Massage in Doha: Ultimate Guide to Luxurious Spa Holiday

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Are you looking for places to get a massage in Doha, Qatar? Check out our guide to having the best massage in Doha and a relaxing spa holiday. 

What are Spa holidays?

Spa holidays are de-stressing vacations to luxurious hotels and resorts with holistic massage spas. The best spa destinations offer world-class spa and massage facilities with sightseeing, great food, and events. Doha in Qatar has some of the Middle East’s best spa resorts and offers great spa vacations along with famous Qatari hospitality.

How to reach Doha, Qatar?

For those of you who do not live in Qatar, traveling to Doha is very easy. Qatar Airways connects Doha with major cities across Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Qatar visa process is simple. If you are transiting through Doha via Qatar Airways, you may be eligible for a free 96-hour transit visa. This ~ 4-day long stay is perfect to squeeze in a spa getaway and massage in Doha. If you are traveling directly to Doha, Qatar offers visa-free entry to many nationalities or you may apply for the Doha Tourist Visa. If you are a Qatari national or expat, getting a relaxing massage in Doha is the perfect way to splurge on your health and well-being in the city.

What does a spa holiday typically include? Or what to expect on a spa holiday?

Spa holidays are often package deals that, depending on your plan, offer a variety of massages, facials, skin and other body treatments, resort stay, meals and use of other resort amenities like saunas, exercise rooms and more. The spa resorts are often luxurious, 5-star hotels with excellent service and quality bedding, food etc. A spa holiday is a world-class spa resort is the ultimate relaxing, luxury vacation where your every whim is catered.

How long should your spa holiday in Doha be?

Typically a spa holiday is 3-7 days long. This gives you enough time to take in a variety of massages in Doha along with facials and other skin and body treatments. A week-long stay is perfect to explore the Doha tourist attractions. If you are a local or expat, check out the Day Spa Use section under each resort for information on day passes and treatments.

Which Spa Resorts offer the Best Massage in Doha?

Doha has many world-renown spa resorts and luxury brands to cater to your well-being on your spa holiday and ensure you get the best massage of your life. If you are a local or expat, check out the Day Spa Use section under each resort for information on day passes and treatments. The resorts are arranged in no particular order and all provide exceptional, healing massage in Doha city.

Massage in World’s Best Private Island Spa at Anantara Spa at Banana Island Resort Doha

Banana Island Resort in Doha is a private island with incredible views, private marina and reefs, and idyllic hospitality. The Resort’s Anantara Spa has received several accolades including World’s Best Private Island Spa 2016 and Qatar’s Best Hotel Spa 2016; you absolutely need to check out the hype for yourself by scheduling a tranquil massage in Doha at the Anantara Spa.

Hotel, Rooms & Amenities:

Banana Island Resort is a 5-star luxurious hotel located on a private island. Guests are taken to the Resort in luxury catamarans or seaplanes. Guests have a choice of sea view rooms, suites, pool villa or over-the-water villas. Wellness facilities include the Anantara Spa and a fitness center. The Resort has plenty of dining amenities with restaurants offering Arabic, Mediterranean, Indian, sushi, Italian and American cuisine. Other amenities include water sports facilities, 9-hole golf course, tennis and more. 

The Spa:

Anantara Spa conducts its relaxing treatments in luxurious suites perched over the turquoise waters of the Doha Bay. The Spa’s treatment menu is extensive; many steam and bath treatments are based on the Turkish hammam rituals while body scrubs and oils massages are inspired by Qatar’s Bedouin origins. Anantara Spa also offers several hair treatments and beauty treatments.

Day Spa Use:

Expats and locals in Doha can travel to Banana Island for brunch and dinner buffets and special occasions like birthdays, Eid and Christmas. The resort also offers Day Pass for locals.

Most Regal Luxury Massage at Six Senses Spa at Sharq Village & Spa

The Sharq Village & Spa is a Ritz-Carlton hotel and describes itself as ‘Doha’s Most Regal Luxury Resort’. The property has villas, lush courtyards, private beach, and world class amenities and is located close the Museum of Islamic Arts, one of Doha’s premier tourist attractions. The buildings feature traditional Qatari architecture and the resort is very picturesque. The resort’s Six Senses Spa offers is a great spa for indulging in a whole body massage in Doha.

Hotel, Rooms & Amenities:

Sharq Village & Spa room and villas feature luxury Arabian decor, plush linen, marble floors and exceptional views. Resort restaurants feature local Qatari, Lebanese, Persian and Asian cuisines. The resort has a variety of water sports including kayaking and paddle-boards and fitness activities like indoor cycling, spin classes and yoga for its guests. The resort also has special activities for kids including beach volleyball, sand castle making, movies and more.

The Spa:

Every Six Senses Spa offers exceptional service and personalized wellness programs and the Six Senses Spa in Doha is no exception. The spa area looks like a sheikh’s palace with winding alleyways, water fountains and more. The spa team is expert on wellness and holistic healing. Six Senses Spa offers excellent treatments including various hammam treatments, facials and full body massages.

Day Spa Use:

Six Senses Spa also functions as a day spa and offers all its treatments for locals. It also conducts yoga and other events for expats and locals.

TripAdvisor’s Best Massage in Doha at the Spa at Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

Not a spa resort in the traditional sense, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels are a collection of 9 buildings located in the bustling Souq Waqif. The hotels feature elegant Qatari hospitality, delicious Arabian feasts and relaxing spa treatments in the heart of the city. The location adjacent to one of major Doha tourist attractions makes Souq Waqif Spa unique.

Hotel, Rooms & Amenities:

The hotel rooms are oases of peace among the noises and sights of Souq Waqif and the adjoining Falcon Souq. The hotels offers more than 10 types of rooms and suites for every type of travelers. The rooms feature traditional Arabian decor and contemporary amenities. The hotel restaurants offer great Arabian food. Also all hotels inside Souq Waqif are a walk away. Since the hotel is not a traditional resort, other amenities are limited.

The Spa:

The Spa boats of some excellent hammam and body treatments and ranks #1 on TripAdvisor for the best massage in Doha. The spa has gorgeous Arabic interior and treatments are inspired by ancient Arabian influences. A variety of massages, steams, scrubs and exfoliations are offered.

Day Spa Use:

The Spa at Souq Waqif hotels welcomes locals and expats looking to get a relaxing and tranquil body massage in Doha. It is exciting to spend the day in Souq Waqif and fascinating Falcon Souq before heading over to the Spa get one of the best massages in Doha.


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