DOHA 2019 World Athletics Champs

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Event Location : DOHA, Qatar

Tour Code: TFQAR1/19


27 Sept - 06 Oct 2019

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Doha in Qatar hosts the World Champs for the first time in the Middle East providing an ideal opportunity to visit this vibrant modern city and to embrace the culture of the region.

With first class facilities, a fan friendly schedule and reasonable prices a warm welcome from hospitable hosts awaits those fans open to enjoying athletics in this new location.

The event scheduling reflects the location with the end of September start date and the daily session timings. Temperatures in this period are 28-34 C during the day and cooler in the evening: at the Seville 1999 event it was close to 40 C during the day and mid-30s during the evening – unlike 1999 the Marathons and Walks will be held at the coolest time around midnight. The programme is compact with just one stadium session per day to travel to / back from. Fans will have plenty of time to lie-in after any late finishes with time to relax or sight-see.

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T&FT’s Comprehensive Doha Programme

Our strategy for handling a more esoteric event location and climate is to offer a carefully planned all-inclusive programme based upon private T&FT managed air-conditioned bus transportation with excursions and cultural exchanges in order to create a unique and interesting event experience supporting the stadium competition schedule. With all sessions starting at either 16.30 hrs or 19.00 / 20.00 hrs there will be plenty of time for relaxation using our hotels pools and spa facilities. Our chosen hotels are all within walking distance of the old town, souqs, major museums and the Corniche seafront promenade and park. With local public transportation options slow and not so reliable or comfortable you will have exclusive access to our T&FT buses for travel during the day around the city, for our excursions venturing further afield to the historic forts and desert landscapes outside of Doha as well as for stadium transfers.

T&FT staff and our local guides will co-ordinate this as well as assisting fans around the souqs, exotic markets, museums and local restaurants. We aim to provide a unique cultural adventure enabling fans to enjoy the excitement of the championships supported by our unmatched experience of organising fans at every IAAF World Champs since the inaugural event in Helsinki in 1983. We look forward to taking care of our many regular clients and new fans too.

An innovative and different World Championships – BE THERE!


 SUMMARY OF OUR TOUR PROGRAMME OPTIONS:

We are offering 11, 7 & two extended weekend 4 night package options so that fans can either attend the full event or just a few days at high standard hotels typical of the region

  OPT 1:   26 Sept – 07 Oct        12 Days / 11 Nights

OPT 2:  30 Sept – 07 Oct         8 Days / 7 Nights

OPT 3:  26 – 30 Sept                 5 Days / 4 Nights

OPT 4:  03 – 07 Oct                   5 Days / 4 Nights

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR FINAL TRAVEL PROGRAMME FOR THIS EVENT pdf

DOHA FULL PACKAGE OPTIONS INCLUDE:

All Hotels on Bed & Breakfast Basis / T&FT Bus Transport & Local Guide Services / Doha City, North Qatar & West Coast Tours / T&FT Daily Doha 2019 Newsletters / Doha Information Pack / Supporters Event Statistics Guide / T&FT Doha Event Lunch Party / T&FT Staff Services


BASIC PACKAGE DISCOUNTS:

Clients requiring a less inclusive service can deduct the Basic Package Discount from our Full Package prices

Option 1:  -£ 200 p.p / Option 2: -£ 150 p.p / Option 3:  -£ 75 p.p / Option 4: -£ 100 p.p

Our chosen hotels are all within walking distance of the old town, souqs, major museums and the Corniche seafront promenade and park.


DOHA PACKAGE HOTELS:

 5* SARAYA CORNICHE

Located next to the Corniche seafront, old town and souqs and rated 5* locally for its excellent services. Whilst international branded hotels in the futuristic West Bay area of the city may have an edge this hotel offers excellent value and a first class long stay base for guests.  All rooms have a bathroom with a bath / shower, WC and hairdryer, air conditioning, multi-channel TV, telephone, internet access / WiFi, air conditioning, mini-bar, tea & coffee facilities and safe. Breakfast is buffet style. There is a choice of a la carte and buffet restaurants with a bar, coffee shop and a terrace café. There are indoor swimming & plunge pools, a gym, sauna, jazuzzi & spa / wellness centre. We offer standard or deluxe seafront rooms (30 sq m) and very spacious seafront facing suites (65 sq m) that include a living / dining room if you want to spoil yourself.

Package Prices are per person:

 11 nights – Single Room: £ 1399 / Twin or Double Room: £ 1099 / Junior Suite: £ 1349

 7 nights – Single Room: £ 999 / Twin or Double Room: £ 799 / Junior Suite: £ 959

 4 nights – Single Room: £ 649 / Twin or Double Room: £ 549 / Junior Suite: £ 629

 4 nights – Single Room: £ 699 / Twin or Double Room: £ 599 / Junior Suite: £ 679

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4* Superior BEST WESTERN PLUS

Located next to the Corniche seafront, old town and souqs. This very stylish contemporary design hotel offers rooms that are spacious and well equipped with a bathroom with a bath or shower, WC and hairdryer, air conditioning, multi-channel TV, telephone, internet access / WiFi, air conditioning, mini-bar and safe. There is a restaurant with a bar and a coffee shop and a fitness gym with a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and spa & wellness centre. Located immediately adjacent to the Saraya Corniche hotel.

