If you are seeking adventure, dreaming of immersing yourself in culture and art, or relaxing in turquoise waters, Qatar has something for everyone. With its fascinating variety of museums, markets and beaches, you can be assured that you will bask in an unforgettable voyage.
Break up your long journey and explore Qatar with amazing stopover packages starting from just 16 euros per person at 4-star and 5-star hotels, for up to 4 nights and visa-free entry to 95 nationalities.
Turn your next holiday in two by booking your stopover package here and experience a journey like never before with Qatar Airways to more than 150 destinations worldwide. Enjoy an impeccable on-board service when you travel with the World’s Best Airline.
To make it easier Qatar Airways has prepared a 48 hours trip guide.
Spend the day discovering more about Qatari culture, from traditional souqs, to museums and art galleries. Soak up the warm, sunny weather with some downtime at the beach.
Katara Cultural Village
Combining art galleries and workshops, theatres and performances venues, and exceptional restaurants choices, Katara Cultural Village is Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment.
A central amphitheatre stands against a backdrop of traditional architecture and cobbled streets, and a spacious public beach offers water sports rentals.
Museum of Islamic Art & National Museum of Qatar
The Museum of Islamic Art contains four floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions, gift shop, a café and a haute cuisine restaurant IDAM by renowned chef Alain Ducasse.
The National Museum of Qatar gives voice to Qatar’s heritage whilst celebrating its future. It spans a whopping 430,500 square feet.
Relax at one of the cities many beach clubs; with pristine private pools and beaches surrounded by lush, manicured gardens, backed up with Qatar’s signature 5-star service.
Experience ultimate luxury at the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, situated on the crescent-shaped island with its own marina and reefs. This resort is your go-to destination for all things entertaining and relaxing.
Qatar Whale Sharks
Tucked away in the Arabian Gulf, away from mankind, in a destination few are lucky enough to visit, lies the opportunity to experience something no one else ever has before.
A truly unique experience dedicated to these gentle giants of the ocean. Where people can learn about, and experience whale sharks like nowhere else on the planet, in a style only Qatar can provide.
Whale Sharks of Qatar, one of the world’s last undiscovered gems, aim to entice, educate and enthrall you with a level of access and understanding into one of the true last enigmas of our great oceans.
The only way to get up and close to these majestic creatures in Qatar, home to one of the largest Whale Shark migrations on Earth. A natural global phenomenon not to be missed.
Built on the site of Doha’s century old trading market, the Souq Waqif market harkens to a bygone era while remaining a hub of activity, where commerce and gossip collide. Souq Waqif’s winding alleys offer a tableau of traditional street life.
With its arid beauty, sunny climes and untrammeled deserts, Qatar has long called to adventurers. Explore the dunes, hit the water, then relax for dinner overlooking the sea.
Al Zubarah Fort
This 20th century fort is the youngest and most prominent feature of the Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A pristine example of a typical Arab fort, its one-meter-thick walls warded off invaders and helped keep rooms cool during the hot summer.
The Inland Sea is an extraordinary landscape with sand dunes and sea beds that will leave you wanting for more.
The reserve is home to wildlife, marine life, and vegetation alike. Enjoy spotting turtles, flamingos, dugongs, Arabian oryx, camels, and more.
Al Thakira Mangroves
Al Thakira mangroves, located just north of the seaside city of Al Khor, present a large expanse of natural greenery.
Recognized as one of Qatar’s oldest and largest forests, the Al Thakira mangrove is has a unique ecosystem both above and below the waters and is best explored by kayak.
The Doha Corniche is a seven-kilometer stretch of gorgeous promenade overlooking the serene waterfront. With a crescent shaped walkway around the Doha Bay, the Corniche offers the best views of the city’s modern skyline.
Watch the dhows lighting up the Corniche in the evenings, or simply take a boat ride to soak in the vista of this city.
Schedule your 48 hours short stay in Doha here.