From layover to stay-over: Qatar Airways offers free hotel stay in Doha

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Travel plans? If you stopover in Doha while flying Qatar Airways, you can get a free one night stay at one of Qatar’s prestigious hotels.

This announcement, which can be viewed on Qatar Airways’ Discover Qatar website, comes in tandem with Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) introduction of the free 96-hour transit visa, marking the QTA’s effort to boost incoming visitors to Qatar.

The new visa, called the ‘Qatar Transit Visa’, is available to passengers traveling on Qatar Airways and transiting through Hamad International Airport for a minimum of 5 hours. A minimum transiting time of 12 hours is required for travelers to be eligible for this offer.

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According to DohaNews, passengers can avail of the offer at a number of participating hotels, which include The Four Seasons, Marriott Marquis, Radisson Blu and Oryx Rotana. If travelers would like to avail a second night’s stay it would cost them just $50. 



The Discover Qatar website states that the offer must be booked by August 31, 2017. However travel and hotel stay offers can be booked till September 30, 2017, excluding both Eid holidays. Tickets must be booked directly on qatarairways.com under the ‘multi-city ticket booking’ option. Following this step, passengers can apply for their free transit visa and book the ‘free hotel stay’ offer.

Qatar Airways offers three different free hotel stay packages: 

  • The ‘+Qatar Ultimate’ package, which can be used by travelers who want to book a two-night stay in a four or five-star hotel listed on the Discover Qatar website and will cost them only $50 per night. 
  • The ‘+Qatar Luxury’ package, which is open to First and Business Class passengers where they’ll receive a complimentary night’s stay at one of the listed luxurious five-star hotels on the Discover Qatar website.
  • The ‘+Qatar Premium’ package, which is open to Economy Class passengers and allows them to avail of a one night complimentary stay at one of the listed luxurious four-star hotels on the Discover Qatar website. 

To learn more about the terms and conditions behind this offer, check this link: https://discoverqatar.qatarairways.com/us-en/pages/PLUSQATARTNC 

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