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The White Sands of Doha

In a few years time the world will be going Doha crazy when the world cup (hopefully) takes place there in 2022. With so much effort focused on infrastructure and building right now, we were surprised to find out that right by the waters of the Persian Gulf was a modern day pyramid which is getting a facelift in time for the big influx over the next few years. It’s the Sheraton Pyramid and it’s not doubt one of the best looking pyramid hotels in the world.

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The 5 star hotel is like a condensed little city with arguably anything you’d ever need from a holiday under one roof from any of the 371 rooms on site. With the increase in recent years in the number of people deciding to jet off eastwards for their holidays, rather than opt for somewhere like the Costa Del Sol, there always seemingly being deals pop up online for everything from a Qatar Airways discount voucher to  luxury hotels like this offering packages you wouldn’t scoff at.

The numbers behind this hotel (or should that be mega resort) are just mind boggling. Stuck and don’t know what you want for dinner? There are 10 restaurants all offering different types of cuisine from across the globe.
Looking for a good pint? There’s an Irish pub on site upon until the “wee” hours to keep everyone on their holiday diets for as long as needs be.

Want to go dancing? DJs like Tiesto have residence spots in the nightclub. The resort is essentially aiming to be just like a major hotel you’d find in Las Vegas, only at a better price.

It also has a private shuttle to and from the airport if you really want to make sure you don’t have to lift a foot during your stay. The entire area of Doha is growing in popularity as a tourist destination and spot to live, with many people coming from the west to get jobs in finance and tech sectors.
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The hotel has been undergoing a massive refurbishment project in recent years as it had become a bit run down, with some critics joking that it was like staying in a real pyramid. It’s tough to compete with other hotel apartments Doha has to offer, offering modern facilities at a very competitive rate against this building which originally opened its doors way back in 1979.

Here’s hoping that it doesn’t become a footballer’s getaway during the world cup. We can only imagine the number of footballs being kicked off balconies in to the gulf like golf balls.