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Couples retreat

An itinerary targeting Chinese couples (average age 41) who are seeking a luxurious stopover retreat where they can relax and feel fully catered-to. They can indulge in shopping, eat the local cuisine and visit sites of natural beauty. The schedule also includes some sun and sand time where they enjoy reconnecting with one another and feel perfectly pampered.

Highlights

  • Indulge in luxury shopping
  • Sample the traditional food
  • Explore the popular attractions
  • View the city from atop from a hot air balloon
  • Duration

    3 days

  • Hotels

    4 - 5 star

  • Theme

    Luxury

  • Activity

    Yacht cruise

Day 1

Paint the town

Morning / afternoon

1. Souq Waqif

Commence your tour at the popular Souq Waqif where you walk through the country’s heritage and indulge in some rich all-around shopping experience. Continue to the Gold Souq across the street where all that glitters is, in fact, gold. Built on the site of Doha's century-old trading market, Souq Waqif's winding alleys with merchants selling traditional garments, spice and handycrafts remain an important part of daily life in Qatar. The newly renovated souq now also offers a myriad of restaurants, caoffee shops and lounges. Souq Waqif is also home to the Falcon Souq, where you can see the majestic birds up close and pose with a falcon perched on your arm. Continue the tour to the Gold Souq across the street whre all that glitter is, in fact, gold. Shoppers can find a rich variety of jewellery, both traditional and contemporary pieces, at competitive prices. 

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2. Msheireb Downtown, Doha Design District

Dive deep into Qatar's untold stories and enticing history at the Msheireb Museums. Explore the four historic heritage houses that were restored and transformed into museums to explore key players and periods in Qatar's history and evolution. The Msheireb Museums are a celebration of Qatar's history. Qatar’s newest hub Doha for creativity and innovation, the Doha Design District, was launched in Msheireb Downtown Doha as part of the country’s 2030 national vision.

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Afternoon / evening

3. Stroll through the Katara Cultural Village

The Katara Cultural Village is Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment. Enjoy the perfect combination of art galleries and workshops, theatres and performances venues, and exceptional restaurants choices. Also, visit the Galeries Lafayette for the ultimate shopping experience; you can also find various local brands.

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4. Wander along the highlights of The Pearl (Optional private yacht charter)

Wander The Pearl's Porto Arabia, Medina Centrale and/or Qanat Quartier for leisurely seaside strolls, luxury and local boutiques, and a myriad of specialized eateries. The Pearl Qatar is a man-made island near Doha's prestigious West Bay District. Featuring Mediterranean-style yacht-lined marinas, residential towers and more, it also offers a luxurious shopping experience and modern dining spots - from refreshing ice creams to five-star culinary experiences. 

Optionally, you may choose to enjoy a private yacht cruise along the gorgeous Marina. 

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Recommended stay options

Day 2

Relax and rejuvenate

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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2. Tour the Zekreet area

Head to Brouq Nature Reserve for the most dramatic sunset views and stunning backdrop. Nestled between limestone rock formations outside Zekreet, just north of Doha, lies Richard Serra’s East-West/ West-East installation. This magnificent sculpture comprises of four steel plates, each over 14-meters tall. 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.  

desert landscape at sunset of Ras Brouq resreve  near Zekreet Qatar
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3. Relax by the pool or beach at the hotel and enjoy a spa treatment

Spend your morning relaxing at the resort’s various pool and beach facilities. Enjoy the sun and the sea along with Qatar’s hospitality. Indulge in the various watersports and activities Qatar has to offer via its various properties or choose to rejuvenate with a spa treatment of your choice.  

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4. Dine at the resort or at one of Qatar's upscale restaurants featuring Michelin star chefs

End the day with a memorable fine dining experience or step out to one of Qatar's other many unique eateries - from upscale Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy food truck parks. 

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Alternatively

Full day couples treatment at Zulal Wellness Resort

Alternatively you can choose to spend your day enjoy your day of rejuvenation with you loved one at the wellness destination of Zulal Wellness Resort, the ultimate destination for serenity experiences. Zulal is the Middle East’s first full-immersion wellness resort and the world’s first centre for Traditional Arabic Integrative Medicine (TAIM). 

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Day 3

Luxury shopping in style

Morning / afternoon

1. Villaggio Mall VIP Court 

Start your day at Villagio Mall and indulge in high-end shopping. Iconic boutiques and stores are conveniently scattered across Villagio's VIP court, offering a unique shopping experience. 

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2. National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) shops and boutiques

Enjoy your time shopping for exclusive gifts at the shops and boutiques of the National Meausem of Qatar. Many of the unique gift items have drawn their inspiration from Qatar’s history, culture and traditions.

3. Lunch at NMoQ for Qatari cuisine

Enjoy a traditional Qatari lunch experience that preserves and displays its key aspects of the Arabic hospitality, culinary heritage and more at one of the many restaurants on the premises of the National Museum of Qatar.

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4.  Al Hazm Mall or Place Vendome, Lusail Marina District

Get ready to lose track of time as you explore the shopping scenes in Qatar's most favoured malls, the Al Hazm or the Place Vendome. From fashion and beauty products to electronics and accessories, these malls are fully equipped.     

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5. Dine at one of Qatar's many upscale restaurants featuring Michelin star chefs

End the day with a memorable fine dining experience at a high-end Michelin-starred restaurant of your choice. Qatar is known for its food scenes and the diverse culinary options that cover all needs and tastes.

Table top view of Indian curries.
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