Travelling on a ‘Long Haul’ holiday?
Thinking of taking advantage of reduced fares by using one of the Middle East based airlines such as Qatar?
Concerned about the extra travel time and hassle caused by changing aircraft?
Why not use this to your advantage. Many airlines allow you to break your trip for no extra charge for a couple of days (some even throw in free hotels or give special rates on hotels).
Here are a few ideas on how to spend your short stopover in Qatar.
Morning – Start your holiday in style with a quick, comfortable trip to your hotel courtesy of our chauffeur drive transfers*. Check into your luxury accommodation and familiarise yourself with the lavish amenities on offer, squeezing in a sumptuous spa treatment or a dip in the glittering swimming pool.
Afternoon – Explore the iconic Souq Waquif – commonly known as the Standing Market – and weave your way through a labyrinth of locals, traditional wares and spices. Immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of colour, aromas and cuisines on offer, and stock up on some authentic Qatari souvenirs.
Evening – Discover the desert with a dune bashing safari amidst Qatar’s golden sand dunes and rugged landscapes, taking in the unbelievable inland sea, Khor Al Adaid. Round off your evening with a gourmet dining experience at your hotel, and sample the local specialty of Machboos, a spiced rice dish mixed with marinated meat or seafood.
Morning – Kick start your day with a refreshing Dhow boat ride and marvel at the sparkling Qatar cityscape in the morning sunshine. Experience a serene sense of seclusion as you drift along, with relaxing music and a fresh BBQ lunch to round off the trip.
Afternoon – Indulge your inner historian and discover the Al Zubarah UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its past role in global trade and pearl fishing. Lose yourself in the remains of this bygone port which dates back to the 1760s and take the opportunity to capture some iconic holiday snaps.
Evening – A trip to Qatar wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Museum of Islamic Art. Discover a world-class collection of art spanning 1,400 years and over three continents and take in the awe-inspiring beauty of the building’s contemporary architecture.