Qatar overview

Qatar is still a relatively undiscovered part of the world and only started issuing tourist visas for foreign visitors 20 years ago. Qatar has an excellent location on a peninsula, which borders both Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, and is the perfect country to visit if you wish to get away from massive groups of tourists while still being able to enjoy the sights.

Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar

Doha is the famous capital of Qatar and it has a number of attractions worth noting. These are namely the Doha Fort, the Qatar National Museum and Ethnographic Museum however thrill seeking tourists come to visit Aladdin’s Palace, which is one of the only theme parks in this part of the world.

If you travel just 40kms north of Doha, you can find a field which is packed full of ancient graves which date as far back as the third millennium before the birth of Christ. Also in this part of the country is Al-Khor, which has a few ancient watchtowers and a mosque which offers a beautiful view of the ocean for all to enjoy.

Hotels in Qatar

In terms of places to stay, Doha boasts luxury hotels which live up to this area’s famous representation of luxury accommodation. For a reasonable amount you can enjoy some of the Middle East’s best five-star hotels, which can be found in the heart of the capital city near the attractions or further away from everything if you prefer to have privacy.

Airports in Qatar

Doha International Airport is a famous stop-off for Qatar Airways flights coming from London and Manchester on their way to countries in Asia such as Thailand and Malaysia. Bearing this in mind, you could plan to stop here for a few days if you were flying from either direction and preferred something completely different.