Qatar is one of the up-and-coming destinations in the Middle East, and for good reason. Whether you want to focus your visit on the many cultural and historical sites or plan to spend your time exploring the outdoor activities on the peninsula, Qatar is the perfect exotic destination.
Most of the Qatar resorts are located along the east coast, in the Doha area. Hotels in Doha offer luxury lodgings that have all the amenities you want, including pools, room service, and pet-friendly accommodations. Doha is also Qatar's largest and busiest city, so it's the place to go if you want to take advantage of the shopping—don't miss the Villaggio—and restaurants along the Corniche promenade, which is the location of the Museum of Islamic Art. The local souqs, particularly the Souq Maqif, give you a more intimate experience as you shop the varied wares of the traditional Qatar markets.
If you want to make sure you get the full Middle Eastern experience, check out the Fanar (Qatar Islamic Cultural Center) and the Katara Cultural Village. Masaieed is also home to many Qatar hotels and has some of the best beaches in the country. Day trips to put on your must-do list include a visit to Al Khor on the northeast side of Qatar to see the Al Thakhira Traditional Mosque and Al Dakhira, as well as a day spent enjoying the dune racing on Khor Al Udeid in Al Wakra.
Take advantage of one of Travelocity's hotel packages in Qatar to help you save some money on your traveling expenses, so you can expand your budget for things like the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, the Al Shahaniya Racetrack, and Aqua Park Qatar. Before you start planning your trip, download Travelocity's mobile app on your smartphone to get exclusive mobile deals on Doha vacation packages.