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Award winning venues and facilities

Qatar boasts a choice of 4- and 5-star hotels and outstanding conference and exhibition venues that have been awarded numerous accolades.

Award winning venues and facilities
Award winning venues and facilities

Top class hospitality

Qatar’s hospitality sector, ranked first in the Middle East by hospitality and travel data providers Olery, offers state-of-the-art meetings and conference facilities across 128 properties.

Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is one of the largest and most technologically advanced venues in the Middle East. It hosts state-of-the-art production and presentation facilities accompanied by staff that provide tailor-made experiences for all kinds of events, conferences, and programs.

QNCC is ideal for hosting a wide range of events with 52 flexible meeting rooms, a 4,000-seat multi-purpose conference hall, 2,300-seat theatre, and three auditoria available for booking.

  • QNCC was officially opened on December 4, 2011 and has since been recognized for several global awards including:
  • World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre – World Travel Awards, 2016
  • Middle East’s Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre – World Travel Awards, 2016
  • Best Conference &  Convention Centre – World Tourism Forum Awards, 2015
  • World’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre – World Travel Awards, 2015
  • Best Conserving Building Award – Hospitality Sector, Tarsheed Awards, 2015
  • Middle East’s Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre – World Travel Awards, 2012, 2014 & 2015
  • Best Events Venue – Middle East Event Awards, 2013
  • Best Congress & Convention Centre Middle East – Business Destinations Travel Awards, 2012
  • Best Convention Centre In Middle East – MICE Report Awards, 2012

Designed by Arata Isozaki in partnership with RHWL Architects, it was the first of its kind to be built to the gold certification standard of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality.

Qatar National Convention Centre is located in Education City. Unlike any other place in Qatar, Education City is home to branch campuses of some of the world’s leading educational institutes, a homegrown research university, start-up incubators, technology parks, heritage sites, cultural institutions, and much more.

Award winning venues and facilities

Seamless connectivity

With Qatar's award-winning national carrier connecting Doha to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations across six continents, business travellers can enjoy maximum flexibility to plan their itineraries.

Award winning venues and facilities

Five star airline and airport

Qatar Airways is consistently voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax, in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019. With unmatched service and network coverage, it is the airline of choice for today’s business traveller.

Hamad International Airport (HIA) was ranked "Best Airport in the Middle East" for the sixth consecutive year, "Best Staff Service in the Middle East" for the fifth consecutive year, as well as the "World’s 3rd Best Airport" by Skytrax in 2020. It has also maintained the Skytrax five-star airport classification since 2017 and  achieved second place in the prestigious 2019 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards.

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