Honeymoons in Qatar

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Qatar Overview

Whether you are looking for sun, sea and sand on your honeymoon or looking for new adventures each day, Qatar has plenty so suit all requirements. There's many interesting and varied cities to visit, amazing shopping, stunning spa resorts, and pristine beaches to lay on with crystal blue waters to swim or dive.

A honeymoon in Qatar can be whatever you want it to be. It can be lazy days spent relaxing on pristine beaches or it can be fun packed days of adventure, the choice is all yours. With regular flights from South Africa you could be exploring the capital city, Doha, in a little over 16 hours. This lively cosmopolitan city has a spectacular mosque to have your picture taken by, the Spiral Mosque, and the bustling Souq Waqif to visit where you can buy all manner of things including spices, herbs and perfumes. A stroll along the trendy Corniche is a relaxing past time and you can admire the view whilst watching the locals laying soccer, which they're passionate about. Other great cities to visit include Al Khor with its picturesque harbour and Al Wakra. If you fancy something more energetic how about windsurfing, parasailing, or ice skating. Adrenalin junkies will enjoy a spot of dune bashing or perhaps you'd prefer to take a more leisurely mode of travel on the back of a camel. Talking about camels, you can also watch camel racing at the track at Al Shahaniya, you'll be surprised at how fast they can move. Without doubt your stay in Qatar will be unforgettable.

Key Facts for Qatar

Currency: Riyal

Language: Arabic

Capital: Doha

Flight time: 9 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Qatar

When to go:
– October to April are the best months to visit Qatar.

Flight information:

– Multiple carriers operate between South Africa and Qatar. Egypt Air flies from Johannesburg, stopping at Cairo before arriving in Qatar in 15½ hours.


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Getting Married in Qatar

Weddings abroad in Qatar are growing in popularity which isn't surprising when you consider all year round sunshine, sea and sand. But Qatar is much more than that and offers opulent luxury and great service, together with some incredibly hospitable people. There's also an exciting mix of new and old as modern western culture mingles with traditional Arabian culture and it is this which makes Qatar a great place to visit and even spend a honeymoon. The capital, Doha, has a wide array of stunning hotel resorts able to help with your wedding celebrations and many with stunning views out across the Gulf or with panoramic views of Qatar's high rise skyline. 

Marriage Requirements


In order to get married in Qatar there are several legalities which couples need to adhere to. The main documents needed are a completed marriage application form, valid passports and full birth certificates. A Decree Absolute is also necessary if either of the couple has been divorced. After the ceremony the marriage certificate needs to be registered at the Ministry of Justice. For more information visit http://www.qatarvisitor.com/index.php?cID=414&pID=1599

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