Offering the perfect blend of culture, nature and seemingly unending shopping experiences, this Arab nation plays host to both man-made and natural attractions that spark the imagination and invite curiosity. These sample itinerary suggestions have been carefully designed to showcase the best of Qatar and can be customized to suit the needs of every traveler. From incredible international dining opportunities, and an impressive arts and culture display, Qatar combines conservatism and tradition with modernity and trending ideals that beg to be discovered.
This extension is the perfect addition to your Swain Destinations itinerary.
Trip Type: Cosmopolitan
Day By Day
Day 1 – Welcome to Doha, Qatar
Welcome to Doha! Upon arrival at Doha International Airport a local representative will meet you as you disembark the aircraft. You will be assisted through passport and immigration to collect your luggage. You will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation.
Doha contains a plethora of cultural sites, world-class restaurants, beachfront luxury hotels and a host of desert adventures. From traditional souqs to museums, art galleries and installations, and UNESCO heritage sites and forts, there’s no denying Qatar is awash with culture, art and history.Starting Accommodation:
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl
Day 2 – Deserts, Dunes and Doha by Night
This morning discover the remarkable desert landscape where sand dunes spill into the azure waters of the Arabian Peninsula. Your qualified desert driver will take you on an adventure, traveling through the dramatic sand dunes to Khor Al Adaid, a large tidal bay recognized for its outstanding natural heritage value. The adventure starts with the off-road desert drive through the dramatic sand dunes. Your experienced driver will navigate the dunes until you reach Khor-Al-Adaid, or the inland sea. Take in the magnificent desert landscape, visit the towering Sheraton Dune and marvel at the azure waters of the Arabian Sea before you depart for a brief comfort stop at the desert camp on the way back to Doha.
Doha comes alive at night with a hive of live music venues, bars, and world-class restaurants. The thriving food scene features a melting pot of different flavors and influences and varies from Michelin-starred restaurants to delicious street food. This evening tour starts with the Museum of Islamic Art, an iconic building on the Doha Corniche that was designed by the famous architect I. M. Pei. You will have an opportunity to see the up-lit architecture in all of its beauty and have a magnificent view of Doha’s skyline and be able to catch the golden lights of the city’s looming skyscrapers reflecting off the water. Proceed to Katara Cultural Village which is the largest and the most multidimensional cultural project in Qatar. Experience the cultures of the world with illuminated amphitheater, concert halls, exhibition galleries, and cutting-edge facilities. Visit The Pearl-Qatar, a man-made island with luxury towers and villas, high-end shopping, hotels, and fine dining. With a distinctly Mediterranean feel, the Pearl is the ideal place to stroll through at night. End the tour at the colorful Souq Waqif where you can experience the living heritage and traditions of the city and enjoy the colorful commerce and culinary offers abundant within its vibrant alleyways. After a few hours of discovery, you can wind down by sampling local Arabian cuisine at a restaurant in the Souq.Starting Accommodation:
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Meals:
Day 3 – Zekreet Peninsula
Embark on a privately guided adventure to the Ras Abrouq Peninsula where the striking topography of unusual rock formations, plateaus, and coastline dominate the landscape. Within this landscape, we discover the massive monolithic environmental artwork ‘East-West/West-East’ created by internationally renowned artist Richard Serra. Visit Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum which features a unique and eclectic private collection of Qatari and worldwide artefacts. The museum showcases 15,000 historical pieces from all over the world as well as paintings, international art, and a car collection. Continue to the breathtaking ‘East-West/West-East’ sculpture in the Brouq nature reserve that spans over a kilometer and comprises four steel plates, each over 46 feet in height. Here, you will experience a magnificent sunset while enjoying a variety of snacks.Starting Accommodation:
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl Meals:
Day 4 – Depart Doha
Transfer from your accommodation to Doha International Airport for your departing flights. Meals:
Package Level: Luxury
|Pricing for this package is on request. Please call a Swain Destinations Specialist to customize this journey.
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