One of the richest cities in the world and the proud capital of Qatar; Doha is among the premier cities in the Middle East. Posing an exotic skyline, the city has managed to retain its traditional look and preserve its culture. There are numerous mosques and halal restaurants in Doha making it an ideal halal holiday destination. The city finds a beautiful location along the Persian Gulf and the corniche area is a wonderful place to enjoy evening walks. Whether it is museums, historic attractions, modern buildings or shopping, Doha offers everything to attract even the most discerning traveller. Doha is a fascinating city that offers visitors with a wide range of attractions and exciting things to do. The city offers an amalgamation of the desert landscape with the modern skyscrapers and aims at becoming the cultural hub of Middle East. Even though the city does not look attractive at the first glance it does offer a plethora of things to see and appreciate. The dining and shopping culture in Doha is explicit and definitely a memorable experience. The city has a number of museums depicting the local art and culture. There are a few forts around Doha that are good to visit, namely the Al Koot Fort and the Al Zubara Fort. The Doha Heritage Village is a must visit destination in the city. The highlight of the city is the corniche area which is great to walk around. There are several parks located along the corniche that make good places to relax. The Cultural Village in the West Bay Area is also a great destination to visit and learn about history. Doha offers a wonderful shopping scene. There are several traditional souks and shopping malls dotted across the city that offer visitors with several things to buy. Some of the best places to shop in Doha are City Centre-Doha, Villaggio Mall, Landmark Shopping Mall, SouqWaqif, Gold Souq, Omani Souq, etc....more

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One of the richest cities in the world and the proud capital of Qatar; Doha is among the premier cities in the Middle East. Posing an exotic skyline, the city has managed to retain its traditional look and preserve its culture. There are numerous mosques and halal restaurants in Doha making it an ideal halal holiday destination. The city finds a beautiful location along the Persian Gulf and the corniche area is a wonderful place to enjoy evening walks. Whether it is museums, historic attractions, modern buildings or shopping, Doha offers everything to attract even the most discerning traveller.

Doha is a fascinating city that offers visitors with a wide range of attractions and exciting things to do. The city offers an amalgamation of the desert landscape with the modern skyscrapers and aims at becoming the cultural hub of Middle East. Even though the city does not look attractive at the first glance it does offer a plethora of things to see and appreciate. The dining and shopping culture in Doha is explicit and definitely a memorable experience. The city has a number of museums depicting the local art and culture.

There are a few forts around Doha that are good to visit, namely the Al Koot Fort and the Al Zubara Fort. The Doha Heritage Village is a must visit destination in the city. The highlight of the city is the corniche area which is great to walk around. There are several parks located along the corniche that make good places to relax. The Cultural Village in the West Bay Area is also a great destination to visit and learn about history.

Doha offers a wonderful shopping scene. There are several traditional souks and shopping malls dotted across the city that offer visitors with several things to buy. Some of the best places to shop in Doha are City Centre-Doha, Villaggio Mall, Landmark Shopping Mall, SouqWaqif, Gold Souq, Omani Souq, etc.

Nearby Airports

Doha is served by the Doha International Airport, which is the main airport in the country. Taxis are the best way of getting from the airport to the city. Several hotels also offer airport shuttle services.

Halal Restaurants

There are numerous halal restaurants in Doha, as a matter of fact all the restaurants in Doha serve halal food and visitors can dine without any worry. Some of the best restaurants to dine in Doha are Spice Market, Green’s, Nusantao, Al Tawash, The Garden Village Restaurant Doha, Fish Market, Al Dana Seafood Restaurant, Bukhara Indian Restaurant, etc.


Finding mosques in Doha is never a problem. There are mosques located on every street and one can never be far from hearing the call to prayer. Some of the most popular mosques in Doha include Grand Mosque, Qatar Islamic Culture Center & Mosque (Fanar Mosque), Bin Mahmoud Jumma Masjid,Nasr Bin Nasr Mosque, AbuManaratain Mosque, etc.

Things to Do and See in Doha

  • National Museum of Qatar
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  • Msheireb Enrichment Centre
  • Weaponry Museum
  • Sheikh Faisal collection
  • Al Koot Fort
  • Al Zubara Fort
  • Doha Heritage Village
  • Corniche
  • The Pearl
  • SouqWaqif
  • Rumeila Park
  • Doha Zoo
  • Cultural Village
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  • Qatar Airways Is Giving Away 100,000 Free Tickets To Frontline Healthcare Workers

