Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli sets the tone for the best getaway to Doha’s historical heart
Set amidst the heart of the historical Souq Waqif in the old centre of the city of Doha, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli is one of the ultimate destinations for travellers who seek modern luxury and want to discover the ancient Arabic roots. By embracing the charm of its history and the richness of its present, Souq Waqif is considered the cultural and social “place to be” for locals, expats, tourists and shoppers. The unique aesthetics of the architectural design and the variety of local shops and restaurants make the Souq one of the reference points in Doha.
Due to the ancient location of Souq Waqif at the centre of the Qatari capital, along with along with its heritage shops offering goodies such as silk, carpets, spices and Arabic perfumes, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli reflect in its design the rich heritage of its destination. Special tours of the Souq provide a truly authentic Arabic experience and introduce its guests to the rich history of Doha told first hand by local experts.
At Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, guests can enjoy the ultimate luxury stay in one of the oldest commercial districts of Qatar facing the emerald sea of the Arabian Gulf. The boutique hotels’ hospitality services offer an enriching wellness experience to its guests including the fitness centre with start of the art equipment and the rejuvenating steam, sauna and open air swimming pool Al Mirqab hotel, as well as whole range of facilities to satisfy the diversified needs of each kind of traveller, from business to couples or family getaways.
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli also present a selection of renowned restaurants such as the specialised Italian restaurant La Piazza; Al Matbakh, which brings the best of Indian flavours to Doha; Al Terrace, for lovers of authentic Lebanese cuisine; Al Shurfa, perfect for sports enthusiasts who can follow the best matches on screen along with tasty bites; Argan, the leading Moroccan restaurant in the area and La Patisserie, serving delicious western and oriental pastries to the beat of live music.
Some of the best attractions to explore in Qatar are the Msheireb Museum, the National Museum of Qatar, the Katara Cultural Village and the Museum of Islamic Art. Steps away from Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, the Msheireb Museum is located in the oldest part of the capital, which reveals the history of four significant heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha. This museum is a vital piece of the central city’s restitution of the old commercial centre with its traditional community-based existence.
Travellers can discover the most iconic structure in Qatar – the National Museum of Qatar – designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel. This piece is known for having a shape of a desert rose – a formation of crystal collections which include abundant sand grains. The complex is spread over 1.5 kms featuring three chapters, presented in 11 galleries with a newly redesigned park.
Along the Cornish sidewalk, travellers can get a glimpse into some of the greatest eras of Qatar’s past at Museum of Islamic Art. The museum is influenced by ancient Islamic architecture with a unique contemporary design relating to geometric shapes. Spread over 45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft), the museum is designed by Leoh Ming Pei.
Another lifetime experience that guests can enjoy is a Desert Safari to the exquisite golden dunes that fall into the emerald sea of the Arabic golf. Going off-road into the desert is a quintessential experience to discover the essence of the Qatari culture. One of the Qatari desert highlights is its gorgeous location by the sea which gives a unique twist to the experience. After the breath-taking drive through the sand dunes, local refreshments are served in a traditional Bedouin style tent, personalized with Qatari elements. Here guests can relax, enjoy the traditional qahwa, while appreciating the sea view, go for a swim in the warm sea or try a camel ride.
The Katara Cultural Village is another perfect place in Doha for families and friends to come together and explore impressive artistic sculpture that will mesmerize anyone who embark on a journey through Qatar. Katara represents a guardian to the national heritage and spreads awareness about the importance of every culture and civilization. Katara also hosts international, regional and local festivals, workshops, performances and exhibitions throughout the year.
Nightly rates start from £125 for a double room on B&B basis. For more information, please visit: https://www.tivolihotels.com/en/souq-waqif-doha