Book a Stopover Package in Doha from $86 per Night When Flying Qatar

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Update: Qatar stopover packages are not available “until further notice”. We will update this post when this promotion resumes.

Qatar Airways has relaunched its stopover promotion for travelers flying Qatar and stopping over in Doha. With the revised promotion, you can secure a themed stopover package from as little as $86 per night.


Key Terms

  • Book a stopover package from as little as $86
  • Package offer includes transfers to/from the airport.
  • To take advantage of the promotion, your stopover in Doha must be for 12 hours or longer
  • Each stopover night duration is up to 24-hour stay. A maximum of 4 nights can be booked under this offer depending on the flight journey.
  • The promotion is only available when stopping over in Qatar; not if your journey starts or ends in Doha
  • The promotion only applies to Qatar E-tickets starting with “157”
  • The promotion does not apply to codeshare flights
  • Maximum hotel occupancy is 2 adults and one child under 11 years old

Qatar has put together a helpful page with details including sample four- and five-star hotels that participate in the program and examples of the ‘themed' package experiences. The sweet spot for the promotion seems to be splurging by spending the extra $10 USD to book one of the five-star options.

It's also worth noting that you can also get discounted rates for multi-night stays if you plan to stay in Doha for more than one night. However, if you're planning to book an award ticket, any stop longer than 24 hours will likely require more points or miles.


Our Take

If you fancy Flying Qatar’s groundbreaking Qsuites, then this promotion could be very handy. Since many Doha connections involve long flights on both ends, this can be a great way to rest on solid ground or spend a few hours exploring a new city.

Opting to fly to Asia with Qatar is a great way to sample the Qsuites, especially as Qatar keeps adding them to U.S. destinations, most recently Boston and Philadelphia. Currently, Qatar operates Qsuite-equipped aircraft to eight U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington D.C., Dallas, and Philadelphia. That leaves Miami and Atlanta as the only two U.S. destinations that have a nice, but less spectacular standard business class.

Source: Qatar Airways 

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  • Had a 3 night stopover using this at the 5* Intercontinental (no breakfast). Great views from gym and pool all for less than US$50 per night.

  • I really like this offer. It’s a great way to see a new city for a very reasonable price.

  • Great promotion by Qatar! We flew Qatar last year and had a lengthy layover in Doha. Qatar offers free guided tours of the city, which was one of the highlights of our trip (from the US to Thailand). We definitely planned on flying Qatar again – the service was exceptional, even in economy where we were booked – and now we may still a night or two in Doha!

  • It sounds like a great deal. It’s a shame so many QR fare classes don’t earn points on partner programs

  • DOha looks amazing!

  • Es Rourk says:

    I wonder if anyone has received this to date and could comment. $30 for a hotel at this location would be amazing. I do love great incentive programs.

  • The_Bouncer says:

    This looks like a decent offer.

  • This is really useful, a good way to explore another city en route to Asia.

  • Shame you aren’t likely to get elite credit or points for the international hotel chains…

  • That is an amazing offer for anyone heading in that direction. Hopefully Qatar won’t leave oneworld any time soon.

  • Qatar looks boring. I mean, all I did in Dubai was rush from one air-conditioned building to another. How can Doha be different?

  • This seems like a good deal unless I am missing something.

  • I phoned the customer service today and they confirmed this offer is unavailable for award tickets. What a shame!

  • I hope to try this stopover one day, thanks for the heads up!

  • It’s a great deal for folks who want to stop over and experience Doha.

  • Singapore airlines sometimes have similar deals, to encourage to you to stay (and spend money) in their base countries. Great deals if, the deal works for you.

    Doha is an interesting place to explore (we did the free airport tour 2 years ago). There is a new art museum currently getting a lot of attention.

    Doha is my favourite Qatar lounge too.

  • Wow, almost seems too good to be true…

  • is the offer available for currently booked tickets?

  • Many thanks for the info. It looks incredible (23$) … I will share the info to all frequent flyers I know. It is a great opportunity

  • Caroline Lupini says:

    If you stop in Doha, make sure to visit the Museum of Islamic Art! It’s by far my favorite thing about Doha.

  • Nice offer.
    I hope there will be also next year.

  • Looks like your ticket needs to be in QR ticket stock for this promo.

  • The Arts Traveler says:

    I do not fly airlines owned in whole or in part by Middle Eastern countries or take any flight that contains a Middle Eastern stop. The recent arrest of a British woman in the UEA for a Facebook comment was yet another signal to me to avoid these countries. I will just have to trust you on how great the flights are. I have a choice and I choose not. Thank you.

  • I was in Doha visiting friends a few years ago. Interesting city. I also remember enjoying the museum of Islamic art. The Islamic Cultural Center was also a unique experience. A deal like this is a great opportunity for those who can take advantage of it.

  • I was thinking of taking advantage of this promotion, however I am reading that award tickets do not qualify.

  • Wassim Cornet says:

    I got an email about this this morning and it looks like a great offer! I’m a Skyteam fan but I *may* have to take up flying on Qatar at least once…

  • Shame this promotion isn’t available for award travel… We always love the opportunity to add a little junket like this to our trips and we’ve done so multiple times in the past using BA’s stopover feature, and have also built in a short stay to our Etihad itineraries as well, although in neither of those instances was any deal offered for our hotel.

  • Can you also claim, for example, Hyatt points on the stay?

    • That is a great question! I’m not sure whether the booking process would direct you through the Hyatt site with some sort of coupon code or whether you would have to book through a 3rd party travel portal and forfeit the chance to earn miles and elite benefits. I think the latter is more likely. Please let us know if you find out.

  • Up till a decade ago, many airlines offered free complimentary hotel stays for intercontinental online connections.

  • It would be nice to try the Suite but I don’t have an overwhelming need to fly them.
    I wonder why the promo. I do love when a country does this though. I agree that it’s a nice break and a chance to see something new.
    I lean more toward Iceland though.

  • Never been on Qatar but with their offers we must do it at some point whilst they remain in Oneworld!

    • Agreed. They have a great route network and the Doha new airport is quite nice. Highly recommend the Museum of Islamic Art (I think that’s the name) if you do stopover.

  • Patrick B. says:

    There seem to be many restrictive conditions for this promotion, so i dont know how many people would be able to take advantage of it, but i’m sure those that do will be very thankful for it

  • What a promotion!! I am going to use it twice this year!!

    • Quite a promotion for you in particular, if you are able to use it twice in a single year! Enjoy your $23 5-star experience!

  • $23 is a steal!!!

  • worth the stop over if you can plan it in to the trip

  • Just flew the Q suites into DOH….. it’s well worth it just to experience this product and Doha itself is pretty cool and worth a few days of exploration

  • Now that’s a steal! 5 star hotel for $30

  • I’m pretty sure this does not apply to award tickets on Qatar airlines. We’re flying through there on Qatar airlines in August and when I called to ask about that, they indicated that award tickets were not eligible for that hotel special.