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Love at first sight in Doha, I don’t know if it’s just me or you’ll agree after having a “sweet mini-vacation” this Valentine’s Day with your special someone.

Doha Qatar downtown

Stay in love in Doha by visiting the top 5 places this Valentine’s Day. I don’t know if it’s just me or you’ll agree after having a “sweet mini-vacation” this Valentine’s Day with your special someone. Surprisingly it’s not what we heard Doha is all about and glad that we had to experience it, given we were skeptical at first. See what changed our mind and where are the top 5 places that fascinates us with this trip.

Born in a cooler country and dressed by three or more layers of clothing, it excites me whenever weather gets not too high but the so called normal temperature and I got to experience this amazing weather on my recent trip with my partner in Doha, Qatar.

Doha-Qatar city breack

Book tickets and check if you might need a visa (if you are UAE national no need, but don’t worry a visa will just cost you AED 200 or around 50 US Dollars). Going to Qatar, why not Qatar Airways – we got cheap return tickets and easiest way as they have daily flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Now, let me share the top 5 places in Doha that we visited.

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First stop is the social heart of Doha, Souq Waqif is a best place to find silk scarfs, spices, perfumes, gold products and traditional clothes as this site has been a souq for centuries though redeveloped but restored with rich original Qatari structures. After a long walk in the most traditional market place in Qatar, you can rest in one of the restaurant or a coffee shop to try their traditional Arabian coffee to match with Kunafa – the best we tried up to now.

Souq Waqif = Doha Qatar

Also visit Museum of Islamic Art, we don’t have the time to enter but from the outside architecture design of the building itself is iconic and based from what I read it has a wide range collections of Islamic arts.

Museum of Islamic Art,

Ready to be in love with the pigeons – check the “towers” in Katara Cultural Village which we can say home of the thousand birds. Beside the architectural structure you can also enjoy getting some tan, perfect place that I can recommend for you with their natural beaches.

katara cultural village - Doha Qatar

The Pearl Island is one of the best place in Doha where you can enjoy a marina walk, enjoy some shopping and park your yacht (which I think are private because there is no water taxis). Perfect for a quite lunch or a romantic dinner, you can choose from a variety of restaurants and cafes.

Pearl Island Doha Qatar

Do not skip in going to Medina Centrale and experience Plaza Andalusia of Spain in a middle-east way. The restaurants, shops and trees arrangement reminds me so much of Europe.

Medina Centrale Doha Qatar

After Medina Centrale jump in another city from Italy, go to Corso Venezia very nice community inspired by Italian style and architecture the only missing was the gondola the rest is great.

Corso Venezia Doha Qatar

 

Before leaving this place take a ride up to the end, there are some villas exactly next to the water, which fascinates me!

And finally visit center of the new town, especially if you like big and shiny buildings. Take a ride on the Corniche side, which we loved it! You can enjoy taking photos next to the sky-towers, romantic walk or to run after pigeons and of course enjoy a good coffee at Costa Café.

Doha downtown

It was a sweet escape for us given it was just a short break, if we can spend more time and come back getting some tan in Katara is a great idea.

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Read on to see what Valentine's Day decorations you can use to make your lover a great surprise for this romantic holiday!

Valentine's Day Decorations: Romantic Bedroom

It’s that time of the year again when we can celebrate the love we have for each other and make our significant other a wonderful surprise! A good idea is to use Valentine’s Day decorations in your home and surprise your partner when he/she comes home! Check out these ideas and use them on the 14th!

First of all, it’s obvious that the colors of the decorations must be red or pink. Even if you’re not such a big fan of them, there’s no such thing as Valentine’s Day decorations without red or pink. Alternatively, you can try and use smaller amounts of these colors and go for neutral ones instead. For instance, you can use white or beige flowers around and add a couple of bright red balloons for more style. Also, try using brightly colored details, like red candles, to bring a touch of color in the room.

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If you’re not too handy at crafting things, you can find on the market lots of special Valentine’s Day decorations: flowers arrangements, table decorations, special balloon arrangements and almost anything you can think of, from romantic declarations and cards to picture frames and paper decorations.

And since we mentioned pictures, you have to know that they are an important part of Valentine’s Day decorations for your lover. You can simply place them like that around the house, but it’s preferable to buy some special romantic picture frames. Another option would be to glue them on a red string and hang them near the fireplace or right as you enter the room. For a truly special effect, you can use the lighter and burn them a little on the edges, to give them a vintage look.

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Don’t forget about lights too! Red lights are a must if you want to decorate your house in a great way. Don’t worry if you don’t have any special lights prepared for this occasion, you can solve the problem by using a red light bulb instead of the regular one. Also, if you have some Christmas lights around, you can use them too, since they are much more colorful and jolly. Even so, many people prefer to use a dim light and some romantic candles, especially if they are having dinner together on that evening.

The scent is always important when creating a romantic background. Choose a delicate and seductive scent to complete the decorations or use scented candles. Generally, there are certain aphrodisiac scents you can choose for creating a specific mood and you can find on the market even scents with pheromones (the hormones responsible for falling and love and the chemistry between partners). Last but not least, don’t forget about the special Valentine’s Day gift for your lover and make sure you find something outstanding! You can be sure he/she won’t forget a wonderful experience in a room filled with Valentine’s Day decorations and lots of love!

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