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Why Fly to Doha?
Once a small Bedouin village, the capital city of Qatar has developed into a major business destination with skyscrapers gazing over vast tracts of desert. Thanks to a concentrated effort by the Qatar government, tourism has developed at the same rate and there are plenty of sights to keep you busy. A stroll along the Corniche in the sunshine makes the perfect start to the day or you could spend the morning in the Museum of Islamic Arts before heading out to the Spiral Mosque or taking a trip to Pearl Tree Island. You can search for cheap flights to Doha using Travelzoo’s SuperSearch.
Flying to Doha from the UK
Popular Flight Routes to Doha
Which Airlines Fly to Doha?
British Airways operates a direct service to Doha from London Heathrow as does BMI. The airline operates directly out to Doha but returns with a stop at Manchester. Qatar Airways also operates a non-stop service from London Heathrow to Doha, offering the choice of returning either back to London Heathrow or to London Gatwick. A number of Middle Eastern airlines operate out of the UK to Doha including Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air. Emirates depart from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick with a stopover in Dubai, overnight if you’re flying from London Heathrow. Etihad flies via Abu Dhabi and Gulf Air via Bahrain.
Mini Travel Guide to Doha
It’s almost a crime to visit Doha without indulging in a little retail therapy, what with all the souqs and traditional markets and the glistening duty-free super malls. If you’re looking for jewellery, incense, perfume, spices or traditional Middle Eastern clothing head to Souq Waqif which retains its Bedouin atmosphere and offers bargains galore. Golfers also adore the city thanks to its fantastic weather and manicured courses – try the Doha Golf Club, which has hosted the PGA Qatar Masters.
One of the most popular places to visit in Doha is the man-made Old Club Reef which is just outside the Sealine Beach Resort. It is made out of old cars and oil-drums and provides excellent Persian Gulf scuba-diving. The Middle East in known for its food and there are hundreds of little restaurants and stalls where you can sample the local delicacies or suck on a fruit flavoured water pipe. Thanks to its thriving business community it also has plenty of stylish restaurants, from the all-you-can-eat buffet experience at The Caravan to stylish Chinese restaurant Ruby Wu’s.