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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 children as well as, 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 entertainment 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

    5 star

  • Theme

    Family fun

Day 1

A day at the resort

1. Spend your day by the resort pool and beach

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 spa treatment at the resort

Qatar's five-star properties house some of the most luxurious spas in the world. Relax and rejuvenate with a spa treatment of your choice. 

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4. Evening walk along the Corniche and dhow boat (dinner) 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. From the Corniche, take a trip on a traditional wooden dhow boat to feel the authentic vibe of Qatar. You may also pre-arrange to have dinner on the dhow, and enjoy a traditional meal on Doha's waters. 

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Day 2

Family fun in the sun

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, family 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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2. Dine at Salwa Beach or back at your resort

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

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Day 3

A taste of the local culture

Morning / afternoon

1. Wander through iconic Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and MIA Park

Begin your tour at the famous Museum of Islamic Art, an architectural wonder designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, covering 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 where you can stroll, enjoy public art, gardens and cafés and take in the Doha skyline from the best vantage point in the city. 

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2. Experience the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)

Be awed by the desert-rose inspired National Museum of Qatar, where interactive displays bring the country’s past to life. Built around Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani’s original palace, the National Museum of Qatar charts the country’s history and progress through the centuries. While on-site, enjoy rotating activations of the museum courtyards, fabulous cafés, and unique shops. 

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3. Stroll through vibrant Souq Waqif and the Gold Souq 

Built on the site of Doha's century-old trading market, Souq Waqif's winding alleys with merchants selling traditional garments, spice and handicrafts remain an important part of daily life in Qatar. The newly renovated souq now also offers a myriad of restaurants, coffee 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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4. Try the local cuisine in one of a myriad of souq eateries

Relish a sumptuous meal at one of the many unique and traditional eateries in Souq Waqif, with both indoor and outdoor dining options. 

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Day 4

Desert adventures

Morning / afternoon

1. Half or full-day trip to the Inland Sea/Khor Al Udaid

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 a truly authentic desert experience, nothing beats a camel ride over the soft sand 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 a Bedouin camp for a complete desert experience. 

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2. Relax back at the hotel

If you decide to return mid-day, spend time by the pool or beachside, or indulge in a spa treatment of your choice. 

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3. Dine at the resort or at one of Qatar's other many unique eateries

End the day with a delicious meal at an eatery of your choice. From high-end fine dining to street food options, Qatar has something for all types of food lovers. 

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Day 5

Explore by water

Morning / afternoon

1. Whale shark excursion (seasonal)

Start your day with an excursion to see the 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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Relax by the hotel pool/beach/spa

Begin the day on a relaxing note by the pool, beach or spa facilities at your resort or hotel. 

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

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3. Dine at the resort or at one of Qatar's other many 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 6

Relaxation and rejuvenate

Morning / afternoon

1. Family Discovery Day at Zulal Wellness Resort

Choose to spend a relaxing, healthful day with your family at the Zulal Wellness Resort spread across 280,000 sqm in a secluded coastal enclave north of Doha. Zulal Wellness Resort is the Middle East’s first full-immersion wellness resort and the world’s first centre for Traditional Arabic Integrative Medicine (TAIM). Zulal Discovery, the family side of the resort, offers programmes, activities and facilities designed to support individuals and also to bring families together in a journey of healthy lifestyle discovery in order to learn, experience and share. 

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Rest/relax at hotel pool/beach/spa

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

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Afternoon / evening

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

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. 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. 

Optionally, you may choose to enjoy a private yacht cruise out from the gorgeous Marina to enjoy the sights and scenes all around the 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 morning at leisure at your hotel, relax at the pool or book an appointment with the resort’s spa.

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3.  Katara Cultural Village and beach

Take a stroll at Katara Cultural Village, Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment. Enjoy the perfect combination of art galleries and workshops, theatres and performance venues, and exceptional restaurants choices. Katara Cultural Village also hosts public beach filled play areas and water activities for the young and old alike. 

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Enjoy shopping and family entertainment

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 include 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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