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HOW TO SPEND 2 DAYS IN DOHA!

Once only known as stopover city, the capital state of Qatar, Doha, has now reinvented itself as a desert tourist destination with world-class luxury hotels and restaurants. 

Courtesy of Qatar Airways and Visit Qatar tourism board, I got the opportunity to visit Doha last October and see what it has to offer. And, I was genuinely impressed!

If you are interested to visit Doha too in the near future, here are some interesting things to do: 

1) NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR

Opened in March 2019, the National Museum of Qatar is designed and built in the shape of a 'desert rose'. Inside this museum, there are lots of interesting installations and video projections about Qatar's beginnings and the history of the local culture and traditions from the earliest days to today. Honestly, this is one of the most interactive and immersive exhibitions that I've ever been to! 



2) VISIT THE FALCON SOUQ AT SOUQ WAQIF

In Qatar, falcons have been traditionally used for hunting and the tradition is still pretty much alive! In the Falcon Souq, you can admire these expensive falcons and take photographs of them. 

There's also a Falcon Hospital right beside the Falcon Souq - Yes, the hospital is only for falcons! How interesting!


3) DINE IN PARISA SOUQ WAQIF

Upon entering Parisa Souq Waqif, you will be dazzled by its opulent, bejewelled Persian interior.
Doesn't this place remind you of the song "Arabian Night?" ✧

Apart from the extravagant interior, this restaurant also serves exotic Persian cuisine!




3) SAND DUNES DOHA

A trip to Doha will never be complete without visiting its desert safari! When in Doha, one must enjoy the spectacular views of the desert, take pictures with the camels, and head to a thrilling sand dune bashing adventure!

I was so excited upon seeing the camels (this was probably the first time I see a camel in my life!). Though I didn't ride on them, I managed to take some shots with the very calm and friendly camels!

Sand dune bashing was very fun and thrilling at the same time. Our driver drove us in a Toyota Land Cruiser, and basically he was driving over the steep sand dunes in varied speeds and also in an erratic zig-zag motion! (But of course, we wore our seatbelts for ultimate safety haha!)






4) DHOW CRUISE

There's actually no better way than hopping on a dhow cruise to watch the sunset and admire the beautiful landscape of Doha. It was such a relaxing and memorable experience gazing at the illuminated skylines along the shores of Doha on the cruise. 



5) KATARA CULTURAL VILLAGE

While Doha might be dominated by state-of-the-art hotels and skyscrapers, there's actually this place called Katara Cultural Village where locals and visitors can reconnect with the cultural side of Qatar. This place also serves as a cultural hub for Qatar's cultural activities, film festivals, performances, etc. Besides, it's also a very Instagrammable place so be sure to come in the morning/afternoon (when there's sunlight) to grab your shots! 
(We reached there at night, so we weren't able to get much nice photos ☹️) 



 The Galeries Lafayette Doha, which is just beside Katara Cultural Village, is a nice place to walk around and shop too! It's also an outdoor area with air-conditioning, with over 500 vents on the ground blasting out chilled air - how cool is this outdoor cooling technology?! 

Alright, so that's pretty much what we did in Doha!

Not only was I impressed with Doha's towering and futuristic skyscrapers and modernistic technology, I was also deeply inspired by how they still preserve and keep their notable traditions and culture alive. Not forgetting to mention, their food scene was such a delight, from authentic eateries to upscale restaurants. Be sure to try out their kebabs, bread and hummus, and many more!

Thank you Doha, I hope to see you again soon! 

EXPERIENCING QATAR AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS


Qatar Airways' business class seats have always been known as the World's Best Business Class, as recognised by 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. So the fact that I got to experience this for the first time as their invited content creator made me feel really grateful and honoured.

So today, I'm going to share with you my experience of flying in business class for the first time ever, and what's more, it's with the airline that has won the World's Best Business Class award.

Shall we begin?

So before I start, Qatar Airways actually have 2 types of business class seats: the classic & the QSuite, depending on the aircraft that you are flying with.

THE BUSINESS CLASS SEAT


From KL to DOHA, we experienced the classic business class seat, featuring a spacious and comfortable seat, ample legroom, a 21.5 inch touch-screen monitor for entertainment, precise seat controls that you can adjust the seat into a comfortable position or even a flat bed.

TOP-NOTCH HOSPITALITY
The cabin crews were very attentive, friendly and helpful. Upon entering the aircraft,  I was escorted to my seat by an appointed cabin crew who immediately greeted me by my name and introduced herself. After making sure that I was comfortably seated, she asked politely whether she could offer me something to drink as a welcome drink and whether I want a hot towel / cold towel to refresh myself. Shortly after the flight has taken off and the seat belt sign has put off, I was handed the food & wine menu. From time to time, they also came to check whether I require any assistance or anymore food or drinks, which made me feel very well taken-care of!

