Embark on an Authentic Journey to the Pearl of the Middle East


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Bordered by the calming Corniche Bay on one side and the golden sands of the desert on the other, Qatar is an alluring blend of traditional and contemporary lifestyles. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha embraces both sides of Doha culture, blending them into a seamless experience for guests to enjoy and take away with them as an indelible memory. Located in West Bay Lagoon, this extraordinary city resort is the ideal starting point for an inspiring experience in the Arabian Peninsula.

On-Site Outlets
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Doha - Treatment Room

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Doha

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Doha redefines luxury with an immersive sensory experience that pays homage to Qatar’s traditional heritage.

Phone:   +974 -4484 8173
9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Appointment required

Parisian Breakfast at Sel & Miel

Discover the essence of Parisian Breakfast at Sel & Miel Garden every Friday. Homemade croissants, French toast with fresh strawberries, and freshly-squeezed juices await. Join us for a delightful morning from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for just QAR 125 per person.
fitness center

Fitness Center

Features an indoor semi-Olympic pool, group classes and a state-of-the-art gym with sea view.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Outdoor Pool


Semi-Olympic Indoor Pool (25-meter lap pool)

Mon-Sun : 7:00 AM-11:00 PM

Outdoor Pool (Lagoon style)

Mon-Sun : 8:00 AM-6:00 PM


Festive Celebrations at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Embark on a festive culinary journey at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, where we have everything you need for the most spectacular holiday celebration. Our world-class chefs have crafted a symphony of seasonal delights, offering a menu that mirrors the richness of the festive spirit. From decadent feasts to delightful treats, each bite becomes a moment of joy, making your holiday experience truly magical. At The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, we invite you to indulge in the spirit of the season with culinary excellence, creating unforgettable memories for a joyous and spectacular holiday celebration.

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Area & Activities

Located on the east coast of Qatar in the heart of the Gulf, Doha is the major commercial center of the country, and home to its main port. Bordered by the calming Corniche Bay on one side and the golden sands of the desert on the other, Doha is an alluring blend of traditional and contemporary lifestyles. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha embraces both sides of Doha culture, blending them into a seamless experience for guests to enjoy and take away with them as an indelible memory. While it is one of the fastest developing cities in the world, it keeps its traditions and culture very close to its heart. Today, Doha is quickly earning a global reputation for excellence in hospitality, as it continues to host major events from world political talks to annual sporting events. World-class Doha resorts and architecturally significant buildings continue to attract business and leisure visitors to the city that has become the new focus of the modern Middle East.

Rippled sand dunes in shades of amber as the sun sinks below the horizon

Local Area Attractions

Explore a world of quaint Arabian charm and wonder, steeped in centuries of grand Qatari tradition. From the beautiful palm-fringed shores of Corniche Bay on the Gulf, to the golden, rugged sands surrounding the Inland Sea, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is the perfect place to discover all that this desert paradise has to offer.

Brown stone fort with a black cannon out front, all of which is surrounded by an austere desert setting

Ethnographical Museum

This museum pays homage to the daily lifestyle of Qatari families. Situated on Grand Hamad Street, this building is the last remaining construction of its kind in Doha. The museum is open Sunday - Tuesday from 9 a.m. - Noon and from 3 - 6 p.m. and closes on Saturdays. On Fridays it is open from 3 - 6 p.m. only. Admission is free.

Distance: 40 km/20 minutes

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

The story of Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art begins more than twenty years ago, when the founder H.E. Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani first began to imagine what an Arab Museum of Modern Art might look like. He started to build a collection that could serve artists and public as a rich and representative treasure-house of modern Arab art. And he saw this collection as a starting point, to create more opportunities for artists and for art-lovers in Doha and around the world.

Contact: 974 4402 8855 | Distance: 25 minutes

Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art houses a magnificent collection of artworks dating from the 7th to the 19th century, representing the full scope of Islamic art. It includes manuscripts, ceramics, metal, glass, ivory, textiles, wood and precious stones from the three continents. The building, an architectural masterpiece, was designed by Pritzker Prize laureate, I.M. Pei.

Distance: 25 minutes


Khor Al Udaid

Khor Al Udaid is considered as the desert marvel of Qatar and is located in a strategic location 80 km away in the south-east of Doha. The Khor Al Udaid Beach is very famous for its relaxing and tranquil environment where visitors can break away from the daily hassles of everyday life, and can simply exile themselves and go aboard on a soul searching journey.

Oryx Farm

The nature reserve in Al Sheehaniya is home to the largest herd of Arabian Oryx in the world. Visitors can see at first hand the graceful creature that some say is the origin of the legend of the unicorn. The Arabian Oryx was once threatened by extinction; these graceful creatures now live and breed as protected herds in Qatar. The Arabian Oryx is Qatar's national symbol.

