From layers of aromatic spices in age-old souks to artificial islands, discover one of the wealthiest countries in the world on holidays to Qatar

Drum roll signals the start of a mighty Arabian sword dance and Chanel and Prada boutiques are tucked inside glamorous malls. Your first sight of Doha will be its ambitious skyline with stained glass towers and cylindrical masterpieces that light up gold come evening, the second may be the extraordinary sunset view over West Bay from the Museum of Islamic Art and then a peek at the brightest stars piercing a midnight sky over mooredyachts. Qatar holidays may be more of a stopover than a stay-put, but this super wealthy city of glamour,gold and pearls is the perfect way to break up a journey.

We’ve been to Qatar and can tell you the best places to build up a bank of impressive photographs – try the helipad at Shangri-La for incredible city views, a sunset shot of the sparkling half moons and domed roof of the State Grand Mosque and  a glittering restaurant decorated with a thousand tiny Iranian mirrors in the Souk Waqif. Holidays to Qatar are a whimsical blend of old and new taking you dune bashing through the desert, sailing by dhow across the Persian Gulf and kayaking in The Pearl.

Get in touch with us and we can tell you everything you need to know to plan your Kuoni holiday in Qatar.

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Time difference:

GMT+3

Capital:

Doha

Currency:

Qatari Riyal

Flying time to destination:

7 hours

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