27 Feb How to Spend Two Days in Qatar: Suggested Itinerary Posted at 03:03h in Blog, Destinations, Middle East by Victoria But first…the mystery I’d like to clear up. How do you pronounce “Qatar”? Well, for years I had been pronouncing it along the lines of “kuhtaarrrr” but actually the locals seem to say “kat-ah” (imagine just saying “cat” but with an “ah” and an almost silent rolled “r” after it) Still, either pronunciation is absolutely fine. Two days in Qatar wasn’t nearly enough time but if you’re traveling there on a quick stopover on your way to another destination, or you’re just after a quick winter getaway, here are some of the top things to do in Qatar: Day 1 Al Thakira Mangroves When visiting a country like Qatar I pictured perhaps riding a camel through the desert or shopping for spices in a bustling souk. Kayaking was certainly not something I imagined I … [Read more...] about How to Spend Two Days in Qatar: Suggested Itinerary
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0 Have your say With a flurry of new luxury hotel openings ahead of the World Cup in 2022, Qatar has designs on being the next Dubai. Ryan Hooper goes for a dry run. Reclining on the sun-drenched terrace of the Al Shurfa restaurant – a light selection of Middle Eastern meze to one side, a small cup of piping hot Arabic coffee known as qahwa to the other – it’s almost impossible not to gaze at the stunning skyline across the water of Doha’s West Bay and smile smugly. Beyond the impressive Museum of Islamic Art in the foreground, Doha’s financial district stands tall and proud. In answer to our own capital’s “Gherkin” and “Cheesegrater”, there is an “Ice Cream Cone” and, ahem, well, let’s just say the rounded and tapered outline of one particular tower causes locals to whisper its bawdy moniker under their breaths. The vista from where we are sat on Doha’s Corniche promenade screams … [Read more...] about Travel review: Qatar sets sights on being the new Dubai
News Related: Qatar Airways Much like Marmite, the new and surreal Qatar Airways promotional video is either a work of art or a ridiculous waste of money, depending on your point of view. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending This 45 second Qatar Airways brand video shows the QSuite and then a family being whisked through various landmarks including the Museum of Islamic Art, and at the end of the video, they return to their QSuite Business Class. It is a glamorous piece full of stylish CGI. My Opinion I like it’s whimsical design and it beats any other promotional video I have seen lately. Of course, I find horrific flight disaster videos more interesting, but the Qatar QSuite is such a great Business Class product, arguably better than British Airway’s First class, that I personally think it is worth celebrating! Have a read of my Qatar Airways Business and First Class flight reviews to find out what you will really experience on Qatar Airways: Qatar Airways … [Read more...] about Worst Airline Video Ever Or The Ultimate Business Class?
52 Places To Go 2019 (Tag bylines with individual items.), New York Times Published 8:47 pm CST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. … [Read more...] about The New York Times picks 52 places to go in 2019
An exciting art year is on the horizon in 2019, with a number of new openings and not-to-be-missed events taking place all over the world. Here are the five destinations for art and design:Cape Town, South AfricaThe Design Indaba festival has taken over Cape Town every year since it launched in 1995 to champion design and creativity in South Africa. While the festival attracts big names and emerging talent from a variety of creative fields, the graphic design speakers are usually especially exciting, ranging from big agency names to lesser-known artists. Cape Town is also home to a lot of interesting galleries, including the Zeitz MOCAA art museum that opened in 2017 and shows twenty-first century art from Africa and its diaspora, adding to the city’s reputation as a design and art hotspot.Insider tip: Book a room at the Silo Hotel, designed by Thomas Heatherwick and built in the grain elevator portion of the grain silo complex above the Zeitz MOCAA, for sweet art dreams.Design … [Read more...] about Look at these destinations if you have designs on an arty holiday in 2019