Qatar is a Middle Eastern country that seamlessly combines modern infrastructure with ancient traditions. It’s famous for its falconry, camel racing and traditional dhows, but also for its first-class watersports, classy restaurants and contemporary skylines. You can go on shopping sprees in both traditional souqs and modern malls.

The tiny peninsula jutting into the Arabian Gulf is effectively a city-state, with most hotels sitting within the capital city of Doha. But the desert landscape makes a great playground for 4x4 adventures and hides some remarkable historical sites. The long coastline is popular with kitesurfers and the beaches along the western coast are especially beautiful.

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  • Doha

    Doha is a rising star of the Middle East – a city on its way to greatness. As it becomes a focal point for global events, the city’s infrastructure and range of attractions is being developed to meet the increasing demand. It’s being built around the historical charms and ancient traditions instead of on top of them, so you end...

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What to see & do in Qatar

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There’s an excellent range of things to do in Qatar, partially because this country has a fascinating past and a bright future. From the past, you can find old forts, traditional markets and ancient carvings. The present and future bring us the striking metropolis of Doha, with its glittering skyscrapers and manmade islands. The Middle Eastern country also has an impressive array of natural attractions. There’s the open desert, which is...

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Where & what to eat in Qatar

  • 10 Best Qatari Foods and Where to Find Them in Doha

    This guide presents the best local Qatari dishes worth trying in Doha. The country’s capital has such an incredible diversity of international cuisine that it can be quite hard to find classic Qatari dishes during your visit. Even so, it's worth the effort of hunting down traditional local restaurants for the amazing food, ranging from hearty home-cooked stews to delicate...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Qatar

Shopping in Qatar spans a broad spectrum in terms of style and price. At one end, you have a choice of ultra-modern malls in Doha, with big-name brands in luxurious air-conditioned surroundings. Some of these places are like little cities in their own right, as they occupy massive areas with countless shops, amazing facilities, and entertainment options. At the opposite end of the spectrum, you have the country’s many souqs. These bustling...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Qatar

  • 10 Best Things to Do at Night in Doha

    Doha has a diverse nightlife scene that promises plenty of excitement despite the ban on public drinking. Qatar’s capital may be famous for its ultra-modern skyscrapers and Islamic-inspired architectural masterpieces, but rooftop bars, historic shopping districts and even desert safaris promise plenty of excitement once the sun goes down. Stroll around Qatar's best souq, drink a cocktail while the sun sets...

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Having information about Qatar can help you get to know this fascinating Middle Eastern country, which boasts a rich culture and a striking landscape. The 190-km-long peninsula that juts into the Arabian Gulf contains open desert, flat plains, mangrove forests and even a few rugged little hills. It’s surrounded by glittering seas that are great for swimming, snorkelling and diving. And you can expect great weather year-round, of course. On land,...

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