NYE 2023 STAYCATION at Malibu Residences in Lusail (plus QATAR’s first NYE Fireworks Display)

Hey everyone! Let me greet you all with a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Been busy promoting our community advocacy for Filipino Businesses in Qatar but still sneaking in some time to put up a blog post for y’all.

And when the teasers came out that Lusail Winter Wonderland will be hosting what could be the first-ever New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Qatar, I immediately searched for hotels nearby to have our family’s traditional NYE staycation.

We used to go to hotels with balloon-drop events during the NYE countdown. But we noticed that probably due to the FIFA World Cup 2022 hangover, many hotels were seen to have slightly toned down their NYE celebrations this year. Surprisingly, and maybe as a further promotion before the winter season will be over, the newly opened Winter Wonderland in Lusail has announced its extravagant firework display event – partly in partnership with several restaurants and other establishments in the park.

SO, THANK YOU SO MUCH – LUSIAL WINTER WONDERLAND! You made our New Year celebrations sparkle so brightly.

And that was my motivation to book a hotel that has a good view of Al Maha Island. Then I saw this new property somewhere at the back of Vendome Mall which could probably give us the view that we want either from our room or from any of their public areas or restaurants, and so we inquired and booked instantly.


We were surprised to know that they have provided us with just that and more! A room with a balcony overlooking AL MAHA ISLAND and where we witnessed a spectacular fireworks display as the clock turned 12:01 on January 1, 2023. So happy we even have our neighboring units enjoying the show with us!

Malibu Residences is a residential apartment so skip on the normal hotel amenities like restaurants and a fancy lobby (though they have a big outdoor swimming pool)… they practically have everything you need inside your unit. What’s even more impressive is that they have a fully furnished kitchen (so cooking is allowed), a washing machine, and an ironing rod – that’s good for long-staying guests! The space for the living area and dining area is so big however, parties are not allowed there. This place is really nice for intimate family gatherings. link here: Malibu Residence Lusail –

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: While the unit is fully furnished, delivery riders can also access the property so for convenience, you can also order food online!

Here are our vlogs featuring the fireworks display and our staycation:

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