After a smooth limousine ride from Hamad International Airport, you arrive in the opulent lobby of Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, where a hotel executive greets you warmly. You are enchanted by the unique blend of Asian and Qatari hospitality, as you are shown to the impressive Horizon Club Lounge for an express check-in. From the lounge’s floor to ceiling windows, you admire the panoramic view of Doha – a futuristic city that treasures its past, with glittering skyscrapers rising alongside examples of heritage architecture. In your spacious room, with a view of the shining Arabian Gulf, you relax in your deep soaking bathtub. After a morning of business meetings, you enjoy a delicious lunch at Sridan, Shangri-La’s beautiful all-day-dining restaurant inspired by the souq (traditional market). In the afternoon, you set out to explore Doha with a car and driver that the hotel’s concierge has arranged for you. At the Arab Museum of Modern Art, you are thrilled by the collection of works showcasing the Arab world’s flourishing contemporary art scene. At the city’s famous Souq Waqif, where the scent of shisha fills the air, you admire the vivid colours of spices and dried fruits, as well as the birds that represent the historic Qatari pastime of falconry. At the Gold Souq, you are delighted by the rows of magnificent jewellery for sale. After a day of shopping and soaking in Doha’s vibrant local culture, you unwind with a cup of tea at Shangri-La’s elegant Lobby Lounge. In the evening, you look forward to dining with friends at the chic Shanghai Club on the hotel’s top floors. Here, you can enjoy music from a live DJ high above the city.