Live the high life at Qatar

Travel | 21 Aug 2019

Top of the line luxury hotels and resorts in Qatar make it a popular destination to experience true glamour and opulence.

When you picture ‘luxury travel’, what appears in your mind? Perhaps a nice glass of bubbles on the beach, or a dip in your very own private Jacuzzi? If that’s the case, then Qatar will surpass your expectations.

If you gaze upon Qatar’s glistening coastline, you will discover a number of islands nearby. Located in Doha, these islands are called The Pearl- artificial islands spanning nearly four million square meters. The name is inspired by the location’s history as a major pearl diving site, paying homage to Qatar’s reputation as one of the major pearl traders of Asia, resembling a string of gleaming pearls shimmering in the Gulf.

On the islands, you will discover the epitome of luxury living, featuring a range of luxury villas, apartments, three five-star hotels and over two million square meters of international retail, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment facilities, including a wide selection of refined dining outlets serving delicacies from South American to French to Middle Eastern and Japanese, and luxury brands such as Hermes, Balenciaga, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chloé, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney.

Alternatively, the newly opened French Department store in Doha- Galeries Lafeyette will impress any shopper. A grand space over 15,000 sqm, it has been designed by world famous architects Bruno Moinard and Claire Betaille, and houses global luxury brands, allowing a major dose of retail therapy within the ultimate outdoor shopping destination.

Next, you may want to head over to Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. Situated on the shores of Doha in the Arabian Gulf, the exclusive 13-hectare island is a destination that will give you pure relaxation and first-class entertainment.

Not only does it boast its own marina and reefs that are simply breathtaking when viewed from the resort’s scenic private helicopter ride, it is its own paradise, combining tranquil accommodation, lip-smacking culinary options, and extensive facilities. There are a total of 141 accommodation units with the majority enjoying stunning sea views and restaurants that feature different culinary delights from a unique fusion of Arabic Mediterranean flavours to classic American fare.

After a sumptuous meal, guests may head off to enjoy themselves in a variety of activities such as getting a soothing massage at the Anantara Signature Spa, sun-tanning at a private beach stretched over 800 metres, having fun at the splash surf wave pool with two double lanes and family sized Jacuzzis, and more.


Qatar is renowned for its ‘inland sea’ of desert, and at the 5 star Regency Sealine Camp, guests will be able to experience a blend of traditional Qatar hospitality and desert fun. The luxury desert camp offers a range of activities including dune bashing, quad biking and camel riding through the desert. Guests can enjoy meals under the stars and enjoy a once in a lifetime desert camp experience.

For travellers that prefer contemporary comfort in traditional style, Sharq Village & Spa is the perfect option. Modeled after a Qatari village, the Doha hotel exudes the richness of the Middle East at every turn. Restaurants feature opulent architecture and Arabian cuisines, while its private beach and pools allow guests to immerse themselves in Doha’s natural beauty.

Finally, when it comes to luxury, the Mandarin Oriental is a staple, and its new hotel in Doha continues to deliver an exceptional experience.  Its accommodation is top-notch, winning the stamp of approval from multi award winning golfer Adam Scott. It is within walking distance to top attractions such as Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art and the newly opened National Museum of Qatar.

To have a truly luxurious trip from beginning till end, head to Qatar via Qatar Airways’ latest Qsuite. Having won the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards in addition to the ‘World’s Best Business Class Seat’ award, Qsuite redefines expectations, featuring superior privacy delivered by doors which encircle the seat, turning the area into a quad private space, allowing guests to wine and dine or work at 35,000 feet, as well as lie-flat double beds complete with pillows, a quilted mattress and a soft, plush duvet or long-haul night flights. Entertainment onboard is also world class, with more than 4,000 options to choose from, delivering an unrivalled flight experience.

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