Sharq -where the past becomes the present
It has taken five years to recreate a modern version of an ancient Qatari Village at the Sharq Village & Spa, which has just opened its doors for conferences, seminars, honeymooners and holidaymakers alike.
Situated five minutes drive from Doha International Airport at a prime location on Doha Bay, Sharq Village & Spa offers 174 luxurious rooms and suites and the large royal villa aptly named Beit Al Shoukh (home of royalty), which is designed to reflect the rich and varied Qatari heritage.
The main hotel is regal, styled like a Sheikh’s Palace (with a blown glass chandelier in the main majlis), it features two ballrooms, a board room and an grand foyer. While the architecture and design may be traditional, the technology is not for the latest in sophisticated conference and business IT equipment is provided.
Also to be found in the main hotel complex is Sharq Village & Spa’s traditional souq. Qatar’s only indoor souq, it offers everything from precious metals and fine jewellery to Arabian trinkets, superb cigars, designer fashion and glamorous furnishings.
Sharq Village & Spa is expected to become a highly popular conference and event venue, being able to cater for up to 950 delegates. High speed wireless internet access is available in the business centre, guest rooms and around the resort.
Sharq Village & Spa has two temperature controlled swimming pools, and for guests who prefer to swim in there sea there is always the white sand beaches of the Arabian Gulf. At any one of the four Six Senses Spa villages guests can receive many well being options including traditional Arabic, Thai and Swedish spa treatments.
Sensory ways to unwind
The Six Senses Spa at the Sharq Village & Spa in Doha, Qatar, offers separate spa villages that can be booked for private groups or couples. Various packages are on offer. A package for a couple includes a holistic massage and facial for her, a de-stress massage and facial for him followed by a bath ritual for two in bath salts and flower petals. Cost is $480. There is also a sensory spa journey where two therapists perform a facial and body massage at the same time. The treatment lasts for 90 minutes and costs $343. Dry flotation therapies are available too. A wrap and flotation treatment includes a head massage and lasts for 60 minutes for the price of $179. A calming dry flotation treatment lasting 25 minutes is priced at $54. There is a nourishing hydration wrap and flotation for $179.