like the beaches... The city has an idyllic location on the Persian Gulf coastline, boasting crystal-clear waters and fine white sands. Brightsun are travel specialists to the Middle East, offering cheap holidays to Doha from the UK.
As well as striking modernity, Doha also has a rich history, and a visit to the city’s historic sites will make visitors feel as though they have stepped back in time. Among the finest of Doha’s historical attractions is Souq Waqif – an ancient market over 250 years old with stalls selling authentic goods such as handicrafts, spices, perfumes, and jewellery alongside an array of great restaurants. Another ancient wonder in Doha is Al Koot Fort - a military fortress and converted museum offering an insight into Qatar’s heritage.
Doha also has an authentic local culture, often hosting fun cultural performances and festivals which allows visitors to fully immerse themselves into this city. Whatever you are looking for from this spectacular travel destination, whether it be a slice of culture, sightseeing, or beaches, Brightsun Travel has the best holidays to Doha, suiting a city break passing through or an indulgent week away. Our packages feature flights with some of the world’s best airlines, plus premium hotels with superb central locations.
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.
A: Travelling on a full British passport permits thirty days in Qatar without a visa.
A: It is a luxury destination and as such can be very expensive.
A: Between November and March when the heat is more bearable.
A: It is regarded as generally trouble-free.
A: In licensed hotels and bars only.
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.
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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