Dinner in the Sky (Doha, Qatar): review + what you need to know

How does eating a meal up in the air sound? Imagine yourself sitting on a suspended dining table, strapped to seats, while being served 5-star meals all the while hovering 40 to 50 meters in the air. Does it make you excited? If yes, then the Dinner in the Sky experience is definitely for you!

Get your tickets here: https://dinnerinthesky.qa/


Dinner in the Sky concept

Originating in Belgium, this one-of-a-kind dining experience has already been operating for more than 10 years in more than 45 countries around the world. It first came to Doha, Qatar in QIFF 2013 and then returned in QIFF 2017.

Dinner in the sky hosted by InterContinental Doha

How many countries have Dinner in the Sky?

Other Dinner in the Sky locations include Australia, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, United States, China, Mexico, Canada, India, Austria, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Caribbean, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Turkey, Netherlands, Taiwan, Thailand, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Spain, Slovenia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Philippines, Peru, Panama, and Pakistan.

Dinner in the Sky Qatar experience

Upon arriving at the location, we were greeted warmly by the staff. Refreshments soon followed while we waited for the pre-flight checks at the departure lounge.

As soon as everything was ready, we were all called for the pre-flight safety orientation. After this, we chose our seats and were strapped in by the staff. The seats can rotate at a 180-degree angle and are secured by a four-point strap system.

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Dinner in the sky seats

There are two chefs along with two service staff in the middle of the deck. All the food to be served is already cooked. Only the garnishing and plating are left to be done during the meals.

Chefs garnishing the desserts in Dinner in the Sky
InterContinental Doha chefs garnish the dessert plates.

Going up gave me that same feeling when I tried hot-air ballooning in Cappadocia. You can hardly feel the table rising with only the views giving you an indication of how far up it already is.

As the flight went on, the wind got stronger so I got a bit nervous from that. But apart from that, once you’re already strapped in, you don’t need to worry about anything but enjoy.

Sunset in Doha from Dinner in the Sky
Best to choose a dinner flight to view the sunset from above.

You don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong seat because the table will spin 360 degrees from time to time so that everyone can enjoy the views.

Where is Dinner in the Sky located in Doha?

This 2024, Dinner in the Sky will be a part of the Qatar International Food Festival held at Al Bidda Park. The unique experience can be found at the EXPO Family Zone Area from 7 – 17 February 2024.

In 2019, Dinner in the Sky was hosted by InterContinental Doha and was located on the grounds of Doha Golf Club.

The location also granted guests a view of Doha and the surrounding Lusail City.

How high up is Dinner in the Sky?

The ‘flying dining table’ is hoisted up by a crane around 40 to 50 meters in the sky. The table also gets rotated 360 degrees during the meals so that everyone will be able to enjoy the panoramic views.

When it got windy, we could feel the table swaying a bit but nothing to be scared about.

views of Doha from Dinner in the Sky
Don’t forget to swivel your chair to fully enjoy the views.

Dinner in the Sky Doha Menu

2024 MENU

2019 MENU

Dinner Menu:

  • Beetroot carpaccio salad with wild Rocca leaves with beans and artichoke
  • Braised lamb shanks, potato dauphinoise, sautéed green asparagus, thyme jus
  • Chocolate truffle cake infused Passion fruit

Vegetarian Dinner Menu:

  • Beetroot carpaccio salad with wild Rocca leaves with beans and artichoke
  • Homemade spinach and ricotta cheese ravioli, parmesan cheese
  • Chocolate truffle cake infused Passion fruit
Beetroot Carpaccio Salad in Dinner in the Sky Doha
Beetroot Carpaccio Salad with Wild Rocca Leaves, Beans, and Artichoke
Braised Lamb Shanks served in Dinner in the Sky
Lamb Shank, Potato Dauphinoise, Sauteed Green Asparagus, Thyme Jus
Chocolate Truffle Cake served in Dinner in the Sky
Chocolate truffle cake infused with passion fruit

Lunch menu

  • Burrata salad with Kalamata tapenade, Pine Seeds, cherry tomato confit, truffle pomegranate dressing
  • Slow-cooked beef ribs, Mediterranean grilled vegetable galette

Vegetarian Lunch menu

  • Burrata salad with Kalamata tapenade, Pine seeds cherry tomato confit, truffle pomegranate dressing
  • Homemade spinach and ricotta cheese ravioli, parmesan cheese
Image credit: Dinnerinthesky.qa ; Glown photography