    Image Credit: Qatar Airways on Facebook If you're in the healthcare industry, good news for you! Qatar Airways is giving away 100,000 free tickets to frontline healthcare workers as a token of gratitude and appreciation for all their hard work in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. And the best part is, healthcare workers from all over the world are eligible for the free tickets. Amazing, right? The giveaway started on 12 May at 00.01 AM and closes on 18 May at 23:59 (Doha time). As a measure to ensure fairness and transparency in the application process, each country will get to receive a daily allocation of tickets, which is dependent on its population size, spread out over a seven day period from 12 May to 18 May. The daily allocation would be released at 0.01 Am Doha time throughout the entire duration of the campaign.  Previously, Qatar Airways had been highly praised by passengers and governments for being the foremost airline in bringing people home as it maintained its 24/7 operations in recent months and provided over 100 charter flights as part of its mission to repatriate over a million passengers. Qatar Airways now seeks to acknowledge and reward frontline healthcare workers all over the world.  According to Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, this initiative was done to show Qatar Airways' gratitude towards the dedication and hard work of all healthcare workers all around the world. He said, "We at Qatar Airways are incredibly grateful for the commitment and hard work of healthcare professionals around the world who looked after people in these times of uncertainty. Their heroic display of kindness, dedication, and professionalism has saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world." Healthcare workers that had received the promotion code are entitled to up to two complimentary return Economy Class ticket for themselves and a companion to a destination of their choice within Qatar Airways' network and also receive 35% off at Qatar Duty Free outlets at the airline's state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, valid for use till 31 December 2020.  This offer is only available for QR operated flights and eligible healthcare professions are doctors, medical practitioners, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, lab technicians, and clinical researchers, and they would have to present a valid employer ID upon check-in at the airport.   To register for this giveaway, healthcare workers can fill in and submit the form here. This will be on a first-come, first-serve basis so hurry register! Visit the Qatar Airways website for more information, here.    We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our frontline healthcare workers all over the world! We appreciate what you have done for all of us. May we all get through this tough period, Insha Allah. via GIPHY ...

