Qatar is fast emerging as a must do stopover destination on route to Europe and the UK. It truly has everything – from world class luxury hotels and restaurants to centuries-old traditions, a fascinating arts scene and a must for any stopover – amazing shopping!

Qatar has put together the perfect 3-night itinerary for you and your clients – which they believe will firmly cement your opinion that Qatar is a destination which surprises and delights at every turn.

All Doha hotels in the Discover Qatar stopover program offer a 24 hour check-in. So no matter what time you arrive, you can access your room, rest, freshen up and get ready to go explore this middle east gem! The quality of the accommodation is superb, so leave a little time on your stopover to enjoy the hotel pool, spa and facilities, and with some hotels, their private beach!

Day one:

If you are a first-time visitor to Qatar, ensure you get oriented with Doha as a city – and what better way than with a Discover Doha city tour. This four-hour tour covers all the city highlights including taking in the Corniche harbour precinct, the stylish Pearl area, Katara Cultural Village and the world renowned Souq Waqif.

Corniche Harbour Precinct

Afterwards, head to the famous Boho Social Club for a casual yet multi-sensory culinary experience whose exceptional menu takes in different cultures and cuisines. Choose a table on the terrace and enjoy a long lunch taking in the spectacular views of The Pearl and across the Arabian Sea.

After lunch, head into the Katara Cultural Village and mix it with the locals. It is Doha’s go to destination for art, culture and architecture.  It’s not all culture, the village also houses one of the best shopping experiences at 21 High Street which includes Galleries Lafayette.  End the day by immersing yourself with locals and expats alike for dinner, where you can choose from the myriad of global food offerings from one of the villages’ many pop-up cabins on Eat Street.

Day two:

The UNESCO heritage listed Inland Sea is an absolute must for any visitor to Qatar. Discover Qatar’s half day Dune and Inland Sea tour ensures you will get your dose of dune bashing adventure in a 4WD air-conditioned vehicle as well as visiting the incredible sight of the Inland sea.

Discover the Inland Sea

The Souq Waqif really comes to life of an evening so we recommend wandering through the alleyways of the Souq, where traders have met for hundreds of years. A sensory overload is instore for any visitor. Make sure you visit the falcon hospital whilst there! Right near the Souq is the Al Wadi hotel, where you can enjoy the sun set over Doha harbour from their rooftop bar whilst sipping your favourite tipple, then maybe over to the Banyan Tree Hotel’s Italian restaurant ‘Il Galante’ for dinner.

Souk Waqif

Day three:

Unique to Qatar is the opportunity to visit some of the world’s best museums and galleries. The Museum of Islamic Art is one of these, offering one of the world’s best collection of ancient artefacts that will wow even the non-culture buff amongst us. Or the National Museum of Qatar, who’s architectural design is based on the desert rose, a photographer’s haven!

If you are a shopper, you can’t go past the enormous range of malls in Doha, offering everything from high street brands right through to high end! If you are a sports buff, you can visit one of the amazing stadiums that are gearing up to host the FIFA World Cup this November.

Doha is a shopper’s paradise

To end your stay in Doha, experiencing one of the many World class restaurants is a must – Nobu, CUT, Morimoto – the list goes on.  Toast to your three-day stopover in Qatar where you can reminisce about how a stay in Qatar is a must for anyone!

With a luxury stay from as low as $19*, a Qatar stopover will turn one holiday into two.

To access these exclusive stopover rates for your clients when flying Qatar Airways – register your agency today for the Discover Qatar trade booking portal to be booking ready! Register at www.discoverqatar.qa/trade-partners/

*For more information on these incredible value stopovers, visit www.qatarairways.com/tradeportal