For a luxury holiday beyond your wildest dreams, look no further than Qatar.
Located on the western coast of the Arabian Gulf, this exceptional nation is blessed with superb weather all year round, meaning it is a great destination whatever the season.
Combining breathtaking natural beauty, heritage and tradition, and a modern, cosmopolitan city, Qatar promises to delight and excite in equal measure, with unforgettable experiences awaiting families and couples alike.
Ideal for relaxation or exploration, visitors will be spoilt for choice by the attractions and activities on offer, with opportunities to discover art and culture, food and drink, unspoilt beaches and a myriad of leisure options.
Families are well catered for with theme parks, gaming zones and museums, while couples can indulge in spa experiences, hit the shops, or simply stretch out on the beach.
Those seeking adventure will find an abundance of water sports, as well as the opportunity to explore the country’s vast desert or enjoy Qatar from above, with a variety of high-flying activities to choose from, including paragliding and skydiving.
Qatar also has plenty to offer when it comes to luxury hotels and resorts, with options to suit every type of traveller.
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Flights: You can fly direct to Qatar from a number of UK Airports, including London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Passport/visa requirements: Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date you enter the country. You will get a free 30-day tourist visa-waiver upon arrival in Qatar.
Packing essentials:Qatar enjoys year-round sunshine, so light clothing, a hat, sunglasses and sun cream are essential. Travellers should dress appropriately in public places and wear conservative beachwear when visiting public beaches.
Luxury holidays in Qatar promise endless opportunities for relaxation, indulgence, action and adventure.
This phenomenal destination has activities to please absolutely every visitor, with the option to do as little or as much as you please.
With over 560km of coastline, Qatar is an excellent choice for those who like to spend their time close to the water.
A myriad of unspoilt beaches provide the ideal places for sun-worshippers, while the crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Gulf are perfect for diving, sailing, water skiing, kitesurfing, jet skiing and windsurfing.
Kayaks can also be used to navigate the Al Thakira mangroves, situated to the north of Al Khor, while a dhow cruise allows for a more relaxing seafaring experience.
Travellers with a head for heights may decide to take to the skies in search of adventure. Activities such as skydiving or paragliding are available, as well as the opportunity to experience Qatar from above in a light aircraft or glider.
In contrast, those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground can choose to explore Qatar’s spectacular desert. A visit to the breathtaking ‘Inland Sea’ or Khor Al Adaid is a must. A UNESCO world heritage site, it is one of the only places in the world where the sea meets the desert, and is accessible by 4x4 vehicle.
Other options for exploring this incredible landscape include on camel or horseback, while a traditional Bedouin-style experience gives visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Arabic culture.
Qatar’s heritage can also be embraced at a number of wonderful museum and galleries. The National Museum of Qatar, which is a work of art in itself, is one such place. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the building features a number of exhibitions and artifacts charting the nation’s fascinating history.
A variety of child-friendly museums are also on offer, including the Kahramaa Awareness Park, featuring augmented reality exhibitions and interactive games, and the Al Thuraya Planetarium.
If theme park fun is more your thing, you’ll find a variety of sensational attractions for all the family to enjoy in Qatar’s capital Doha, including Angry Birds World, the winter-themed Snow Dunes and Virtuocity, a dedicated e-gaming hub.
For those seeking a little indulgence during their holiday, Qatar has much to offer in the way of wellness and spa facilities. A number of luxury hotels and resorts serve up pampering and treatment packages, with guests able to revive and rejuvenate their minds, bodies and spirits during their stay.
Travellers are also treated impressive retail venues, with world-class shopping malls offering an array of high street and luxury brands, and authentic souks full of traditional handicrafts and tasty delicacies.
For more information on visiting Qatar speak to one of our travel specialists.
Qatar has a desert climate with sunshine all year round. The best time to visit depends on whether you prefer hot summers or mild winters, with the warmest month of July averaging 36°C and the coolest month of January averaging 17°C. Rainfall in Qatar is rare, with any showers being brief and mainly falling in winter.
You’re seeking a destination that combines a luxury escape in a modern city with a touch of tradition and a splash of culture.
You crave a unique holiday experience that promises relaxation, captivation and enrichment.
You enjoy thrilling activities, exciting adventures and spectacular scenery.
Celebrated annually on December 18, Qatar National Day marks the country’s unification in 1878, when Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani succeeded his father, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Thani, as the ruler of Qatar.
As well as being a public holiday, National Day is also marked with fireworks, sports competitions and a large parade through Doha.
The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is the time when Muslims believe that God (Allah) first revealed the Koran (the Islamic holy book) to the Prophet Muhammad.
Taking place at a different time each year due to Islam following a lunar calendar, Ramadan sees Muslims fast during daylight hours.
Eid Al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, with Muslims celebrating by giving money to the poor and feasting with family members.
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
The first World Cup ever in the Middle East, the competition will take place from November 21 to December 18, with the final to be held at the Lusail Stadium, in Doha.
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