  • Middle East | 6 Countries That'll Instantly Make You Not Want To Leave

    When it comes to Muslim-friendly destinations, there is no area more perfect than the Middle Eastern region, and the growing popularity of travelling to the Middle East makes it much easier for halal travel. Countries that are ruled by Muslim monarchs translates to abundant Muslim-friendly services like halal food, places to pray, and even segregation in areas like water parks, the metro, and public buses. It means that even though Middle Eastern destinations comprise of a large expat population, they are used to Islamic culture and attire, and religious biases are practically non-existent. If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday with little stress and more spontaneity, check out these top 6 Middle Eastern countries (in no particular order) that you should visit: 1) United Arab Emirates When it comes to where to travel in the Middle East, this is a no-brainer, as far as tourist destinations go, Dubai is on the map. But the UAE has made sure that the rest of the Emirates step up their game as well, and every place has something to offer. Whether it is living the fast life, big entertainment, touring the best mosques, or discovering Arab culture, UAE has it all. Attractions Abu Dhabi: Ferrari World, Yas Water WorldDubai: Wild Wadi, Ski Dubai, Sky Dive, Parasailing, Desert SafariAl Ain: Jabal al HafeetHatta: Hatta Kayak Must-Visit Architecture Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Zayed mosque; Dubai: Burj Khalifa, Burj al Arab, Atlantis, Bastakia in Bur Dubai, Souq;Sharjah: Blue Souq; Ras Al Khaimah: Al Jazirat Al Hamra (a spooky abandoned village rumoured to be haunted, it is also known as Ghost Town. It dates back to the 14th century and is a must-visit for history buffs and anyone who has wanted to visit the set of a horror movie); Fujairah: Al Bidyah Mosque (the oldest mosque in the UAE, built in 1446) Getting around Dubai with public transport is fairly easy thanks to the Dubai Metro. The cabin after Gold Class is ladies only, as well as the front section on public buses. Similarly, Wild Wadi has ladies night in the summer, and Jabal al Hafeet has segregated hot spring areas that you can bathe in. With masjids, every few feet or so, and prayer rooms in the malls, praying while you’re on the move is not an issue. Make the most of the halal food cuisine with every country’s food imaginable. All restaurants are halal certified (only hotel buffets might serve pork), so eating out is a breeze! UAE is considered to be a pricey destination, and that is true if you want to splurge on the big entertainment venues like theme parks and adventure sports. You can balance it out, however, by going to the beach, roaming around the souqs, taking a ride in the abra at the Creek which is the cheapest ride you’ll ever get in the country, and taking the time to soak up the culture. You can find cheaper accommodations as compared to the hotels like furnished apartments, and thanks to the Dubai Metro, you are connected to the rest of the city. 2) Saudi Arabia  We know that Saudi Arabia isn’t really known as a tourist destination – just one for Hajj and Umrah. Some people just go for the pilgrimage, while others take tour packages that show them the sites of Islamic history. Even though that is what Saudi is most famous for, it does have more to offer than just that. Attractions If you are in the vicinity of Makkah and Madinah, then you’re in the vicinity of Islamic historic sites. The battlefields of Badr and Uhud, the first masjid ever built there, Masjid Qiblatayn – the masjid with the two qiblahs, and so much more. If you are at all interested in Islamic history, it pays to put an image to the names. Durrat Al Arous Island north of Jeddah houses Albatoul Marine which is a fun place for adventure sports. Flyboarding is bit pricey here, but worth it if you’ve ever wanted to walk – no, fly – on water! Water jets are attached to your boots and up you go! Must-Visit Architecture Without a doubt, the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and Masjid an-Nabawi in Madinah are mandatory. Not just because they are spectacular and places of such peace and tranquillity despite the hustle and bustle, but because they are also home to great reward. Any prayer offered here is multiplied immensely. Credit: Wikipedia Muslims visiting Saudi rarely leave without visiting one of these sites. What most people don’t make it to are the Madain Saleh and sites. Jubbah and Shuwaymus are the areas with rock carving show that there that is so much more to Saudi Arabian history that is yet to be explored. The carvings are in a different language and depict what life was like in those days, much like hieroglyphics. Madain Saleh is not just for history buffs. These fascinating structures built so many thousands of years ago still stand today, attesting to an era long gone but not entirely forgotten. The area used to have fresh water that attracted many settlers who then carved out structures. Today, it is completely dry but the buildings still stand. As with countries in the Middle East, certain attractions can be rather pricey. But when it comes to history, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. 