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Sun-seeking indulgent families

Families (adult average age 40) seeking a holiday at the beach to relax, unwind and reconnect, with both activities for the children and opportunities to feel spoiled and luxurious. During their stay, they will want to relax and enjoy the amenities at their beach resort, including sunbathing and water sports. They may also want to visit Qatar's theme parks and enterntainment districts and try the local cuisine.

Highlights

  • Explore the museums of Qatar
  • Sample the traditional Qatari cuisine
  • Take a hot air balloon ride 
  • Indulge in some high-end shopping
  • Duration

    7 days

  • Hotels

    4 - 5 star

  • Theme

    Family fun

Day 1

A day at the resort

1. Spend your day by the resort pool and beach facilities

Begin the day relaxing by the pool facilities at the resort or simply soak up some sun with a book by the beach. The beaches in Qatar are ideal for escapades and priceless holiday moments. 

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2.Indulge in water sports or marine activities

Qatar boasts abundant marine life and crystal waters, making it ideal for fishing, sailing, water-skiing, canoeing, kitesurfing, jet-skiing, and windsurfing. Pick an activity that thrills you, and get adventurous. 

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Afternoon / evening

3. Enjoy a luxury spa treatment at the resort

Get ready to relax and rejuvenate with a spa treatment of your choice. 

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4. Evening walk along the Corniche and dhow boat cruise (for city resorts)

End your day of zen with a gentle jog or a long stroll along the corniche against the backdrop of Doha’s stunning skyline. Also, take a trip to the past with a ride in a wooden dhow boat to feel the authentic vibe of Qatar. 

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Day 2

Family fun in the sun

Morning / afternoon

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

Go on a full-day trip to the Salwa Beach Resort to experience adventure at the Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park in the heart of the resort. With over 18 attractions, 25 rides, slides and attractions such as the Whizzard Mat Racer, King Cobra, and Ship Kids Pool, this park is the ultimate fun destination.

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

After a fun-filled and adventurous day enjoy an appetizing feast at the Salwa Beach hotel or a resort of your choice. 

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Day 3

A taste of the local culture

Morning

1. Relax by the pool, beach or try the spa amenities

Spend time 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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2. Visit the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and MIA Park

Commence the tour at the stunning Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural wonder, covering 14 centuries of Islamic art and artefacts. The museum comprises of four floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions, gift shop, a café and a haute cuisine restaurant IDAM by renowned chef Alain Ducasse, on the fifth floor. It is also home to a heritage library, with a collection of 21,000 books including 2000 rare editions in both Arabic and English.

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3. Souq Waqif and its traditional highlights

Take a trip to the popular Souq Waqif, where you can walk through the country’s heritage and indulge in some rich all-around shopping experience. Continue the tour to the Gold Souq across the street; all that glitter is, in fact, gold. Shoppers can find a rich variety of jewellery, both traditional and contemporary pieces, at competitive prices. 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. 

4. Experience the authentic food scenes of Qatar

Try the local cuisines in one of a myriad of souq eateries with indoor/outdoor dining options; places such as Chapati & Karak in Katara or Shay al Shamoos in Souq Waqif are known to serve the best karak in town. Head back to your hotel to rest for the day.

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Day 4

Desert adventures

Morning / afternoon

1. Half- or full-day trip exploring the Inland Sea

Book a day trip to the 'Inland Sea' or Khor Al Adaid, a UNESCO Heritage site, and 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 sand dunes you can also enjoy 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 a Bedouin camp for a complete desert experience. 

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Afternoon / evening

2. Relax by the pool or beach at the hotel and enjoy a spa treatment

Continue your day by relaxing at the resort’s various pool/beach facilities. Soak up the sun by the sea and enjoy some Qatari hospitality. Indulge in the various watersports and activities available or choose to rejuvenate with your favourite spa treatment.  

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3. 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 Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy food truck parks.

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Day 5

Explore by water

Morning / afternoon

1. Relax by the resort pool and beach facilities

Begin the day relaxing by the pool facilities at the resort or simply soak up some sun with a book by the beach. The beaches in Qatar are ideal for escapades and priceless holiday moments. 

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2. Whale shark excursion (seasonal)

Start your day with an excursion to see whale sharks in 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 ones you will find underwater. 

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3. 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. Unspoilt sandy beaches dot the peninsula nation and offer a haven for everyone, from sun worshippers and skydivers to dune-bashers looking to relax after a hard day’s adventure in Qatar’s vast desert. 

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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 Michelin-starred restaurants to trendy food truck parks.

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Day 6

Relaxation and rejuvenation

Morning / afternoon

1. Family Discovery Day at Zulal Wellness Resort

Choose to spend a relaxing day with your loved one at the Zulal Wellness Resort spread across 280,000 sqm in a secluded coastal enclave north of Doha. It is expected to be 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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Rest/relax at hotel pool/beach/spa

Enjoy your morning unwinding and reconnecting with yourself. Spend a couple of hours at leisure at your hotel, relax at the pool or book an appointment with the resort’s spa.

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Afternoon / evening

2. Experience the gems of the Pearl

Explore the Pearl's 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. 

Alternatively, you may choose to 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 the Blue Pearl.                

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Day 7

Explore 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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2. Rest or relax by the hotel pool/beach/spa

Spend the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel, relax at the pool or book an appointment with the resort’s spa.

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Afternoon / evening

3.  Katara Cultural Village and beach

Take a stroll at the Katara Cultural Village Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment. Enjoy the perfect combination of art galleries and workshops, theatres and performances venues, and exceptional restaurants choices.

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Enjoy shopping/family entertainment at the Mall of Qatar, Doha Festival City or Place Vendome

Doha's world-class shopping malls are family-friendly destinations. With a comprehensive array of high street and luxury brands from around the world, these extravagant malls have an extensive range of recreational facilities. These include restaurants and cafes, supermarkets, cinemas, arcades, indoor play areas, ski slopes and live entertainment. Some of the must-visit malls of Doha inclue the Mall of Qatar, Doha Festival City and Place Vendome.

Head back to the hotel to wrap up your incredible holiday in Qatar.

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