9 Countries to Visit outside of Qatar this Eid Al Fitr

9 Countries to Visit outside of Qatar this Eid Al Fitr By Abinaya Rajagopal - April 08, 2024
9 Countries to visit outside of qatar this eid al fitr

Eid Al Fitr is nearby, and if you're in Qatar, get ready for a holiday filled with epic adventures! 

While staying put in Doha has its charms, why not spice things up this year by jetting off to nearby countries? 

With Qatar as your launching pad, you're just a hop, skip, and jump away from some seriously cool destinations. 

So, here are nine countries to consider for your Eid Al Fitr escapade, guaranteed to make this holiday one for the books:

1. United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Ready for a wild ride? 

Head over to the UAE for a dose of non-stop excitement! 

Dubai promises skyscrapers that'll make your neck ache from gazing up, shopping malls bigger than small towns, and attractions that scream "Instagram me!" Try your hand at dune bashing in the desert or live it up on the glamorous beaches of Abu Dhabi. 

Trust us, you won't be bored for a second.

Visa regulations: Residents of GCC nations might experience simplified entry procedures. For numerous nationalities, visas are obtainable upon arrival, while others may be required to apply beforehand. 

2. Oman

Calling all adventurers! Oman is your playground. 

With rugged mountains, hidden wadis, and beaches straight out of a dream, this country has it all. Dive into the vibrant culture of Muscat's souks, hike through ancient forts, and cool off in crystal-clear pools nestled in the heart of the desert. 

Oman will have you feeling like Indiana Jones in no time.

Visa regulations: No visa is required for residents of Qatar.

3. Azerbaijan

Looking for an exciting Eid Al Fitr escape from Qatar in 2024? Book a flight to Azerbaijan!

Dive into the vibrant streets of Baku, where ancient charm meets modern flair. Get your adrenaline pumping with adventures in the Caucasus Mountains or chill out on the Caspian Sea shores. 

Eid celebrations here are a blast, filled with cultural richness and delicious eats. 

So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable holiday full of fun and exploration in Azerbaijan!

Visa regulations: For numerous nationalities, e-visas or visas on arrival are accessible, while others need to obtain a visa in advance. Qataris can apply for an electronic visa (e-Visa) for entry.

4. Jordan

Prepare to be awestruck in Jordan, where ancient wonders meet breathtaking landscapes. 

Lose yourself in the rose-red city of Petra, float effortlessly in the Dead Sea, and camp under the stars in the Martian-like desert of Wadi Rum. 

Jordan will have you feeling like you've stepped into a real-life adventure movie.

Visa regulations: A visa is not required for Qatari passport holders, while several nationalities can get an on-arrival visa. 

5. Turkey

Ready to go full-on explorer mode? Turkey is your calling. 

From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, this country is a treasure trove of culture, history, and jaw-dropping scenery. Soar above stunning landscapes in a hot air balloon, feast on mouthwatering kebabs, and haggle for bargains in bustling bazaars. 

Turkey will leave you breathless, in the best way possible.

Visa regulations: Qataris have the option to secure an e-visa online or obtain a visa upon arrival. Resident requirements for visas vary depending on your nationality.

6. Maldives

Looking for a splash of excitement? 

Pack your swimsuits and head to the Maldives! 

With its dazzling beaches, crystal-clear waters, and luxurious overwater bungalows, it's like stepping into a postcard. Dive beneath the waves for colourful coral reefs, indulge in mouthwatering seafood, and soak up the sun on powdery shores. 

It's the perfect recipe for an unforgettable holiday! 

Visa regulations: Visitors from ALL nationalities are granted a 30-day visa upon arrival, given they possess a valid passport, proof of onward travel, and either a reservation at a tourist accommodation or sufficient funds to cover their stay.

7. Tanzania

Tanzania is the place to be this Eid! Prepare for jaw-dropping sights like the Great Migration in the Serengeti, where millions of animals roam freely. 

Don't miss the chance to explore the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater or challenge yourself to summit Africa's tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. And with vibrant Eid celebrations and cultural encounters awaiting, it's not just a safari, it's the adventure of a lifetime!

Visa regulations: Qatari nationals have the option to obtain a visa upon arrival or apply for an e-visa ahead of time while other nationalities can obtain an e-visa through an online portal before travelling.

8. Lebanon 

This Eid, Lebanon's the place to be! 

Dive into Beirut's lively streets, indulge in delicious Lebanese cuisine, and soak up the sun on Mediterranean beaches. 

With its rich history and vibrant culture, Lebanon promises a holiday filled with fun and unforgettable experiences!

Visa regulations: Residents from GCC nations do not need visas for entry, while other nationalities can get an on-arrival visa.

9. Egypt

Last but certainly not least, Egypt is a must-visit for history buffs and adventure seekers alike.

Explore the iconic pyramids of Giza, cruise down the majestic Nile River, and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea. 

With its ancient wonders and vibrant culture, Egypt is a journey through time that you won't soon forget.

Visa regulations: All nationalities can get an e-visa before travelling or an on-arrival visa depending on your nationality. 

Now, with these nine countries just a stone's throw away from Qatar, the possibilities are endless. 

So pack your bags, grab your passport, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! 

Eid Mubarak and happy travels!

By Abinaya Rajagopal - April 08, 2024

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