How does guaranteed sunshine, hiking and biking, camel rides along golden beaches and sand boarding down enormous dunes sound? Pretty fun, right? If you are nodding at your screen right now, you need to book a holiday to Qatar, stat. Qatar may be small but it packs a mighty punch. Located on the Persian Gulf, Qatar may not be the first destination that springs to mind when you think of your next luxury holiday, but there are so many reasons why it should be! A Qatar holiday is the perfect blend of striking scenery, heritage and tradition mixed with fun, world-class sightseeing and some seriously mouth-watering eats. Get your Middle East adventure off to a sensational start with a visit to the Museum of Islamic Art before exploring the museums and galleries featuring remains from every era at Katara Cultural Village. Then, get wonderfully lost wandering the traditional Souq Waqif market or hit the sand dunes in a buggy. Sports-mad visitors won’t be able to resist checking out the FIFA World Cup stadium. If you're looking for a taste of city life, be sure to visit West Bay and its glittering skyscrapers. Whether you're here for the history, culture, or just soaking up the sun, a Qatar holiday is a feast for the senses. Call the Flight Centre team to start planning your dream vacation to this desert oasis today.
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Frequently asked questions
Qatar was famously the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar is also considered one of the richest countries in the world, so it’s fair to say they know a thing or two about luxury.
This tiny Arabian Peninsula nation is almost surrounded by glistening turquoise water, so you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches. Katara Beach is great for families, while Banana Island and Umm Bab Beach are great for those who don’t mind travelling for the perfect stretch of sand. Just be sure to remember your conservative swimming attire.
Qatar is blessed with superb weather all year round, meaning it is a great destination whatever the season. That said, Qatar is known for its scorching summers. If you’re looking for a poolside vacay, aim for November or March to May, when it cools down a little. Just a heads up if you’re planning a March holiday, be sure to check the dates for Ramadan.
Browse Doha's Souq Waqif for old-world treasures, check out the Museum of Islamic Art, catch a football game, sample the local cuisine, relax on the beach, head out to the desert for some dune bashing, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Many first-time travellers to Qatar are drawn to Doha, the capital city. It offers a mix of modern amenities and cultural attractions, making it a perfect destination for tourists.
When packing for your holiday to Qatar, be sure to bring lightweight, breathable and modest clothing for the hot and humid climate as well as comfortable shoes. As Qatar is a Muslim country, travellers should keep their shoulders, knees and stomach covered. On public beaches, both men and women should wear a T-shirt and board shorts when swimming at public beaches.
Qatar is a fascinating destination with a mix of modern cities and traditional desert landscapes. Where to go depends on your preferred activities, but as a general guide, some top places to visit include the bustling capital of Doha, the ancient ruins of Al Zubarah, and the stunning Inland Sea.