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Classic Qatar

5 days / 4 nights
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A small peninsular country in the Persian Gulf, Qatar was largely unknown until discovery of its oil and gas reserves spurred rapid growth, becoming a significant power in the region. Today Qatar is well-known for its state-owned media network Al Jazeera, premium flag carrier Qatar Airways, winning the bid to host the World Cup 2022, a large multi-cultural expat community, and its burgeoning capital filled with world-class museums, restaurants, and stunning architecture. This 5-day journey explores Qatar’s cities, deserts, and sea: kayak around a manmade island, see priceless artworks housed in beautiful museums, take a dip in the Inland Sea, meet the country’s treasured Arabian horses and falcons, and much more.

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  • Souq Waqif: This atmospheric old market is an institution in the region, dating back around 250 years, and where traders came to sell spices, fish, textiles, and wood. Nowadays, alongside traditional goods, the souq offers modern clothes, incense, falcons, sweets, and hosts an array of restaurants and cafes. 
  • Natural Reserves: See wild gazelles, ostriches and oryx at the Al Reem Biosphere Reserve and take a swim in the Inland Sea, where sand dunes meet ocean, another UNESCO-recognized natural reserve.
  • Global Art Scene: Doha’s embrace of modern and contemporary art makes for a robust art scene that rivals the top global creative cities. With a skyline designed by ‘starchitects’ such as I.M. Pei and Jean Nouvel, museums and galleries housing priceless masterpieces, and art work that even stretches into the desert, Doha is must-see for art lovers. 


Day 1


Begin your journey through the small Persian Gulf nation of Qatar in the capital city, Doha. Doha is the political and economic center of the country and a rapidly growing modern metropolis brimming with global potential. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel. Unwind and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure. Due to Qatar’s heat, many businesses and restaurants have adjusted their hours to close during midday and reopen in the evening and late into the night. Evening arrivals will find a wealth of dining options and bustling nighttime scene.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: There is nothing quite like the private catamaran-accessible Banana Island Resort Doha in Qatar; with its golden strip of beach, spectacular views of the Arabian Sea, and a carefree environment, the resort is truly a special destination.

Variety: There are practically endless activities available for resort guests that range from high seas fishing excursions to late-night cinema screenings, ensuring that every day will be chock full of exciting, varied diversions.

Relaxation: Indulgent bathtubs complement every suite, the golden sands of the beach beckon, and an ample spa provides an array of treatments; in short, this resort is a haven for relaxation.

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Anantara Banana Island Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Dining Experiences: The expert in-house culinary team at the Four Seasons in Doha works to provide guests with one of the most diverse culinary experiences in the city. The chefs who lead the various fine dining options hail from all around the world.

Exquisite Design: Having undergone fresh renovations down to all restaurants and suites, the Four Seasons Doha deserves a nod as one of the finest offerings in the Four Seasons lineup.

An Urban Resort: The hotel’s layout – with the thriving business district on one side and a private beach on the other – makes it an oasis of leisure and hospitality in the capital city.

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Four Seasons Doha Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Culinary Variety: Guests at the Mandarin Oriental in Doha will find all of their fine dining desires met within the confines of the hotel, with multiple lounges, bars, and restaurants at their disposal.

Beautifully Designed Lodgings: Touches like marble baths and floors, open-air dining terraces, crystalline outdoor swimming pools, and private courtyards foster the signature Mandarin Oriental notes of distinction and class.

An Urban Retreat: Given the hotel’s location in downtown Doha, luxury travelers will find themselves ideally positioned to take advantage of the capital’s opportunities for nightlife, shopping, dining, and cultural exploration

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Mandarin Oriental Doha Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: The hotel's central location places it a stone's throw away from a variety of destinations that range from the vibrant Souq Waqif shopping market to historic sites like the 1927 Al Koot Fort.

Sophisticated Style: With understated décor that exudes refinement and marble bathrooms, the Park Hyatt Doha is sure to leave discerning luxury travelers feeling right at home.

Comprehensive Service: Whether guests are looking for a meal prepared by a Michelin-starred chef or an indulgent afternoon relaxing in a spa setting, all their whims can be met within the comfort of the hotel itself.

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Park Hyatt Doha Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Marks of Distinction: The Ritz-Carlton Doha has several unique design touches and features that set it apart in the world of five-star luxury, including an ornate chandelier that is reputedly the largest of its kind in the Middle East.

Attention to Detail: Guests should expect to want for nothing during a stay at the Ritz-Carlton Doha. Available services for guests range from twice-daily housekeeping and 24-hour in-room dining to laundry and car-hire assistance.

Health and Wellness: The hotel’s in-house spa is among the finest in the city, with signature treatments that blend Arabic principles, Asian traditions, and European concepts.

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Ritz-Carlton Doha Preferred Hotel

Day 2


Begin your morning with a visit to the National Museum of Qatar, one of the most architecturally stunning buildings in Doha’s cityscape. Designed with curved discs to resemble a desert rose, just to admire the building itself is worth a visit. After lunch, you will head out of town to the Al Shaqab Equestrian Center which trains and breeds Arabian horses for a tour of the state-of-the-art facility. See how these prized Arabian horses, once integral to Qatari culture and heritage, are pampered, cared for, and trained, as well as the foal nursery. Returning to the city, you will wander around the labyrinth Souq Waqif, where narrow lanes with tiny stores are cramped with everything from garments to spices, perfumes, and diamonds. There are also shisha lounges, restaurants and cafes, where shoppers can take a break and have traditional foods. The souq, with its cobbled alleys and aged look, is a pleasant change of pace from the modern construction dominating Doha’s cityscape.


Day 3


Get out of the city for a day of sand and sea. To the south of Doha, across a stretch of desert, is Khor Al Adaid, also known as the Inland Sea. Sea water meets golden dunes here to create a beautiful landscape. Various wildlife live in the area including falcons, dugongs, and desert foxes.  Arrive at an upscale desert camp where you can relax on the shore. Relax and enjoy a host of activities from dune bashing, quad biking, camel riding, and sand boarding. Return to the city in time for the setting sun where you will set out on Doha Bay by traditional dhow for a leisure cruise to watch the city lights illuminate around the promenade.

Day 4


This morning, visit the Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural gem by I.M. Pei, which houses a diverse collection of masterpieces of Islamic art dating from the 7th-19th centuries. Then, visit Katara Cultural Village, a charming complex built in the style of traditional Qatari alleyways that houses various cultural organizations and societies, galleries, theaters, coffee shops, academic facilities, a handicraft souk, and restaurants. Stroll around at your leisure and enjoy a casual lunch. Next you’ll visit The Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island developed for residential and commercial use just north of Doha and built to resemble a string of pearls. There are several luxury hotels, numerous dining and entertainment venues, and a yacht harbor. After lunch, you will drive west toward the Zekreet Peninsula. You will first stop at Al Shahaniya, a city famous for their camels, to see the racing camels either during their training or their race. Then visit the one and only Oryx Sanctuary located next to the Sheikh Faisal Museum where you will see the original Arabian Oryxm still a protected species that is unable to be seen in the wild in Qatar. Finally you will visit the East-West West-East art installation by Richard Serra. The artwork consists of four almost 40-feet tall steel plates, standing at intervals spread over a kilometer.


Day 5


After breakfast, say goodbye to Qatar as you check out of your hotel and check in for your international flight to your onwards destination. 

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