Beat the Heat – Hotel Series
EXCLUSIVE AND DISTINCTLY ARABIC. This will set apart this next list of getaway destinations from my previous posts on our 3-part Hotel Series.
In a rich display of the Arabic culture, the following resorts exemplary invoke a sense of tradition – from their interiors up to the food being served. With features much like the usual hotels, these resorts are located outside of Qatar’s capital city – perfect for those who want to have a more outdoorsy ambiance, away from the noise and destructions of the city.
These resorts are ideal for family or group activities and events. Some even have facilities for outdoor camping, fishing, or other related activities.
The Maldives of Arabia has captured many traveler’s hearts not only from Qatar. The feel of paradise few minutes from the scenic corniche is a retreat haven for everyone who’s looking for an island destination that’s not far from home. Exclusivity, tranquility, luxury… find it all at Banana Island by Anantara.
For reservations, contact: Phone: +974 4040 5050
When the desert meets the sea… then you have a perfect backdrop for a romantic date under the stars. A unique hotel that’s made up of tents but with luxurious interiors. Do not judge by what you can see from outside for it can rival the best hotels yet gives you that dessert ambiance… and that’s totally cool!
For reservations, contact: Phone: +974 4496 6204
It is located in a small seaside town north of Qatar just before heading to Al Khor. This newly renovated resort was relaunched and was given a totally new look. Now being managed by Murwab Hotels, the resort surely have a more stylish upscale ambiance and offers dynamic and engaging hospitality. According to their website, “Simaisma is an oceanfront oasis with signature amenities, a myriad of recreational activities and a tranquil environment that will relax and reinvigorate you all at once”.
For reservations, contact: Phone: +974-4479-9555
This is another Murwab Resort located south of Doha (in Mesaieed area). According to their website, “Sealine Beach resort is Qatar’s home to local holiday seekers, family vacations over the weekends as well as corporate escapes.” Big rooms, a range of restaurants, meeting facilities, as well as beach activities… this is definitely a complete family and business destination.
For reservations, contact: Phone: +974 4021 4000
Fax: +974 4476 5202
If you’re looking for a place that is fit for a team building or group bonding activities, consider this resort on the northern tip of Qatar. The entire compound will be good enough for an amazing-race type of activities and the beach side completes the resort-feel which will make your weekend getaway a truly memorable one.
For reservations, contact: Phone :+ 974 4472 8000 / + 974 4472 8822
Mobile : +974 5560 4369 / +974 5561 7741 / +974 6605 0939
We’ve never been to this place before but their facebook page revealed a more traditional arabic design and architectures perfect to exploring the rich culture and tradition of the country. It is located in Al khor and ideal for weekend family vacation.
For reservations, contact: Phone: +974 44722666, +974 44722555
This is a newly opened resort-farm also located in Al Khor area. This budget friendly resort is perfect for overnight group events and camping activities. They also offer different kinds of activities like fishing in Alkhor on a Dhow for only QR 150 for eight hours!
For reservations, contact: Mr. Dave – Mobile: +974 33780063
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Each of these featured resorts have unique qualities depending on your budget and requirements. Our series proves that there are a lot of destinations that you can consider for any type of activities. Rates may vary on the number of guests so it’s always best to contact them ahead in order to discuss your requirements (just click the name of the resort and it will direct you to their website/facebook account for more details).
As we always recommend, early planning will widen your options to ensure a successful family or group event. And we hope that by providing these lists, it will help you in deciding for a perfect place for your occasion.
ABOUT THE COVER PHOTO: Throwback photo during my ocular visit at Banana Island (pre-opening) last January 3, 2015.
I'm a Christian, a husband and a father, a Filipino expat in Qatar, entrepreneur, aspiring blogger, freelance real estate consultant, lover of anything KOREAN, an adventurer.