As Qatar reopens to tourists, these are the new 2021 experiences you can’t afford to miss

Qatar has opened to all fully vaccinated international travelers, provided visitors travel at least two weeks after receiving their last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Ministry of Public Health. Over the past 16 months, the country has launched new hotels, theme parks and football stadiums as Qatar prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. Beat the crowds and be among the first to live a new wave of experiences.Also Read – Qatar Reopens To Fully Immunized International Tourists, Here Is Your Complete Guide

New experiences in perspective:

  • Astro-tourism packages (launched in 2021)

Visitors can now enjoy the breathtaking desert night sky with Qatar’s astro-tourism experiences. The immersive desert experience includes a magical moonlit camel safari and traditional Bedouin barbecue, followed by in-depth exploration of the starry desert sky, during a head-to-head stargazing session. face to face with an astronomer.

  • Quest Doha (launched July 2021)

Home to more than 30 rides, including the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster and indoor drop-and-shoot tower, Qatar has just opened the “Quest” theme and amusement park at the Doha Oasis. The park takes visitors on a quest through three time dimensions that represent the past, present and future.

New hotels:

A five star luxury property, elegantly designed by renowned interior designer Jacques Garcia. The hotel has five opulent dining options, 341 guest rooms, suites and residences, and a Rainforest Hydrotherapy spa that creates a sanctuary for the senses, complete with a vitality pool, herbal sauna, steam room and unique boardwalk. under the rain.

  • Jouri, a Murwab hotel (2021)

A boutique hotel combining modernity and high technology. Designed for the needs of the busy modern traveler, the hotel offers 110 luxurious rooms and 26 suites. The hotels are located near Doha’s iconic tourist attractions; Qatar National Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif and Doha Corniche.

  • Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas (2021)

The seventh Hilton in the area, the resort offers 2.2 miles of scenic private beaches and more than 350 guest rooms. The resort is also home to the Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park, one of the largest theme parks in the Middle East, with 28 slides and rides, including torrential rivers, surf dunes, and Whizzard carpet races.

  • Zulal Wellness Resort (soon 2021)

Having become the country’s largest wellness destination and the region’s premier wellness center, Zulal will become a must visit in Qatar. The resort received the ‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat 2020’ award at the World Spa Awards and will offer a range of treatments to allow guests to fully immerse themselves in true serenity, surrounded by a natural and picturesque landscape. .

New gastronomic destinations:

Award-winning contemporary Peruvian restaurant, COYA has opened at W Doha. Food lovers can now taste the typical delicacies of Peru in an authentic Peruvian atmosphere, where gastronomy and Inca traditions come together perfectly under one roof. After a resounding success in London, Monte Carlo, Paris and Mykonos, COYA is now ready to ignite the culinary scene with the colors and flavors of Latin America in Qatar.

A unique multi-culinary Japanese experience at Msheireb Downtown Doha in Reberu. The restaurant is a modern and emblematic version of gastronomy.

  • Dante Cucina Italiana (2020)

Located in the brand new Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, Dante Cucina Italiana offers the best of Tuscan cuisine with a fully immersive and interactive journey through the open kitchen.

London’s most Instagrammable cafe has landed in Doha. This all-pink café graced the Msheireb Downtown Doha district with irresistibly chic perfection. Customers can check out the iconic flowered walls, pink interiors, and alternative lattes that are taking social media by storm.

Visitors can now taste the sweetness of life in Doha’s all-new vegan dessert destination without the guilt. MYLK offers its customers a gluten-free vegetable menu with dishes ranging from ice creams and chocolates to pastries.

Recent FIFA World Cup Qatar ™ stadium openings:

  • Education City Stadium (June 2020)

The stadium is designed to reflect a diamond in the desert, appearing to change color as the sun moves across the sky. The facade turns into a colorful light show at night.

  • Al Rayyan Stadium (December 2020)

The facilities surrounding the stadium reflect the country, with sand dune-shaped structures reminiscent of the beautiful wilderness to the west.

  • Al Bayt Stadium (February 2020)

The world’s first stadium of Arab design, in the form of a traditional “House of Poetry” tent.

  • Al Janoub Stadium (May 2019)

The stadium is elegantly designed by Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who was inspired by the nature of Qatar’s coast – sailing, shipping and fishing.

  • Khalifa International Stadium (May 2017)

Built in Doha in 1976, this stadium was completely renovated before the tournament.

Upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums in Qatar:

  • Lusail Stadium (opening scheduled for late 2021)

Designed by British architects Foster + Partners, the stadium is designed to reflect the ancient Arab craft of bowl-weaving, with the play of light and shadow that characterizes the fanar lantern. The Lusail stadium will host the opening and the final, as well as matches at each stage of the tournament.

Designed by FIA Fenwick Iribarren Architects, the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will become the first fully dismantled stadium in FIFA World Cup ™ history, uniquely designed using 974 shipping containers and demountable building units. This will echo the neighboring port and Doha’s long maritime history.

Designed by the Arab Engineering Bureau, it is the first FIFA World Cup site to be designed by a Qatari architect, Ibrahim M. Jaidah. The inspiration for the stadium comes from the gahfiya (traditional woven cap) worn by Arab men.

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