WHERE TO STAY: THE CHEDI KATARA
The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort sets an entirely new bar for luxury boutique hospitality in Qatar. Located in the heart of Katara Cultural Village, a 30-minute drive from Hamad International Airport, the hotel and resort mirrors the dynamic aspirations of this fascinating country while honouring its storied history as a cultural crossroad. GCC travellers intrigued by Doha's cultural wonders can also enjoy exploring the theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries, mosques, restaurants, shops, and an open amphitheatre just a short walk away from the exquisite hotel.
Overlooking the glistening Arabian Sea, this modern architectural landmark bestows spectacular panoramas over a beguiling private beach. Comprising of 59 luxurious rooms and suites, the property overlooks the tranquil seascape and 32 state-of-the-art private villas, each with a private pool and lavish garden. The Chedi Katara invites guests to discover a refined realm where they can expect to indulge all their senses with a bountiful array of exceptional culinary experiences and attentive, personalised service.
Elegantly blending the most exquisite elements of two magnificent cultures, Mughal and Ottoman, accentuated by local hospitality and personalised service, The Chedi Katara’s sumptuous design is matched by meticulous attention to the smallest details. From the intimacy and privacy to the artistic sense and lavish interiors, the intricate design of The Chedi Katara ensures this modern-day palace offers the guests an unrivalled experience and a memorable stay.
For more information please visit: https://www.ghmhotels.com/en/katara/
WHERE TO EAT: ZUMA DOHA
Qatar’s latest lifestyle destination, Zuma Doha offers a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal eating, serving iconic dishes that are designed to enjoy amongst friends. Located on Al Maha Island, Zuma Doha is open for guests until March 2023 for a limited-time pop-up, featuring a signature sushi counter, robata grill, lounge, bar, a stunning intimate terrace and private dining room, allowing guests to dine in style whilst overlooking the glistening Qatari Sea.
Zuma Doha brings award-winning contemporary Japanese cuisine with a menu that is authentic but not traditional. GCC travellers can enjoy the full selection of Zuma’s world-class signature a la carte dishes, including Spicy Beef Tenderloin with Sesame; Black Cod marinated in Miso; and Grilled Seabass with Chilli and Ginger, accompanied by an innovative range of drinks designed perfectly to complement the award-winning cuisine.
Open until March 2023, a live DJ will enhance the venue's vibrant atmosphere, providing an elegant, lively, and immersive experience for guests to enjoy.
For more information or reservations, please visit: https://zumarestaurant.com/locations/doha/
WHERE TO UNWIND: ZULAL WELLNESS RESORT
Qatar’s largest wellness destination, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is a unique haven of tranquillity and wellness. GCC residents looking to embark on a bespoke luxury wellness journey can prepare to unwind and energise while diving into a series of immersive retreat experiences designed for the whole family to enjoy.
Located on the northern tip of Qatar, with over 280,000 square metres dedicated to celebrating the potential for physical, mental, and emotional health, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som offers two distinct yet interconnecting experiences that blend Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine with a holistic health and well-being philosophy. Zulal Serenity is dedicated to adult guests seeking an immersive health and lifestyle reset, whilst Zulal Discovery invites families to connect and embark on a wellness journey together.
Guided by a team of the best wellness consultants, personal trainers, holistic therapists, and nutritionists, adults can access a wide range of therapeutic treatments and facilities in a tranquil setting at Zulal Serenity, while Zulal Discovery enables families and those under 16 to enjoy positive wellness experiences together, inspiring young children and their parents with fun, interactive and educational activities that encourage a healthy lifestyle from a young age.
For more information or reservations please visit https://www.zulal.com/