What you’ll find on this page is a complete run-down of my week long trip to Qatar. I’d love to hear what you think or just share your favorite spots in the comments.
So, jump in, click, hit play, scroll around, and discover this fascinating destination.
WHERE IS QATAR?
Qatar is at a magical meridian that breathes in both the northern and eastern hemispheres. It’s a small country, but potent in so many ways. It is a land that has turned sand into gold. Its capital, Doha, blazes like a great pageant of light; a land of giants in steel, glass and dreams; a place that pushes the limits of the possible, and not so much predicts the future, as invents it. Qatar sits on the edge of the Arabian Gulf, bordering Saudi Arabia to the south, and is the hub to the world, a bridge between East and West, the cross roads of the economic, cultural and natural heritage of the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
QATAR:DRIVING RAW Perhaps the finest example of driving the country from day to night and city to desert (or basically what happens when a film crew has too many gopros at their disposal).
WHERE TO STAY
Get sneak peak into my Gold List of Qatar Hotels.
Kempinkski Hotel & Residences – Tallest building in Doha with A-mazing views…
W Hotel Doha – Discover the design narrative.
Four Seasons – Awesome pool.
Regis Hotel – Loved the Jazz here.
Grand Hyatt – Rolls Royce in the lobby?
WHAT TO DO
10) The Museum of Islamic Art
9) Stroll the Corniche
8) Shop at The Pearl
7) Ice Skate in the Desert
6) Wander the Katara Village
5) Smoke a gidu
4) Sail on a Dhow
3) Get Lost in the Souq
2) Listen to Jazz at Lincoln Center
1) Dune Bashing
I WENT TO BUY SOME SUNSCREEN AND THIS HAPPENED….
WHAT AND WHERE TO EAT
Aroma Restaurant (in the Kempinkski)
Spices (in the Hotel W)
Nusantao Sea Kitchens Restaurant (in the Four Seasons), and the best bento Box in the middle east in my opinion.
WHAT AND WHERE TO DRINK
Many people think Qatar is a dry country and that would be an incorrect assumption. While the sale of alcohol is tightly controlled, if you do want to indulge your best bet is to head to the bar/restaurant of any of the big international hotels.
QATAR AIRWAYS EXPERIENCE