Bringing together old-world hospitality with cosmopolitan sophistication, Qatar should be at the top of your travel list. The country offers the chance to enjoy a rich cultural tapestry, new experiences and adventures. Here are five unbeatable experiences for you to enjoy on your next visit:
Visit one of the world's best wellness retreats
Tucked away on Qatar’s Northern coast, this relaxation haven offers the highest international service standards, rooted in traditional Qatari hospitality. The resort, which won the ‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat 2020’ at the World Spa Awards, has a range of treatments to allow guests to fully immerse in true serenity, surrounded by its natural and picturesque landscape.
Dine at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant
Three-star Michelin chef, Dani Garcia, combines Andalusian flavours and cutting-edge techniques at BIBO. The world-renowned restaurant promises to provide dynamic, eclectic and laidback dishes including the brioche de rabo de toro (oxtail brioche), ceviche de corvina and atun a la parilla.
Stay at one of Qatar's most prestigious hotels
Located on Qatar’s golden coastline and only a stone’s throw away from the National Museum of Qatar and the Souq Waqif, the Sharq Village & Spa from Ritz-Carlton is the perfect setting for a memorable stay in Doha. Designed to emulate an elegantly marbled Sheikh’s palace, guests can unwind from a long day of perusing the capital’s museums in the hotel’s infinity pool or at the private beach. Guests will also be able to enjoy the five star hotel’s Sharq Village Spa, which is spread across 6,500 metres and features fully equipped exercise facilities, 23 treatment as well as a traditional souq which includes boutique stores selling everything from high end fashion, cigars, oud and jewels.
Discover the underwater world of shipwrecks & coral reefs
Scuba diving at Khor Al Adaid
Khor Al Adaid, or inland sea as it is known in English, is considered a desert marvel. The beach at Khor Al Adaid features clear waters and fine sand, surrounded by miles of desert. Accessible only by 4X4, even getting to this scuba diving haven is an adventure, as guests will pass Bedouin settlements and camels. With the warm and tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf, it is a perfect spot to explore the underwater world. From shipwrecks to coral reefs, and deep water to man-made reefs, travellers can dive into a wonderland of marine life.
Experience a mindful excursion
Kayak through the Al Thakira Mangroves
Experience the natural formation of Qatar’s Al Thakira Mangroves, home to a wonderland of salt-encrusted tree branches and pencil roots. Travel through the calm waters off Purple Island by kayak, spending the day exploring the mesmerising mangroves and spotting the unique flora and fauna, including migratory birds such as herons and flamingos, as well as a number of fish and crustacean species.