Qatar has become tourists’ preferred destination in Gulf region, say visitors

January 13, 2023

Qatar has earned its spot as the Gulf region’s preferred tourist destination of the season as large numbers of young people and families are keen to enjoy spending the weekend in Qatar, according to visitors.

According to the tourists, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 put the spotlight on Qatar’s tourism and encouraged many of them to visit the country and enjoy its wonderful tourist attractions, noting that the country has witnessed an unprecedented growth in tourism until it became one of the most popular destinations in the region.

The guests of Qatar praised the level of modern urban renaissance witnessed by the country and at the same time its keenness to adhere to its identity and cultural heritage emanating from the Arab and Islamic values.

They expressed optimism that Qatar will soon become a destination for tourists from different countries from around the world.

Ahmad Al Ibrahim from Oman said Qatar has witnessed a radical change for the better, making it one of the most wonderful countries in the region in many aspects, whether in terms of road networks, cleanliness, transportation or other fields.

“Despite the modern urban renaissance that Qatar is witnessing, it has remained conservative and adherent to its identity and cultural heritage as the modern aspect of that renaissance did not obliterate or come at the expense of the heritage aspect,” he stressed.

He said that he came to Doha some days ago on a week visit to many landmarks including Souq Waqif, Katara and the Pearl, adding that heis now looking forward to visiting the new areas and the World Cup spots to take some photos in front of this great sports establishment.

Hala Al Hajri from Saudi Arabia said she came on a short visit to Qatar to spend the weekend with her family. She said that she has visited Qatar several times before.

“You may call me a regular visitor, and yet each time I come here, I get surprised by the constant changes I see,” she said.

Many things caught Hajri’s attention during this visit, she claimed, including the coexistence and great harmony between the different cultures in the country, which makes one not feel alienated regardless of his nationality.

She pointed out that her first destination during the visit is Souq Waqif and Katara.

“I wanted to visit Qatar after the World Cup to see the size of the development it witnessed after hosting the tournament,” she said, adding that she was not disappointed with what she saw.

Firas Ali, a Lebanese living in Kuwait, said that Qatar has developed a lot since his last visit to the country in 2016, noting that there are new wonderful areas that have been developed, such as Lusail, which did not exist when last he visited Qatar.

Ali, who came on a short weekend visit to his family, expressed his admiration for the development in Doha old port and Musheireb downtown.

He pointed out that there are many other modern projects and facilities that were opened, including Al Maha Island, the old port of Doha, Zulal Resort in the north, Salwa Resort in the west and Sealine Resort in the south, which are new and distinctive destinations for tourists.

A senior visitor Saeed Baween from Oman said that he was happy to visit Qatar as he came with his children to enjoy the beauty of the modern city of Doha, especially after the recent recently success of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

“I have been visiting Qatar once a year since the 80s. So I have witnessed this beloved country transform and grow to a great place,” he said.

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