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Arabian delights: Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels launch in Doha

25th February 2013 Print
Al Mirqab

Continuing Qatar’s current period of development in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is a new collection of six five star hotels, recently opened in Qatar’s capital city Doha.

The hotels are situated within the Souq Waqif, a popular tourist attraction and the only traditional Souq remaining in the Gulf. The Souq offers an authentic Arabian experience, demonstrating traditional architecture and with treasures including local handicrafts, garments and spices waiting to be discovered. A hub for both tourists and locals, the Souq buzzes with diverse restaurants, art galleries and concerts. Just a stone’s throw away from the action is the rejuvenating five star experience provided by the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels.

Each hotel caters to a different segment of Qatar’s growing tourism industry, from lively hotels for those looking to explore and be in the heart of the action, to independent residences for business or long stay guests to unwind at the end of a long day working or sightseeing. Remaining consistent across the whole collection is the high level of service and style, allowing guests to relax away from the city buzz.

The collection of hotels offers a range of services and a choice of quality dining, all designed in a glamorous traditional Arabic style paying homage to Qatar’s history and architecture. Guests can enjoy the private swimming pool at The Al Mirqab, as well as an indoor 980 seat amphitheatre. Residents and visitors alike at The Al Jasra can dine in the hotel’s stylish seafood restaurant, whilst at The Al Mirqab traditional Arabic cuisine is ready to be sampled. Al Najada offers a slice of traditional Middle Eastern culture within the bustling heart of the Souq, and Arumaila treats visitors to twinkling views across Doha from its lively roof top grill. 

The Musheireb is a smaller boutique hotel consisting of nine rooms and five suites, ideal for private family gatherings or a business group. Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels has also catered for guests who still want to enjoy a hotel service but remain independent. The Residences offer stylish and comfortable three bedroom serviced residences, perfect for families. 

With tourism attractions aplenty, including exhilarating desert ‘dune bashing’, sand boarding and sand skiing, as well as one of the largest collections of art at the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar is rapidly becoming a hot spot for both business and leisure stopovers and longer stays. The Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels collection is well located for exploring Doha, 15 minutes away from Doha International Airport, and with the Doha Corniche, Museum of Islamic Art, and Qatar National Museum nearby.

With 85,000 hotel rooms set to be available by 2022, the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is the latest in a line of brand names to join Qatar’s hotel scene, further developing options for travellers and demonstrating the long term development in the country. 

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