The Raffles brand, synonymous with legendary hospitality, proudly opens its doors to the well-travelled in Qatar. Located within the iconic Katara Towers, an unmistakable symbol of the country’s cultural pride and avant-garde style, Raffles Doha presents an oasis of artistry and opulence, surprises and inspirations. The soaring atrium reminds you of the world’s great mosques and cathedrals. Eleven storeys tall, with delicately carved woodwork and an intricately detailed floor and ceiling, where crystalline light and soft shadows dance... The care and craftsmanship are unmistakable.

Throughout the ultra-luxurious hotel, Raffles Doha staff have one goal: to offer the utmost in hospitality. From our six restaurants and bars – including a guests-only floating island – to the hushed sanctuary of Raffles Spa, we anticipate your needs and cater to your desires. At your beck and call, your primary and secondary butlers provide personalised service day and night.

For sunrise strolls and after-dinner ambles, the seaside promenade is situated directly outside. Place Vendôme, Lagoona Mall and Galeries Lafayette are just a short drive away, as are the two courses of the world-class Doha Golf Club.

Raffles Doha is your rarified retreat in one of the Middle East’s most dynamic and eco-responsible cities. We extend you the warmest of welcomes to our 6-star hotel – where you arrive as a guest, leave as a friend and return as part of the Raffles family. As-salamu alaykum!


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Currency Qatari riyal
VAT Addt.
Taxi Min Fare QAR 25
Raffles Doha

Marina East Street,

Lusail City. Doha, Qatar



A dazzling exemplar of global opulence, Raffles Doha has elevated and redefined innovative hospitality for the well-travelled. This ultra-luxurious hotel along the Lusail Marina Promenade never ceases to mesmerise, surprise and inspire all who enter. The quintessence of Raffles has come to Qatar.

Khor Al-Adaid
An otherworldly landscape lies just north of Qatar’s border with Saudi Arabia, one of the few places in the world where the desert meets the ocean.

With geomorphic elements rarely seen in other climes, the Inland Sea is a veritable global treasure. It astounds with rolling sand dunes, stony deserts, soaring mesas, ephemeral coastal sabkha (salt flats), and recently discovered hummocks covered in salt and gypsum. A long, deep passage channels water from the Arabian Gulf into a vast body of shallow, crystal clear water that reveals fascinating microbial mats at low tide. The region is home to a diverse array of native species – including endangered dugongs and turtles – and populations of migrating and resident birds. Also found here is the national animal of Qatar, the Arabian oryx.

This ecosystem has long supported Bedouin settlements, as evidenced by the archaeological and cultural sites that dot Khor Al-Adaid. Its remoteness also sheltered seafaring pirates – who were adept at navigating the convoluted shores and shifting topography of this strange land – during the 1800s. Today, the region is largely uninhabited though widely admired for its profound beauty.

Khor Al-Adaid became a nature reserve in 2007 and is currently on the tentative list of UNESCO Natural World Heritage sites. For more information on exploring this fascinating place, contact a Raffles concierge.

Art and Architecture
In addition to stunning deserts and majestic shorelines, Qatar lays claim to incredible examples of man-made genius. One of them is Katara Towers, a striking masterpiece that showcases the country’s heritage and daring vision all at once.

When in Doha, be sure to discover other singular architectural works, such as the National Museum with its stylised desert rose formation, and the Museum of Islamic Art designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei. The 40,000-seat Al Wakrah Stadium is the brainchild of Zaha Hadid, who was inspired by traditional wooden dhows when designing the ultramodern structure.

Some buildings serve as canvases for local street artists, who transform façades into dramatic murals that reflect their philosophical leanings and sense of humour. When driving around Doha, make a point to travel along the Salwa Road underpass to see 52 individual examples of “calligraffiti” by French-Tunisian artist eL Seed.
Whale Sharks
From April through September, the planet’s largest fish congregate in the crystalline waters off the north-eastern tip of Qatar. Here, hundreds of whale sharks gather annually to feast on their favourite food: the eggs of the smaller fish that breed in this unique ecosystem’s relatively cool waters.

Until very recently, this zone has been closed to everyone except locals and researchers. To introduce the public to this majestic gentle giant, the country is slowly allowing a very limited number of people to encounter them in their natural habitat. Please contact a Raffles concierge for more information about whale shark boat excursions.



Shopping Meets Tradition

Immerse yourself in Qatari culture by spending time at a venue that has served as the epicentre of everyday life for more than a hundred years. Historic Souq Waqif is a wonderfully labyrinthine marketplace filled with one-of-a-kind shops and unique items.

Bedouins and merchants once gathered here to trade, barter and buy. Today, the century-old building is set against futuristic skyscrapers, but its stalls are still laden with spices, perfumes, textiles, gems (especially pearls from local divers) and animals ranging from falcons to camels. Between discoveries, relax at one of the many cosy eateries or shisha bars.

It is easy to explore the marketplace on your own. But to get the most out of this experience, go with a resident who can provide commentaries on local culture – and help you buy high-quality goods at the best prices. Contact a Raffles concierge for more information about arranging a guided tour of Souq Waqif.

Khor Al-Adaid (Inland Sea)
Art and Architecture
Whale Sharks
Shopping Meets Tradition

Getting There

  • Airport taxi is available at the arrival area near gate 1. Limousine car service is also available from the hotel upon request. Please email our Concierge team for schedule and prices. Advance reservations are recommended.
  • Doha Metro, Red Line, Legtaifiya station
  • Metro link bus, M147 Line, Katara Hospitality stop

  • Lusail Tram, Orange Line, Marina Promenade stop

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