Qatar Airways woos global visitors with summer offer
May 21 2019 11:24 PM
Souq Waqif is expected to attract a large number of visitors during the 'Summer in Qatar' programme
Souq Waqif is expected to attract a large number of visitors during the 'Summer in Qatar' programme this year.


*Airline to offer up to 25% discount on airfares from Doha to more than 160 destinations worldwide

Qatar Airways has partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to offer passengers up to 25% discount on airfares for all flights to Doha as a final destination from more than 160 destinations worldwide on bookings up to August 15.

The offer will enable customers to enjoy fun-filled ‘Summer in Qatar’ activities scheduled between June 4 and August 16.

Those arriving, departing or transiting through Hamad International Airport (HIA) can also enjoy up to 25% off on Al Maha Service, Qatar Airways’ personalised meet and assist service. To book flights, passengers can visit

“This year’s summer season aims to attract global and regional visitors from around the world to experience Qatar’s unique culture and hospitality. Beginning in June and continuing until mid-August, ‘Summer in Qatar’ enables visitors to participate in the many festivities taking place between both Eid al-Fitr starting and Eid al-Adha,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Secretary-General of QNTC, HE Akbar al-Baker.

“Leveraging the collaboration between Qatar’s national carrier and QNTC, we are offering discounts on airfare, promotional travel packages, and unique airport experiences throughout summer. From cultural excursions to family entertainment, there is something for everyone this summer in Qatar,” he said.

Qatar Airways senior vice president Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Ehab Amin, said: “We are delighted to celebrate ‘Summer in Qatar’ by providing our residents and visitors with these great promotions and special discounts including airfare to Qatar so they may enjoy the many attractions on offer this summer season.”

“From concerts to film and comedy festivals, to cultural exhibitions and family entertainment, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to receiving family and friends of Qatar’s residents from around the world, providing them the chance to experience an unforgettable ‘Summer in Qatar',” he added.

This year’s ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme introduces a wide range of exciting indoor activities and outdoor experiences, fun for family and friends.

Entertainment programmes will feature regional and international artists, edutainment, sports camps and special promotions on inbound travel, hospitality and shopping.

Nine world-class malls across Doha will be participating in the festivities, offering retail savings of up to 70%, and a chance to win up to $2mn in prizes, including the grand prize of a McLaren 570S.

Qatar Museums will offer authentic experiences, enabling visitors to immerse themselves in Qatar’s rich heritage and cultural scene.

Souq Waqif and Katara – the Cultural Village will bring vibrancy to the summer with family fun and entertainment shows during both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Music enthusiasts can mark their calendars as celebrated names are set to rock Summer in Qatar. These include international and Arab artists as well as a number of Bollywood singers performing at the Bollywood Musical Festival.

Movie buffs will have a chance to attend the glittering South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA).

Comedy fans can anticipate the return of the Doha Comedy Festival, while the little ones will enjoy numerous stage shows including ‘Hello Kitty’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘The Smurfs’.

In addition, passengers already booked on Qatar Airways flights can also take advantage of a unique stopover package designed to give travellers transiting through Qatar the opportunity to discover Doha with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.

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