Destination

Qatar Holidays

Undiscovered charms

Located in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, Qatar – albeit one of the smallest – is the wealthiest nation on Earth. This is clear when you drive through the shining streets of the capital Doha, which was virtually non-existent 50 years ago, and is now a major world city.

The ultra-modern skyline is just one of the reasons to love Qatar. Its untouched natural beauty inland is a must see when you visit. From the sand dunes stretching upwards of 60 metres in the air to the serene crystal clear waters of the inland sea, there’s truly no better place to watch a sunset. Moving into the older heart of Doha you’ll find cultural gems such as Souq Waqif. Originally a traditional place of trade for the Bedouin people it’s now one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions and a must see on any itinerary.

Find out what Qatar has to offer by speaking to one of our Destination Specialists for their recommendations, and start planning your Arabian adventure.

Destination Highlights
  • Heritage and cultural experiences
  • Desert escapes
  • City skyline with innovative architecture
  • Luxurious hotel accommodation
  • Great shopping in modern malls to ancient souqs
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT +3 hours.
  • Currency QAR - Qatari Riyal
  • Visa Information British passport holders are required to purchase a visa on arrival which is only payable by credit card.
  • Language Arabic and English are widely spoken.
  • Flight Time Approx. 7 hours. Direct flights are available from London.
  • Health Information No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Qatar.

Top Tips from our Experts

Sheryl

Destination Manager

“When visiting Qatar be sure to take a Dune Safari inland. The adrenaline rush and spectacular views are amazing, and you stop at an inland sea for a swim and a BBQ while watching the sun go down.”

Emma

Destination Specialist

“You can have a perfect city/beach combination in Qatar itself. Stay for a few nights in Doha before heading over to Banana Island for a chance to switch off, detox, and relax.” 

Melissa

Destination Specialist

“Qatar works great as a stopover destination. Qatar Airways fly on to destinations across the world making it a gateway to the East. I would combine the modern skyline of Doha with the peace and serenity of the Maldives. The city and beach complement each other perfectly.”

Our Qatar destinations

Qatar

Doha

Doha

Types of Qatar holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Qatar is a peninsula, so its fine-sand beaches wrap 350 miles around its edge. Private beaches tend to be owned by hotels and you’ll need to pay a daily fee to use them. Public beaches are frequented by local families, who come to camp, barbecue and picnic at the weekends.

Alcohol is available at licensed hotels in Qatar, although it’s an offence to drink alcohol elsewhere in public, or to be drunk at any time. It’s also an offence to carry alcohol with you, or to bring it in to Qatar from another country.

Modest dress is recommended in public places in Qatar to respect the Islamic country’s customs. As a guideline, a campaign called Reflect Your Respect urges visitors to cover up from shoulders to knees, and avoid wearing tight clothing, like leggings. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

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Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Doha

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Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha

Doha

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Shangri-La Hotel, Doha

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