So check in at your ideal Doha hotel and see the future from within this ancient and charming capital...
The city of Doha is a little way behind Middle-Eastern neighbours Dubai and Abu Dhabi when it comes to luring the rich, famous and fabulous to its five-star hotels and private beaches. But this is exactly what captivates those who have fallen for the charms of Doha. It's all here: the opulent hotels; the top-class restaurants; monuments to the oil wealth of the state – it's just that the heart and soul of Doha are still taking shape and it's exciting to see it happen.
Though the undoubtedly vibrant soul of Doha is still materialising, Doha hotels are perfectly finished, wonderfully polished and astoundingly elegant.
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Luxury hotels in Doha are the norm, though you can find budget hotels and mid-range accommodation...
This city is about glamour, and you'll want to stay in the best hotel your budget will allow.
Doha isn't the most walkable city, so the location of your hotel is important (because you might want to be based near a particular attraction) and it isn't (because you will probably have to hire a car or use transport to get around, wherever you stay).
If a beach within walking distance puts a tick in your holiday boxes, consider a waterfront hotel on the Corniche – the gulf-side promenade. West Bay and Katara Beach, to the north of the skyscraper-filled central area of Doha, also have excellent beach hotels.
The south side of the city is in closest proximity to the airport and also features a large number of international big-name hotels such as Moevenpick, Intercontinental, Best Western, Four Seasons, Millennium, Wyndham and W.
Exploring the past is easy here, as is getting to grips with all-out action! Here are just a few of the highlights of a holiday in Doha…
Top five attractions
Ramble along the tree-lined seafront promenade of Doha Bay and take a break in the parks, beaches and cafés.
Hop aboard a traditional dhow boat and slip back in time a little way to see Doha's fishermen at work. These vessels were once used for pearl diving and carrying spices.
See this Moorish prison and fortress in the Al Bida district.
One for the kids, Doha's theme park in West Bay features all the usual kinds of thrills.
Hit the dunes
Popularly known as dune bashing, hit the sandy desert of Qatar in a sturdy 4x4 vehicle for a cosier thrill ride. This can be combined with a night under the stars in a Bedouin tent.
Sport, music, culture, shopping… there’s a range of events in Doha that add a little extra spice to your holiday in the sun...
Qatar Open; January: An outdoor tennis tournament and part of the ATP World Tour. Thousands sit court-side to see tennis favourites compete at Doha's Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
Doha Cultural Festival; March: Music, theatre, dance and poetry showcase the traditional culture of Doha and Qatar. Zooming to the present day, the event also highlights photography and fashion.
Qatar Summer Wonders Festival; July/August: Doha's mega shopping malls are the best places to take respite from the summer heat, while taking advantage of huge discounts offered during this shopping festival.