Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) announced exciting new products as part of its ‘Summer in Qatar’ program, to run between 4 June and 16 August. Outdoor activities for adventure seekers, combined with offers in travel, hospitality and retail provide experiences for all tastes and budgets. With visa-free access to citizens of over 85 countries, a 25 per cent discount on all inbound flights from Qatar Airways to Doha, up to 25 per cent off at numerous luxury hotels across the country, and authentic cultural experiences – Qatar checks all the boxes as a perfect destination for the summer holidays.
Rashed Al Qurese, Chief Marketing Officer at QNTC, said, “We are excited to launch our biggest Summer in Qatar program yet. This year’s offerings are geared towards people of all ages and interests. From culture to outdoor adventures and indoor family entertainment, there’s something for everyone. With a range of fantastic travel and hospitality promotions, we are excited to welcome visitors from all over the world to Qatar for summer holidays.”
Sun, Sand and Luxury
From resorts by the beach offering a plethora of activities, to excursions beyond, Summer in Qatar has something for everyone. A wide range of hotels will offer discounts of up to 25 per cent for stays between 4 Jun – 15 Aug 2019 with additional incentives and promotions at various facilities. Visitors can kick back at luxurious beach resorts, while enjoying award-winning hospitality at leading hotels in the country. Participating hotels include beach front properties, those ideal for a city break, and beautiful boutique hotels located in the heart of the city. Discounts are available at 12 hotels from Katara Hospitality including Sharq Village & Spa, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, and Sealine Beach – a Murwab Resort; 9 properties from Marriott International Hotels including including St. Regis, W Hotels, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, and Westin and several properties from Al-Rayyan Project Management including boutique hotels in the midst of the old city, at Souq Waqif and SouqAlWakra.
Qatar is ideal for sun lovers, with options ranging from luxurious to adventurous. Nature and adventure seekers can enjoy desert safaris at sunset or sunrise, experience the thrill of dune-bashing over the undulating sand. Visitors can take in spectacular views at the Inland Sea, or bask in the luxury of a desert camp like no other, and savour Bedouin-style hospitality. Special tours between 4-6hours long include desert safaris on 4X4 vehicles and monster buses, while city tours on double decker buses and traditional dhow boats allow visitors to experience Doha in a day. These tours are suitable for short-stay visitors stopping over before a long-haul flight.
Culture & Entertainment:
History buffs and art lovers can immerse themselves in Qatar’s rich heritage and its burgeoning culture scene at Katara Cultural Village and Souq Waqif. Visitors can explore the city’s history through some of its architectural gems, such as the stunning National Museum of Qatar, which opened this year. Inspired by a desert rose, and designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the museum has a striking façade featuring a series of interlocking discs.A Qatar Museums Culture Pass is available for purchase, and allows visitors to enjoy discounts and deals on numerous summer offerings.
For those who prefer some indoor thrills, Doha Festival City Mall is home to the first ever ANGRY BIRDS WORLD theme park, as well as SNOW DUNES the country’s first indoor snow park. Gamers and e-sports fans can venture to VIRTUOCiTY – a venue spanning over 4,500 sq mn which will host a number of exciting events throughout summer.
Flight Discounts and More
Qatar Airways is offering a discount of 25 per cent on all flights to Doha from more than 160 destinations worldwide, for travel between 30 May – 15 August. Passengers can also take advantage of Qatar+, a unique stopover package designed to give travelers transiting through Qatar the opportunity to discover Doha with luxury stays at selected hotels and transit visas at 23$ per night for four-star hotels and 28$ per night for five-star hotels. In addition, those arriving, departing or transiting through Hamad International Airport can enjoy up to 25 per cent off on Al Maha Service – Qatar Airways’ personalized meet and assist service.