Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel, Doha, Qatar

We had taken advantage of the Discover Qatar Programme which is available to passengers who have booked flights with Qatar Airways and can be taken in either direction of travel.  After booking flights it was very easy to add the Discover Qatar programme to our itinerary, with visa free entry being available for over 80 …

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Day 1. Doha stopover with Qatar Airways

I had travelled down to London the previous evening where I met my son at the Premier Inn, Gatwick Airport.  This hotel is conveniently located at the north terminal and can be easily accessed from Gatwick Railway Station at the south terminal by means of the inter-terminal shuttle service which takes only two minutes.  It …

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Day 1.  Travelling to Malta

Finding a good deal online for a winter week in Malta seemed irresistible and as it's somewhere we haven't already visited it's an opportunity to explore a 'new' country.  Flights during the winter are infrequent, so we opted for an early morning departure from Manchester. Premier Inn, Manchester Piccadilly Rather than risk the weather and …

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Day 4.  Sliema – Malta’s Premier Resort

Thankfully, we woke to a bright, sunny morning after yesterday's heavy rain and strong winds so after breakfast in our hotel we caught a bus to the large resort of Sliema situated in the north east of the island.  Buses are frequent but don't expect to arrive at your destination very quickly as roads are …

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Day 8.  Our final day in Malta

As we had arranged a late evening flight back to the UK we still had a complete day to relax in Bugibba.  Check out time was 11.00 am so we popped down to the spa for a post breakfast sauna before vacating our room.  We were pleasantly surprised to be able to retain our wristbands …

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