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"A funky, modern hideout with a sophisticated atmosphere."

Need to know

    • 17 rooms and 2 suites
    • Located in Souq Waqif, in the centre of Doha
    • A tranquil oasis within a vibrant and vivacious city.

We love

  • The exquisite dining experience at Al Matbakh, from the succulent dishes to the breath taking rooftop views.
  • The impeccable service from the staff, who made our stay so special.
  • The location of the hotel is right in the midst of all the action.
  • The authentic cultural feel within the hotel

Top Secret

Arumaila rests adjacent to Doha’s exciting bird souq, where the birds flutter onto your finger at will, and large parrots recite a few words from the Quran.


Arumaila is one of the boutique hotels founded by a push from the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage to maintain true Qatari vision, aimed at preserving the national heritage and Islamic identity that Doha is so proud of.

The Review

Arumaila is a timeless symbol of Qatari culture in the heart of Souq Waqif. Effortlessly exuding casual elegance and time honoured tradition, this contemporary and stylish hotel is alive with Arabic rhythm, whilst still maintaining a modern and youthful energy.  
Each richly decorated suite welcomes guests to a relaxed environment full of luxuriously coloured fabrics, wooden floors, and Arabic decorations and furnishings. 
The hotel’s two restaurants are fast becoming Doha’s top destinations for both casual and luxury dining, with Al Matbakh, the rooftop eatery proving a little haven away from the hustle and bustle of the Souq vendors down below. With an open kitchen, lively music and spectacular views of the Corniche and city skyline, this fine-dining culinary experience is not one to be missed. The Chef's signature plates are recognised by all who have eaten here before, offering exotic delights from steak tenderloin to ocean-fresh lobster.
Alternatively, guests staying at Arumaila can dine at Al Canteen, offering traditional recipes and the freshest ingredients to provide a modern twist on all your favourite comfort foods from around the world, whilst you relax and socialise with friends. With sumptuous sweet and savoury light meals, this restaurant offers a more relaxed dining experience.
There is always a warm welcome at reception, and the staff pleasantly provide guests with a refreshing watermelon drink or an iced tea whenever leaving the hotel, keeping you cool and 
quenching your thirst on your way to dinner, or when travelling to the airport.
Arumaila brings together the intimacy of a private residence with the promise of personalized service that sets this Souq Waqif Boutique Hotel apart.



  • Address: Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar
  • Travel info: Approx 15 minutes/10km from the airport. From Airport Arrival Exit, take right direction going to Corniche. In the corner of Corniche and Bank Street, take left and Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is on the right.

Key Features

  • Butler Service

  • Free Wifi

  • Beach

  • Fitness Center/Gym

  • Restaurant

  • Spa