3) Qatar  Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world, and its lifestyle reflects that. Just step into the airport and you are surrounded by brand names and items that seem like they belong in a dream. Despite all this modernity though, Qatar still maintains its heritage, and it is one of the best places to visit. Attractions Credit: Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara on Facebook Banana Island Resort by Anantara is truly a paradise. Even if you’re not staying at the luxury hotel, you can still enjoy the premises. Its tropical flora makes you forget you’re in the Middle East, and you are treated to a range of cuisines. Make the most of the beach and sea, go bowling or take a Segway ride on this almost-private island. Credit: Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Facebook In complete contrast is the Museum of Islamic Arts which houses the largest Islamic art collection in the world. Curated from three different continents, Qatar is proud of this gem not only because of what is within but because the structure itself is magnificent, designed by the architect of the Louvre Pyramid. On its own island with a palm-tree lined entrance, set amid a vast landscape and an impeccable view across the water, this place is worth the visit. Credit: Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Facebook There are guided tours in English and Arabic every Thursday at 2pm of the permanent collection housed on two floors. Unlike other museums, the Museum of Islamic Arts is organised in such a way that you get a feel of what Islamic art is truly like through the homogeneity of a single print used across various medium. Visitors are requested to avoid strappy and short clothing and you might be restricted from entering. Must-Visit Architecture While some prefer the air-conditioned climate of malls, others would rather take in the culture while roaming the souqs. Souq Waqif is one such place that you should not miss. Contradicting the high-end fashion and attire visible in the malls, the streets are where you get a taste of what Qatar is really like. Vibrant in its sights, smells and feels, Souq Waqif has beautiful traditional bukhoor, spices, and embroidered clothing. Credit: Katara It is also a testament to history as it is where Bedouins would come to trade their essentials too. Katara Cultural Village is a beautiful man-made location to soak up more heritage. From the architecture to the Greek-Islamic style amphitheatre, people flock there in the evenings when the weather gets cooler to enjoy the outdoors. There are restaurants, mosques, and a beach right with water sports and inflatable play complexes, making it the perfect family spot. Qatar is known to be a pricey location but the country is also very hospitable. If you want to live in the lap of luxury for a few days, this is the place for you. 4) Oman  Even though Oman is in the Middle East – and generally what comes to mind when one thinks of ‘Middle East’ is ‘desert’, Oman is one of the few countries that actually has a tropical oasis region. Laidback and serene, the country has plenty to offer tourists. Since a slice of Oman juts into the UAE, many residents of UAE take the opportunity on long weekends or holidays to avail the natural sites available. However, if you decide to stay there exclusively, there is so much more that you can do. Attractions As always, souqs are part of the Middle Eastern charm and Muttrah Souq is no exception. Go there to get your fix of gahwah or Arabic coffee, bargain for souvenirs, or simply to enjoy the feel of being in an Arab country. The beaches of Musandam are one of the areas that you will find people on day trips as it is separated from Oman by a piece of UAE land. Pristine white sands and clear blue waters make this a hot tourist spot. Credit: Richard Bartz on Wikipedia Oman believes in conserving their land and natural resources and this is evident at Ras al Jinz, a natural reserve for endangered green turtles, located on the east coast. Visitors can observe them laying their eggs, and even catch them hatching and returning to the sea. Wadi Bani Khalid is one of those areas that are striking and green as it has a spring that keeps running year round. Add those palm trees to the shades of red that the rocks are made of, and you have a very Instagrammable location. #prettyasapicture #nofilter Credit: Philipp Weigell on Wikipedia Salalah is the vacation spot inside your holiday. Tropical, cool and like a world of its own, this is a must-visit. If you want your holiday to include a bit of a workout, be sure to head to Jabal al Akhdar. Translating to The Green Mountain, it gets its name from the greenery spattered across it, but it is well known for its hiking trails. Another great spot is Jabal ash-Shams, or Mountain of the Sun, so called as it is believed to be the first point that the sun touches when it rises. It is the highest peak in the region and has some great views. Majlis al Jinn is for the rock climbers out there as it has the second largest cave chamber in the world. The Bimmah Sinkhole is a natural phenomenon caused by limestone that eroded below the surface leaving a spectacularly blue-green pool for swimming. Must-Visit Architecture Credit: World Architecture Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque has to be one of the staples on your list of sights to see. This Grand Mosque is one of the chain of Sultan Qaboos mosques built around the world. The high arches, golden domes, engraved walls and a beautiful interior should not be missed. The Royal Opera House sounds like it belongs in England, but this one is in Oman. Besides the various international performances that the venue is used for, you can tour the location that resembles a palace. Oman is like one of those shy kids standing in the back; only when you decide to look further do you realise the gems it has to offer. 