Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel has earned its place through time as an iconic destination and established a long-lasting relationship with several generations of Qatar. Emerging from a complete renovation, this cultural symbol returns to its former glory, featuring extraordinary 1980s architecture highlighting the region’s exquisite designs, while catering to the needs of the modern social travellers. An instantly recognizable landmark for over 3 decades in Doha, Sheraton Grand holds a special place in the hearts of Qataris and is located strategically on the crescent bay of the city’s corniche – considered a nexus between the old and the new Doha. The hotel’s pyramidal structure is highly visible and most areas in Doha, including the airport, are within an easy 15 minute reach.
The organizers have negotiated preferential rates at the conference venue as follows:
The following conditions will apply:
A deposit is not requested however the hotel requires the credit card details of every guest for guaranteeing the booking.
Please note that the negotiated rates are only available through the below mentioned booking methods and are not valid for reservations made through internet platforms such as booking.com, Expedia, travel agencies, etc.
It’s rare to see a great city in the making these days, but by visiting Doha this is your chance. Whether it’s the stunning and constantly changing skyline or the landmark cultural icons, this is a city oozing confidence and style, as at ease in its modern shopping malls as in its traditional souqs. Wander the reinvented and fabulously atmospheric Souq Waqif, wonder at the sheer beauty of the world-class Museum of Islamic Art and its exhibits or head out to Katara to explore.
Must see attractions
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- The city of Doha was included in Fortune’s 15 best new cities for business in 2011.
- During the long summer from May to September, average temperatures can approach 117 degrees.
The winter temperatures usually never drop below 45 degrees.
- Although Qatar is a desert, it has a diverse range of flora and fauna. Purple Island is an example of this. Located in 40km from Doha near the township of Al Khor, Purple Island is a fish-shaped island dotted with several low limestone cliffs throughout it and a mangrove forest that has a range of fish, shellfish as well as birds, including pink flamingoes which transit through Qatar during their seasonal migration. Every winter, traditional camel races are held in Al Shahaniya, which are not to be missed.
Arabic is the national language of Qatar but due to a large expatriate population that resides here, English, Urdu, French, Malayalam and Tagalog are also widely used.
- Weekends in Qatar fall on Friday and Saturday. Most stores are usually closed on Friday mornings until the Jum’ah afternoon prayer.
- When in Doha, dress modestly as a sign of respect to local customs and culture. Both women and men should refrain from wearing clothes that go above their knees and women should preferably cover their arms.
- Football/soccer is one of Qatar’s most popular sports. You can catch a game at most times during the year or visit the many stadiums, which are interesting to explore on their own as well.
- Karak tea is one of the most popular beverages among local and expatriate residents alike in Qatar. A number of eateries serve this delicious, milky tea, which is infused with cardamom.