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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 13:50

48 Hours in Qatar

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Qatar has become a world class destination for doing business as well as for hosting international conferences, meeting and incentive travel. More than 90% of visitors to Doha come here for business. Adding just 48 hours to your business trip, enjoy Qatar’s unique city offering or venture out ont he sand dunes, a visit to the ancient Zubara Fort, shoop at Souq Waqif, and take in a concert at Katara Cultural Village, visit the Museum of Islamic Art or enjoy two hours at the golf course. All these experiences will encourage you to visit Qatar again. With Qatar new a gateway between continents and with more than 100 Qatar Airways flights around the world, many long haul flights and lot of passengers transiting through Doha, we are encouraging travelers and visitors to stopover for 48 hours and explore the county. With world class hotels, amazing shopping malls, intriguing cultural highlights and the beauty of the desert at your doorstep, Qatar offers traditional Arabian hospitaly in the heart of modern and vibrant country.


Visa Requirements:
Nationals of the following countries can apply for a simple 30-day entry visa(costing QR 100), covering both business and leisure travel, upon arrival at Qatar, or at their local embassy: Andorra; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brunei; Canada; denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hong Kong; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Liechteinstein; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Monaco; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway ; Portugal; San Marino; Singapore; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; UK (with the right of abode), USA; Vatican city.
Many visas can now be processed online at the Ministry of Interior's websites (mol,gov,qa) but the Ministry accepts only credit cards as payment.

First Day

07:00 Enjoy an early round of golf at the doha golf club which boasts an 18 hole championship course.
10:00 Search for perfume and handICRAFTS int he traditional souq waqif that evokes the feeling of ancient arabic heritage and community.
13:30 Explore the galleries of the Museum of islamic art which preserves, studies and exhibits masterpieces spanning three continents and 13 centuries.
15:20 Gain an insigh into the history of Qatar at the 18th – century Zubara Fort.
18:00 Enjoy a sunset over Arabic Coffe along Doha’s famous 8km long Corniche that offers panoramic views of the capital.
19:00 Cruise into the sunset on a Dhow, the traditional Arab fishing vessel, around Doha Bay.
21:30 A traditional arabic Dinner at one of the many award-winning restaurant sin Qatar.

Secound Day

07:30 Tackle a Sand Dune on sand-skis, a quad-bike or simply walk int he dunes south of Doha.
12:00 Return vis the Pearl Merchant’s House int he Al-Wakra.
13:00 Have a relaxing Lunch at Katara.
15:00 Watch the exiting Camel Racing at the Al Shahaniya racetrack.
17:00 Escape the heat with a refreshing SWIM at the hotel pool.
19:30 Take a walk in one of the MALLS.


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