Doha is a city on the rise – literally. Virtually everyday another sky-rise building is erected in this city that has been billed as the next Dubai. It’s a city of extremes: scorching desert sits next to man-made islands, while local markets wallow in the shadow of shiny commercial skyscrapers. Yet this competitor of neighboring emirates is managing to hold on to the old while constantly striving for the new.
Hotels in Doha
‘Budget’ is not a word that exists in the vocabulary of Doha’s hotel landscape. If you want to stay here, be prepared for high room rates. There are, however, a few mid-range options.
Doha specializes in five-star accommodation. Most of the large hotel chains have a presence in the city. From the Four Season Hotel Doha to the Hilton, all your favorites are here, serving up the best service that the hospitality industry has to offer.
Where to stay
The Corniche, located along the bay, is the most tourist-centered area in the city. Here, visitors will find sprawling 5-star resorts such as the Grand Hyatt Doha. Accommodation here is at the top of the list and the area is filled with cultural attractions, to boot.
For something less touristy but equally upscale, head to the West Bay. Here, you’ll find fewer resorts and more luxurious, name-brand hotels like the Ritz Carlton Doha.
Central Doha is where things become a little less shiny but also a little more realistic price-wise. The rates of hotels here are slightly lower at places like the Ascott Doha.