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Posted On: 8 August 2019 10:30 am
Updated On: 28 June 2022 04:22 pm

Destinations less than 5 hours away from Qatar

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There are many international destinations from Qatar that fit the bill for all tastes to enjoy a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

And in case you haven't planned anything yet, (ILQ) has put together a list of places 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!


  • Prices and information may be subject to change. Estimated rates are based on the 9 July - 12 July 2022 (Eid Al Adha) dates. Always check with the airline before flying.
  • Please check the COVID-19 regulations of the destination country before you make travel plans.

Salalah, Oman (flying time from Doha: 2h 35m)

Al Mughsayl Beach, Salalah, Oman
Al Mughsayl Beach, Salalah, Oman. Image credit: Shutterstock

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!


  • Best flights: Qatar Airways, Oman Air
  • Average round trip cost: QR 2,300 – QR 2,500
  • Visa information: No visa is required for residents of Qatar

Baku, Azerbaijan (flying time from Doha: 2hrs 50m)

Baku, Azerbaijan
Flame Towers, Baku, Azerbaijan. Image credit: Shutterstock

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!


Yerevan, Armenia (flying time from Doha: 3h)

Yerevan, Armenia
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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, Georgia (flying time from Doha: 3h 10m)

Tbilisi, Georgia
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Tbilisi offers beautiful views, architectural wonders, and modern culture. Travelers 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.


  • Best flights: Qatar Airways, Air Arabia
  • Average round trip cost: QR 3,900 - QR 4,200
  • Visa information: No visa required for residents of Qatar

Goa, India (flying time from Doha: 3hrs 50m)

India, Goa, Palolem beach
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Every year, large numbers of domestic and international tourists visit Goa. Being blended with Indian and Portuguese cultures, the place is famous for its incredible natural sights, white sand beaches, nightlife, places of worship and world heritage architecture.


Istanbul, Turkey (flying time from Doha: 4hrs 30min)

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. Image credit: Shutterstock

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, Lebanon (flying time from Doha: 4h 20m)

    Raouche, Pigeons' Rock
    Raouche, Pigeons' Rock in Beirut, Lebanon. Image credit: Shutterstock

        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!


        Athens, Greece (flying time from Doha: 4h 45m)

        Parthenon temple, Athens, Greece
        Parthenon temple, Athens, Greece. Image credit: Shutterstock

        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.


        Kathmandu, Nepal (flying time from Doha: 4h 45m)

        Pashupatinath Temple by Bagmati river, Kathmandu, Nepal
        Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal. Image credit: Shutterstock

        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.


          Colombo, Sri Lanka (flying time from Doha: 4hrs 55m)

          Image credit: Shutterstock

          Colombo is home to spectacular beauty, gorgeous elephant orphanages, beautiful beaches, and delicious food. You can explore amazing beaches, safari tours, guided walks through ancient cities as well as experience the culture.

          Disclaimer: Owing to the current economic crisis in Sri Lanka, please make sure to do your due diligence when travelling to the country.


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