There is no doubt that Qatar is one of the most popular destinations for travelers from around the world. But if you are from Qatar, or you have been staying in the country for some time, you should know that you have the best opportunities to experience some of the best and most affordable getaways out there.

Why? Home to many airports like the spectacularly designed Hamad International Airport, Qatar is connected to all ends of the world. With pocket-friendly flights from Qatar Airways, it is even more easy travel to any part of the world from Qatar.

Confused about where to travel to? Don’t worry. Here are some quick weekend getaways from Qatar where you can enjoy a great time with your loved ones.


If you are someone who loves exploring new cultures and traditions, then Turkey is a paradise for you. It is considered one of the most vibrant European and top-visited destinations. Turkey’s historic city of Istanbul is only a 4.5-hour flight from Qatar and is a budget-friendly place where you can experience everything from the ancient ports, colorful streets, stunning landscapes, and mouth-watering European cuisines.

Things to do in Turkey

  1. Visit the ancient port city of Ephesus and discover the well-preserved ruins of one of the most important Greek cities.
  2. Explore the Instagram-worthy landscapes of Mount Nemrut National Park, Adiyaman.
  3. Pigeon Valley offers you an amazing view of rock-hewn Christian churches and abandoned cave homes.
  4. Go for a hike on Mount Nemrut located in southeastern Turkey.


Blessed with white sandy beaches, and clear turquoise water, Malaysia is the place to visit if you want to experience the true Asia. With an amazing blend of tradition and nature, Malaysia has some of the most stunning landscapes. Located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, the climate favors lush greenery and some of the most amazing waterfalls and beaches.

Things to do in Malaysia

  1. Go zip lining in North Carolina. You can also take a canopy tour.
  2. Enjoy the beautiful sunset cruise with the Malacca River cruise.
  3. Visit the Cameron Highlands for a day tour of the strawberry farms.
  4. Go snorkeling, diving, or kayaking at any of Malaysia’s stunning beaches.


Offering the grandness of nature, art, culture, and tradition, India is the land of diversity that is always ready to welcome you no matter where you are from. The popular destination is home to all the major religions of the world and it is perhaps the only place you will see them all coexist without shaping a unique culture and heritage together. While the traditions of the nation hold so many experiences waiting for you to discover, the true beauty of India lies in the diverse landscapes.

Things to do in India

  1. Go on a jungle safari in Ranthambore.
  2. Explore the forts in Jaisalmer Rajasthan
  3. If you are into architecture, you should visit the Khajuraho temple.
  4. Go on a houseboat trip in Kerala.


Looking for the best beach destination in Asia? Then, Phuket is the place for you. With its white sandy beaches, turquoise clear water, and Instagram-worthy seashores, Phuket is a budget travel destination that you don’t want to miss. It is the ultimate beach destination for honeymooners and leisure seekers. Phuket is the one-stop destination for several activities, including water adventures, nightlife, shopping, and even a cultural tour.

Things to do in Phuket

  1. Experience a full moon party on Phi Phi Island.
  2. Take a sunset tour at Promthep Cape.
  3. Visit the stunning beaches like Freedom Beach and Surin Beach.
  4. Go kayaking in Phang Nga.


Vietnam is a tropical paradise worth visiting during the summer. Many of Vietnam’s offbeat attractions are still hidden from the general tourists. However, if you take the time to explore this wonderful nation, you will surely find some breathtaking scenery and stunning views.

While the deep valleys and gorgeous white beaches are mesmerizing, what makes Vietnam truly beautiful is the incredible festivals during the summer break.

Things to do in Vietnam

  1. Take a cruise through the emerald waters of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay.
  2. Take a boat trip through the Mekong Delta.
  3. Visit the Old Quarter,  the historic Hoan Kiem Lake, and the iconic Temple of Literature.
  4. Trek through the brilliantly colorful terraced rice fields of Sapa.


With only a 4-5 hours flight away from Qatar, Maldives is one destination that you should not miss out on. It is a postcard-like paradise that can help you relax and rejuvenate. This archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean offers a dreamlike escape. You will always feel welcomed by its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and abundant marine life. If you are looking to create unforgettable memories, then this is the destination you should be visiting.

Things to do in Maldives

  1. Go snorkeling or diving to discover colorful coral reefs, exotic fish, and other marine life.
  2. Sail on a sunset cruise to witness the stunning Maldivian sunset.
  3. Try out water sports activities like windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, and parasailing.
  4. Visit local villages to experience traditional Maldivian culture.


Located in the southern region of Oman, Salalah offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich culture, and historical significance. This vibrant destination filled with its lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant souks, is only a 2-hour flight away from Doha. Apart from the greenery and beaches, Salalah has many other interesting locations worth visiting. The Museum of the Frankincense Land is an existing spot to visit if you are a history buff. Here are a few other attractions you can try out in Salalah.

Things to do in Salalah

  1. Take a camel safari to experience the desert landscape around Salalah.
  2. Visit the natural springs of Ayn Jarziz, located in the mountains near Salalah.
  3. Try out Omani cuisines and traditional dishes like shuwa (slow-cooked meat), majboos (spiced rice with meat), and Omani sweets like halwa and dates.
  4. Visit the stunning Sultan Qaboos Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Oman.


Egypt is where ancient wonders, vibrant culture, and rich heritage blend to create a unique experience. It is like walking into a living museum. From the iconic pyramids of Giza to the bustling streets of Cairo, there is a treasure trove of attractions and activities waiting for explorers at this popular destination.

Things to do in Egypt

  1. Visit the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
  2. Take a camel ride across the desert sands
  3. Go on a leisurely cruise along the legendary Nile River.
  4. Visit the ancient city of Luxor and the Karnak Temple Complex.

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