Whether you’re travelling to Doha for business or leisure, the halal friendly Intercontinental West Bay can provide you with the perfect stay. This stylish and modern hotel is conveniently situated in the centre. With seven spectacular fine dining restaurants and plenty of entertainment establishments nearby. Merely 5 minutes away from Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, business trips couldn’t get easier. Leisure is also available, with the Doha Golf Club, City Centre Shopping Mall and the tradition Souq Wafiq nearby.
An open-air rooftop pool overlooks a romantic view perfect for guests. While various services such as spa treatments, business facilities, children’s activities and more make your stay relaxing and stress free. Accommodation at the Intercontinental West Bay gives guests the extra space and comfort they desire for a good night’s sleep. Also available are executive rooms and suits, both of which provide stunning interior, with top quality furniture and amenities. Not to forget the breathtaking view of West Bay, the Doha Skyline and the Arabian Gulf.
Being close to the city yet enjoying the comforts of home, the Intercontinental West Bay is perfect for Muslim travellers. Whether its travelling for business or with your family. With outstanding business facilities and staff members available to accommodate yous needs at request, business trips couldn’t get easier. For those travelling with families, the convenience of being so close to a range of leisure activities and shopping centres offers you the perfect balance of entertainment and comfort. Enjoy Doha at it’s best with everything you’ll need at your tips, while also making the most of the high-class facilities and services this halal friendly hotel has to offer.
From £1125 per person
based on two people sharing
Return flights from London to Doha
5 nights at the Intercontinental West Bay Doha including daily breakfast
Return private airport transfer
Valid for travel from May to September.
Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking.
Known for its futuristic skyscrapers and ultramodern architecture, Qatar is the perfect holiday destination for Muslim families looking for a holiday full of variety. From desert safaris to bargain shopping, and must visit heritage sites, Qatar if full of adventurous festivals, attractions, events, and things to do. Explore Qatar and its shorelines of relaxing beaches and sand dunes before heading to some of the most popular restaurants to taste Qatari cuisines that are full of sweets, spices, and overflowing with flavour.
Flight time from the UK: 7 hours and 15 minutes direct flight.
Local languages: Arabic is the local language in Qatar however English is widely understood and spoken to a conversational level.
Best time to visit: The months between November and April are the best time to travel to Qatar if you’re looking for climatic conditions that will make sightseeing and outdoor activities across the country even more enjoyable. This time period is also considered as peak-tourist season in Qatar.
Visa requirements (for British passport holders): British Citizen passport holders can obtain a visa upon arrival at Qatar. Payment for a visa on arrival is by credit or debit card only. If you hold one of the other types of British nationality, you must get a visa before you travel.
Which airport will you fly into?: Hamad International Airport is the main gateway for those flying into Qatar. Situated in Doha, Qatar’s capital, this airport recently replaced the former Doha International Airport as Qatar's principal airport.
Key Events and Festivals
Art Festival of Qatar - Local artists are extremely talented making Qatar put on the Art Festival each December to celebrate their masterpieces. Many of the art galleries and museums hold exhibitions during the event to showcase local artistic talent. The event also includes artists from nearby Arab nations, including the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
Doha Cultural Festival - During the month of March each year, the capital city of Qatar is home to the Cultural Festival. This attracts thousands of visitors annually, and is an important festival that showcases the cultural uniqueness of the area including traditional music, dance, costumes, and cuisines.
Qatar Marine Festival - The Qatar Marine Festival occurs take place in the month of March each year and is held at the famous Katara Cultural Village along the Doha seafront. Here you’ll find various musical performances, seal shows, aquatic animal displays, and a lot more.
Qatar Open Tennis Tournament
Qatar Masters Golf Tournament
Must try food
Machboos - This is a spiced rice dish that is mixed with any kind of marinated meat or seafood including chicken, beef, and fish. It’s one of the most popular Qatari dishes.
Balaleet - Sometimes a breakfast, other times a dessert, this savory dish contrasts flavours of sweet and salty. It consists of fried vermicelli noodles, cooked with sugar, cinnamon, saffron and cardamom, then topped with an omelette. Some also sprinkle various nuts on it for the perfect finishing touch.
Luqaimat - Soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside, this is the perfect dessert for travellers of all ages. This is basically a deep fried dough dipped in syrup or honey.
Margoog - This nourishing dish is full of fiber and essential vitamins and is usually prepared with zucchini, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes and tenderised meat.
Must do experience
Desert safaris - one of the most fascinating ways to spend a day or two in Qatar is by going on a desert safari. With desert landscapes providing interesting places to explore, and since Qatar is not overly large, the chances of getting stuck in a dangerous situation when on a desert expedition is extremely slim. There are plenty of tour operators that leave from Doha to discover the beauty of Qatar’s desert.
Souq shopping - Those that love bargains will won’t to experience shopping in Qatar. There are several important souqs that need to be visited when in the capital city of Qatar, Doha with Souq Waqif being the oldest souq and most popular bargain-shopping spot in the city. There is also the Omani Souq and the Gold Souq the are fantastic marketplaces for cheap materials, including gold jewelry.
Museum of Islamic Arts - Commonly regarded as the most impressive and important cultural attraction in Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Arts welcomes thousands of visitors each week. Here you’ll find various collections inside the museum originated from local artists and artwork from other Islamic artists from across the Muslim world. The museum is open Sunday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m., and midday on Friday and Saturday.
Jungle Zone - One of the most popular places in Qatar for families with kids, the Jungle Zone is the perfect day out. Situated within the famous shopping center, Hyatt Plaza, parents will enjoy a fun packed day where both the little ones and adults will have plenty to do. Children can be dropped off at this amusement park giving parents the time they need to roam around. The Jungle Zone is also fully equipped with eating areas, plenty of thrilling rides, and exciting arcades for both children and adults to enjoy. Note: tickets are more expensive on the weekends.
Al Zubara Fort - The Al Zubara Fort is found in the township of Zubara, which stands some 65 miles from the capital city of Qatar. This fortress was originally built in the 1930s by the then leader Sheikh Abdullah bin Qassim Al Thani, and still stands strongly today. Having been used as a soldier's’ fort, police station, coastal guard, and more recently, a museum, there are lots of exciting views and discoveries to find. It currently holds displays of archeological artifacts that have been found in the area. The fort is open to the public every day, except on Friday mornings.
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