Doha, the capital of Qatar, is a fast growing modern city. With an airport that is becoming more and more frequented in recent years and a large variety of cultural and shopping centers, the city is quickly transforming into one of the leading cities in the Middle East, supporting a continuous influx of growth and construction and tourism. Visitors will be pleased to learn that accommodations are numerous and range over a large selection of price ranges, each offering a variety of amenities and services. Two of the latest additions to the city are the Pearl, an artificial island, and the Dubai Towers, the highest structure in the country, providing shopping experiences and accommodations all in one building.
The local airline, Qatar Airways, has recently begun expanding its reaches into Africa, Europe, India, Asia, Australia, North America, and South America. Additionally, Qatar Airways is joining the One World airline alliance, with other important airlines such as British Airways, American Airlines, Air Berlin, Finnair, and Qantas, a founding member of the One World alliance. Arriving from any of the nearby Persian Gulf area, the most reasonable rates tend to be found with Air Arabia and Fly Dubai. Once in the city, getting around can be done in a variety of ways, including the public bus service with a network of routes, meandering all over the city, taxi services, and car rentals located at the airport.
A vast selection of accommodations welcome visitors from all over the world, from affordable mid-range hotels to high-end of luxury resorts. Because Doha is a fast-rising city, progression and growth is continual, including and especially new construction. This capital city is home to a huge number of brand new hotels of the five-star quality. Some of the familiar names include Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Marriott, Intercontinental, Sheraton, and Ramada. Among the first of the five-star structures are the Four Seasons, which offers luxurious accommodations, a cocktail lounge, seven restaurants, a three-story spa and wellness center, and a beach and pool area, along with a variety of other amenities available to guests. The Sheraton Doha Resort and Convention Hotel, fashioned in the shape of a modern pyramid, also offers a plethora of amenities and comfortable accommodations, including a few select amenities available only to Club Level guests.
Dubai Towers Doha
Dubai Towers Doha
A skyscraper of massive heights, the Dubai Towers will provide space for several forms of operation, including retail space, a five-star hotel, more than 200 apartments, and three penthouses. At 84 stories, the Dubai Towers Doha will be the tallest building in Qatar.
An artificial island of about four million square meters, the Pearl is a marina and residential location, which has been built upon one of the country's largest pearl diving sites. At one time, Qatar was one of the world's major pearl traders. Today, with a rich oil supply, the country has left much of the pearl trading market to Japan to become part of its history, now represented in the Pearl residential and commercial development.