Many international destinations from Qatar fit the bill to enjoy a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
And in case you haven't planned anything yet, ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) has put together a list of places that are less than 5 hours away from Qatar in order of duration (from shortest to longest).
So what are you waiting for? Scribble these spots right away and get your travel logs out, enjoy the adventure and exhilaration of a trip abroad!
Dubai offers its visitors a taste of modern Arabian culture. Welcoming you with vast skylines, architecture, and booming city life, Dubai is a must-visit for those looking for a lively urban adventure. Explore Palm Dubai, marvel at the Burj Khalifa, and have fun at the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark and Dubai Marina!
Surrounded by dramatic scenery, Salalah in Oman is a mind-blowing gem in terms of natural beauty and architectural wonder. June-September is the best time to visit Salalah as this is the annual monsoon (Khareef season) time when rains bring life to the desert and mountains. There are lush green gardens, and spectacular waterfalls spread across this town!
Azerbaijan offers you a glimpse into a different part of Europe. With over 7,000 heritage sites, Azerbaijan is ideal for discovering new exciting sights and history. You can enjoy ancient caves, national parks, music festivals, and much more!
Jordan is rich in historical culture with ancient architecture still preserved for travellers to explore. Visit the Amman Citadel, Roman Theater, and the Nymphaeum. Be sure to visit the archaeological marvel that is Petra, containing tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs.
Yerevan is a historical hidden gem nestled in the heart of Armenia. Spend your holiday exploring the city's beautiful European architecture, visiting the many museums and historical monuments, or try the iconic dolma, the Armenian take on the grape leaf dish.
Tbilisi offers beautiful views, architectural wonders, and modern culture. Travellers love to take in the breathtaking landscapes, explore the European-like streets, discover hole-in-the-wall cafes and shops, and witness beautiful street art and performances.
Experience ancient history like no other. Explore the land of pharaohs, pyramids, and tombs in Cairo, Egypt. Barter in the markets for unique Egyptian souvenirs, taste the traditional Egyptian koshari and get lost in the country's rich culture.
Every year, large numbers of domestic and international tourists visit Goa. Being blended in Indian and Portuguese cultures, the place is famous for its incredible natural sights, white sand beaches, nightlife, places of worship and world heritage architecture.
Some of the popular spots in this East-meets-West destination are the Finikoudes Beach, Mosque of Hala Sultan, the Church of Saint Lazarus, Larnaca Medieval Castle, and Larnaca Salt Lake which becomes filled with pink flamingos during winter. The laidback vibe and ancient history of Larnaca (Larnaka) are perfect for travellers who want to explore the best of both worlds.
Straddling both Europe and Asia, Turkey is famous for its incredible architecture and landscapes. There is a dazzling array of things to do throughout the city which include checking out the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Place, and other marvels. Do visit the covered markets and haggle for carpets, jewellery, handicrafts, spices, and a vast array of other items.
Beirut is another great destination to visit from Qatar! There are many amazing sights to visit in Beirut which include Martyrs' Square, Nijmeh Square, Hamra Street, Zaitunay Bay, Pigeon Rocks, Raouche and much more!
Islamabad is a beautiful city surrounded by the Margalla Hills and the foothills of the iconic Himalayas. It is also the home of rare wildlife. One of the must-visit sites is the Faisal Mosque, the largest mosque in South Asia and the fifth largest in the world.
From ancient monuments, world-class museums to relaxing beaches - Athens has it all! Acropolis Museum, National Archaeological Museum, Parthenon, Erechtheion, Temple of Hephaestus, Herod Atticus Odeon, there are so many beautiful places to visit in Athens.
A popular destination for travellers from Qatar, Maldives is a nation with more than a thousand beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean. It's known for its pristine waters, gorgeous beaches, soft sand, and resorts with water bungalows. Maldives' waters are also filled with colourful underwater life.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal which is a vivacious city, packed with picturesque palaces and historic temples as well as heritage sites. And more importantly, it is also within touching distance of Nepal's must-see attraction - the Himalayas. Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Royal Palace, Chitwan National Park are on the list of top attractions of Kathmandu.
Mahé Island is the largest island in Seychelles and is known for its natural beauty, lush greenery and fine sandy beaches. The island has many trekking and hiking options for the more adventurous visitors and exquisite beaches for those looking to lounge by the ocean.
Colombo is home to spectacular beauty, elephant orphanages, beautiful beaches, and delicious food. You can explore beaches, safari tours, guided walks through ancient cities as well as experience the rich culture.
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