8 key reasons to choose Qatar

8 key reasons to choose Qatar

Location & Accessibility

  • State-of-the-art Hamad International Airport – a major aviation hub with extensive worldwide connections.
  • Strategically located at the heart of one of the world’s most prosperous and rapidly developing regions. Crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa.
  • Mid-way between Europe (c. 7 hours flying time) and major Far Eastern and African capitals (9-10 hours). Some 14 hours to East Coast USA.
  • Home to Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines. Its expanding network currently serves 150 destinations.

Hotels & Accommodation

  • Wide choice of world-class accommodation, including top international and regional hotel brands. Luxury, value and superb service.
  • Purpose-built hotel meeting facilities and specialist events teams.
  • Spacious well-appointed accommodation with outstanding recreational amenities - pools/private beaches, multiple dining options, luxury spas, sports and gyms.
  • Self-contained beachfront resorts in and around Doha, plus downtown properties, boutique hotels and serviced apartments.

Events Facilities & Experience

  • World class exhibition and conference venues, including Qatar National Convention Centre and the new Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
  • Outstanding international events experience – venue for numerous UN conferences, global summits, trade fairs, sports tournaments and cultural festivals.
  • Innovative incentives – luxury and adventure, exotic venues, safaris and dhow cruises, Qatari-themed receptions and gala dinners.
  • Efficient business event planning services - comprehensive range of event organizers, stand designers/contractors, shipping companies, translators, A-V specialists and other support services.

Transport & Communications

  • Experienced DMCs/local tour operators - standard tours and tailored itineraries.
  • Plentiful taxis, limousine services, car hire and wide range of group transport options available.
  • Efficient telecommunications, broadband and mobile reception.
  • English widely spoken and understood. Other major languages spoken in the hospitality sector.

Lifestyle & Environment

  • Flourishing tradition of hospitality rooted in Qatar’s age-old heritage.
  • Islamic society, tolerant towards other religions and welcoming to foreigners.
  • Safe, crime-free ‘first world’ environment. Efficient utilities.
  • Sophisticated cosmopolitan lifestyle combined with old world courtesy and hospitality.

Scenery & Nature

  • Year-round sunshine on clean sandy beaches, desert dunes, wind-sculpted rock formations, gypsum caves and mangrove lagoons.
  • Varied cityscapes - from dramatic high-rise towers to the narrow alleys of the souq. Bold modern architecture with traditional elements, The Pearl, Katara, green parks, elegant public buildings, spacious residential districts.
  • Khor Al Adaid - the spectacular ‘inland sea’ with its own unique ecosystem.

Culture & Heritage

  • Cultural attractions: Museum of Islamic Art, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Msheireb Enrichment Centre, galleries, theatres and performance venues.
  • History and heritage: Al Zubarah archaeological site, forts and towers, ancient rock carvings and settlements.
  • Authentic experiences: Souq Waqif, camel racing, dhow cruises, desert trips, falconry, handicrafts, henna, music and dance.
  • Public art and architecture: works by IM Pei, Jean Nouvel, Richard Serra, Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois and many other world famous names.

Leisure Activities

  • The region’s leading cultural destination: historic sites.
  • Sports: golf, full range of water sports, diving and fishing.
  • Desert adventures: safaris, sand boarding, camel riding, overnight camping and much more.
  • Superb shopping, dining and family entertainment … or simply a relaxing escape on the beach, by the pool or at a luxury spa.

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