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As the New Year is just around the corner, why not seize the opportunity for a long weekend getaway to welcome 2024? We’ve handpicked a list of destinations that are just several hours away from Doha. The best part? No visa required!
Here, Wego shares the top 5 destinations for those looking for a quick, convenient holiday to ring in the New Year without the fuss of visa paperwork.
*Prices are accurate at the time of writing, for one-way trip from December 2023 to January 2024
Welcome to Yerevan, the sparkling capital of Armenia! It’s a city where the past and present blend seamlessly. Stroll down its elegant avenues, explore remnants of ancient civilizations, or experience the modern Armenian lifestyle in its bustling restaurants and shops.
For Qatari citizens, travel to Armenia is visa-free, with stays of up to 180 days. Plus, there’s a direct flight from Doha to Yerevan.
Flight details: 3-hour flights from Doha, served by Qatar Airways. Prices start from QAR 1,990.
Istanbul, the dynamic heart of Turkey, is where East meets West. Discover its rich history and culture, marvel at stunning landmarks, or savor the diverse cuisine and vibrant nightlife.
Istanbul is just a visa-free journey away, with stays permissible for up to 90 days. With an abundance of flight options from Doha to Istanbul, your travel experience promises to be both effortless and enjoyable.
Flight details: Direct 4-hour flights from Doha, served by Qatar Airways, Pegasus Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. Prices start from QAR 674.
Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, leaning on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, is one of the most distinguished destinations in the Middle East. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere that fills the streets, restaurants, and malls this time of the year, or move a little away from the capital and head to the snow-covered mountainous areas for skiing.
Qatari passport holders can travel visa-free to Beirut, with stays of up to 90 days. There are various flights from Doha to Beirut, ensuring a smooth journey.
Flight details: Direct 4-hour flights from Doha, served by Qatar Airways, Middle East Airlines. Prices start from QAR 951.
Baku, set along the scenic shores of the Caspian Sea and amidst the stunning landscapes of Azerbaijan, is a must-visit destination. Explore its intriguing contrasts, from a leisurely stroll along the Caspian Sea Boulevard to the discovery of ancient roots within the Old City’s historic walls.
For Qatari citizens, Baku is within easy reach, with no visa required for stays up to 30 days. With a multitude of flight options connecting Doha and Baku, your travel promises to be smooth and stress-free.
Flight details: Direct 2-hour flights from Doha, served by Qatar Airways, and Azerbaijan Airlines. Prices start from QAR 1124.
Tucked away in the heart of the Levant, against the backdrop of the captivating landscapes of Jordan, Amman stands as a prominent destination in the Middle East. Welcoming millions of visitors yearly, the city invites exploration of its historical marvels and cultural richness. Whether wandering through the ancient corridors of the Citadel or savoring the vibrant atmosphere of downtown markets, Amman offers an immersive experience blending history, modernity, and the warmth of its hospitable locals.
Traveling to Amman is nothing short of a breeze. Enjoy visa-free travel to Jordan, with stays permitted for up to 90 days. With a variety of flight options connecting Doha to Amman, your journey promises to be seamless and convenient.
Flight details: Direct 3-hour flights from Doha, served by Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian. Prices start from QAR 906.