Package Prices are per person:

 11 nights – Single Room: £ 1299 / Twin or Double Room: £ 999 

 7 nights – Single Room: £ 939 / Twin or Double Room: £ 739

 4 nights – Single Room: £ 619 / Twin or Double Room: £ 499 

 4 nights – Single Room: £ 669 / Twin or Double Room: £ 549 

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4* MERCURE GRAND

Located within walking distance of the Corniche seafront, old town and souqs. All rooms have a bathroom with a bath / shower, WC and hairdryer, air conditioning, multi-channel TV, telephone, internet access / WiFi, air conditioning, mini-bar, tea & coffee and safe. Breakfast is buffet style. There is the Brasserie restaurant and English style steakhouse / pub-style bar. There is a fitness gym with a sauna and jacuzzi and an outdoor swimming pool. Comfortable accommodation for our programme lead-in hotel option.

Package Prices are per person:

 11 nights – Single Room: £ 1159 / Twin or Double Room: £ 949 

 7 nights – Single Room: £ 849 / Twin or Double Room: £ 699

 4 nights – Single Room: £ 549 / Twin or Double Room: £ 469

 4 nights – Single Room: £ 599 / Twin or Double Room: £ 519 

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FLIGHTS:

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Direct flight options to Doha are possible from a number of UK airports with Qatar Airways.

DIRECT: Heathrow from: £ 619 / Gatwick from: £ 589 / Cardiff from: £ 599 / Birmingham from: £ 699 / Manchester from: £ 699 / Edinburgh from: £ 699

To keep the cost of the airfare down it is also possible to fly indirect to Doha making 1 stop in either Amman / Istanbul or Muscat – this would also allow the opportunity for a stop-over in any of these interesting cities

INDIRECT: Heathrow from: £ 449 / Gatwick from: £ 409 / Birmingham from: £ 409 / Manchester from: £ 409 / Edinburgh from: £409

 All flight schedules can be found in the Final Programme by clicking the link at the bottom of this page

COMPETITION SCHEDULE: 

The event scheduling reflects the location of these Championships in Qatar with the end of September start date and the daily session timings. Temperatures in this period are usually 28-36 C during the day and cooler in the evening – at the Seville 1999 event it was often 40+ C during the day and mid-30s during the evening. Unlike 1999 the Marathons and Walks in Doha will be held at the coolest time around midnight. The Khalifa stadium will also be operating an air conditioning system that will moderate temperatures for the athletes and spectators in the arena. The programme is compact with just one stadium session per day to travel to / back from. Fans will have plenty of time to lie-in after any late finishes with time to relax or sightsee.

Fri 27 Sept: 16.30-21.00 & 23.59 W Marathon / Sat 28 Sept: 16.15-22.30 / Sun 29 Sept: 20.00-23.30 / Mon 30 Sept: 16.30-23.00 / Tue 01 Oct: 16.30-23.00 / Wed 02 Oct: 16.30-23.45 / Thur 03 Oct: 16.30-00.30  / Fri 04 Oct: 20.00-22.30 / Sat 05 Oct: 16.30-22.30/ Sun 06 Oct: 19.00-22.00

A detailed timetable is available

TICKET PRICES:

PREMIUM: Home straight finish line (Rows 15-17) – £ 70 per session / £ 675 all sessions

CAT 1: Home Straight / 100m Start & 200m Bend – lower rows – £ 35 per session / £ 345 all sessions

CAT 2: Home Straight / 100m Start & 200m Bend – upper rows – £ 30 per session / £ 295 all sessions

CAT A: Opposite Finish Line & Back Straight – £ 15 per session / £ 145 all sessions

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POST CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR

JORDAN – Amman, Petra & Dead Sea with optional Jerusalem add-on    

 7 – 12 / 14 October – 6 or 8 days

A remarkable tour of Arab, Byzantine & Roman history with the spectacular landscapes of the Wadi Rum desert & Dead Sea. The “rose city” of Petra is one of the wonders of the world. Visit Mt. Nebo where Moses was “shown” the Promised Land by God – and Madaba / city of Mosaics. Plus an optional Jerusalem visit.

These remarkable sites and sights need time to savour them and this extended schedule provides this as a fitting finale to your Middle East adventure.

6 days/5 nights: Single – £ 849p.p / Twin or Double – £ 699p.p

8 days/7 nights: Single – £ 1299p.p / Twin or Double – £ 1099p.p 

A full day by day itinerary is available by clicking the ‘DOHA – Final Programme Brochure’ tab below

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 STOP-OVER & ADD-ON OPTIONS:

Istanbul – 3 days / 2 nights

This add-on can be taken pre-event or post-event. In Istanbul you will be transferred to your 4* hotel eg central Arcadia Blue  for a 2 nights stay on BB basis. A half day sightseeing tour is included and return airport transfers. Extra nights on request.

Single – £ 349 pp / Twin or Double – £259 pp

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Muscat –  3 days / 2 nights

This add-on can be taken pre-event or post-event. In Muscat you will be transferred to your 4* hotel eg Centara Muscat hotel for a 2 nights stay on BBbasis. A half day sightseeing tour is included and return airport transfers. Extra nights on request.

Single – £ 349 pp / Twin or Double – £249 pp

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QATAR AIRLINES ADD-ONS

Qatar Airways Doha hub connects to a great number of exotic Indian Ocean locations such as India the Seychelles and Colombia / Sri Lanka with very reasonable add-on fares in order to create a very interesting vacation combined with athletics – enquire for more information.

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