Some 15 Qatari and Qatar-born students have just completed a 16-week training program to learn how to help visitors coming into the country, as the nation gears up for a big tourism push in the coming years.
Located 15 minutes from the Saudi Arabia border, the planned Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas is slated to open in late 2019 and comes as local tourism officials push for more “sun and beach” attractions to increase visitor numbers.
The Qatar Tourism Authority is moving to ban unlicensed drivers and vehicles from offering desert safaris as a way of increasing safety and improving the quality of the country’s offerings for visitors.
Government officials yesterday unveiled the first six of projects that it’s willing to fund to fill “gaps” in Qatar's tourism industry, including a dhow dinner cruise line, a 4x4 leasing company, a roving handicraft market and a luxury coach service.
According to the Qatar Tourism Authority's new strategy, the country will reach its goal by spending some $45 billion on new attractions, facilities and infrastructure – with a focus on projects outside of the capital city of Doha.
This short tongue-in-cheek video shows men driving a truck around Doha, changing the signs of iconic buildings here to their French equivalents. The goal is to highlight Paris Saint Germain's upcoming visit to Qatar to train.