1. Ritz Carlton Sharq Village & Spa
On its own secluded private beach, this well-known and beloved resort is an oasis of relaxation. Modeled after a traditional Qatari village and popular with families, its sprawling grounds are home to three pools (including one especially for children and families) and a superbly equipped spa. Here, traditional Arabic-style relaxing treatments can include invigorating hammams or revitalizing massages where therapists gently ease muscle pain, relaxing body and mind. Another highlight comes at night, when the views of Doha’s illuminated skyline shining across the bay are especially beautiful.
2. Westbay beach
It’s not just Doha’s skyline that is evolving, so is its coastline. Comprised of a succession of public and private beaches along with gardens, children’s play areas, restaurants and cafes, the newly developed West Bay North Beach means that the best places on the coast are seconds away from the pleasures of the city. Feel the warmth’s embrace as you soak up the sun before enjoying the thrill of a day on the water, whether it’s simply swimming, gently paddling or jet skiing around the Arabian Gulf.
3. The Pearl Doha
Feel the exhilaration of a wonderful day at The Pearl Qatar, a picturesque island near Doha’s prestigious West Bay district that excels in laid-back recreation. With Mediterranean-style marinas where visitors can board yachts or speedboats for exciting journeys beyond Doha’s glittering skyline, the pretty, pastel-colored precinct offers grand hotels and luxury shopping experiences. Along the waterfront, its lively eateries range from elegant al fresco eateries to cozy canalside chocolatiers, all framed by elegant pedestrian-friendly piazzas and distinctive Venetian-style buildings.
4. Place Vendome
With a beautiful canal flowing through its center and a huge dancing fountain coming to life in its courtyard, Place Vendôme Qatar is a French fantasy in the heart of Qatar. Inspired by the commercial boulevards of Paris, this incredible mall houses the world’s most luxurious brands alongside high street favourites. Expect to be spellbound by dazzling jewelry, fall in love with fabulous fashion, and enjoy precious time with friends and family as you explore endless entertainment options.
5. Al Maha Island
A newly launched island off the coast of Lusail, Al Maha Island is a fantastic holiday destination within easy reach of central Doha. Surrounded by seaside restaurants serving everything from superlative sushi to down-home Italian cuisine, and including glamorous names like Zuma, La Petite Maison and Billionaire, it incorporates a chic beach club and is also home to Lusail Winter Wonderland, a fun fair family festival with cozy chalets, cute shops and exciting theme park rides.
6. Fairmont & Raffles Doha
A new architectural icon for the country, the interlocking curves that form the exteriors of Lusail’s Fairmont Doha and Raffles Doha make dramatic reference to the silhouette of crossed swords. Given that this is an iconic building, it’s no surprise that these two luxurious hotels are among the most extravagant in the Middle East. Home to glamorous restaurants, the landmark is already one of Qatar’s most exciting dining destinations, along with impeccable wellness facilities and spectacular exclusive beachfront suites, the hotels promise unparalleled service and the highest levels of luxury.