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Cheapest Tourist Destinations from Doha, Qatar [based on flight prices]

As expats living in Qatar, we are always on the lookout for where to spend our next vacation. So if you’re researching where you are going to spend your next vacation leave, school vacation, or Eid holidays, then you are in luck!

Check out the list of the cheapest destinations that you can travel to based on flight prices. These are the countries with direct flights from Doha, with flight prices in descending order (from less than 1,500 QAR RT).

The cost of flights is usually one of the biggest factors we consider in travel planning. Often, we search for the cheapest tickets (and wait for seat sales and promos) and more often than not resort to budget airlines or low-cost carriers just to cut costs. But premium airlines are also worth a look even if you’re on a budget especially if you book your flights ahead.


How to look for affordable flights from Doha, Qatar

Skyscanner

Thanks to online tools like Skyscanner, you can choose Everywhere as your destination and Cheapest Month on the flight dates, so you can find out which are the cheapest flights from Doha.

However, this only applies if you’re flexible on your travel dates and destination.

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Don’t forget to always search using incognito

Google Flights

You can also head to the “Explore” tab inside Google Flights and instead of typing for a specific destination, choose “Anywhere“. You can also choose the Flexible dates option in the date field and choose the month you want to travel.


***Disclaimer: Flight prices might change. These are just suggestions according to Skyscanner results. While I might update this frequently, best to always search directly through the airline website to check updated flight prices. 

Last updated: JANUARY 2024; Flight month for below countries: FEBRUARY 2024

NOTICE: Please check travel requirements before you go as things can change quickly.

Holiday Destinations from Doha, Qatar

[Not arranged in any order]

  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan
  • Nepal
  • Egypt
  • Spain

You can also check for cheap flights using WayAway (a flight search platform) and earn cashback on flight tickets, hotels, car rentals, transfers and much more when you sign up for WayAway Plus.


SAUDI ARABIA

A popular destination for Qatar residents because of Umrah and Hajj, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers other destinations that can be explored.

Check out Saudi’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, AlUla, or the flourishing modern city of Riyadh. You can also discover one of the biggest oases in the world at Al Ahsa or stroll along the souqs of Jeddah.


KUWAIT

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  • Capital: Kuwait City
  • Flight Duration: DOH – KWI 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Flights: Qatar Airways, Jazeera Airways, Kuwait Airways
  • Click here for Tourist Visa Information

Like Qatar, Kuwait is another country in the Arabian Gulf with a high population of expats. It’s not a popular tourist destination like the others on the list but don’t be so quick to scratch it out of your travel plans. You can visit the Kuwait Towers and Grand Mosque, shop at Avenues Mall or Souq Al-Mubarakiya, scuba dive on Kobar Island, swim on Al Kout beach, or go on a desert safari.


INDIA

The Taj Mahal may be the most famous attraction in the country but there’s more to India than that. Explore its other iconic monuments like Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal, Delhi’s Qutub Minar, and more.

Partake in the famous Indian dishes and discover new dishes that will tickle your gastronomic delight. There’s something for everyone in this country where the majority of the expat population in Qatar hails from.


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Photo by Riyas Mohammed on Unsplash

While Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the most famous destination in the UAE and the GCC. The Museum of the Future is the hottest new destination in the emirate but the Burj Khalifa is still a strong tourist favorite.



EGYPT

Photo by Osama Elsayed on Unsplash

The Nile, pyramids, mummies, The Red Sea, and more. Egypt is a history lover’s dream but it also has lots to offer for fans of beaches and water sports. The Blue Hole in Dahab is on a lot of divers’ bucket lists.


NEPAL

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We all know that Nepal is famous for the Himalayas but if you’re not a hiker and okay with just seeing Everest from afar, there are other things to do like visit the temples in Kathmandu, paragliding in Pokhara, bungee jumping, or skydiving. Mountain flight tours are also popular but of course, prices can be hefty.

If you want to see more wildlife, head to Chitwan National Park. Nepal is also a good destination for motorbiking and mountain biking.

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PAKISTAN

Not for the usual tourist, Pakistan is a destination often undertaken by backpackers and intrepid travelers. The country has some of the highest peaks in the world including K2 that’s why mountain climbers love to explore this small country.

Part of the Silk Road can also be found in the country and offers scenic views, especially for motorbike riders. And if you’re one for road trips, Karakoram Highway is also one of the highest paved roads in the world.


SRI LANKA

Photo by Genine Alyssa Pedreno-Andrada via Pexels

This small island nation off the coast of India boasts a plethora of stunning tourist attractions and cities that are sure to leave you in awe. Visit the ancient city of Anuradhapura to see the ruins of a once-great civilization, or head to the bustling city of Colombo to experience the vibrant culture and delicious cuisine.

For nature lovers, the lush green hills of Ella and the stunning beaches of Mirissa are a must-see. And don’t forget about the famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s steeped in history and legend.


JORDAN

petra jordan
  • Capital: Amman
  • Flight Duration: 3h 20m DOH – AMM Non-stop
  • Flights: Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian
  • Click here for visa information

From the mysterious relics of Petra to the stunning Wadi Rum desert landscape, Jordan offers a wide variety of experiences. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure, whether you want to take on thrilling treks along the ancient trade route that was once part of the Silk Road or take a camel ride through the desert. You can also immerse yourself in culture in cities like Amman and Jerash or explore some of Jordan’s incredible nature reserves.


CROATIA

  • Capital: Zagreb
  • Flight duration: 6 hours 5 minutes (direct)
  • Flights: Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines
  • Click here for visa information

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