Intercontinental Doha, the latest luxury hotel in Qatar, opened in October 2000, is a
welcome addition to the five-star hotel scene after a long wait of 18 years. Sited by the sea,
the nine storey Hotel's architecture reflects a harmonious integration between modern style
and traditional Arabic elements. The ingenious design ensures that all 245 Rooms have views
over the Arabian Gulf and the extensive landscaped gardens.
The Hotel proudly boasts the country's newest facilities, being the only Hotel to offer
Rooms especially designed for those with special needs. Another first for the country is that
every guest Room has direct Internet access through the in-house television system, ensuring
that guests can always be in contact with the outside world. In addition, the Hotel
Intercontinental Doha is the only hotel in the country providing guest Rooms with separate
shower and bathtub.
The Hotel Intercontinental Doha is situated in the prestigious West Bay Lagoon area
of Doha, a 25-minute drive from Doha International Airport. Both taxis and private limousines
are readily available and airport pickup can be arranged through the Hotel. Driving yourself is
not recommended. The Hotel's location is ideal for both the business and leisure traveller,
being an easy drive to the business and diplomatic areas, as well as the 18-hole championship
Golf Course, the University and Khalifa International Tennis Stadium.
Average Temperatures in Qatar:
From June to September: 35ºC - 48ºC.
From October to May: 18ºC - 35ºC.
Rainfall is infrequent and passes quickly, usually during the months of January and
Both taxis and private limousines are readily available and airport pickup can be arranged
through the hotel. In case of difficulties, ask a taxi driver to take you to Aladdin's
Kingdom, which is a well-known landmark. Driving yourself is not recommended.
The Sultan Ibrahim Restaurant is the jewel in the crown of the
Intercontinental Doha's restaurants. At Cielo, the exquisite Italian cuisine and
blue sky ceiling are set to make a memorable dining experience. Chef Pablo has created a taste
fusion of spicy Mexican and traditional Texan dishes at Paloma Bar & Disco. Our
buffet-style Restaurant, Amwaj, offers cuisine from around the world. The Tea
Garden provides a haven of peace and quiet where guests can enjoy light meals and pastries.
Enjoy a wide range of cocktails and soft drinks at the Pool Terrace. Or relax in the
privacy of your own guest Room and dine with 24-hour Room Service.
Ideally situated on the beachfront, this Lebanese-style seafood restaurant will tempt the
palate with the freshest catch of the day from the Arabian Gulf's abundant waters. Guests
are invited to select their fish from the enticing choices, while the Chef and his team will
cook the selection exactly according to the guest's wishes. Both Arabic tastes and
specialist oriental dishes are catered for. Fish market style, with à la Carte available.
There can be no better place in Doha to enjoy the view of the sun setting over the sea.
Lunch - 13:00 to 15:30
Dinner - 19:00 to 24:00
Closed on Saturday
Lively dining arrives in Doha in the shape of Paloma, Intercontinental Doha's Tex-Mex
Chef Pablo has created a taste fusion of spicy Mexican and traditional Texan dishes.
Mouth-watering chimichangas, sizzling fajitas and hearty steaks are all featured on the menu,
alongside some of Chef's personal favourite dishes from his home country, Mexico. The
Restaurant's tile floor and simple decor contribute to the Latin American theme, creating a
harmonious dining experience, while wonderful views of the Hotel's Pool, gardens and the
sea add to the pleasurable ambience. After dining, a live band from Cuba, followed by a DJ,
draw crowds onto the dance floor.
À la carte menu.
Open: Daily Dinner - 18:00 to 02:30
With its bright and airy atmosphere, Cielo, which means 'sky' in Italian, is a welcome
addition to the Doha dining scene. Elegantly decorated to the highest standards, Cielo is
refreshingly different. Guests dine under a painted trompe-l'oeil sky on the ceiling,
recreating the mood of those long Italian summer afternoons. In the kitchen, Chef Peppe cooks
up classic Italian cuisine using the finest of seasonal produce. Diners can choose from set
menus, designed to showcase Chef's skill at combining taste, texture and colour, while the
à la Carte menu offers an exploration of the many flavours Italy has to offer. For Chef Peppe,
authenticity is all-important, where not only the ingredients, but even some furnishings have
been flown in from his native Italy.
Open: Daily - 11:30 to 15:00 pm except Friday
Dinner Daily - 18:00 to 23:00
Our international buffet Restaurant is located on the lower ground floor. Amwaj, meaning
'wave' in Arabic, is perfectly named as it overlooks the blue waters of the sea.
Created especially with the international traveller in mind, this buffet-style restaurant
offers cuisine from around the world, with regular regional specialties available. Open for
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Buffet and à la Carte. Friday Brunch on the terrace.
Breakfast - 06:30 to 10:30
Lunch - 12:30 to15:30
Dinner - 19:00 to 23:30
Friday Brunch - 10.30 to 16:00
For traditional Afternoon Teas, pastries and light meals, the Tea Garden, on the lower ground
floor, offers a haven of peace and quiet where guests can dine and enjoy views over the hotel
gardens and pool.
Open: Daily - 10:00 to 24:00
Chill out in the underwater swim-bar, with a wide range of freshly squeezed juices and
Open: During daylight hours
A wide range of international and Arabic dishes is available 24 hours a day, delivered
directly to the privacy of the guest's room.