As we plan our travels and journeys we always seek maximum value. Qatar Airways‘ Stopover program delivers just that. It allows travelers to add an additional holiday to their trip for a very small fee. So let’s see in details and in 3 steps how you can take advantage of this offering.

Step 1: Book your Qatar Airways flight

First of all you need to book your Qatar Airways trip. The stay validity of the Stopover program is December 31, 2020.: book by December 28, 2020. You can either book a return or a multi destination ticket as long as you have a minimum transit time of 12 hours in Doha.

Your Qatar Airways e-ticket number has to start with “157-“. You’ll need it to book your hotel. Don’t forget to add your British Airways Executive Club number to earn Avios and Tier points on all Qatar Airways flights. Indeed, Qatar Airways is part of the oneworld alliance.

Step 2: Get your free visa

Depending on your nationality you may apply to an entry visa. Most noteworthy, Canadians can benefit from a visa waiver on arrival. That means Canadians don’t need to apply for a visa beforehand. Hence, they’ll get one on arrival for free for up to 30 days.

This is great. You don’t have to worry about entering Qatar. This allows you to look into what to visit and do on your layover.

Step 3: Book your $32 hotel

Finally, through the Manage booking interface or your booking confirmation email, click on the Discover Qatar link

Qatar Airways Booking confirmation links
Qatar Airways Booking confirmation links

The link will take you to the Discover Qatar Stopover web site. Choose your check-in and check-out dates accordingly.  You can choose to stay at a 4 or 5 star hotel in Doha.

Discover Qatar Stopover interface
Discover Qatar Stopover interface

Rates for a 4-star hotel start at $32 for a one-night stay and up to $220 for a 4-night stay. Some of the hotels that are featured: Holiday Inn Doha Business Park, The Curve and Ezdan Hotel Suites.

Rates for a 5-star hotel start at $38 for a one-night stay and up to $280 for a 4-night stay. These hotels include: Al Najada Hotel by Tivoli, Grand Hyatt Doha, InterContinental Doha The City and Marriott Marquis City Center Doha.

I booked Al Najada Hotel Doha by Tivoli which I reviewed.

Al Najada Hotel Doha by Tivoli
Al Najada Hotel Doha by Tivoli


Qatar Airways Stopover offering is valid throughout the entire of 2020. For that reason, I will take advantage of the offer to enjoy a 24 or 48 hour layover. Doha offers many cultural venues free of charge. The food scene is amazing and the level of service in the hotels is hard to beat.

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