Doha
Qatar
By Jessica Beck

Mixing together traditional Arabic culture and themes with modern architecture, the city of Doha creates an interesting environment to excite any eager tourist. Doha is situated along the coast of the Persian Gulf, and it is the capital as well as the largest city of Qatar. Doha is a beautiful city filled with spectacular views that only Qatar could offer.

WhatsCheaper.com invites you to escape to the city of Doha, Qatar.  The major international airport, Doha International Airport (DOH), is located approximately 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the heart of the city. WhatsCheaper.com wants to assist you in your travel planning by making your flight search easy.  Simply click on the following link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) and let us seek out your budget-friendly flight options.  After we have found your perfect flight options, allow WhatsCheaper.com to search for convenient and affordable hotel options to fit your itinerary and budget. Click on the following link to be directed to our hotel search page (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).  Let WhatsCheaper.com help you plan your excursion to Doha today!

After you have settled into your hotel, WhatsCheaper.com recommends one of our favorite activities, Dhow Cruising.  It is one of the most popular recreation activities in Qatar to relax both your soul and your mind—perfect for rejuvenating your spirit after an exhausting flight. It is also the single best way to view the city and its surroundings while having an unforgettable experience in the process. A dinner cruise is also an option and one you should opt to take.  You will capture the immaculate nightscapes of Doha perfectly while you feast on a delectable meal.

Love museums and architecture? WhatsCheaper.com suggests a visit to the Museum of Islamic Art. You will experience Islam’s artistic and cultural history through the lens of many Islamic artists. From there, a stroll on the Corniche is highly recommended. It is a promenade extending about 4 miles along the bay of Doha. The industrial city’s modern infrastructure lines your path on one side, and to your other side, the bay offers breathtaking views of the sparkling sea. You will also stumble upon interesting old fisherman boats docked along harbor alcoves. Just south of the Corniche lies another architectural marvel waiting for you to explore—the Grand Mosque. It is one of the largest mosques in Qatar. It blends together both traditional Arabic architecture as well as modern.

A trip to Umm Salal Mohammed is well worth the 9 mile trip north of Doha. It was a large village pillaged during the late 19th century and contains two sites of historic ruins. The first contains an old fort comprised of two remaining towers, an interesting mosque, and another remaining architectural structure. The second site is a tower located a few minutes away from the first site and is situated amongst palm trees. As you will notice, the bottom portion of the tower was used as living quarters. There are also steps leading to the top of the tower; they are not accessible to the public but are still thought-provoking.

Are you a shopaholic? If you answered yes, Doha is the perfect destination for you. With tons of malls and shopping arenas to choose from, you will be blown away by all the fashions Doha has to offer. A WhatsCheaper.com favorite is the Villaggio Shopping Mall. When you step into this Venetian-style mall, you will be immediately transported to the Italian city of Venice.  A canal with floating Gondolas flows straight through the Villaggio. Feel free to hop on one of the Gondolas and ride it throughout your shopping adventure.  Each area of the mall is dedicated to a specific time of day, so in true Italian fashion, be sure to take a stroll at sunset with your special someone.

WhatsCheaper.com promises you a trip of a lifetime to the culturally-renowned city of Doha, Qatar.

MUST SEE IN Doha LIST:

  • 1. Al Corniche
  • 2. Al Quibb Mosque
  • 3. Museum of Islamic Arts
  • 4. Zubara Fort & Museum
  • 5. Clock Tower
  • 6. Souq Waqif
  • 7. Khor Al Udeid
  • 8. Al Ahli Stadium
  • 9. Qatar National Museum & Aquarium
  • 10. Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

Doha EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Eid al Adha - January
  • 2. Qatar Masters - January
  • 3. Doha Cultural Festival - March
  • 4. Men's Water Ski & Wakeboard World Cup Finals
  • 5. Qatar Summer Wonders Festival of Fun - June
  • 6. Ramadan - September
  • 7. Eid al-Fitr - October
  • 8. Class I Powerboat Races - November

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Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Al Corniche Street, P.O. Box 6000 Doha, Qatar
By Meagan Hudson

Looking for an upscale hotel that boasts beautiful scenery and immense features? The Sheraton Doha Resort is gorgeous and located only 15 minutes from the Doha International Airport in Qatar. Upon arrival guests have the choice of complimentary parking or valet services are available at an extra charge. Check-in time is at 3 p.m. daily in the lobby.

