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Join us during the month of November, as Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways showcase the world's best experiences and luxury stopover packages in Qatar from just AU$19 per night. Keen to win yourself a spot on a VIP famil to Qatar in 2022? Your journey of discovery starts here.

Join us during the month of November, as Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways showcase the world’s best experiences and luxury stopover packages in Qatar from just AU$19 per night. Keen to win yourself a spot on a VIP famil to Qatar in 2022? Your journey of discovery starts here.

The world is reopening and Qatar is ready!

As an ultramodern destination that still embraces its Arabian authenticity, with new and undiscovered experiences at every turn, this welcoming nation offers the best of the Middle East, all in one place, whilst also ranking as one of the world’s safest destinations to visit.

Whale sharks, Doha, Qatar
Open up to unreal adventures in Qatar like swimming with endangered whale sharks

In the last eighteen months, the country has spent its time investing in new and existing tourism products, as well as implementing world-leading health and safety measures to welcome tourists back.

Entry restrictions have been eased in Qatar as it reopens for tourism, with over 95 nationalities currently being offered Visa-Free access into the Gulf State, including both Australia and New Zealand citizens. Children 11 years old and under are accepted as travelling with their parents’ vaccination status. Current information can be found at www.visitqatar.qa/en/plan-your-trip/

Travel advisors, are you ready for a visit in 2022? Read on to enlighten yourself on the best stopover deals we’ve ever seen, how to get there, what to do and how to win yourself a spot on what promises to be the VIP famil of 2022.

Ready? Let’s go.

Packages from AU$19 per night? Open up to the world’s best value stopovers

Nestled between desert sands and the vibrant buzz of the city, the 5 star Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha, welcomes guests to an authentic oasis of an indigenous scented garden
Nestled between desert sands and the vibrant buzz of the city is the 5 star Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha

Qatar Airways, in partnership with Discover Qatar, recently launched the World’s Best Value Stopover packages starting from AU$19.

If you are a first-timer to this region or a returning traveller, what you might not have expected is that Qatar’s capital, Doha is packed with things to do in a relatively small area.

This makes it perfect for maximising a stopover en-route to wherever you’re headed or are coming back from. You could also reconnect with loved ones halfway. The possibilities are endless.

Bundle in these ridiculously good value Qatar stopover packages and it soon becomes a question of “Why wouldn’t you want to stopover and experience more on your travels?”

Qatari cuisine is a subtle blend of influences from India, Persia and Lebanon, and North Africa, and much like the landscape of the country, is constantly evolving.
Qatari cuisine is a subtle blend of influences from India, Persia and Lebanon, and North Africa, and much like the landscape of the country is constantly evolving.

Qatar stopover packages in Doha include up to 4 nights stays:

  • Standard stays in a 4-star hotel starting from as low as A$19 per night
  • Premium stays in a 5-star hotel from A$27 per night
  • Luxury stays in a 5-star hotel from A$71 per night
Enjoy free access to Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park, the largest waterpark in Qatar at the Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas
Enjoy free access to Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park, the largest waterpark in Qatar at Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas

Plus, optional stopover add-ons also include discounts on breakfast, touring experiences including Discover Doha and Discover the Dunes and Inland Sea tours, as well as Airport transfers with optional meet and greet service.

Check out our dynamic map and explore the key hotels featured as part of the Stopover deals, many even have their own private beaches!

The impressive list of hotels includes The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, W Doha, Al Messila – Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Mondrian Doha, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, La Cigale Hotel Doha, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel by Tivoli, Swiss-belHotel Doha, Four Points by Sheraton Doha, Sharq Village and Spa – A Ritz Carlton Hotel and Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas.

How to book these amazing stopover deals

  • Book your Qatar Airways (QR) flights through the GDS, as per usual 
  • Hop onto the Discover Qatar stopover booking portal www.discoverqatar.qa/trade-partners and book both stopover and land packages

Open up to unreal adventures in Qatar

Contrary to what you might have thought, Doha isn’t just about shopping, luxury hotels, pristine beaches, and pampering yourself at the many wellness retreats (though we’ll take that for starters).

Qatar is renowned for being a family-friendly destination and cultural melting pot where the sun shines all year and the scope of unreal experiences is limitless.

Kayak through the Al Thakira mangroves and see an unexpected variety of birds, including flamingos
Kayak through the Al Thakira mangroves and see an unexpected variety of birds, including flamingos

How about swimming with whale sharks? Or perhaps a spot of dune bashing or paddling through the mangroves in search of flocks of flamingos? Try shopping old school in the Souq Waqif or hire a traditional, low-slung boat, or dhow, and explore offshore.

Head out on an urban adventure on the artificial island that is The Pearl-Qatar or wander downtown where you can stroll the centuries-old alleyways, and explore the Katara Cultural Village and stalls that have been in the same families for generations.

Take a cruise on a traditional wooden dhow along Doha Corniche
Take a cruise on a traditional wooden dhow along Doha Corniche

From world-class museums and iconic galleries to inspiring street art, year-round events and phenomenal cuisine, Qatar boasts a dynamic cultural scene.

Sophisticated, modern, traditional, authentic, luxurious: Qatar checks every box.

Flying to Qatar with the world’s best airline

Qatar Airways

Flying to Qatar on the national airline, Qatar Airways, means you will be travelling on Skytrax’ “Airline of the Year 2021″ for the sixth year in a row.

Flying from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth up to Doha, where you can connect to over 140 destinations as part of the multi-award-winning Qatar Airways network.

Qatar Airways has also been setting industry benchmarks for COVID-19 biosafety and hygiene by being the first airline to receive Skytrax 5-stars COVID19 Safety ratings where 99.988% of its passengers travel COVID-19-free.

Connecting in and out of Hamad International Airport in Doha means you’ll also be flying out of the World’s Best Airport for 2021, as voted by Skytrax.

Its Doha airport hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), has also earned the Skytrax 5-stars COVID-19 Safety ratings, making Qatar Airways the only Middle-Eastern carrier where both the airline and its airport secured the highest Skytrax safety ratings.

What’s more, Qatar Airways offer travellers the flexibility they deserve if their plans change, with extended guaranteed flexibility for travel completed by 31 May 2022*. *Terms and conditions apply.

Do you want to win a spot on a VIP Qatar famil in 2022

Did someone say luxury VIP famil to Qatar?

In 2022, Qatar Tourism, Qatar Airways and Discover Qatar will host a luxury famil like no other and 4 lucky agents have the chance to secure a spot by entering the competition below

How do you enter?

Enter the competition here

There are 4 spots on offer and one winner will be announced each week during November. Good luck! 

Don’t miss out on exclusive training webinars

During November, there will also be free Qatar training webinars featuring all you need to know to showcase the destination and its many wonders, as well as the stopover product and trade incentive competition.

There will be three sessions available to join online on Tuesday 23 November at 1 pm AEST or Thursday 25 November at 10 am or 1pm AEST.

Register here for Qatar training webinars

Find out more about Qatar: www.visitqatar.qa

Find out more about Qatar stopover packages: www.qatarairways.com/tradeportal/

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