Posted on January 22, 2019

Offering a perfect blend of modern luxury in the most elegant heritage setting of Doha city centre in Qatar, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels present a collection of nine unique boutique properties, with a total of 183 guest rooms, which have become a highlight of Qatari hospitality industry in a short space of time. These iconic properties reflect the rich legacy of Qatar and are a delight for fans of Arab hospitality.  

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels offers guests exquisite hospitality, refreshing culinary concepts, distinctive corporate experiences and leisure facilities for a comprehensive and personal approach to high-end living. Guests are treated to a stay in the heart of a historic, cultural and shopper’s paradise, immersed in the plush pleasures of a luxury boutique hotel. The nine elegant properties make up the only accommodation in the Souq Waqif, a must visit attraction for authentic and unforgettable discoveries in Old Doha. No hotel room or suite is the same, with restored buildings decorated with rich Arab designs that embrace Qatari heritage.

Overlooking Doha’s famous marketplace, Souq Waqif, the hotels provide unparalleled access to the city’s vibrant cultural, historic and commercial centre. Just outside of the properties, guests can soak up the sights and scents of merchants selling fine silks, carpets, spices, Arabian Oud perfumes and more. Due to its uniqueness, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels are a perfect sanctuary for guests looking to relax and connect to local culture away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Perfectly joined by one common thread, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels comprise the following nine properties: Bismillah, Al Mirqab, Al Najada, Arumaila, Al Jasra, Al Bidda, Al Jomrok, Musheireib and Najd.


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Bismillah Hotel is a historical gem, Doha’s oldest hotel and the first hotel to be built in Qatar in the 1950s. Once frequented by foreign traders, Bismillah is now Doha’s best-known secret. The small property is an oasis of pure luxury and contemporary design, offering splendid views of Souq Waqif. Today the property is a hospitality landmark, revised with superb amenities.

Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel is the gateway into Souq Waqif, featuring warm traditional colours and eye-catching Arabian influences. Being the largest hotel of the nine, Al Mirqab houses 35 guest rooms in addition to two designer suites, which are elegantly decorated and furnished to showcase the best of modern Arabic design. Al Mirqab is the ideal venue for any corporate event or private gathering, as it is home to the Abdul Aziz Nasser Theatre, a state-of-the-art amphitheatre with an indoor capacity of 980-seats. The Al Terrace Lebanese restaurant at Al Mirqab Boutique hotel combines comfortable indoor and al fresco dining, opening up to a spacious veranda offering fragrant shishas accompanied by resident musicians and serving contemporary à la carte Lebanese dishes, including Arabic desserts.

Al Najada Boutique Hotel is an architectural gem crafted through the union of three 1930s Qatari homes to combine traditional luxury with renowned Arabian hospitality. Al Najada’s 23 guest rooms are decorated and furnished in stunning Arabic style, featuring contrasting white walls and dark wooden floors and panelling. Al Najada is a reserved refuge ideal for visitors seeking a culturally authentic experience, with bespoke butler service and a range of exclusive facilities and personalised services.

Arumaila Boutique Hotel boasts contemporary Arabic rhythm at the heart of bustling Souq Waqif, attracting the 21stcentury traveller with its bold décor and ambience. Arumaila’s 13 guest rooms and six designer suites have been given traditional Arabic names in alphabetical order creating another unique and culturally relevant design touch. Those looking for Indian cuisine can head to Al Matbakh to enjoy “Indian Kebab”, a traditional grilling method using open flames and various cuts of meat. The restaurant offers an elegant ambiance and a welcoming atmosphere.

Al Jasra Boutique Hotel is an elegant sanctuary that blends indulgent hospitality and refined facilities with an atmosphere of sophisticated style and modern flair. Al Jasra’s 26 designer suites are decorated and furnished with bold colours and rich materials by leading global designers. The Argan restaurant offers guests true Moroccan hospitality in a majestic setting, with vibrant colours, a relaxing majlis area and authentic Moroccan cuisine. This fine dining restaurant is set to tease the senses through an amazing blend of spices, flavour and music. Dinner at Argan is a feast for all the senses!

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Al Bidda Boutique Hotel is a chic property that blends comfort, hospitality and superior facilities with an atmosphere of innovative cultured style and contemporary flair. Al Bidda is renowned for its intricate interior details, incorporating traditional Qatari colours architectural designs. The hotel’s multi-coloured glass dome ceiling introduces a modern twist, while the arch theme statement throughout the hotel adds a lasting impression of ultimate luxury to all guests. Guests staying in the Duplex Suites have the opportunity to be treated to an in-room BBQ dinner on the terrace with a private chef.

Al Jomrok Boutique Hotel is a stylish sanctuary blending comfort, hospitality and casual dining facilities within an atmosphere of tranquil cosiness characterised by cultured style and modern flair. The historic hotel has been fully restored to its original splendour and is influenced by the surrounding area’s architecture. Al Jomrok’s wooden floorings and wall decorations are the hallmarks of the hotel’s sophisticated interior design details which are inspired by Qatari heritage. Combining local charm and elegance, Al Jomrok delivers all the modern conveniences of a world-class establishment.

Musheireb Boutique Hotel is the definition of an elegant Qatari-style boutique property, a true majlis-style retreat that embodies the best of local culture, design and architecture. Musheireb’s 14 guest rooms are the epitome of Khaleeji boutique elegance, combining the discretion of a private residence with five-star service.

An architectural marvel in Souq Waqif, Najd Boutique Hotel is a traditional Arabian hideaway, beautifully complemented with contemporary amenities. Grand open spaces evoke a palatial interpretation of Middle Eastern travelling traders. Guests get astonished as soon as they set foot in the lobby, with inlaid coloured-stone floor, hanging carpets, decorative alcoves, intricate latticework and a vast stained-glass skylight. The hotel houses 14 guest rooms and three luxurious suites.

In addition, all the guests staying at any of Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels can use the facilities at all nine hotels.  Al Jasra Boutique hotel offers gym facilities overlooking the Souq Waqif and a spa with an authentic Moroccan hammam and a signature water ceremony. Al Mirqab offers also a gym and an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy some relaxing moments.

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