The standard Deluxe Guest Rooms offer an array of indulgences: 24-hour room service, free in-room movies, a mini bar, plus many others to make sure your stay is comfortable. The resort also offers Sea View rooms that overlook the stunning Persian Gulf, and Club Rooms give you access to VIP places and amenities. An Executive Suite offers even more luxurious features.

The features at the Sheraton Doha Resort seem endless. There is definitely something for everybody. Guests are welcome to play tennis or badminton indoors, grab a massage, swim in the heated outdoor pool, or workout at the fitness center. Love to have fun in the sun? Outside guests can walk out on the isolated beach, play volleyball, water ski, and do numerous other exciting activities- you can even take a boat trip!  

If guests need to conduct business they can join the Sheraton Club and access a private lounge that has a printer/fax, computers, complimentary office supplies. The lounge also offers a neat place to meet up with clients or coworkers. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while you're there too, or head over to one of the numerous restaurants the resort offers.

Overall, the Sheraton presents a lot of attractive features and entertainment. With a wide variety of convenient advantages that are available to minimize troubles, such as entry visa assistance and childcare, this is definitely the place to stay. Checkout is at 12 p.m. daily. Click this link to book with WhatsCheaper.com today (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php)!

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Hilton Doha
Diplomatic District Street, West Bay, Doha, 0, Qatar
By R. Ibrahim

Situated on the beautiful Corniche on the Persian Gulf and only minutes away from center city, the Hilton Doha is sure to meet all your needs during your stay in Doha, Qatar. Boasting a private beach, pool, and spa, and awarded the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award, this five-star hotel is only 15 minutes from the Doha International Airport (DOH) and offers free parking and round-trip airport shuttles.

Opened in 2012, the Hilton Doha offers 309 guest rooms and suites offering bright and airy décor, floor to ceiling windows, and breathtaking views of the Persian Gulf or Doha’s skyline. All guest rooms offer spacious desks, high-speed internet access, LCD TVs, and luxurious marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. Enjoy more space with an additional living area and a balcony overlooking the sea in one of Hilton Doha’s suites or executive rooms. Suites and executive rooms also include complimentary breakfast and daily refreshments throughout the day in the Executive Lounge on the 22nd floor.

Whether you are traveling for business or taking a relaxing vacation with the family, the Hilton Doha offers numerous world-class amenities to suite everyone’s needs. With a private beach, pool, and spa offering 8 therapy rooms, you will be able to fully enjoy the beautiful Persian Gulf and find plenty of opportunities to relax during your stay.  The Hilton’s Trader Vic’s dining offers six restaurant and bar options featuring international cuisines and outside seating overlooking the sea. The Hilton Doha also offers a top-of-the-line fitness center, a fully equipped business center, meetings and events spaces, and Kidz Paradize Club for those traveling with children.

Conveniently located near center city, the Hilton Doha is only moments away from international embassies, world class shopping, and cultural attractions. Take a stroll to the business and diplomatic district, the Museum of Islamic Art, or to the prestigious Corniche on the seafront. Additional cultural attractions such as the Souq Waqif market, Katara Cultural Village, and Qatar National Library are less than five miles away.