5) Kuwait  Kuwait may not be a tourist hotspot, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t waiting to be explored. Like the UAE, Kuwait is known for its modernity and high rise buildings, but they also keep a strong hold on their roots and culture. Kuwait is one of the smaller Middle Eastern countries, but it is worth the trip. When travelling around the GCC, what is striking is that, even though they all appear to be the same on the outside, different aspects of heritage and culture stand out when you dig deep. Attractions Housing an Imax cinema, aquarium, dhow harbour, and a discovery palace, The Scientific Centre is the best place to take kids. The floor-to-ceiling shark and ray tanks are incredible to see, and getting your hands dirty in the Discovery Palace allows kids to get lost in the wonder of science. Credit: @aquaparkq8 on Instagram In addition to viewing the different regions present in the aquarium – the desert, coastal edge, and sea zone – you can also dive with sharks if you have a valid diving licence. The age for diving is 14 years and older. If you don’t want to swim with sharks, no problem! Head to Aqua Park, a major water theme park in Kuwait. Whether you are a child or an adult, Aqua Park has something for everyone. Fancy lazing around? Grab a tube and float on the Lazy River. Want an adrenalin shot? Try the Boomerango. There are cafes and restaurants inside the park which are all halal, but as food can be a bit pricey, take at least a bottle of water with you. Tuesdays are now reserved for ladies’ day, but even if you go with the family, there are separate changing areas for men and women and separate prayer areas. Bikinis are not allowed. Credit: Mirror House The Mirror House is definitely a must-see as, even though it is an art display, it is more like art in action. You will not be bored. Each room is explained by the Italian-Kuwaiti artist and took around 40 years to complete. Yes, 40 years! It better be good! With visual effect and getting the visitors to interact with the art, this is one thing you have to experience to understand. Falaika Island is where you can see true history. Take a ferry to the island that is now an open-air museum, depicting the war. Must-Visit Architecture As with all the Gulf countries, the local Grand Mosque is a must-visit. The architecture is unique to the country and its history, and Kuwait’s Grand Mosque is no exception. With the hustle and bustle of the city, head here to admire the structure and bask in the tranquility. Kuwait Towers are also an iconic part of the city. With a viewing platform and a restaurant, you can grab a bite while you cast your glance of a view over almost the entire country. Tareq Rajab Museum is another standout location to visit. Housing some of the most beautiful pieces in history – think jewels and garments fit for a princess – the collection of Arabic manuscripts is what rocks it to international standards. Mercifully, while the rest of the museum was being looted by Iraqi soldiers during the war, this area was left untouched thanks to the quick thinking of the local guards. The Kuwaiti Dinar is one of the strongest currencies in the world, so don’t be fooled by the small numbers. 6) Bahrain  If you’re looking for a totally laidback holiday, Bahrain is the place to go. As a small country that mostly keeps to itself, Bahrain isn’t on the map as a tourist destination. There are plenty of low-key things you can keep yourself occupied with though, so if this is you, keep reading. Attractions Camping in the desert might seem like a risky move – “What about the snakes and scorpions?” – but wait till you see the level of camping. With proper toilets, plasma TVs, and food in your tents, just think of it as a relocation of your hotel room. Camping is open from October 15th to March 31st. Head to Hawar Island off the coast of Qatar to bask in nature. It is a protected wildlife reserve that is under Qatar as well, and a beautiful place to get away from desert life. Explore the souqs for your regular souvenirs. Just walking around the souq will expose you to items that you wouldn’t even have thought of getting. The biggest thing that Bahrain is known for is hosting the Grand Prix, so be sure to time your holiday around then and grab some tickets! You can’t leave Bahrain without taking an authentic souvenir for yourself, and what better way to do that than to go pearl diving? If you’re finding it hard to decide between buying traditional keepsakes and regular ones, you can take your time exploring Al Jasra Handicraft Centre with displays work by local artisans, or going across to the Capital Mall. Must-Visit Architecture Were you expecting to visit a mosque? Don’t miss Al Fateh Grand Mosque! Muslims and non-Muslims alike are allowed to tour the impressive mosque on Open Day. Qal’at al Bahrain is the 16th century remains of a Bahrain or Portuguese fort that is free to look around. Going back in time a hundred years is the Arad Fort, a 15th century fort that initially guarded its own island before being joined to Muharraq Island. It differs from Qal’at al Bahrain by its Islamic architecture, as it was built before the Portuguese invaded Bahrain. The currency in Bahrain is also pretty strong compared to the other Gulf countries, so the prices can seem a bit steep at times. With the few things there are to do in Bahrain though, we think a few days is enough time to visit....

