The Hilton Doha
Set just 15 minutes from Doha International Airport on the beautiful Doha Corniche, this luxurious and comfortable hotel with it’s own private beach is perfectly situated in the centre of the Diplomatic district.
Spacious rooms, offer spectacular views over the Arabian Gulf, and all feature high-speed Internet access. There are a wide variety of dining and entertainment options on offer from three bars and three restaurants, each offering some of the best food from around the world. After a hard day, you can choose whether to unwind on the private beach or in one of the eight therapy rooms at the elegant Eforea Spa.
What to do
The Hilton Hotel is a perfect jumping off point to enjoy the authentic sights and smells of the Souq Waquif – the ‘Standing Market’, or for a leisurely stroll along the bustling Corniche at the heart of Doha. Nearby, is the museum of Islamic Art where, in addition to the permanent collection of artifacts from the Muslim cities of Asia, Africa and Europe , there is a frequently changing programme of exhibitions, workshops and musical interludes. For that special gift, head to the ‘Gold Souk’ near the station where you can find gold and jewellery. Or, for those who wish to explore further afield, try the extraordinary natural phenomena of the singing sand dunes – 40 km South West of the city.
Please remember all extended Hotel reservations – pre or post the event must be made through BOND Events. Please contact our Operations Manager Laura Vizan and let her know your required dates.
We will be organizing your transportation to and from the airport. Our Operations Manager Laura Vizan will contact you nearer to the event with details.
You will require a visa for travel to Qatar. This is your responsibility to organize. Please click here and follow the relevant steps indicated in the website. Should you require an open letter to attend Arc-Middle East 2013, we will be able to provide this for you. Please send an email to Laura Vizan and let us know. Please remember to allow plenty of time – normally 2-3 weeks for processing your visa.
Doha and Qatar
The skyline of Doha has been transformed in recent years from a quiet centre of pearl fishing to a modern metropolis, where skyscrapers jostle for attention. This reflects the huge changes that have come due to the immense wealth of natural reserves of oil and gas that Qatar enjoys. Today, Doha is fast becoming one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Gulf since with only a 250,000 of the country’s population being native Qataris, there is a need to bring in a large number of foreign workers and expatriates from other Arab countries, the Indian Subcontinent, from Europe, the USA and Asia.
Now one of the World’s richest countries according the Forbes list in 2010, and home to the 2022 Fifa World Cup, Qatar is rapidly expanding its infrastructure and is poised to continue the breathtaking pace of it’s expansive building programme.
Like most of the countries in the Arabian Gulf, Qatar has a long summer period stretching from May to the end of September with alternating dryness and humidity. Temperatures can reach 50 ° C (122 ° F) in the height of summer, but are more typically around 38 ° (100 ° F) by mid September.
05:20 am to 05:37 pm
Qatar is a peninsula with a surface area of 4,467 sq miles (11,571 sq kms) and the population is just over 1.9 million.
Qatari Riyal (QR - ر.ق)
Qatar uses GSM mobile technology, which means European cell phones can be used, although call charges are high. They will also accept locally bought sim cards which are readily available from Vodafone and Qtel. Unfortunately, US cell phones do not work in Qatar. The standard electrical plug sockets are three pin 240 volts as per the UK. American devices should not generally be used in Qatar, although most laptops will normally adjust their voltage automatically. Check with your provider.
Diplomatic District Street West Bay
Tel: +974 4 4233333
Web: Hilton Doha
Please remember all bookings must be made with BOND Events and not directly with the hotel.