High tea menu

Sandwiches

  • Smoked Salmon bagel, horseradish mayonnaise
  • Mini tomato caprese on focaccia bread

Mini Dessert

  • Mini financier
  • Lemon meringue tart
  • Fruit tart
  • Macaroon
  • Forrest berry cheesecake
  • Scones & clotted cream

Vegetarian High tea menu

Sandwiches

  • Stuffed bagel with feta cheese and grilled vegetables
  • Mini tomato Caprese on focaccia bread

Mini dessert

  • Mini financier
  • Lemon meringue tart
  • Fruit tart
  • Macaroon
  • Forrest berry cheesecake
  • Scones & clotted cream

Pricing: How much does Dinner in the Sky Qatar cost?

These are the prices when we tried Dinner in the Sky in 2019:

  • Lunch: QAR 460 (soft beverages)
  • High Tea: QAR 275 (soft beverages)
  • Dinner: QAR 680 (soft beverages)

Dinner in the Sky Qatar ticket prices 2024:

  • HIGH TEA (Sandwiches & pastries menu incl soft drinks & coffee) – QR 250
  • SUNSET FLIGHT (Sandwiches & pastries menu incl soft drinks & coffee) – QR 320
  • DINNER IN THE SKY (3-course menu incl soft drinks & coffee) – QR 499
Table setting in Dinner in the Sky

Flight Schedule

In 2019, there was one lunch flight, one high tea flight, and two dinner flights.

The dinner session can last up to an hour while the high tea session can last up to half an hour.

In 2024, there will be flights for the following time slots:

  • High Tea: 3 pm to 3:45 pm; 3:45 to 4:30 pm; 4:30 to 5:15 pm;
  • Sunset: 5:15 to 6:15 pm
  • Dinner: 6:15 to 7:30 pm; 7:30 to 8:45 pm; 8:45 to 10 pm; 10 to 11:15 pm

Guests are required to be present at the area 30 minutes before the flight. It usually takes 15 minutes for seating guests and around 30 minutes for disembarkation and unseating.

How to book Dinner in the Sky Qatar tickets

You can purchase through the Dinner in the Sky official website or Q-tickets.

Dinner in the Sky to be lifted by a crane.
The Sky Table is lifted by a crane and suspended in the air around 40 to 50 meters high.

Dinner in the Sky Doha: What do you need to know?

  • Is it safe? The staff is trained well, there is a safety supervisor on the flight, and the structure and equipment pass certification standards.
  • Can I smoke while eating? It is a non-smoking flight.
  • There will be a short safety orientation before the flight so better make sure you come early.
  • Personal belongings as much as possible should be kept in front of you while eating to prevent mishaps.
  • How many people can sit around the table per flight? There are 22 seats on every flight (maximum).
  • If you are feeling more adventurous, sit in the corners.
  • You can swivel the chair and even recline it. If you want to be able to recline it fully during the flight, let the staff know when they strap you in so your seatbelt will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Make sure to not wear loose shoes if you don’t want to accidentally lose a shoe mid-flight. There is only a small steel square for the feet to rest on.
  • What if you have to go to the bathroom during Dinner in the Sky? The organizers recommend that you use the toilet before the flight starts. There are no bathroom breaks.
  • Is there an age limit? The experience is allowed for at least 14 years old and above. According to the organizers, “A person under 14 may participate if accompanied by an adult or at least 140 cm tall.”
  • What if you have foods you don’t eat? Kindly let them know your dietary restrictions or allergies upon your reservation.
  • The ascent and descent each take up to a minute.
  • For more information or to contact the organizers directly, please click here: dinnerinthesky.qa
Foot rest for dinner in the sky table
This square plate is the only space you have to rest your feet.

Is it worth it?

It may be expensive, but for me, the price is worth the whole experience. From the moment I arrived at the venue until I disembarked, I only experienced good customer service. The Sky Table staff especially made us feel like everything will be okay.

You will not just be paying for the price but for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If this is part of your bucket list and has money to spare, then why not sign up for it, right?

Featured image credit: Dinnerinthesky.qa / Glown Photography


Have you tried Dinner in the Sky? Will you try it?

*Disclosure: I was invited by InterContinental Doha to try this experience but as always, all opinions and comments are my own. Photos are my own unless otherwise stated.

Darlene is currently on the road again and traveling full-time after being an expat/overseas Filipino worker in Qatar. She's rediscovering what it means to travel solo and in her 30s while working on her blogs.