  • Be Mesmerised By Creatures Of The Water At These 5 Aquariums Around The World

    If you're a fan of the Planet Earth series or even Finding Nemo, chances are you wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to see marine creatures that are full of mysteries and simultaneously a delight to the eyes. Now, not all of us can board a submarine and explore the deepest and darkest parts of the ocean. But fret not! The marine world is about to unravel its hidden mysteries in front of your very eyes. Here are 5 aquariums you will definitely have to check out at least once in your life. 5 must-see attractions at Disney Sea Japan 1. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium Picture: Crossley Architects Get ready to be submerged (literally) in one of the largest aquariums in allof  Asia. Bearing a 509 feet long underwater tunnel, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium has the longest underwater tunnel in the world. With such an incredible length, be prepared to see the hidden gems of the ocean right above your head as you walk through the tunnel. You will definitely be mesmerized by the shoals of fish gracefully swirling in the water or maybe be thrilled by the sight of sharks roaming around, waiting to attack their prey. Address: No. 1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai , ChinaOperating Hour: 9AM-6PM                              9AM-9PM (During Chinese New Year and Summer Holidays)  2. L'Oceanografic Picture: Wikipedia A true leap into the future! With its sophisticated and modern design, L'Oceanografic is anything but ordinary. This massive glass building located in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia happens to be the largest tank of all Europe. With more than 45,000 species of marine life sheltered and bred under one roof, L'Oceanografic is a place that will leave youngsters as well as the elderlies breathless. Be prepared to find bottle-nose dolphins swerving in groups and flame jelly-fish slowly making their way through the water. Behold Beluga lovers! You'll be under the binding spell of Kylu, the cute baby beluga whale. Address: Carrer d'Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1, 46013 Valencia, SpainOperating Hour: 10AM-6PMWebsite: 3. Dubai Mall Aquarium Dubai is like a dream come true. Well, it's also a place where the world's largest acrylic panel exists! With more than 33,000 marine creatures, Dubai Mall Aquarium is a feast for the eyes. Among the many species found in this colossal aquarium, over 400 sharks and rays can be seen swimming around. Be ready to get amazed by the King Croc, the fiercest reptile known. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the depths of the sea. Address: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Doha Street                 Off 1st Interchange - Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, U.A.EOperating Hour: 10AM-12AMWebsite: TheDubaiAquarium 4. Aquarium of Western Australia Picture: IFlyFirstClass This 130 ft long aquarium based in the coastal suburb of Australia is a must try for the Adventure seekers. With a number of species protected and bred in its aquarium, the Aquarium of Western Australia will be sure to impress you with its colorful corals, shoals of clownfish, cuttlefish and beautiful sharks. Those who want to experience the marine life at its best can get into the deep waters for an additional fee and take a closer look at sharks and rays by joining the aquarium dive master. Address: 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys 6025Operating Hour: 10AM-5PMWebsite: Aqwa 5. Georgia Aquarium Picture: Last but not least, the largest aquarium in the entire planet, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta! This colossal aquarium is the only place in the West to house the whale sharks. Home to 100,000 sea creatures, the Georgia Aquarium is a world of fantasy where your eyes will feast on the beauties of the sea. Get ready to embark on a roller coaster of emotions and hues and blues while you lose yourself into the marine life. Address: 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USAOperating Hour: 10AM-9PMWebsite: GeorgiaAquarium Let your inner Nemo out and explore the depths of the oceans inside those jaw-dropping aquariums, full of life and mystery. Let your eyes feast over the most beautiful of sea creatures. Watch the waters swirl and dance and let your imaginations flow. Read our Halal Travel Blogs...