Doha Corniche

The palm tree-lined Doha Corniche is one of the most famous waterfronts in the Middle East. It sweeps about 7.5km along the coast in a smooth curve, finishing at the newly-built Museum of Islamic Arts. In the early evening, the Corniche is full of atmosphere, with people picnicking in the gardens, exercising on the waterfront or enjoying the cool evening breeze and views of the dazzling city skyline.

Ras Abrouq Natural Reserves

Ras Abrouq or Bir Zekreet, a favorite spot for weekend campers, is at the very tip of a peninsula northeast of Dukhan (four-wheel-drive is required). Follow the main Doha-Dukhan road, and several kilometres past the turnoff for Al Jumailiya (about 5 km before the flyover) is a fork where the old Dukhan road veers off to the right – look out for this as there is only one sign, in Arabic. After 1.5 km, turn right onto the road that heads up the northeastern side of the Ras Abrouq peninsula, follow for about 21 km and then branch off to the left, heading up and onto the top of the jebel (hills). The track passes the wild deer reserve set up by the Ministry of Environment and through an area that looks like a deserted village but was actually built as a film set. Notice the trees: the lower branches are ‘cropped’ in a straight line where the camels have eaten them!

Distance from HIA: 1 hour 5 minutes

The Singing Sand Dudes (40 KM Southwest of Doha)

There are certain conditions in which the movement of sand grains can create a low murmur or ‘singing’ – a phenomenon often reported by desert explorers. Qatar is fortunate in having sand with the right abrasive qualities in an area that also experiences the necessary wind and moisture conditions to create this wonderful, if weird effect. While the ‘singing’ occurs naturally, it can be triggered by sliding down the face of the dune or running along its crest, whereupon each footstep creates a humming that cannot only be heard but also felt as a vibration through the feet.

Distance from HIA: 50 minutes

Lagoona Mall

Open Saturday-Wednesday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday: 10 a.m.-midnight, Friday – 2 p.m.-midnight.

Distance from HIA: 27 minutes

Landmark Hall

Open Saturday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday: 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday: 1:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Distance from HIA: 24-30 minutes

Royal Plaza

Open Saturday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday: 3:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Distance from HIA: 20-26 minutes


The Pearl Qatar

The Pearl-Qatar is a unique development in a relaxed, friendly and exclusive environment with marina, a wide array of restaurant choices and luxury shopping opportunities. This is the Middle East's most glamorous address where Pearlesque names, crafted from an intriguing mix of Italian, French, Spanish and Arabic, summon up the charm of the old world, and the spirit of the new.

Distance from HIA: 28-30 minutes


Open Sunday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursday & Saturday: 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday: 1 p.m.-11 p.m.

Distance from HIA: 30-35 minutes


Gold Souq

The Gold Souq is a maze of shops specializing in local and imported jewelry made from gold or silver. Pieces including diamonds, pearls and other stones are widely available. All gold jewelry sold in Qatar has a government stamp ensuring its purity. Jewelry can usually be engraved on the spot. Many of the jewelers are highly skilled and can make a piece of jewelry to order; repairs and resizing can be done. Qatari, European and Indian styles are all available. Most shops are happy for people to look around without making a purchase. Most items are priced by weight, depending on the value of gold that day. The souq is particularly lively in the evening.

Distance from HIA: 20 minutes

Omani Souq

Located just behind the Salwa Central Market, the Omani Souq sells a variety of merchandise some of which include incense, plants, pottery, camel sticks, nuts, perfumes, and the like.

Distance from HIA: 11 minutes

Souq Waqif

At any time of day, Souq Waqif is always bustling with people walking around the alleys window-shopping or enjoying their shisha with friends and family at restaurants. It provides an excellent place for people to gather, shop for traditional knick-knacks, spices or just enjoy a good meal. It has a number of boutique hotels located around its premises that are part of the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels. There are also stables for horses and camels at the Souq. Restaurants specializing in cuisines from different parts of the MENA region are located all along the souq with international cuisines such as Malaysian, French, and Indian. Souq Waqif being an Ooredoo hotspot also allows visitors to log onto the web with free wireless internet. Live performances and seasonal festivals with street artists and traditional folk troupes make it a one-of-a-kind cultural bazaar in Qatar.

Distance from HIA: 15 minutes

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Planning Your Trip

As the capital of Qatar, Doha maintains a perfect blend of modern and traditional. It boasts cosmopolitan flavor and dazzling architectural masterpieces while holding on to its rich history and local cuisine.

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Ritz Kids

From the moment of arrival, we welcome kids to The Ritz-Carlton, Doha by encouraging them to explore the sights and sounds of the hotel and its environment. Guided by playfulness and a sense of wonder, Ritz Kids delights and engages your children to interact with their surroundings in a fresh and exciting way, while introducing them to the four important pillars of Ritz Kids discovery: Water, Land, Environmental Responsibility and Culture.

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