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Active millennials

An itinerary for young travellers (with an average age of 33) on the lookout for a fun-filled trip on the lookout for a fun-filled trip, lined with exciting activies in a new environment. During their stay, they can try watersports, extreme desert sports and go on long walks to explore hidden gems. They also can experience wellness activities, such as yoga and pilates, in addition to new activities and experiences that they may not have been exposed to before. They will feel like they have challenged or "stretched" themselves wonderfully on this holiday.

Highlights

  • Sample the traditional Qatari cuisine
  • Desert Falls Water & Adventure park 
  • Whale shark excursion
  • Skydiving/Hot air balloon ride
  • Duration

    7 days

  • Hotels

    4 - 5 star

  • Adventure

    Marine/air/land activities

Day 1

Wander by foot

Morning / afternoon

1. Stroll through the vibrant Souq Waqif for a taste of Qatar's traditional markets 

Start the tour by strolling through the vibrant Souq Waqif for a taste of Qatar's traditional markets. Built on the site of an ancient market, Souq Waqif is where travellers can hold a falcon in their hand or feel like Midas in the shimmering alleys of the gold souq. The alleys of Souq Waqif are bustling with living history and keepsakes. 

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2. Try the local cuisine in one of the various Souq eateries with indoor and outdoor dining options

For lunch, try Qatar's local cuisine in one of the various eateries within Souq Waqif, with both indoor and outdoor dining options. Shay al Shamoos and Al Jasra Traditional Food are souq waqif institutions, known to serve the best local and traditional dishes. 

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Afternoon / evening

3. Explore the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and MIA Park

Head to the famous Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), an architectural wonder, an architectural wonder designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, encompassing 14 centuries of Islamic art and artefacts. The museum comprises four floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions, a gift shop, a café and the haute cuisine restaurant IDAM by renowned chef Alain Ducasse, on the fifth floor. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the surrounding MIA Park and cafes. 

4. Wander through Msheireb Downtown and Doha Design District

Visit the vibrant neighbourhood of Msheireb Downtown that revives Doha’s old commercial district with a new architectural language. Msheireb is a smart city with great cafes and eateries, fabulous retail and cultural offerings. 

5. Dine in Msheireb's finest restaurants

Experience fine dining at one of the many excellent restaurants in Msheireb. Enjoy exquisite dishes from renowned chefs who've mastered both local and international cuisines.        

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6. Check out one of Doha's famous night clubs

The nightclubs in Doha offer a vibrant and diverse nightlife scene. Pick a lounge, bar or nightclub of your choice and head out for the night.       

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Day 2

Desert adventures

Morning / afternoon

1. Full-day trip to the Inland Sea/Khor Al Udaid

Drive down to the 'Inland Sea' or Khor Al Adaid, a UNESCO Heritage site, one of the few places in the world where the sea encroaches into the desert. For an authentic desert experience, nothing beats a camel ride over the soft dunes before embarking on an exhilarating desert safari (accessible by 4x4 vehicles). You can also enjoy the thrills of sandboarding, desert cycling, quad biking and more. Lastly, enjoy a traditional meal in the Bedouin camp for a complete desert experience. 

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2. Dine at the resort or at one of Qatar's unique eateries

Return to your hotel for a sumptuous dinner or step out to one of Qatar's unique eateries - from upscale restaurants to trendy food trucks.

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3. Visit one of Doha's famous night clubs 

If you've still got the energy, head to one of Doha's famous clubs. The nightlife in Doha centres around the best hotels in the city, each of which can offer a different clubbing experience.                        

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Day 3

Doha on wheels

Morning / afternoon

1. Ride your bike from West Bay to Lusail

Hop on one of the many public bicycles or electric scooters found throughout the city and travel the bike path from West Bay to Lusail. Stop along the way at popular spots, including 5/6 Park, Katara Cultural Village and Lusail Marina District and enjoy the picturesque views the city has to offer. 

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2. Continue to The Pearl's Qanat Quartier

Continue cycling or hitch a ride to The Pearl's Qanat Quartier, a picturesque community that brings together the Venetian charm and the Arabian chic. Try a yoga class at Niya Yoga or try stand-up paddle (SUP) at Blue Pearl.                            

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3. Explore The Pearl further - Porto Arabia

Explore the Pearl further and visit Porto Arabia - the modern Mediterranean district with a plethora of great indoor and outdoor retail shopping options. You can also enjoy leisurely seaside strolls at Medina Centrale and indulge in some luxury and local boutiques and a wide variety of eateries.        