  • A Muslim's Guide to Qatar's Hamad International Airport

    The Hamad International Airport in Doha, the magnificent capital city of the country, is very well renowned all over the world due to its unique architecture, features and world class facilities provided to travellers. The airport is located about 5 miles (8km) southeast of downtown Doha, and comprises one main terminal to date, whereas a second terminal is projected to be built in time for the 2022 FIFA world cup, where there'd be a spike in the number of people visiting the country. Check out our Doha city guide Find a Halal Hotel in Doha The terminal comprises of 5 concourses (A, B, C, D, E) which connect to domestic and international flights. Two gates each for concourse A, concourse B and concourse C were built to accommodate the Airbus A380. Important ContactsGeneral Contact - +974 4010 6666Airport Safety - +974 4010 9777Airport Police - +974 4010-9666Qatar Duty Free +974 4010 4167 Unique Features Unlike many airports in the world, the Hamad International Airport is home to a magnificent collection of sculptures and art work which are acquired and constructed from renowned artists and sculptors all over the world. The airport is like a miniature art museum in which you will be able to admire different pieces of art which have their own unique wonders. Waiting for a transit flight at the Hamad International Airport is never boring! The Lamp Bear Picture Credit - One of the most eye catching pieces of work at the airport is the gigantic lamp bear statue that stands in the airport hall. It was designed by the Swiss artist Urs Fischer and weighs over 18 tons. This magnificent piece of art was first displayed in New York, and later found its way to the Hamad International Airport after being won by a member of Qatari royalty at the Christie’s auction, New York. A playground which is a sculpture???? Picture credit - If you find your way to Concourse C of the Hamad International Airport, you'll be able to visit this masterpiece, it's a piece of art named “other worlds“ by American sculptor Tom Otterness. From a distance it looks like a sculpture of a little boy lying on the floor to one side, but as you approach closer you'll be able to see that not only is it a visual artpiece, but an interactive play area as well. It has limbs for slidesthe torso is a playpen, and many more. This is an attraction that will give you and especially your little kids loads of fun when you in the airport premises. Prayer Rooms and Facilities Picture Credit - Since Qatar is an Islamic nation, it goes without saying that finding prayer locations will be easy. In order to perform prayers in the airport, you'll find spacious prayer rooms throughout the passenger terminals. The prayer rooms are separate for men and women, and they include separate ablution facilities as well. Simply follow the airport map or stop at an information desk and they'll assist in locating the nearest prayer room for you. Banking Facilities Picture Credit - The airport has multiple ATMs located throughout the passenger terminal which dispense cash in multiple currencies. Just have a look at the airport map or turn to an information desk to locate the nearest ATM. In terms of foreign exchange, there are 4 locations in the airport in where you'd be able to perform your exchange currencies and money transfer transactions. They are located in Departures check-in area – at the end of check-in Row 9 Departures– towards Concourse B (near Marché restaurant) Arrivals baggage claim area – towards the end of Belt 3 Arrivals hall – meet & greet area (adjacent to Al Maha Lounge) A branch of the Qatar Islamic bank is also located in the ground floor of the arrival hall in the airport for any relevant transactions in terms of Islamic Banking. Facilities for Families with Children Picture Credit - Picture Credit - The Hamad International Ariport provides loads of facilities specially for travelling families. Having to wait at the airport for long hours can be tiresome, so in order to keep your children engaged, activity nodes are present in Concourse A, Concourse B and Concourse C, which are equipped with televisions, playstations, internet browsing and art pieces. Your children would keep themelves busy and occupied giving you a little breather to stretch and relax Family rooms are also located throughout the terminal which provide water and milk warmers, and diaper changing facilities which will help you tend to your little infant or toddler’s needs. Since it is an uncomfortable task to accompany your older child to a toilet of the opposite gender, family toilets are present throughout the terminal so that you can tend to your child’s need with ease and comfort. In order to locate the activity nodes, family rooms or family toilets please refer to the airport map or stop at an information desk for assistance. Dining Picture credit - When it comes to food, the Hamad International Airport offers a variety of cuisines to you in a silver platter. Whether you are craving American or authentic middle eastern cuisine. you can indulge yourself to a delicious treat. Since Qatar is an Islamic country there will be no worries about whether the food is halal, which will make it easy for any muslim traveller. Here are a list of cuisines that you can enjoy at the airport! Arabic American European International Italian Seafood Shopping Picture Credit - There a variety of shops with renowned brands where you'd be able to purchase sweets, perfumes, toiletries, skin care products, books, magazines, souvenirs, electronics, handicrafts and even gold jewelry and watches. The Qatar Duty free also offers a variety of products for you to choose from. Relaxation Picture Credit - In order for you to relax and unwind after a long flight, you can head to the Vitality Wellbeing and Fitness Centre, which offers an indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy tub, gymnasium, spa rituals and even squash courts. In case you are suffering from severe jet lag, head over there and treat yourself to a relaxing massage and a dip in the pool. If you want a few hours to yourself, to relax, read or have a power nap, you can find your way to a Quiet room in which comfortable recliners and calm lighting is provided for to simply let the stress go. To make it a comfortable experience, separate quiet rooms are present for men and women. Simply follow the map or stop at an information desk to find your way to the nearest quiet room to give your head a break from all the travelling. For reservations or more information, please contact T +974 4010 8204, F +974 4022 5395 or email Transportation Picture Credit - Finding means of transport to and from the airport is not a hard task. You can easily book a cab with the assistance of the taxi services present in the Arrivals terminal, simply follow the “Taxi” sign or stop at an information desk at the airport. Please make sure you have sufficient Qatari riyals for payment since payment is only permitted in the local currency. If you want to rent a car during your stay at Qatar, you'd be able to do so, given that you have the below pieces of documentation An International driving license or a license issued from a GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) country. A credit card with a minimum of 3 months validity is required at the time of booking, although most bookings can be settled in cash when returning your car. Payment terms are in Qatari Riyals. Photocopy of the entry stamp into Qatar on your passport. You will be able to rent a car on arrival at the Hamad International Airport, with the assistance of local and international car rental services present in the arrivals terminal. Limousine services are also available at the airport, for pre-booking you can can contact the Mowasalat Limosuine service on (+974) 800 5466. For booking on arrival simply visit the Mowasalat counter at the arrivals terminal to book your limousine and make your payment in Qatari Riyals at the end of the journey. If you prefer taking the public bus to travel throughout Doha, you'll to be able to do so. The buses are maintained and regulated by Mowasalat, the state transport company. All buses are well maintained and well equipped, and the service is provided by well trained staff In order to travel by the public bus in the city, you're required to purchase a smart card in order to make the payments. To figure out the package that you want to purchase please visit the Mowasalat counter and they'll help you to choose a package based on your destination in the city, and they'll give you the right card to make your payments easily. Find a Mosque near you in Doha Find a Halal Restaurant near you in Doha...

