Luxury Apartments in Central Doha
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Fraser Suites Doha sits elegantly along the waterfront promenade of Doha Corniche that stretches along the glistening Arabian coastline conjoining government offices, the central business district and Hamad International Airport, all within short distances. The lively Souq Waqif in Doha offers an eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés and shops within the vicinity of our West Bay Doha apartments, along with cultural appreciation through the Doha Museum of Islamic Art.
Fraser Suites Doha
48675 Al Meena Street,
P.O.Box # 29444
فريزر سويتس - الدوحة
48675 شارع المينا رقم
صندوق البريد 29444 طريق الكورنيش الدوحة - قطر
Al Rafa Pharmacy
Qatar National Library
Non-profit organisation with information resource available for everyone
Perfect for a long stroll of city view, skyscapers, traditional boats and catching a dazzling sunset on Arabian Sea
Al Rawnaq Trading Center
Low prices stationery and other goods
Philippine convenient store for grocery shopping
Bank Street & Exchange Center
Transfer and currency exchange
You can watch the traditional dhows return from sea, and sunset is the best time to do this
Renowned Bazaar for antiques, spices, souvenirs, traditional treats and endless cafes with sheesha
Qatar Islamic Cultural Center (FANAR)
Represents and teaches Qatari culture to the world
Idam (Alain Ducasse Restaurant inside MIA)
Hop-stop and jump away from celebrity dining in the heart of Iconic museum
Museum Of Islamic Art
Mesmerizing architecture design by I.M. Pei and fascinating culture within
Al Meera Supermarket
Local chain supermarket
Orient Pearl Restaurant
Corniche HotSpot with great ambience and traditional cuisine
Qatar National Museum (Soon to open)
The most awaiting museum of Middle-East
Bollywood Masala (Indian Restaurant)
For those who crave for some Indian flavours
Sahran 24 hour Supermarket
Your corner shop for grocery
Bone and Joint Center (Hamad Orthopedic Clinic)
The nearest point for Public Hospital
Al Serdal Café
A gem for explorers of local cultural hideouts
Your Arabic flavoured household needs
Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- Doha City (5 mins by foot)
- Serdal Cafe (5 mins by foot)
- Idam (Alain Ducasse Restaurant) situated in Museum of Islamic arts premises (5 mins by foot)
- Al meera Supermarket (10 mins by foot)
- Souq Waqif (10 mins by foot)
Getting to Fraser Suites Doha
From Hamad International Airport
- Estimated duration 10 to 15 minutes, by car.
- Estimated charge QR 60 for two pax or QR 100 for four pax, including luggage
Doha (Arabic: الدوحة, ad-Dawḥa or ad-Dōḥa, literally: "the big tree") is the capital city of the state of Qatar. It is Qatar's largest city, with over 60% of the nation's population residing in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and is also the economic centre of the country.
One of the municipalities of Qatar, Doha also serves as the seat of government of Qatar. Doha is home to the Education City, an area devoted to research and education. Doha was the site of the first ministerial-level meeting of the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization negotiations. The city of Doha held the 2006 Asian Games, the largest of the series held at that time. The city played host to the 2011 Pan Arab Games and most of the games at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations December 2012, and will host a large number of the venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Essential Facts About Doha
11,437 sq km
GMT + 3 hours
The riyal (QR) is the official currency of Qatar, which is divided into 100 dirhams. The Exchange parity has been set at the fixed rate of US $ = 3.65QR's.
Crude Oil production and refining, petrochemicals, steel, cement.
The Qatari Inhabitants are of Arabic origin and the culture is very much based on Islamic tradition.
Arabic is the official language, particularly the Gulf dialect. As Qatar was a British protectorate, English is the most common second language, and most locals would be able to speak basic English.
Arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers. Summer starts from June till middle of September. Winter is warm, with little rainfall. It starts from December till the end of February. The weather is generally pleasant during March, April, May, October & November.
Lightweight cottons and linens are recommended during summer months but avoid wearing silk, which sticks to the skin with the humidity. A cardigan is useful for over-cooled malls in the summer and a jacket is a must for cooler evenings during the winter.
Al-Jazeera TV news channel is the most famous media industry in Qatar.
Qatar grants tourist visas at border points for nationals of more than 33 countries including USA, Canada, Iceland, West European countries, a number of East European countries,, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Brunei, Australia and New Zealand, besides the nationals of the GCC countries.
Visit visas for the residents of the GCC countries and their companions are issued at border points, while entry visas for businessmen coming from places other than the countries mentioned above need to be arranged beforehand.
Visitors on tourist visas are required to use Qatar Airways to enter the country. The passport section at Doha international airport can issue renewable 14-day tourist visas in 24 hours for all visitors to Qatar with the exception of travel documents holders. Such visitors should have their next of kin living in Qatar, and they are not required to have residence permits in one of the GCC countries in order to get a tourist visa. This arrangement goes in line with the policy of openness currently prevailing in various fields in the State of Qatar.
No alcohol, narcotics, pork-related products or pornography may be brought through customs.
Islam is the official religion; other religions are also respected. Ramadan is the holy month of fasting when Muslims abstain from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours. As a sign of respect, visitors are also required to refrain from these activities in public between sunrise & sunset.
The general day of worship and a public holiday.
Government, schools and commercial Friday and Saturday.
The electrical system is based on 240 volts/50 Hz. UK plugs are the most frequently used.
The importation and consumption of alcohol is strictly regulated in Qatar.
All major credit cards are accepted, as are travellers cheques in main hotels, stores and larger shops, but in traditional souks, cash is mostly used and bargaining power is increased with the ready availability of currency. ATM machines are available.
Sundays to Thursdays, 07:00 to 14:00 hours
Sundays to Thursdays, 07:00 to 13:00 hours
Bank branches are also available in selected shopping malls from 10:00 to 21:00 hours
Commercial offices, may vary but mostly:
Saturdays to Wednesdays: 08:00 to 13:00 hours and from 15:30 to 18:30 hours.
During Ramadan, the month of fasting, restricted business hours are observed.
Muslim religious laws should be observed. Women are expected to dress modestly and men should dress formally for most occasions. Alcohol is tolerated, with non-Muslims allowed to drink alcohol in the city’s bars, restaurants, clubs and hotels. Smoking is the same as in Europe and in most cases it is obvious where not to smoke, except during Ramadan when it is illegal to eat, drink or smoke in public.
Normal tourist photography is acceptable but it is considered offensive to photograph Muslim women. It is also courteous to ask permission before photographing men. In general, photographs of government buildings or military installations should not be taken.
Mobile telephony is widespread and of excellent quality. The system used is GSM. MMS, WEP and GSRM services are also on hand, and 3G services are available.
Driving in Qatar is on the right-hand side.
The best way to get around in Doha is by car. Qatar has good network of roads and highways.
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