Everyday hundreds of passenger’s travel through Hamad International, most of whom transfer within a few hours to their ongoing destination. Qatar’s impressive airport was recently named the most luxurious in the world and even though the prestigious terminals are now recognized throughout the world, the city of Doha is still very much an up and coming city.



Yet with extravagance and luxury pouring out of every corner, Doha is one of the easiest cities to enjoy a fabulously phenomenal weekend away! Should you see yourself passing through Qatar on your next long haul flight why not split up your trip and take a few days to step outside of the airport and into the city.

If you’re planning on sticking around, here’s my top five things to do in Qatar:

Go Dune Bashing in The Desert

One of the benefits of travelling to this man-built city in the Middle-East is being so close to the vast desert. The sandy hills make for quite the adult playground when you throw in a four wheeler! If adrenaline is your thing then bashing through the dunes in a 4x4 should be at the top of your ‘to-do’ list when visiting Qatar.

Haggle at The Souk

To lose yourself in rich culture and colourful Arabian textures for a few hours, head to the City’s famous outdoor market.  The Souk is best explored in the evening when the temperature is cooler and be sure to haggle on price if you see anything you like!

Dine at the world’s largest Nobu

Nobu is a world renowned Asian fusion restaurant favorited by the hip and wealthy. Dishes here are unique and tantalising and the décor is swanky and swish. The Nobu in Doha is the largest in the world and boasts seven separate dining areas and an open air rooftop bar. The views here are some of the best in the city.

Sleepover at the Shangri-La

Doha is not short of luxurious hotels to choose from when it comes to booking your few nights stay but for a real ‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ experience spend and evening, and more importantly a morning at The Shangri-La Doha. Here you can request a breakfast in the sky Bedouin style. Tucking into buttery croissants whilst enjoying the view from 50 stories high is a unique and unbelievable experience.

For the full hotel review head to my blog, clutchandcarryon.com.

Swoon over the Skyline

The Skyline in Qatar is stunning and looks amazing from sun up until sundown. Whether you choose to watch the skyscrapers magically appear with the first glimpse of the morning sun or opt to gaze in wonder at a black sky full of bright lights and pretty colours, the beauty is equally enchanting. 

Written by Sabrina Chakici, TV Host & Travel Expert. Follow her on instagram @sabrina_chakici

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