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Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel has earned its place through time as an iconic destination and established a long-lasting relationship with several generations of Qatar. Emerging from a complete renovation, this cultural symbol returns to its former glory, featuring extraordinary 1980s architecture highlighting the region’s exquisite designs, while catering to the needs of the modern social travelers.

Sheraton Grand Doha was designed by renowned American architect and planner, William Pereira, and it was the initial element of his larger plan for the new city center area, which we now call West Bay. The hotel was opened on the 22nd of February, 1982 to celebrate Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani’s 10th year of rule. With its tri-sided pyramidal shape, the hotel introduced a new standard of modernity to Doha.

An instantly recognizable landmark for over 3 decades in Doha, Sheraton Grand holds a special place in the hearts of Qataris and is located strategically on the crescent bay of the city’s Corniche – considered a nexus between the old and the new Doha. The hotel’s pyramidal structure is highly visible and most areas in Doha, including the airport, are within an easy 15-minute reach.

It is a true urban resort, known for its Arabian hospitality offering a perfect mix of business and leisure facilities. Activate your mind and body at one of the best health center in the city- Sheraton Fitness, with an exclusive dynamic workout and daily variety of classes. Take a dip in the swimming pools, while maximizing your time at the private beach and extensive landscape gardens. Sheraton Fitness is also a house to the largest indoor tennis facility in the city.

The hotel is home to seven (7) celebrated restaurants, bar and lounges. From La Veranda’s authentic Italian cuisine to Al Hubara’s all-day dining restaurant. Visit the city’s original pub, Irish Harp to unwind after a long day and catch up on the latest sports action or just sip the traditional Arabic coffee with the famous Um Ali desert at the Atrium Lounge. Savor the traditional flavors of authentic oriental cuisine in Qatar’s first Em-Sherif Restaurant, and for meat lovers, Nusr-Et Steakhouse offers the best steak in town.

The hotel has a legacy of hosting royal family weddings and major regional conferences. Many generations of Doha residents have grown up and celebrated personal milestones at the Sheraton. Sheraton has witnessed significant weddings and conferences being home to the city’s biggest convention center, with over 35,000 square feet of space to host up to 9000 guests. It is the only hotel in Doha to have a private Majlis and meeting area for the Royal Emir during government conventions

Whether it is business, a conference or a short getaway that brings you to Doha, the iconic Sheraton Grand Doha offers the perfect social gathering ground to reconnect and create lasting memories.


Professor Asmaa Al-Thani is the Vice President of Medical and Health Sciences, the Director of the Biomedical Research Center (BRC) and a Professor of Virology at the Biomedical Sciences Department, Qatar University.  Professor Althani is also an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

Professor Al-Thani’s portfolio articulates a record of accomplishments in establishing the academic and research infrastructure for health and medical sciences at Qatar University, pertaining her roles as the Founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences (2016) and the Founding Director of BRC (2014).  Professor Al-Thani has an active role in national landscape of medical research through serving as the Vice Chairperson of the Qatar Biobank Board, Chairperson of the National Qatar Genome Committee and establishing National Reference laboratory-COVID19 Unit.  In addition, she is the founding chair for the Empower Generation Consortium (EGC), which comprises several projects that enhance the national capacities in health and medical sciences.

Professor Al-Thani has a leading research portfolio, with over than 120 published papers in peer-reviewed international journals and around 34 internal and external research grants and 2 patents.  She is a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences, and currently a member of the American society for Microbiology.

Her accomplishments have been recognized through several awards, including the Astrolabi Award from WCMC-Q (2020), QS- Reimagine Oscar in Education, gold in Life Sciences and the silver in best university-employer relationship for the years 2018-2020.   She also received the State Encouraging Award in the Medical Sciences and Nursing (2017), Sheikh Hummaid Bin Rashid Award for Culture and Sciences (2006), Al-Jasra Cultural Club –Qatar (2008), Qatar University Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2012), the College of Arts and Sciences Research Award (2012) and the Arab Paediatric Medical Research Award (2015).