Qatar used to be one of the region’s poorest countries. Today, however, Qatar has catapulted itself into the spotlight by being the world’s richest country as of 2019. The country is now home to high-end shopping malls, magnificent skyscrapers, and Instaworthy luxury hotels! Needless to say, Qatar has become quite the tourist destination, welcoming almost 2 million tourists in 2018.
If you’re looking to visit the world’s richest country, you might as well travel in style! Luckily, Qatar is full of stylish hotels with beautifully-decorated rooms and elegantly-designed amenities definitely worthy of your Instagram feed! Check them out below!
West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar
The Mondrian Doha (@mondrian_doha) has no shortage of Instagrammable spots! Designed by Dutch artist, Marcel Wanders, the Mondrian Doha is a masterpiece. Located in the West Bay Lagoon district of Doha, each nook in the Mondrian Doha tells a different story. Each design element was handpicked to fit the hotel’s whole aesthetic. The designs are inspired by local patterns, Arabic writing, and historic souks.
Take shots of the glass-stained dome above the hotel pool and the beautiful murals that adorn the hotel rooms. We also recommend striking a pose at the hotel’s Smoke & Mirrors Cigar Lounge, in-house spa, or at the lobby’s spiral staircase!
There are also a few Instaworthy spots nearby. The Katara Cultural Village is one of Doha’s major tourist attractions. Aside from being an enlightening place to visit, it’s also where you’ll find the beautiful Katara corridors and mosque.
Smoke & Mirrors Cigar Lounge
Hotel Lobby Lounge
Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli
Street 891, Al Loulou, Doha, Qatar
Part of the Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, it’s no surprise that the award-winning Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar (@tivolisouqalwakra) makes it to this list. Located in Al Wakra, the hotel marries Qatari traditions and luxurious contemporary designs. Part of the charm of the hotel lies in the fact that it consists of former heritage buildings that are well-preserved. The hotel combines neutrals with pops of turquoise and orange and combines sea and sand motifs inspired by Al Wakra’s past as a fishing village.
Get some fantastic shots by the hotel’s outdoor pool or at the lavish lobby. Otherwise, you can venture outside of the hotel to get a shot of Souq Al Wakra Beach or the lush Al Wakrah Park!
Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Ras Abu Aboud Street, Doha, Qatar
Adapting traditional Qatari aesthetics, the Sharq Village & Spa (@sharqvillageandspa) feels like an authentic Qatari village. It’s complete with courtyards, fountains, pools, and gardens. The hotel’s luxuriousness is further amplified once you set foot in one of the 174 rooms and suites. They all have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer you breathtaking views. Get the perfect Instagram shots at the hotel’s amazing pools or on the rooftop restaurant!
If you’ve exhausted all the Instaworthy spots within the hotel, go visit some amazing outdoor sights. Only a 3-minute drive from the hotel, the National Museum of Qatar is an architectural wonder that offers visitors several opportunities to snap a great photo! The Museum of Islamic Art is also a nearby Instaworthy spot that attracts influencers from all over the world!
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara
Banana Island, Doha, Qatar
Banana Island is the crescent-shaped island off the coast of downtown Doha. It is home to the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara (@bananaislandresort). Accessible only by a private catamaran, the resort is the perfect recluse. It’s ideal for couples and families looking to relax in a serene paradise not too far from the city. Its rooms and suites have elegant wood accents and bright pops of aquamarine blue to give off an authentic island-living feel. The resort has 141 sea-view rooms and villas, 800 metres of fine golden sand, and other luxurious amenities. You’re bound to find the perfect Instaworthy spot here!
To get you started, we recommend a few magnificent spots in the hotel below. These include the path walk leading to the hotel’s many villas, the outdoor pool, and the majestic hotel facade.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl
Costa Malaz Bay, The Pearl, Doha, Qatar
The Marsa Malaz Kempinski (@marsamalazkempinskidoha) is one of Qatar’s most Instaworthy luxury hotels. The hotel showcases the finest European architecture with Arabian sensibilities to create an atmosphere that’s both classic and exotic. There’s no shortage of places here to strike a pose for your Instagram feed. These include the indoor pool, the rooms with balcony views, the majestic lobby, and more!
If you’re out and about, a nearby Instaworthy spot to visit is the eclectically-designed Lagoona Mall. The Katara Cultural Village is also nearby and so is Katara Beach!
AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton
Mall of Qatar, Al Rayyan, Doha, Qatar
As part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, we can’t say we’re surprised that the AlRayyan Hotel Doha (@alrayyan.hotel.doha) makes it to this list! The entire property is oozing with elegance and luxury. It’s fashionably-designed to keep in step with current trends and local culture. The Scandinavian-styled rooms and amenities are accented with bright, quirky furniture pieces. Don’t forget to get a shot by the curved rooftop pool, the stylish reception area, and the fun children’s play area!
Nearby Instaworthy spots we would recommend are the Al Wajbah Fort, the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and Oxygen Park! All these are perfect spots to get an amazing outdoor shot for your Instagram grid!
Children’s Play Area
JW Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
Conference Centre Street, West Bay, Doha, Qatar
The JW Marriott Marquis City Centre (@marriottmarquisdoha) is a luxurious hotel you can escape to without leaving the city. The moment you set foot in the property, you’re greeted by a lavish reception area in muted earth colours. This offers guests many photo opportunities right off the bat. The same colours are used throughout the hotel, including the swanky in-house restaurant and the splendid ballroom. The main highlight of the JW Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha is the palm tree-lined outdoor pool!
Due to the hotel’s convenient location, it’s quite close to some popular attractions. Some of these attractions are Instagrammable as well! Get a great shot along the city’s promenade, the Doha Corniche, which spans 7 kilometres along Doha Bay! The Souq Waqif is also nearby! It’s Doha’s busiest, most vibrant marketplace.
Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha
Al Amir Street, Street Number 970, Zone 36, Doha, Qatar
Al Messila Resort & Spa (@almessilaresortdoha) is one of Doha’s most elegant and stylish hotels. The hotel’s facade is a breathtaking view in itself. It draws inspiration from traditional Qatari architecture, reminiscent of the famous Barzan Towers. The inside of the property is a treasure trove of Instaworthy spots! From the splendid indoor pool to the luxurious in-house spa, the entire resort is decorated to a tee! Al Messila is definitely brimming with Instaworthy spots waiting to be discovered!
Get a shot by the picturesque indoor pool or arrange a brunch flat-lay in one of the resort’s restaurants! Outside of the hotel, some attractions to visit nearby are Souq Waqif, Doha Corniche, and the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre!
Being the world’s richest country, it’s no surprise that Qatar has plenty to offer as far as luxury accommodation is concerned. Qatar even takes it a step further by offering tourists stylish, elegantly-designed hotels perfect for any traveller looking to stay and live in style! Come visit Qatar on your next trip and take beautiful photos worthy of your Instagram feed!