  • 7 of the Best Burgers in Dubai

    Ah, burgers! Who doesn’t like a homemade, juicy, with-everything-on burger?! As with everything else, Dubai has taken burgers to the next level and outdone most other cities across the world. No matter where you go in the dazzling city, you’ll be able to find a Halal burger spot to suit your liking and budget. But, we scoured the city to find you the best of the best! And let me tell you, compiling this list of the best burger places in Dubai may have been a bit of a task (because of all the fabulousness we were served), but boy was all the sampling beforehand fun! ;) Without further ado, here’s our opinion on the best burgers in Dubai, and who serves them up! Warning! The list ahead may (more like, will) make you drool! via GIPHY Find a Halal Restaurant near you in Dubai Find a Mosque near you in Dubai Find Attractions near you in Dubai Find a Halal Hotel near you Book your Holiday with us   1. Chicken Cheetos Burger at SALT Picture Credit - Cheetos on a burger? Say what!? SALT, a ‘burger truck’ on Dubai’s Kite Beach has fast become a crowd favourite, and a perfect spot to grab a delicious bite to eat and just chill. The silver Airstream truck not only finds itself in a fantastic location (right on the beach!) but also manages to satisfy all those crazy burger cravings. Their genius Chicken Cheetos Burger will totally keep us going back again and again...and again (you catch my drift? :P) The spicy deep-fried slider is not only covered in a layer of Cheetos, it's coated in a generous layer of gooey, melted cheese! SALT also serves up a couple of mouth-watering 100% halal-certified wagyu beef sliders, if you’re not that into Cheetos. But then again, who isn’t?! Website:  Location: 2C Street, Umm Suqeim, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: AED 40Contact: +971 55 996 5802   2. Beast Burger at Burger and Lobster Picture Credit - Next up is a beast of a burger that won’t be easy on your wallet, but totally worth it, we promise. If you’re a seafood and meat fan, we don’t see why you wouldn’t like a burger piled high with BOTH! The Beast at the reputed Burger and Lobster consists of a succulent beef patty, a fresh lobster tail, and brie, topped off with a bun, and of course, fries! The burger is also served with a couple of lobster claws, which just adds to its marvelousness. The combo may not seem like it may work, but we absolutely loved it and devoured it all! Website:  Location: Burj Daman Building - 312 Al Sa'ada St, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: AED 145Contact:+971 4 514 8838   3. Empire State Burger at Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse Picture Credit - On our quest to find some of Dubai’s best burgers, we stumbled upon Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse. Offering a plethora of BBQ dishes, we just couldn’t get enough of this restaurant! The whopping, aptly named, Empire State Burger at P&B may not be affordable, not something that you'd just grab on the go, but boy, did it get our taste buds tingling! Beef bacon, onion rings, pickles, cheddar cheese piled high and topped off with fried mozzarella sticks?! One word...YUM! Website: Location: Perry & Blackwelder’s Original Smokehouse, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: AED 121Contact: +971 4 366 6197   4. SmokeShack at Shake Shack Picture Credit - If you haven’t heard of Shake Shack, it’s time to crawl out from under that rock, now! :P From their humble beginnings as a food cart inside Madison Square Park in New York, Shake Shack has come a long way! With multiple locations and some of the best Halal burgers in Dubai, this popular chain gets our vote! You cannot go to Shake Shack and not try the drool-inducing SmokeShack, which is a juicy cheeseburger, covered in all-natural applewood smoked bacon, chopped cherry pepper, and their signature ShackSauce. And once you’ve eaten your way through that, end your meal with one of their creamy, frozen custards! If this doesn’t hit the spot, we don’t know what will! Website: Location: The Beach Mall, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Shop 2202, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Price: Single AED 42, Double AED 54Contact: +(971) 4 419 0435 Location: Mall of The Emirates, Al Barsha 1, (First Floor), Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: Single AED 42, Double AED 54Contact: (+971) 4 419 0510 Location: The Dubai Mall, (First Floor, Near The Waterfall), Doha Street, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: Single AED 42, Double AED 54Contact: +971 4 388 2456 Click here for more locations 5. Elevation Burger at Elevation Burger Picture Credit - US Chain Elevation Burger really does elevate Dubai’s burger game. Offering a wide selection of juicy burgers, all with organic, grass-fed, free-range beef patties, Elevation Burger really impressed us. We opted for the classic Elevation Burger which consists of not one, but two beef patties, and cheese, it managed to tick all the right boxes! Picture Credit - If you’re a bit of a daredevil when it comes to burgers, try out the Vertigo at Elevation Burger - consisting of up to ten beef patties, it is most certainly not for anyone trying to watch their waistline! Warning: Loose pants are a must! Website:  Location: Villa # 59, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates / The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: AED 42Contact: +971 4 338 7055 Location: The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: AED 42Contact: +971-4-330-8468 Click here for more locations 6. Honey Bee at Moylo’s Burgers Picture Credit: Moylo’s, in our humble opinion, deserves a mention as one of the best burger joints in Dubai, and so it's no surprise that the menu here, although not huge, had us wanting to order pretty much everything! Consisting of a wagyu beef burger patty, smoked beef bacon and cheese, all coated in a delicious honey-mustard BBQ sauce and aioli, the Honey Bee had us planning our next visit before we were even done! We also gave in and ordered the Moylo’s Burger - which deserves a special mention here - it comes with Moylo’s signature sauce, and let me just say, we could not get enough of the burger and that secret sauce! Website: Location: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: AED 44Contact: +971 800 669567 Click here for more locations 7. Cheeseburger at Five Guys Picture Credit - With around 1,500 locations worldwide, the well-known US burger chain Five Guys is a go-to for an All-American diner meal. We ordered a classic Cheeseburger with A1 Sauce and some veggies, with a side of freshly cut cajun-style fries, and I don’t think we could've picked any better! It was a combination of small things, done incredibly well, so Five Guys gets two thumbs up from us! The burgers here may not be gourmet, but we can most certainly see why the chain gained this much popularity in Dubai so quickly! Website: Location: The Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road, Unit TDG - LG-102, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: AED 40 Location: Dubai Marina Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, UNIT GF-038-A, Dubai, United Arab EmiratesPrice: AED 40 Click here for more locations via GIPHY Find a Halal Restaurant near you in Dubai Find a Mosque near you in Dubai Find Attractions near you in Dubai Find a Halal Hotel near you Book your Holiday with us...

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