- Explore the museums of Qatar
- Sample the traditional Qatari cuisine
- Take a hot air balloon ride
- Indulge in some high-end shopping
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
After a fun-filled and adventurous day, enjoy a delicious feast at Salwa Beach resort or back at your resort.
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.
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.
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.
Relish a sumptuous meal at one of the many unique and traditional eateries in Souq Waqif, with both indoor and outdoor dining options.
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.
If you decide to return mid-day, spend time by the pool or beachside, or indulge in a spa treatment of your choice.
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.
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.
Begin the day on a relaxing note by the pool, beach or spa facilities at your resort or hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spend the rest of the morning at leisure at your hotel, relax at the pool or book an appointment with the resort’s spa.
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.
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.
Destination resort located on the sunny southwest coast of Qatar. 3.5km of private beach, luxury spa, marina, water and adventure park.
Destination island resort located just off the coast of downtown Doha, accessible by private catamaran. Hotel rooms and suites; beach and over-water villas. Alcohol-free property.
Luxury Beach Resort and Spa, modeled after a traditional Qatari village, with views of Doha city skyline from the private beach. Offers hotel rooms and suites, as well as private villas. Truly unique Middle Eastern luxury spa experience.
West Bay Lagoon. Luxury beach resort with 400m private beach and outdoor swimming pools. Extensive fitness center with indoor pool. Home to Jaula Spa.
The Pearl. Luxury Beach Resort with award-winning Spa by Clarins, a private beach, outdoor pools, tennis court, state-of-the-art fitness centre, kids’ and adults’ activities, including water sports and a kids’ club.
Seaside retreat in heart of Qatar's captial, Doha. Private beach and marina. Multiple swimming pools. Kids and teens activities.
Located in West Bay Lagoon, with longest stretch of beach in the city. Standalone luxury spa. Multiple upscale and more casual restaurants.
Landmark hotel resort in the heart of Doha's West Bay. Exenstive gardens, beach front, and pool and offering family activities and water sports. Adjacent to Hotel Park and Doha's famous Corniche.
Set on an island in West Bay Lagoon. Extensive indoor and outdoor swimming pools and marina. Water front, but no beach access.