Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli has just opened in Al Wakra and the blend of Qatari tradition with contemporary leisure is striking. The new hotel comprises of two buildings with a total of 101 guest rooms, both former heritage houses mirroring a Qatari house or fortress. There’s plenty to explore with exquisite rooms, five new restaurants, a gym and spa and direct access to the Wakra beach.
In keeping with the local heritage, each of the guest rooms and suites features classic thatched roofs reflecting traditional basket weaving elements. The guest rooms have been designed with colourful motifs like blue for the sea and the sandy tones of the desert, inspired by Al Wakra’s history as a pearl diving and fishing village.
Open walkways and maze-like paths lead to courtyards where multiple guest rooms can be blocked off to create private areas for groups.
And, the part you’ve all been waiting for – there are five brand new restaurants to explore. Jarnen offers Mediterranean all-day dining with fresh seafood sourced daily from the local Al Wakra market and barbecue grilled to order at live cooking stations. Markhan, an Arabic fusion lounge, offers an ideal location to enjoy the sunset from the terrace.
Emshoot features culinary delights from Asia with dishes ranging from sushi to tandoori kebabs. For those looking for something lighter, you can dine upstairs and enjoy the sights and sounds of the nearby Souq from Mahaadeg’s terrace, which serves a selection of international dishes. For a quick breakfast or an on-the-go snack, the Lobby Lounge is the perfect option.
Tivoli Spa features separate treatment rooms for men and women as well as a hydro pool, steam room, Vichy Shower and jacuzzi. A multifunctional gym in each building is also available for all guests.
The hotel is only a 15 minute drive from Hamad International Airport and the hotel is easily accessible for business meetings with both a multipurpose boardroom equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment and a business centre available in each building. The hotel also has direct access to the adjacent Al Wakra public beach and promenade.
There’s also the major plus of being right in the centre of the action with Souq Al Wakra being there. Buy everything from traditional garments to dates and spices, as well as souvenirs. The Souq comes to life at night with locals and tourists who dine and drink tea along the promenade. Al Wakra Fort, a short walk from the property, will soon reopen after refurbishment, just in case you need to soak in some more culture.
And that’s an entire weekend, or three, we’ve just sorted for you.
Al Wakrah Souq, Al Wakra (4428 7888).