Qatar is a great place to go for a stopover or even for a long layover! And one of the things that makes this should a great option is that you can easily see many of the most beautiful places in Qatar even when you have limited time in the city! In this guide I will round up the most instagrammable places in Doha from sweeping sand dunes to amazing urban architecture Qatar that you have to visit on your stay and include some of my favourite Qatar tourist attraction pictures to help get you started with inspiration! So without further ado here is my instaqatar guide to the Ten Most Beautiful Places in Qatar and the best Qatar hashtags to use to get your best photographs of Qatar noticed. View Post
Qatar, not on everybody’s bucket list but it is gaining momentum on the tourist front especially through layover/stopover offers with Qatar Airways making Qatar holidays are more frequent thing. I have lived in Qatar for over three years and have discovered that people’s perceptions of the country are limited and many people even expats don’t really head off the beaten track. But there are loads of really interesting places in Doha Qatar. So here are my hidden and not so hidden gems of Qatar! View Post
Having lived in Doha, Qatar for almost four years we have got to know it pretty well! I know there are a lot of misconceptions about Qatar and people think there aren’t many things to do in Doha, Qatar but there are lots to of things to see and things to do in Doha Qatar if you know where to look for them. So here I have compiled all my years of local knowledge into the ultimate A-Z Guide of Things to See in Doha and Things to Do in Qatar! View Post
As we approached gymkhana in Souq waqif last night, it dawned on me that we had never set foot inside one of the many boutique hotels in Souq waqif! I wasn’t sure what to expect but if there instagram page was anything to go by we were in for a treat. View Post
There are loads of great restaurants in Souq Waqif to eat at but one of my favourites is Parisa, an Iranian restaurant.
So why do I love it?
The decor at Parisa, Souq Waqif
I think this has to be the most opulent restaurant in the souq. From the moment you enter through the mirrored corridor you are transported somewhere else. The mirrored ceiling, the mural walls and the beautiful foundation in the center make this a really stunning setting.
Service at Parisa
The staff are always attentive and willing to bring out more bread even after I Have consumed my own body weight in the stuff! They are also really friendly and great with small talk and recommendations.
The food at Parisa
You can’t go wrong with a kebab but Parisa excels at them. We love getting the sharing platter so we can try them all as I can never decide which one to order!
I also love their sweet walnut and pomegranate chicken stew which is like nothing else I have ever eaten.
But the star of the show is their rice. They do different kinds, saffron and dill being my favourites. It is truly the fluffiest rice I have ever tasted.
Atmosphere at Parisa, souq Waqif
In the evening there are usually a couple of musicians playing traditional music which really adds to the ambiance.
I usually haven’t left nearly enough room for pudding but I always managed to force myself to have one. I particularly love the pistachio ice cream with saffron biscuits
When to go
Parisa is great all year round but can’t be beaten when it’s hot and you need interior seating. But in truth go anytime you won’t be disappointed!
There is a second branch of Souq Waqif at the Sharq hotel but Parisa Souq Waqif has to be my favourite.