Like a couch still wrapped in plastic, much of Doha, the capital of Qatar, is so new that it feels like touching it could ruin it. That’s not to say there aren’t traces of the past. Wandering through Souk Waqif, a 100-year-old marketplace, I was blissfully lost amid tiny shops selling spices, souvenirs and live birds. Down one dark alley, five men stared at their glowing cellphones, hookahs in hand. Around a corner, three cobblers stitched in unison. A left turn brought a burst of color and the scent of sandalwood. A woman, covered head to toe in black chiffon, sat behind a table filled with perfumes and incense. Then, just a block north of the market, I hit the wide, waterfront Corniche. The skyscrapers of West Bay glittered, as if to say, “Not that. This.” Doha, where dust and sand meet the electric blue of the Persian Gulf, feels improbable. Over the last four decades, the city — which began as a fishing and pearl-diving settlement — has … [Read more...] about What’s new in Doha, Qatar? Virtually everything
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel and/or flight review. I recently enjoyed a sublime holiday in the Seychelles, an astonishingly beautiful island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. You can read my trip reports here: Review: Qatar Airways A350 QSuites from Frankfurt to Doha (today) Review: Qatar Airways A330 Business Class from Doha to the Seychelles Review: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles (Mahe island) Review: Raffles Seychelles Resort (Praslin island) Review: Banyan Tree Resort Seychelles (Mahe island) Review: Maia Luxury Resort & Spa (Mahe island) Review: Constance Ephelia Resort (Mahe island) Review: British Airways B787 Dreamliner Business Class Seychelles to London Today (April 10, 2019): Trip report: Qatar Airways Airbus A350 Qsuite from Frankfurt to Doha. I recently flew Business Class in a Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 aircraft from Frankfurt Airport (Germany) to Doha’s Hamad International Airport (Qatar). The aircraft was fitted … [Read more...] about Review: Qatar Airways A350 Qsuite from Frankfurt to Doha
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | What’s New in Doha? Basically Everything. Advertisement Supported by The 52 Places Traveler At his latest stop, our columnist found a desert pearl-diving settlement transformed into a gleaming vision of the future, with the help of A-list architects. BySebastian Modak April 9, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. He arrived in Doha from New York City, where he walked from Lower Manhattan to Harlem. Like a couch still wrapped in plastic, Then, just a block north of the market, I hit the wide, waterfront Corniche. Above me, the skyscrapers of West Bay glittered, as if to say, Doha, where dust and sand meet the electric blue of the Persian Gulf, feels improbable. Pritzker Architecture Prize and invited them all to town. … [Read more...] about What’s New in Doha? Basically Everything.
Wednesday newsletters always feature a luxury hotel and/or flight review. The first week of February 2016, I traveled to the Maldives and enjoyed one of the best holidays of my life. You can read my trip reports here: Review: Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment from London to Abu Dhabi Review: Soneva Fushi, the Maldives’ original desert hideaway island Review: Soneva In Aqua, the Maldives’ first floating villa Review: Qatar Airways A380 First Class from Doha to Paris (today). Today (March 2, 2016): Trip report: Qatar Airways A380 First Class Doha (Qatar) to Paris (France). On February 8th 2016, I flew First Class onboard a Qatar Airways Airbus A380 from Doha’s new Hamad International Airport (Qatar) to Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris (France). Currently, the Doha based airline has only six A380s in its fleet, deploying them on medium-haule routes from Doha to London, … [Read more...] about Review: Qatar Airways A380 First Class Doha to Paris (+ Al Safwa lounge)
Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Cong Tri welcomed and presented flowers to the first foreign tourists on this new air route. According to Vice Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Nguyen Xuan Binh, the direct Doha-Da Nang air route plays an important role in the city’s ambitious plan to welcome 15 million visitors by 2030. The first scheduled flight of a new route by Qatar Airways landed at Da Nang International Airport on December 19. The Vietnamese central city wants to work closely with Qatar Airways to enhance its connection with the world and bring more tourists from Western Europe and North America to the city, thus realizing its tourism development plan, he said. Bestowed with beautiful natural landscapes, the charming Da Nang city offers marvelous views of Da Nang Bay, gorgeous beaches, and the stunning Marble Mountains, making it an ideal destination for relaxing vacations. The city has seen a substantial increase in the … [Read more...] about Da Nang welcomes Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha