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Intercontinental Doha Hotel
Intercontinental Doha Hotel
Asia / Qatar / Doha
Type: Hotel
Address: Doha, Qatar
Facilities: Health / Beauty CareSpa / ThalassoSports NearbyCar ParkingBarCafeteria / Snack BarInternet Access24 H Room ServiceRestaurantsSwimming PoolFitness RoomSportsMeeting RoomsWheelchair AccessibleLaundry & Dry CleaningSaunaTennis CourtBusiness Centre / ServicesVIP Services


Open: January - October... 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.

General Information

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 February.

Driving Directions 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.

Food & Beverages

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. Sultan Ibrahim 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. Open: Lunch - 13:00 to 15:30 Dinner - 19:00 to 24:00 Closed on Saturday Paloma: Lively dining arrives in Doha in the shape of Paloma, Intercontinental Doha's Tex-Mex style Restaurant. 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 Cielo: 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

Amwaj: 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. Open: Daily Breakfast - 06:30 to 10:30 Lunch - 12:30 to15:30 Dinner - 19:00 to 23:30 Friday Brunch - 10.30 to 16:00 Tea Garden 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

Pool Bar Chill out in the underwater swim-bar, with a wide range of freshly squeezed juices and cocktails. Open: During daylight hours

Room Service A wide range of international and Arabic dishes is available 24 hours a day, delivered directly to the privacy of the guest's room.

Guest Services

The Intercontinental Doha's beach and leisure facilities are second to none, offering one of the longest private sandy beaches in Doha, with five gazebos well placed so that guests can take shade during the heat of the afternoon. Enjoy a swim in our outdoor Swimming Pool, which features a swim-bar. The Health Club offers state-of-the-art Gymnasium equipment and a wide range of outdoor sports. Relax with a Sauna and Massage at the Barber and Beauty Salon. SWIMMING POOL:

For a refreshing dip, the large, temperature-controlled outdoor Pool is just perfect, with an underwater bar in the middle serving fresh fruit juices and cocktails. HEALTH CLUB:

The luxurious Health Club features state-of-the-art equipment in the Gymnasium, alongside two Squash Courts, two outdoor Tennis Courts, a beach Volleyball Court, Sauna, Steam Room and Plunge Pool. The large landscaped gardens provide a pleasant backdrop for both joggers and walkers while water sports take place in the sea. HEALTH & BEAUTY:

Looking good is easy with a Barber and Beauty Salon. A full Spa facility is planned for the future. SHOPPING AT HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA:

An arcade of shops complements the superb range of facilities on offer in the Hotel. Keen shoppers can choose from souvenirs, books and oriental carpets to take home. Additionally, a Tour Agent and Limousine Hire outlets offer the necessary travel services. SERVICES:

  • Laundry and valet facilities
  • Free outdoor parking and valet parking available


  • Qatar University
  • Diplomatic Quarter
  • Al Jazeera Satellite Station
  • Aladdin's Kingdom Theme Park
  • The International Exhibition Centre
  • The city centre shopping mall (the largest in the Gulf)
  • The Khalifa Tennis Stadium where both the ATP Qatar Open Tournament and ATP Seniors are held
  • 18-hole championship Golf Course (designed by Peter Carradine and host to the PGA tournament each year).
Intercontinental Doha offers 245 Guest Rooms & Suites , all commanding outstanding views over the Arabian Gulf and extensive landscaped gardens. Non-smoking Rooms and Rooms with facilities for the disabled are available. Children under the age of 12 and sharing the parents' room may stay free of charge. All Rooms feature:
  • Radio
  • CNN
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room Safe
  • Air-conditioning
  • International Direct Dial Telephones
  • Private Bathroom with separate Bath and Shower
  • Uniquely in Qatar, all guests can access the Internet through their television

Check-in: 14:00 Check-out: 12.00 noon Intercontinental Doha offers 245 Rooms & Suites comprising 113 King Rooms and 116 Twin Rooms including:

  • 38 Club floor Rooms
  • 3 handicapped Rooms
  • 24 non-smoking Rooms on all floors

36 Suites include:

  • 2 Royal Suites
  • 12 Executive Suites
  • 12 Diplomatic Suites
  • 10 Presidential Suites

Business Rooms Our Business Rooms are designed to offer busy executives an office away from the office, right in the comfort of their own Room. These Rooms incorporate enhanced features, including:

  • Copier
  • Scanner
  • Fax machine
  • Colour inkjet printer

To make life easier, a range of stationery and a comfortable ergonomic chair have been thoughtfully provided. A data port for the laptop and e-mail access through the Room's television come as standard. Club Floor On the 6th floor the Club Intercontinental Doha offers the comfort and exclusivity of a Private Club with the amenities and service of a first-class business hotel. The Club floor has a dedicated Reception area for check-in and check-out, with experienced staff on hand to assist with business and personal arrangements, from organising a mobile phone to a meeting in the Club floor's private Meeting Room. The exclusive Lounge serves complimentary Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and canapés, with a range of soft drinks all day long. Guests can take advantage of a number of complimentary services, which include:

  • Daily newspapers
  • Fresh fruit baskets and water in their room
  • Use of in-room facsimile/scanner/colour printer

Facilities for the Disabled Three specially designed Rooms with features for people with special needs.