QNTC initiates Summer in Qatar campaign


Qatar National Tourism Council’s (QNTC) ‘Summer in Qatar’ campaign will entail a plethora of travel, retail, hospitality and entertainment offers from June 4 up until August 16, 2019.

With visa-free access to citizens of over 80 countries, it is easier than ever to plan a trip to Qatar. Summer in Qatar will introduce a wide-range of exciting activities and thrilling experiences to suit all budgets. There will also be entertainment programmes featuring internationally acclaimed musical and comedy acts.

QNTC brings together partners from the public and private sectors for a range of offerings across the country, as revealed by the secretary-general, QNTC and chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker: “This year’s summer season promises to put Qatar on the map as a destination for authentic experiences. Beginning in June and continuing until mid-August, this Summer in Qatar allows visitors to participate in the festivities surrounding the two Eids – which bookend the season this year. Leveraging the collaboration between aviation, hospitality and tourism, we are offering discounts on airfare, promotional travel packages, and exceptional airport experiences throughout summer. From cultural excursions to family entertainment, there is something for everyone in Qatar.”


Starting May 15, Qatar Airways will offer a discount of 25 per cent on all flights to Doha from more than 160 destinations worldwide, for travel between May 30 to August 16.

Passengers can also take advantage of +Qatar, a unique stopover package designed to give travellers transiting through Qatar the opportunity to discover Doha, with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.

Those arriving, departing or transiting through Hamad International Airport can enjoy up to 25 per cent off on Al Maha Service – Qatar Airways’ personalised meet and assist service.

A wide range of hotels and hotel apartments, from luxury to luxe on a budget, will offer discounts of up to 25 per cent for stays between June 4 to August 16. Participating hotel groups include Marriott International Hotels.

Moving on, a host of entertainment options are on offer this Summer in Qatar. Plenty of child-friendly activities are available, with entertainment shows in malls across the city, indoor theme parks and edutainment parks.

Doha Corniche, affording spectacular views of the city’s skyline, will also play host to various activities, including must-do dhow rides. Culture lovers can experience the Souq Waqif and Katara Cultural Village, allowing them to immerse themselves in Qatar’s rich heritage and its burgeoning culture scene.

Music enthusiasts can mark their calendars as celebrated names are set to rock this Summer in Qatar, including international artists, Arab singing sensations and Bollywood superstars. Finally, movie buffs will get a chance to attend the glittering South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) with well-known celebrities from the industry.