Three great holiday destinations under three hours from Doha

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Three great holiday destinations under three hours from Doha

Doha is on the doorstep of a load of stunning destinations whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure.

Qatar Airways has launched loads of new destinations but if you’re looking for something closer, we’ve got three options for you.

The below holiday spots are all within three hours from Doha, so you don’t have to plan too far in advance and make a last-minute decision to jet off to one of these locations.

Amman, Jordan
Amman is a perfect spot for a break, in that it’s only a few hours from Doha and because it’s a charming place to soak up Middle Eastern culture.

Must see spot: As well as plenty of ancient ruins including the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace, there’s also an abundance of modern flavours to keep your interest, like the Darat Al Funun art gallery.

Must eat at restaurant: Hungry? Don’t miss Sufra restaurant for homemade dishes in a traditional setting, or Cantalope for a high-end international menu and rooftop views.

Flight time: Two hours, 45 mins.

Baku, Azerbaijan
Baku is just beginning to be explored and with high peaks, lush greenery and stunning modern architecture it’s easy to see why.

Must see spot: Don’t miss the Flame Towers – a trio of buildings mimicking fire.

Must eat at restaurant: Head to Sehrli Tendir restaurant for authentic Azerbaijani dishes close to the famous Fountains Square.

Flight time: Two hours, 50 minutes.

Muscat, Oman
Muscat makes for a fantastic Arabian escape with its incredible wadis, souks, mountains and beaches. There are some amazing beachside resorts to stay at and restaurants such as Karjeen that should not be missed. As well as centuries old forts nestled into beautiful hillsides, you’ll also find restaurants from Michelin-starred chefs, huge shopping malls and stunning architecture.

There are some new visa regulations and you can read all about them here.

Must see spot: Don’t miss the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque or the Bait Al Zubair museum. Visit for more must-visit places.

Must eat at restaurant: For Omani fusion food you’ll do well to head to Ubhar restaurant.

Flight time: Flight time: One hour, 40 minutes.

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