With its convenient location, private beach, and gorgeous views of the sea and city skyline, the Hilton Doha is sure to make your stay in Doha, Qatar memorable. WhatsCheaper invites you to book your next trip to Qatar at the Hilton Doha today! Click here to get started: (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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St. Regis Doha
Doha West Bay, Doha, 14435 Qatar
By Laura Catherine Koss

Overlooking the Arabian Gulf’s pristine blue waters, the St. Regis Doha stands alone as the region’s ultimate five star hotel. Between the natural beauty of the surrounding sand dunes and the rich history of the area’s ancient architecture, the idyllic Middle Eastern setting fully immerses guests amidst Qatar’s seductive mystique. Guests will find their hotel experience to exceed expectations, beginning at the Doha International Airport where a premier chauffer service greets weary travelers. After arriving to the private beaches lining Al Gassar Resort in a Rolls Royce or Jaguar limousine, smooth sounds of jazz will welcome guests to their 3 p.m. check-in just in time for the intimate tradition of afternoon tea and macaroons.

A private butler ensures guests enjoy an unrivaled standard of excellence throughout their stay, seeing to any need that may arise from garment unpacking to the preparation of a romantic surprise awaiting after an evening outing at the Lincoln Center. Rooms with King size or two double beds are available with basic amenities including a private refreshment center, high-speed internet access for a small fee, and the exclusive St. Regis style bathroom stocked with a television, extra deep bath tub, and a stand alone rain shower.

If guests tire of basking in the pure Middle Eastern rays or taking in the breathtaking ocean views from the tranquil seclusion of their personal cabana, they may retreat to the indulgent serenity of the Remède Spa or revive their physical fitness in one of the intensive exercise facilities. The hotel offers a full range of recreational activities including an Olympic-sized pool, tennis courts, and an inflatable water playground for the children to enjoy while adults look on from the shady comfort of the Oyster Bay and Bar.

While steeping in the last few hours of refined Arabian luxury, guests may request the butler to pack their belongings and prepare for their inevitable departure. Before their 12 p.m. check-out guests may feed their final Middle Eastern fantasies shopping at the Villaggio Mall or falling back to an original St. Regis experience with the Doha’s signature cocktail, the Spice Route Bloody Mary. To sink into a magically fused world of modern opulence and majestic cultural vibrance nestled in the heart of West Bay, guests may treat themselves to the unprecedented St. Regis Doha experience by booking now through WhatsCheaper.com (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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W Doha Hotel & Residences
West Bay, Doha, Qatar
By Shaina Amienyi

The prestigious W Doha Hotel & Residences is an excellent option for those wanting a luxurious retreat. This hotel offers a breathtaking view like you have never seen before. Picture the sparkling blue sea water on one side and on the other desert sand dunes, towering skyscrapers, and buildings designed in ancient architectural style. Check in after 3pm on the day you arrive and begin experiencing world-class amenities and services. By the time you check out at noon on your last day in Doha, you will be so used to being pampered that you may want to book another stay.

You will feel like a king or queen waking up in one of the hotel's 291 guest rooms and suites or 150 residences. Standard amenities include a CD/DVD player, iPod© docking station, cable TV, fridge, and more. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, slippers, a make-up mirror, a scale, and a separate tub and shower. You can request additional items, such as an ionizer, a humidifier, a heater, a baby cot, and a rollaway bed. Pets are welcome at this hotel, so feel free to bring one.

The hotel features elegant facilities, including an Arabic-inspired poolside lounge, a poolside bar with healthy beverages, and three restaurants with different styles. If you want a hair cut by a talented hair designer, visit CUT® hair salon. W The Store® is where you can go for fashion items, home accessories, and travel accessories.

The business center at this hotel is well-equipped; it features PC and Mac computers, faxes, scanners, audio/visual equipment, and telecommunications equipment. Another place you will want to visit is the complimentary fitness center, with its treadmills, elipticals, stationary bikes, cross trainers, and weight machines. After working out, head to the spa for a treatment or to relax in the water lounges, complete with lounge pools, steam rooms, and saunas.

The W Doha Hotel & Residences offers a stunningly beautiful location and proximity to numerous popular destinations. For example, it is in short walking distance to the City Center Shopping Mall and Corniche Promenade and less than 2 miles from several embassies, including the U.S. Embassy. The amenities at this hotel are fit for sultans, and if you choose this hotel you will be treated like royalty. Do not hesitate to book your stay at this hotel and experience the epitome of luxury. Click on the link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to reserve your room through WhatsCheaper.com.

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