Kings Cross is a place many people associate with journeys rather than as a destination in itself. But if you have a few hours to wile away waiting for your train or perhaps you want to explore a new area of London then this guide to kings cross is for you! Continue reading Eat, sleep, breathe Kings Cross, London
One of the most frequent questions I get when talking about my time in Doha is in relation to alcohol. As Qatar is a Muslim country people many people are unclear as to whether or not they can drink in Doha. So whether you are a visitor or resident here are some helpful rules to remember and also a breakdown of the best places to go for a drink in Doha
Can you drink in Doha, Qatar?
The short answer is yes, residents and visitors can drink in Doha but there are some rules to remember:
- The only places that alcohol can be bought in public is in 5* hotels
- You must be 21 to drink in Doha.
- To be admitted into bars you must have either your passport or Qatari residents permit with you.
- It is an offence to be drunk or drink alcohol in public
- Alcohol can not be brought into the country.
- Residents can obtain a Liquor License to purchase alcohol at the Qatar Distribution Centre but this can only be consumed at your home.
The best places to drink in Doha
So now that you know that you can drink in Doha here is my round up of the best places to go for a drink in Doha!
Place to Drink in Doha with the Best View
There are so many places in Doha that have amazing views that it is difficult to find a bar without a good view but our two favourite places to drink with a view are:
Strata at The Intercon
This is one of the highest bar in all of Qatar and offers a great view across West Bay.
My personal favourite spot in Doha. La Veranda has lovely grounds right next to the sea and offers beautiful views of the West Bay skyline. I could sit there for hours watching the dhows go by. They also offer a great apperitivo hour.
The Irish Harp
Another choice from the Sheraton. The Irish Harp is offers a great UK style pub experience
If pubs aren’t your thing then there are plenty of bars in Doha
Has a great terrace overlooking West Bay and has a great choice of cocktails.
Champions sports bar
This was a regular haunt of ours. An American sports bar that has an amazing pub quiz on the first Monday of every month. Be warned though it can get very smoky!
For me there is only one place in Doha that wins the crown for best cocktail and that is Hakkasan! More than your regular staples, Hakkasan offers some unique flavor combinations in a cool and trendy setting.
Best boozy brunch
The Middle East is famed for its boozy Friday brunches. The brunch which, in my opinion, has the best variety of alcohol beverages has to be the St Regis. Brunch is on every Friday 12:30pm-4pm.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning on visiting Qatar during Ramadan, no alcohol is served even in 5* hotels. The same is true on the Prophet’s Birthday.
Where is your favourite place to go drinking in Doha?
Interested in finding out more about the dining scene in Doha? Then why not check out our A-Z guide to the best restaurants in Doha
This month I have the pleasure of introducing you to the Thrifty Family Travel family. The Thrifty family are part time travellers with an adventurous spirit: Continue reading Thrifty Family Travel Fearless Family Travel Interview
The Middle East and North Africa may not be the first place you think of when you think of a baby friendly city break. But you should! Here me and some of my favourite family travel bloggers tell you about their favourite city breaks with babies in the Middle East and North Africa. Continue reading City Breaks with Babies in the Middle East and North Africa
I am by no means an Insta-Expert but as a platform it’s one I am slowly getting to grips with and even more importantly falling in love with. There is no channel like it for giving me Wanderlust. One of the things that I have found is that finding the perfect location is one of the keys to Insta-success. Whether it be sweeping landscapes, high footfall or detail shots for me Instagram is about location, location, location. Qatar is a beautiful country that offers a lot of diversity when it comes to photography from sweeping sand dunes to amazing urban architecture Qatar has you covered. So here is my instaqatar guide to the Ten Most Instagrammable Places in Qatar. Continue reading Instagram and Qatar – Ten Most Instagrammable Places in Qatar
I recently was lucky enough to spend a week in the beautiful city of Melbourne. As I was traveling solo I was determined to try out Melbourne’s incredible foodie scene without the usual toddler interruptions. As I was staying at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne I decided to concentrate on the best restaurants in Melbourne CBD. Here are my top picks: Continue reading Where to eat in Melbourne CBD
I’m excited to announce a slight change to our regular scheduled linky. As I am in Japan as you are reading this I am commandeering a co-host for the month! Please join in welcoming Lisa from the fabulous Flip Flop Globetrotters for the month. The only real change for those joining us is that this month you have to comment on two rather than one post. But it also means that you get an extra comment in return.
As always, I was really impressed with all the posts linked up but my favourites had to be:
8 things you shouldn’t fear when travelling with kids by Polly at Follow your Sunshine
How to do New Orleans with kids by Fifi and Hop
German castles to visit that aren’t Neuschwannstein by Erin at Large
Fearless Family Travel #8 linky Rules?
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– The Fearless Family Travel will go live on the 1st of every month and stay live for the whole week ending on 7th.
We can’t wait to read your posts!