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Stopover in Qatar! Here's why Qatar has the best value packages for everyone

Qatar is one of the world's most welcoming, diverse, and safe places where you can choose to ease yourself back into travel or dive straight into a wild cultural adventure. And, what’s more, Qatar Airways, in partnership with Discover Qatar, have organised all the fun for you. With their World’s Best Value stopover packages, you can turn one holiday into two!

Qatar is one of the world’s most welcoming, diverse, and safe places where you can choose to ease yourself back into travel or dive straight into a wild cultural adventure. And, what’s more, Qatar Airways, in partnership with Discover Qatar, have organised all the fun for you. With their World’s Best Value stopover packages, you can turn one holiday into two!

Did you know you can stopover in a luxury Doha hotel for as little as AU$19 per night?

You could choose to wake up at the Souq Waqif Hotel, complete with a luxe spa situated amid the old Souq. Or perhaps you’d prefer the Al Wadi M Gallery hotel showcasing one of the best spots in Doha to enjoy the view with sundowners. Then there’s the sophisticated Mondrian – an artwork in itself.

Qatar Airways and Discover Qatar now offer these incredible combined stopover packages for anyone flying via Doha to any of Qatar’s 140 worldwide destinations.

These are simply THE BEST stopover packages around, with an option to suit everyone.

Don’t believe us? Read on to find your perfect Arabian stopover.

This Arabian Gulf destination is known for its unique offering. Discovering Doha on a mini-break is an incredible opportunity to explore their authentic heritage alongside the city’s new world experiences and extreme luxury.  Enjoy coffee at one of the waterfront cafes, then stroll around the Corniche with incredible views over the old and new towns. Maybe grab a traditional Dhow and enjoy the view from the water.

You can get adventurous and explore the incredible Qatar coastline. You may be surprised to learn that alongside immersing yourself in this ancient culture and its delectable local cuisine, you can also cruise to witness whale sharks! Whether you are sporty or spoiled, a foodie or a fashionista, you’ll find many unique experiences to keep you entertained and renewed.

For a truly remarkable adventure, discover the expansive desert landscape where sand dunes spill into the azure waters of the Arabian Peninsula on a 4-hour Discover the Dunes and Inland Sea tour.

Discover the remarkable desert landscape where sand dunes spill into the azure waters of Arabian Peninsula on a Discover the Dunes and Inland Sea tour
Discover Qatar’s remarkable desert landscape

Qatar Airways offers adventure, excitement, and safety – both on the ground and in the air. And those are just a couple of the reasons this industry-forward airline was recently awarded the World’s Best Airline and Skytrax Airline of the Year for 2021.

Piqued your interest? It’s time to start dreaming about the Qatar stopover for you.

Situated on the Corniche in the diplomatic district, Hilton Doha is 15 minutes from the airport and features a private beach, 6 restaurants and a spa.
Situated on the Corniche in the diplomatic district, Hilton Doha is 15 minutes from the airport and features a private beach, 6 restaurants and a spa.

Qatar stopover packages in Doha include up to 4-night stays

  1. Standard stays in a 3 or 4-star hotel starting from as low as A$19 per night
  2. Premium stays in a 5-star hotel start from A$28 per night
  3. Luxury stays in a 5-star luxe hotel start from A$106 per night, including breakfast

Plus, optional add-ons also include amazing rates on breakfast, airport transfers (with an optional VIP meet and greet service) and touring experiences, including Discover Doha and Discover the Dunes and Inland Sea tours.

Check out our dynamic map and explore the key hotels featured as part of the stopover deals; many even have 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, Al Wadi MGallery Hotel, Mondrian Doha, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort, La Cigale Hotel Doha, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel by Tivoli, Swiss-belHotel Doha, Hilton Doha, Mandarin Oriental and Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas.

The cultural stopover

Unsplash Doha Qatar The Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA) Doha Qatar

Explore Doha’s secret alleys and hidden shops, the vibrant, centuries-old heritage that underpins the skyscrapers and extravagance. You might take a traditional dhow out on the water to explore the Persian Gulf, get wonderfully lost in the sprawling Souq Waqif, or learn a few things at the Museum of Islamic Art.

Then it’s off to the theatres, concert halls, and performance spaces of the Katara Cultural Village, followed by something to eat back at the Souq Waqif.

Bet you never expected that.

The sporty stopover

Unsplash Doha Qatar

Go beyond the city and see more of Qatar. Float far above the mesmerising metropolis in a hot-air balloon. The sunrise take-off means you will watch the whole city come to life beneath you as you enjoy breakfast.

Or maybe you prefer your travel with some grunt? If so, take a 4×4 into the wilds of the Arabian Peninsula desert. You will be tearing through the dunes of Khor Al Adaid before talking about all the fun you just had over a meal at a traditional desert camp.

The foodie stopover

Think Melbourne has a good coffee culture? How about the centuries-old practices of Doha’s traditional coffee merchants? Incredible rituals and traditions surround Arabic coffee, and you’ll learn them all alongside tasting some of the best tasting coffee of your life.

Want a take a more substantial bite out of the local food scene? Book a regional cuisine tour at the Souq Waqif packed with stalls selling everything from machbus (rice, meat and spices) to ghuzi (whole roasted lamb). Not to mention the Michelin-starred eateries in and around the city’s luxury hotels.

The ‘shopover’

The Pearl Doha Qatar

Qatar is one of the world’s best places to stretch the credit card with the latest luxury brands. On the manmade island of Pearl-Qatar, you have the French luxury department store Galleries Lafayette and the soon-to-open Place Vendome.

You can also buy food, fabrics, or even a majestic falcon, at the traditional souqs. Qatar has amassed the world’s finest and most diverse fashions all in one place, and it’s ready for your arrival.

Do you want to win a spot on a VIP Qatar famil in May 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 3 lucky agents have the chance to secure a spot by promoting and selling Qatar as their stopover destination of choice!

How do you enter?

Simply be one of the highest sellers of Discover Qatar Stopover packages from 15 March – 22 April 2022, to be on your own Road to Qatar by being in the running for your very own spot on their VIP famil departing May 2022.

  • Ensure your agency is signed up to the Discover Qatar booking portal
  • Book and ticket your clients’ QR flights per your preferred GDS
  • Log in, then book a Qatar stopover via the Discover Qatar booking portal

The incentive is based on the highest stopover sales made throughout this period.

To qualify for the incentive, bookings must be a minimum of a 2-night stay, and by adding transfers and sightseeing tours, you increase your opportunity to win!

There are three spots on offer, and one winner will be announced each fortnight during the incentive. There’s never been a better time to book your clients on The World’s Best Value Stopover and turn one holiday into two! 

Don’t miss out on exclusive training webinars

During March, sign up for the free Qatar training webinars featuring all you need to know to showcase the destination and its many wonders. You’ll also learn more about Qatar’s incredible stopover product and trade incentive competition.

There will be three sessions available to join online hosted by The Inspire Collective being held on Wednesday 30 March at 10 am and 2 pm and Thursday 31 March at 1 pm AEST.

Register here for Qatar training webinars.

Register to be a Discover Qatar partner and access these great stopover rates at www.discoverqatar.qa/trade-partners

Find out more about Qatar: www.visitqatar.qa.

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