An Insider’s Guide To Doha
An Insider’s Guide To Doha

An Insider’s Guide To Doha

Influencer Kholoud Al Ali is lucky enough to call Qatar’s vibrant capital, Doha, home. From top-notch spas and wellness retreats to the best shopping spots and dining experiences, here are some of her recommendations for making the most of a visit there…
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The best facial in Doha has to be the HydraFacial at the Four Seasons  in West Bay. The Four Seasons is renowned for luxury, and the HydraFacial is known for its deep-cleansing and hydrating benefits. Booking a session there ensures you'll receive top-notch service in a lovely setting. It's the perfect choice for anyone who wants to treat themselves. Equally, a full body massage at the Waldorf Astoria locations in Lusail and West Bay are amazing for some much-needed relaxation. 

My nail dreams COME TO LIFE at Aldo Coppola. It’s my GO-TO SPOT for nails.

Two standout wellness destinations in Doha are the Guerlain Spa at The St. Regis Doha and Zulal Wellness Resort. The Guerlain Spa offers French-inspired treatments, while Zulal Wellness Resort offers holistic wellness in a serene desert setting. Whether you prefer urban elegance or natural serenity, both promise exceptional rejuvenation and relaxation. 

Four Seasons
Four Seasons

If a hair treatment is what you’re looking for, I highly recommend the Aldo Coppola hair treatment at their Al Hazm branch. It truly rejuvenates and nourishes your hair, leaving it feeling and looking irresistibly healthy. Aldo Coppola is renowned for its innovative haircare methods, premium products and techniques. The Al Hazm location is also luxurious and inviting, which only enhances the overall experience. For colour and extensions, I love Glowish by Ihab at St. Regis, The Pearl. Ihab and his team provide exceptional service and can guarantee beautiful results.

My nail dreams come to life at Aldo Coppola. It’s my go-to spot for nails. Not only do the team understand my exact preferences but there’s an incredible array of colours to choose from too. The expertise and attention to detail is exceptional as well.

GUERLAIN SPA | WALDORF ASTORIA

For beauty shopping, Gold Apple is as an absolute gem. From the inviting sofas that make you feel right at home to the expertly chosen selection of beauty products, it’s more than just a store – it's an escape into the world of luxury fragrance, skincare and cosmetics. 

For make-up, Sephora is a convenient choice, with multiple branches across the city. The Sephora store at Place Vendome is particularly impressive and offers a wide selection of products from popular brands. It's a great place to explore make-up trends, get advice, and find your favourite essentials, all in a welcoming and familiar environment.

Waldorf Astoria (right image)
Waldorf Astoria (right image)

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My favourite department store is Galeries Lafayette at Katara, 21 High Street. It showcases a diverse range of local and international brands, making it a one-stop shop for fashion fans. What I love most is the convenience of being able to pick up a coffee from Café Pouchkine and enjoy it while browsing. 

The Sephora store at Place Vendome is PARTICULARLY IMPRESSIVE and offers a WIDE SELECTION of products from POPULAR BRANDS.

Three dining spots in Doha that stand out to me are Gaia at W BeachLPM at Al Maha Island, and Nozomi at Kempinski The Pearl. I don’t have a specific preference, but I enjoy these restaurants because they offer diverse and culturally rich flavours. And each of them has a really unique setting too.

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 Gaia At W Beach & LPM At Al Maha Island
Gaia At W Beach & LPM At Al Maha Island

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