IN-FLIGHT DINING
I ordered this non-alcoholic sparkling drink which is called "So Jennie" and it's soooo good!
What really wow-ed me was their "Dine On-Demand Menu", which does not only allow you to order ANYTHING you want from the menu, but you can also choose to dine at ANY POINT OF TIME and in ANY order you desire. Let's say if you are not hungry yet and would like to doze off for a few hours, you may request the cabin crew to wake you up at a certain timing and serve you your meal after that! Everything is practically at your own convenience.


Apart from that, the food and beverage menu is also very extensive as they serve an array of cuisines from Arabian to Western and Chinese (depending on which country you are flying to). And they also served it in a way that make me felt like I was dining in a gourmet restaurant!

Warm bread & greek yoghurt as my appetisers 
Chicken congee as my main
I also had this afternoon tea set and the scones were the BEST. Their in-flight dining experience has totally surpassed my expectation!
IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT




Who else agrees that watching movies is one of the best ways to kill time on a flight? There are soooo many blockbuster movies, TV shows, games and audio podcast provided by ORYX ONE. And the 21.5' inch touch-screen monitor as well as ORYX noise-cancelling headphones had been such a blessing to me throughout my flight.

QSUITE BUSINESS CLASS
On our flight back to Kuala Lumpur from Doha, we got to experience the QSUITE business class (you have no idea how excited I was!!)

 Each Qsuite seat comes with its own slidable door, bringing comfort and privacy to the next level.


THE SEAT FEATURES
The seat features are pretty similar to the ones in the standard business class. However, the QSuite comes with a "Do Not Disturb" indicator, so that your slumber is guaranteed to be uninterrupted.
 
The seats are designed in Qatar Airways' signature burgundy and grey, and further enhanced with a warm rose gold detailing. And the fabric of the seat feels really cozy and comfortable! 

 

COMPLIMENTARY SLEEPWEAR
To further enhance your comfortability and quality of sleep, Qatar Airways also thoughtfully provides its guests a set of sleepwear and slippers from The White Company, making you feel like home. 

THE EXPERIENCE
It was such an unforgettable experience flying in Qatar Airways' business class. I enjoyed every single bit of it, and in fact, for the first time in my life, I didn't want the flight to end haha!! I definitely look forward to going places again with Qatar Airways. ♡

Thank you Qatar Airways for this remarkable experience.

TEDDY BEAR COLLECTION FROM LOVE & CO

The holiday season is upon us and if you are looking for the perfect gift to express your love to your loved one, nothing says it better than the new Teddy Bear Collection from Love & Co.

Love & Co has recently launched the Teddy Bear jewellery collection - a collection that symbolises unconditional love, warm cuddles and companionship. Just like how our teddy bears make us feel when we were young.

Made with love for love, each piece of Love & Co's Teddy Bear jewellery exudes its own charm and is a tender, lovely reminder of your promise to be her for an eternity.

Beautifully and carefully crated, this collection features a series of exquisite jewellery pieces, ranging from necklaces, earrings, bangles to rings. Every piece is delicately made from silver, 18k rose gold and precious gemstones. Also, with any purchase from the Teddy Bear jewellery comes with an adorable teddy bear bluetooth speaker jewellery case!!!

This is the exclusive Teddy Bear BLUETOOTH SPEAKER + Jewellery Case!! So the case is the one with the heart-shaped, and the teddy bear is a bluetooth speaker! SOOOO CUTE ♡









The Teddy Bear collection is already available in all Love & Co stores so head over to the stores to bring them home today ♡

Love & Co store locations:

  • The Gardens Mall | Lot F-239A
  • One Utama Shopping Centre | Lot G138
  • Johor Bahru City Square | J1-02 Level 1
  • Gurney Plaza | Lot 170-G-47A
  • Sunway Pyramid | Lot 1.75
  • The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey | Lot G-061

MY STAY AT VIE HOTEL BANGKOK




Hey guys! Over the weekend, I travelled to Bangkok with my boyfriend for a short 4D3N trip and I thought I will share with y'all the hotel that we stayed at - Vie Hotel Bangkok.

Located at the heart of Bangkok that nestles the grand shopping malls and literally just a few steps away from BTS Ratchathewi Station, Vie Hotel Bangkok is a 5-star boutique hotel that gives you an easy access to the best spots in the city!

The room that we stayed at was the Executive Suite. Comes with a spacious living room, this suite is extremely spacious and can accommodate up to 3 people!
Beside the living room, there's also a work space as well.
Living room (I loveeee lounging here after a long day!)



Flat screen TV in the living room

And our lovely king-sized bed! Upon entering our room, we immediately fell in love with the cozy vibe that the room offers!


Bathroom
Toiletries
Mini bar
Besides, there's also a gym (it's like a legit gym that has full on equipment omg) at the 10th floor of the hotel. 

The reception area is also really beautiful and IG-worthy!





Vie Hotel Bangkok also serves breakfast buffet as well, though the selection is not super extensive, they do serve the basics and also healthy options like fresh juice, salad, yoghurt, cereals, etc!

Thank you so much to Vie Hotel Bangkok for such a wonderful stay and we absolutely enjoyed it!
If you are interested to stay in Vie Hotel Bangkok, do check out their website for special deals and promotions. 

Speak soon! x


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