Qatar: Wyndham Grand Regency, Doha

Business hotels needn’t be bland, as Matthew Teller discovers at this characterful five-star number in the dynamic Gulf capital

On tour with Shakespeare’s Globe

To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, 12 actors from Shakespeare’s Globe have spent 730 days attempting to visit every country in the world, including performing in refugee camps, travelling under armed guard and struggling through sandstorms.

John Simpson: Letter from Qatar

What the world’s most famous correspondent gets up to off duty. This month he remembers his time spent in the Middle East

Qatar: Sharq Village and Spa, Doha

The Arabian atmosphere and vibrant Qatari aesthetic at this well-presented bolthole on the Gulf make for a perfect sun-soaked escape. Matthew Teller is impressed

Qatar's storytelling tradition

In the space of two generations, Qatar has been catapulted from desperate poverty to the richest nation in the world. But it has its own unique heritage: storytelling. Matthew Teller meets the generation keeping the conversation going

12 of the best city news tweeters across the globe

A new group of Twitter users are chronicling the latest events from the world's most exciting cities — in 140 characters or less. Lucy Thackray follows some of the best

Where to go and what to see in Doha

The hotel, restaurants, culture fixes and activities that will make your Doha city break one to remember

Art and architecture in Qatar

Qatar may be the wealthiest nation on Earth but it's not all about hard cash. 
The state is fast gaining a reputation as the cultural heart of the 
Middle East with its capital's cutting-edge museums and jaw-dropping architecture. William Cook is charmed