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Reasons Why You Should Visit Qatar – A Desert Oasis

Over the past few years, Qatar has found itself swiftly transforming into a tourist hotspot. It's a country that is full of excitement with an array of fantastic attractions. So, if you're looking for the perfect vacation destination, here's why Qatar would make a great choice.


The Attractions of Doha

A major reason for Qatar's popularity among tourists is the transformation of its capital city Doha. Within a few decades, the city has become a bustling metropolis that's on par with the other major cities of the Middle East. If you're staying at a hotel in the city or at one of the premium Doha suites – say, for example, at properties such as the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara – there's a litany of fantastic attraction to visit all over! For starters, there's the eminent Peal Qatar that's found off-shore from the city's west bay. Here you'll find a host of villas and restaurants that are ready to cater to your every need. There's also a litany of malls and boutiques for you to browse through while you're here. For someone looking to go on an adventure, consider a desert safari along the city's outskirts.


The Winter Weather

Now, from the offset, it may seem like Qatar is just like any other desert nation – meaning that the weather here is hot and you can expect to work up quite the sweat during your time here. Well, if you visit during the winter, you might be in for quite a surprise. The winter months here are pure bliss from a weather standpoint. You'll get a few showers that'll last a couple of weeks but that's it. They do however ensure that the temperature stays nice and cool. Overall, it's perfect to travel in or to just relax.


Experiencing the Culture

Qatar is a land that is bursting with culture and heritage. It has a long and storied past that has shaped both its people and the country itself. Now, if you're looking to immerse yourself in the local culture and atmosphere, there's an amazing assortment of locations to visit. Highlights include the Al-Zubarah Town, the Al-Wajba Fort, and the Katara Cultural Village. Doha Fort, however, is by the best location to visit to understand the true essence of Qatar.


Qatar's Hospitality

Qatar has developed quite a reputation for being a hospitable nation. A majority of tourists that have spent time in Qatar will be sure to mention how well the service was at the country's restaurants, how friendly the locals were, and so on. Indeed, if you're looking for a relaxing vacation that's full of friendly places – Qatar is the place to be. There's also an array of spas and resorts for you to enjoy here. Some quality time spent at one of these establishments will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and reenergised.


Fantastic Cuisine

The cuisine of Qatar offers a smorgasbord of traditional Middle Eastern flavour blended in with international twists. Going on a culinary adventure here can be a near-divine experience for your taste buds. Be sure to check out all the fantastic street food options that are available to you as well – from mouth-watering shawarmas to delectable falafels.