Doha Office Profile

We’re based in the West Bay business district of Doha, in the iconic Tornado Tower. The 52-storey building is one of most distinctive in the area, with its whirlwind architecture and exterior lighting. It also offers fantastic facilities, including shops and restaurants, and is in easy reach of premium hotels and shopping malls.

  • Fast Facts

    Numbers

    15+ Employees
    2+ Partners
    7+ Qualified Solicitors
    1+ Trainee Solicitors

    At the office you’ll find:

    • a health and fitness centre
    • car parking spaces (for 1,700 cars)
    • shops
    • two restaurants on the 28th floor, offering breathtaking views of the city and Arabian sea

  • The best places to eat, drink and shop

    You don’t have to travel far to eat well, with two excellent restaurants in our building: La Varenne, a French-style brasserie, and The Anvil Rooms, a classic New York steakhouse. Doha has plenty to offer, so we’ve pulled out a few favourites.

    Breakfast, coffee and lunch

    • There’s a tasty selection of French pastries and cakes at Paul in Lagoona Mall, as well as good coffee
    • Lagoona Mall is also the place to go if you fancy a quick and tasty bowl of noodles at Wagamama or satisfying burger from Burger Gourmet
    • Sugar & Spice is probably Qatar’s most popular café, thanks to its melt-in-your-mouth desserts. Watch out for the Goodie Jar and Red Velvet Drink
    • Jones the Grocer’s café menu focuses on natural ingredients from specialist suppliers. It gets pretty busy at weekends
    • Pasta, pizza and salads are all made in front of you at Vapiano. It’s right across the street from the office making it ideal for a quick lunch or late-night snack

    Eating out

    • Not far from the office is W Hotel, with its two standout restaurants. La Spiga by Paper Moon won a commendation for its Italian cuisine at the Time Out Doha Restaurant Awards, 2014. Market by Jean Georges was also a winner at the Time Out awards, with its combination of Arabian flavours and modern dishes
    • Hakkasan was founded in London in 2001 and quickly became one of the world’s most renowned Cantonese restaurants. The Doha restaurant opened its doors in 2013 at the St. Regis. You’ll also find Opal by Gordon Ramsay here, serving up Modern British cuisine, and the Lebanese restaurant, Al Sultan Brahim
    • Friday buffet brunch at a five-star hotel is the social event of the week in Doha. Service starts at noon and ends about 4 pm, and some people stay for the whole thing, eating their way through roast meats, grilled fish, salads, pastas, cheeses, curries, ice cream and Arab sweets

    Drinks

    • Lava Lounge at Intercontinental Hotel is known for having the ‘longest bar in Doha’ with a balcony that offers spectacular views of the city
    • You can chill out by the pool at Wahm Poolside Lounge and enjoy Mediterranean mezze and international DJ performances
    • The same goes at Reggae Barbecue Night in Oyster Bay at the St-Regis Hotel. There’s a pool and private beach, as well as live music and a delicious barbecue
    • One of the best bars and clubs in Qatar is Crystal Lounge, known for its signature cocktails, champagne bar and DJs
    • The Pier is the perfect way to start a long weekend. Every Thursday from 8pm to 1am it takes over the stunning waterfront at the Four Seasons Hotel, with DJs providing the music, and grills serving up delicious dinners
    • For the best soul, funk, disco and deep house, check out Doha Hustle at Rocca – they’ve got a great drinks menu too

    Shopping

    Doha is a shopper’s paradise with a choice of malls packed with high-street brands, boutiques and regional stores. Or head for the local markets, or souqs, for a more traditional experience.

    • If Villaggio reminds you of Venice, you’re right. It’s one of the largest malls in Qatar with over 220 shops and restaurants, as well as a 150-metre long canal and gondola boat ride
    • Landmark is known for its international stores like Virgin Megastore, Marks & Spencer and Zara. It’s styled to look like a Qatari castle
    • Quite a few of our favourite restaurants are based in Lagoona, which is a boutique-style mall with regional and international brands
    • Gate Mall is just across from our office, and includes the Salam department store, which is famous for its luxury brands
    • For something a bit different, visit Souq Waqif, one of Qatar’s most well-known souqs. As well as providing a traditional shopping experience, it’s a great place to gather for a meal and smoke shisha

  • Sport & Fitness

    As well as the fitness centre in our building, we have an office 5-a-side team which is always on the look out for new recruits. Otherwise you’ll find Doha has an incredible choice of activities available.

    • Watersports, sailing, fishing, golfing, horse racing, or camel racing: you name it, there’s a sport for everyone in Doha. They’re not hard to find – look out for the different clubs around the city
    • Golfers can practice their game on the championship courses at the Doha Golf Club or the Mesaieed Golf Club
    • Khalifa International Tennis is renowned for its courts and squash complex

  • Local attractions, culture and the arts

    Doha’s desert setting makes safaris a must. It also has a thriving cultural scene, with some real treats in store if you’re willing to explore.

    • The Museum of Islamic Art houses one of the most complete collections of Islamic artifacts in the world. It’s also a beautiful building, designed by renowned architect I M Pei, which is worth visiting in its own right
    • Katara Cultural Village is the centre point for culture and arts in Qatar. You’ll find art galleries, an opera house, and auditoriums here. It’s home to the Qatar Philharmonic, which performs about twice a week, as well as The Doha Film Institute and Qatar Photographic Society
    • Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha offers a programme of world famous performers, thanks to its artistic director Wynton Marsalis. A great place to go for a relaxing evening
    • The Pearl Qatar is a manmade island that takes its inspiration from Venice. As well as shops and restaurants, there are quite a few entertainment venues here, including cinemas and clubs
    • Sign up to a safari and explore the sand dunes and mountains around the city. You’ll be introduced to a more traditional way of life, with camel rides, Bedouin tents, food and drink