Tom Pyman

Qatar Travel Expert

Perched on the Persian Gulf, a luxury holiday in Qatar takes some of our favourite aspects of the Middle East and delivers them in a way that few others have taken the time to see. Here, desert sands drift to reveal a thriving art scene that sits alongside ancient wonder and some of the region’s most authentic experiences. Spontaneous and original, Qatar is fast developing into so much more than a stop-over.

Tom Pyman

Qatar Travel Expert

Qatar Highlights

With rolling sand dunes on one side, and the sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf on the other; Qatar is a destination that oozes beauty and heritage…

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Qatar is undergoing a process of rapid growth. This much is undeniable. Luxury hotels, spas, and world-class restaurants open every day in Doha, its capital city. It has also, notably, become heavily invested in cultural activities, from being the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA World Cup (in 2022), to seeing the rise of a thriving Gulf arts scene. But it also has a low-key and traditional side, making it an unusual but rewarding getaway. Welcome to Qatar.

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While it is best known for its wellness spas, glitzy restaurants, and swanky architecture, Qatar has one thing which its neighbours do not – a desert that meets the sea. Private tours of this opening country would do no worse than to take in its thriving arts scene, including the offering at the mesmerising Museum of Islamic Art in Doha – having hosted the huge furry sculptures of Takashi Murakami to intricately displayed collections of Safavid and Mughal-era calligraphic compositions. The view from the entrance way out over the sea is a piece of art in itself.

Best hotels in Qatar


Qatar is well-known for its lusciously appointed and uber-modern hotels, which offer all of the wellness and spa facilities you could ask for in the world, as well as a launchpad to explore this growing city. Doha’s W Hotel is no exception – chic, elegant, and finished to perfection. It’s also within reach of the famous Souq Waqif and Katara Cultural Village, to keep yourself entertained.

Honeymoons in Qatar


Desert safaris out into the vast virgin desert have been a point of interest of travellers for many years. These terrains of dunes and sand are strangely inviting, but you could also hit the seas in your own private Dhow – enjoying a sunset dinner while taking in Qatar from an entirely different perspective, making for a honeymoon like no other.

Qatar Highlights

With rolling sand dunes on one side, and the sparkling blue waters of the Arabian Gulf on the other; Qatar is a destination that oozes beauty and heritage…

Hotels in Qatar


This quickly-growing nation is set to become the richest on Earth. Accordingly, the 500,000 foreign workers who call it home have had a major impact on its hotel offering. Strewn from city to desert to the coast are some of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious hotels. Where to start?

Hotels in the city of Qatar


The glamorous, chic, and well-appointed W Hotel offers substantial comfort and world-class luxury right in the heart of Doha. Its ‘Marvellous Room’ is particularly memorable, where you’ll be gazing down upon West Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows and your own spectacular marble bathroom. Not bad, is it?

Best hotels in Qatar


Take a breath. The Marsa Malaz is one of the most lavish hotels we’ve ever seen. Nodding to European architecture in its design, the grand hotel is situated on its own island only a stone’s throw from Porto Arabia - and all of the excellent dining and entertainment that can be found there. Arabian hospitality meets European luxury, making it one of the most refined hotels in the world.

Hotels in Sharq Village, Qatar


The luxury Sharq hotel and spa is a magical locale which combines the best of the past with every modern convenience you can imagine. Its sea-facing rooms offer access to private terraces with views of the Arabian Sea, from which you can rest up in your four-poster Qatari-style bed. The on-site Six Senses spa is also very, very good. Trust us.

  • Population Population 2,169,000
  • Capital Capital Doha
  • Language Language Arabic, English
  • Currency Currency Qatari riyal
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT+2 | ET+7

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