Qatar Airways launches a daily operation from Malta Airport

Qatar Airways’ first touch-down at Malta International Airport in June marked the launch of a daily summer operation between Malta and Doha. The airline will also be operating flights four times a week during the winter months.

With over 80 destinations served in Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Africa, Qatar Airways’ new service from Malta is serving both as a point-to-point connection to the Qatari capital, as well as a bridge to long-haul holiday and adventure hotspots such as Tanzania, Bali and the Maldives.

Doha in Transit

If you’re stopping briefly in Doha before catching a connecting flight to your final destination, you can make the most of your layover time by booking a city transit tour. These tailor-made tours acquaint travellers with the best sights of Qatar and the most iconic landmarks of the city in the limited time available. If your layover time is over five hours long, you might also be able to squeeze in a mini desert safari.

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A longer stay in Doha will allow you to explore the city at a more leisurely pace and enjoy even bigger adventures.

A hair-raising desert safari which can include dune bashing, camel rides and sandboarding, should rank high on the itinerary of adrenaline-seeking travellers who want to escape the hubbub that keeps the heart of the city beating. To catch your breath after a day of thrills, and get in touch with your more romantic side, just sit back, watch the sun sink behind the dunes and take in the beauty of the unique landscape surrounding you.

With a visit to the Souq Waqif, you can combine a spot of shopping, dining and mingling with locals. Despite its recent regeneration, the Souq Waqif remains one of the most traditional marketplaces of the region, where an authentic Middle Eastern experience can be fully enjoyed. Heady scents emanating from the souq’s spices section and fragrance stalls, glittering jewellery, and fabrics in every shade imaginable, make for an experience which packs a punch and pleases all of the senses.

Just round the corner for this marketplace, is another unmissable attraction: the Falcon Souq. While you are unlikely to emerge from this souq with a newly acquired majestic bird perched on your arm, a visit here will surely help you appreciate the importance of falconry to the Arabic culture.

While we are on the topic of birds of prey, culture vultures will be pleased to know that Doha is home to a number of museums, with the Museum of Islamic Art being one of the top favorites. Located on the Doha Corniche which is a promenade stretching seven kilometers, the museum building itself is an architectural masterpiece, which houses Islamic art gems dating between the 7th and 19th centuries. Intrigued by what Doha has to offer? More detailed flight information can be found here.   

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