Doha & The Maldives
Travel 10 Oct 2019 - 30 Jun 2020
Book by 30 Sep 2019
Saving £255 per person
- 3 nts Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, Doha, Qatar - in a standard room
- 5 nts Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi - All Inclusive, The Maldives - in a Garden Villa with all inclusive
- Flights to Doha and onwards to Male with Qatar Airways from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, return private transfers in Doha, shared speedboat transfers in The Maldives and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
in a standard room
Nestled within the heart of the historic Souq Waqif this truly fantastic location allows you to fully immerse in Arabian tradition and culture, whilst enjoying Tivoli Hotels’ luxury service and personal attention. Ideal for a stopover option, this collection of nine boutique hotel buildings, housing between 10-80 rooms, are spread throughout the alleyways and vibrant nightlife of the souq.
in a Garden Villa with all inclusive
The stunning island of Hudhuranfushi translates to "Island of White Gold" and when you see the beaches, it's easy to see why!
Flights to Doha and onwards to Male with Qatar Airways from Heathrow, accommodation throughout, return private transfers in Doha, shared speedboat transfers in The Maldives and prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £65, Birmingham from £65, Edinburgh from £65. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
in a standard room
The small Gulf state of Qatar may be a deeply traditional country, but in the last 40 years, it has developed at breakneck speed, with shopping malls, five star hotels and football stadiums (in preparation for the 2022 World Cup) all springing up along the desert floor.
Yet amongst all the modern skyscrapers and expansive boulevards, Doha maintains its Arabic roots, particularly in the bustling alleys of Souq Waqif. In this maze of small shops there's a dazzling array of Middle Eastern merchandise from spices and seasonal delicacies to ornate jewellery, clothing and souvenirs. In addition, the souq has an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes serving regional dishes and treats from Asia and North Africa, while music and cultural shows add to the ambience.
For a glimpse of Qatari heritage, visit the Falcon Souq where you can admire these revered birds; check out Al Koot Fort (Doha Fort) or head to the fabulous Museum of Islamic Art, which rises from its own purpose-built island and includes 14 centuries of the finest art and artefacts from across the Islamic world. At the purpose-built developments of Katara you'll find impressive theatres, galleries, performance venues, top restaurants and a well-maintained public beach.
Also not to be missed is the magnificent Doha Waterfront Promenade, which stretches four miles along Doha Bay and is where you'll find cafes and restaurants along with the dhow harbour, which evokes echoes of Qatar's great seafaring past.
Invitingly described as the 'Arabian Riviera' the Pearl-Qatar is a man-made island off the West Bay coast and has Mediterranean-style yacht marinas, internationally-renowned hotels with private beaches, luxury shopping at top named boutiques and dozens of restaurants serving every taste.
For something more thrilling, head to the desert for some dune bashing, or perhaps visit the impressive Khor Al Adaid or 'Inland Sea', a UNESCO recognised natural reserve with its own eco-system. This is one of the few places in the world where the sea encroaches deep into the heart of the desert and can only be reached across the rolling dunes. Another UNESCO World Heritage site can be found on Qatar's north-coast, namely the immaculately restored Al Zubarah Fort, which is one of the most extensive and best-preserved examples of an 18-19th century settlement in the region.
If you're keen to discover what makes Qatar unique, let Premier Holidays create the perfect Doha holiday for you…
in a Garden Villa with all inclusive
This alluring string of 1,200 islands are spread out over 26 coral atolls with every resort occupying its own private patch of flawless white sands, with shimmering turquoise waters and encircling pristine coral reefs. Discover resorts for every occasion and budget be it romantic barefoot luxury, tiny hideaways, adult-only sanctuaries or larger all inclusive resorts with abundant facilities for all ages. Thankfully, the magical scenery isn't blotted by high rise hotels as accommodation is usually in low rise buildings, rustic garden or beachfront bungalows and overwater villas.
When not lazing on the sands chances are you'll be enticed by the warm waters for a relaxing dip or perhaps trying your hand at watersports, such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. The Maldives also offer exceptional diving opportunities for those tempted to take the plunge below the waves. The dazzling coral gardens host an enormous variety of fish along with turtles, rays and sharks in deeper waters.
If diving isn't for you, choose a resort with a house reef accessible from the beach and within a few steps of the shore you can view the amazing marine life with just a snorkel and mask. Many islands also offer cruises to uninhabited islands for a true Robinson Crusoe experience; fishing trips in search of the catch of the day.
Over the years the Maldives has become synonymous with peace and serenity that comes from being far away from urban life. Spas are a natural extension of that tranquility, ensuring an even deeper sense of utter relaxation and as each of our featured resorts has its own spa why not indulge and treat yourself to some pampering or rejuvenation.
Whilst most resorts have bars, some live music and a few larger ones even have small nightclubs, the Maldives is not a destination for party animals. For many, evenings in the Maldives offer the chance to sit back enjoy tropical themed drinks and mouthwatering cuisine in simply stunning surroundings. Look out for our all inclusive hotels, which provide an opportunity to do as much or as little as you like and are perfect if you like to plan your holiday budget.