The perfect mix of deep tradition and cosmopolitan sophistication, Qatar is a joy to spend time in. Your chartered jet service will make its descent into the highly acclaimed Hamad International Airport, ranked number one in the world by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.

But as hi-tech and welcoming as the airport is, you’ll soon be on your way ready to experience what the region has to offer including, of course, the capital city of Doha.

With more than 350 miles of coastline, Qatar is an area of desert and sand-dunes, originally settled by the Bedouin nomads. By the 1970s economic growth in the region was in full swing and in the decades that followed tourism to the region has become highly prized.

Today, Qatar is a country that offers a lot. Great weather, great food and a warm welcome. It will host the FIFA World Cup 2022, becoming an even bigger player on the world’s stage.

With beautiful beaches and the breathtaking waterfront at Doha, visiting Qatar has something for everyone. Make time to visit the Museum of Islamic Art in the capital and the historic Al Zubarah Fort in the walled coastal town with the same name.

Discover Neolithic stone carvings, hand weaving and watch the talented calligraphers in action as they handwrite the Holy Quran. But take time too, to indulge your senses with wellbeing spas and feel the day’s stress ease with a trip to the hammam.

You’ll find a wide choice of luxury spa hotels dotted around the capital and in more remote locations, each with a character of its own and including women-only resorts.

Head to the Banana Island Resort off the coast of Doha or out into the desert for a taste of Bedouin life underneath the stars.

As you might expect finding great quality restaurants and accommodation is a pleasure, with most luxury hotels combining the two with must-visit restaurants on site.

When it comes to the best time of year to visit, the weather is definitely a deciding factor. In the hot summer season, temperatures can soar into the 40s, while in the cooler winter months expect highs of 25°C, potentially dropping to as low as 15°C.

This makes December to March the ideal time to visit for a little winter sun. With temperatures at the lower end of the scale, you’ll be able to get a healthy dose of vitamin D while still enjoying all that Qatar has to offer.