72-Hour Stopover in Qatar

Why Stopover in Qatar?

Get Ahead of the Crowd: A destination that is relatively new and undiscovered.

Accessibility: Excellent stopover connections from New Zealand to Africa or Asia via Qatar Airways and a free visa on arrival for up to 30 days.

Hospitality & Culture: The legendary Arabian hospitality lives on in modern day Qatar. Qatar's most exceptional tourism asset is its welcoming people with their authentic Qatari traditions, along with its traditional souq, fascinating heritage sites, including a UNESCO World Heritage listed archaeological site, and exotic visitor experiences to explore.

Luxury & Service: Outstanding 4- and 5-star facilities including some of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands modern well-equipped rooms, elegant public areas, multiple restaurant options offering local and international cuisine, pools, gyms, spas, business facilities, children’s play areas and family-friendly facilities. Doha is also home of Hamad International Airport, ranked fifth best airport in the world and no. 1 in the Middle East by Skytrax.

Art & Museums: Qatar is an open art gallery. Qatar’s commitment to cultural excellence extends to a range of impressive public art installations by leading international artists around the country including Richard Serra’s famous “East-West/West-East” at Zikreet, in the Western desert. Doha is also home to some impressive museums like the highly ranked Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), designed by I.M. Pei, whose collection spans over 1,400 years. All museums in Doha are free.

Environment: A clean, green, crime-free and safe environment.

72-Hour Itinerary

Experience Qatar during your stopover

Not sure what to do on your stopover in Qatar? Enjoy the Doha's greatest hits with a jam-packed 72 hours of top must-see landmarks for visitors who are strapped for time.

Day 1: Shopping and Dining

  • Visit the Venice-inspired Qanat Quartier at The Pearl-Qatar to have lunch and a stroll along the turquoise canals flanked by candy-colored buildings.

Day 2: Archaeological Sites

  • Head over to the UNESCO listed Al Zubarah Fort: an archaeological site with unspoiled beaches, wind-carved rock formations and a fascinating public sculpture by Richard Serra.

Day 3: Museums and Markets

  • Explore Qatar's museums: the Museum of Islamic Art and the National Museum of Qatar for a taste of Islamic art and the country's long history.
  • Lose time wandering through the alleys of Souq Waqif.

From Hamad International Airport to Doha

What to do in Qatar?

Whether it's a day or 4 days, Qatar has something for every traveller. Enjoy the following list of possible attractions that will fit your travel schedule.

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Where to stay in Doha?

Do you need a place nearby the airport? Check some of Doha's popular accommodations, including 5-star hotels, around famous city landmarks.

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