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Day 4

Discover Qatar's marine life

Morning / afternoon

1. Whale shark excursion (seasonal)

Start your day with an excursion to see the whale sharks of Qatar. Each year, hundreds of whale sharks congregate in the Al Shaheen region off the northeast coast of Qatar. On this voyage, you will be among the first to see them in Qatari waters. While these magnificent creatures are the biggest fish in the ocean, they are also the most gentle and majestic creatures you will find underwater.       

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Take kitesurfing lessons

Kitesurfing or kiteboarding is a popular watersport in Qatar; many local tour operators and 5-star hotels with private beaches offer the experience. You can choose the location of your choice from Fuwairat, Zekreet, Simaisma and Wakra beaches.               

Traditional fishing or pearl diving trip 

Experience Qatar's oldest profession - pearl diving or choose to spend your day on an exciting traditional fishing trip. 

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Afternoon / evening

2. Kayaking trip at Al Thakira Mangroves

Travel to Al Thakira mangroves near the coastal city of Al Khor, offering incredible opportunities for kayaking and bird watching in pristine waters. Unspoilt sandy beaches dot the peninsula in this region and offer a haven for everyone. 

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4. Dine at the resort or at one of Qatar's unique eateries

Return to your hotel for a sumptuous dinner or step out to one of Qatar's other many unique eateries - from upscale restaurants to trendy food truck parks.

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Day 5

Where nature meets art

Morning / afternoon

1. Half or full-day trip exploring the Zekreet area

Venture out on a tour of the Zekreet area, a village in north-western Qatar near Dukhan and about 80 km north-west of Doha. Nestled between limestone rock formations outside Zekreet and Ras Abrouq Nature Reserve, you will find Richard Serra's East-West/West-East installation, comprising four steel plates, each of which is over 14m in height, and spanning over 1km. It stands in stark contrast to the soft brown hues of the desert surrounding it and offers a comment on isolation and the passage of time. Other highlights of the tour includes rock climbing,  exploring Film City and visiting an Arabian oryx sanctuary, a breeding farm for Qatar's national animal.  

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2. Explore the Fire Station arts hub

The Fire Station Gallery, built in 1982, had the last fire engine removed in December 2012 and then became a part of the Qatar Museums network. Converted into a contemporary arts hub, the galleries showcase international and local art and artists, engages the local community, and nurture emerging talent through its artist in residence program.  

3. Wander through Al Bidda Park

From the Fire Station, take a walk along the lush Al Bidda Park that consists of three distinct spaces, each of which offers unique panoramic views. The park showcases birds, native trees, including the iconic Sidra tree, and glimpses of Qatar's art, heritage, and architecture. It also houses a wide variety of sports and recreational facilities for all to enjoy. 

4. Walk along the Corniche, and dine in a dhow boat  

Enjoy a stroll along Doha's famous Corniche along the waterfront as you take in the sights and sounds of the city. From the Corniche, take a traditional dhow boat tour, where, along with the serene corniche views, you will be treated with a dinner buffet to satisfy your cravings after a long day of sightseeing. 

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5. Explore Doha's famous restaurants and night clubs

Doha's nightlife scene has a lot to offer, from dining options and music venues to nightclubs at luxury 5-star hotels. Pick a night-out venue of your choice and experience the vibrance of the city's club scene.                               

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Day 6

Water activities

Morning / afternoon

1. Desert Falls Adventure and Water Park at Salwa Beach Resort

Desert Falls features 18 attractions with 56 rides and slides. Enjoy the water park, go cart circuit, canyoning, and laser tag. The park and resort also hosts a beautiful beach for rest, relaxation and play in between the adrenaline adventures! 

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Afternoon / evening

2. Dine at the Salwa Beach or back at your resort

After a fun-filled and adventurous day, enjoy an appetizing feast at Salwa Beach resort or back at your resort. 

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Day 7

Experience Qatar by air

Morning / afternoon

1. Early morning hot air balloon trip

Start your day with a hot air balloon ride to witness the beautiful landscapes of Doha during sunrise. Experience the exciting sky adventure while enjoying a 360-degree panoramic and picturesque view of the city. 

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Experience skydiving

Get ready to jump from the skies and feel the adrenaline. Skydiving is one of the most exhilarating experiences one can have in Qatar. With world-class instructors and facilities, an experience of a lifetime is guaranteed.  

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Afternoon / evening

2. Enjoy watersports, swimming and spa amenities

Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day partaking in watersport activities offered at your resort, swimming in the pool or at the beach, or simply relaxing at the spa!

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