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Doha: 5-Hour Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding & Inland Sea

1. Doha: 5-Hour Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding & Inland Sea

Depart from Doha and journey across the picturesque desert terrain in a 4WD Land Cruiser with a professional guide and driver. Drive south for a stop at the alluring Sealine Beach and capture cool shots of the location while your driver deflates the tyres for the desert dune bashing. At Sealine Beach you will have time to experience an authentic Camel ride in the desert sands.   Then, it is time for dune bashing! Experience your adrenaline pumping as the vehicle moves up and down the dunes to give you an exhilarating experience. You will also witness a desert storm brewing in the air caused by the vehicle moving at high speed. After dune bashing, enjoy the thrills of sandboarding, another adventurous and popular activity that lets you slide down the dunes while standing with both feet strapped to a board. Once you are done sand boarding, you will be taken to the Inland Sea of Khor Al Adaid that borders with Saudi Arabia. Soak in the beauty of this unique natural wonder before heading back to Doha.

Doha: Half-Day Private Desert Safari and Inland Sea Tour

2. Doha: Half-Day Private Desert Safari and Inland Sea Tour

Depart Doha and journey by 4WD vehicle across the extraordinary desert terrain of Qatar. Head south for a stop at the charming Sealine Beach, where your driver will deflate the tires to make the vehicle ready for an off-road dune bashing drive. Get the chance to experience the desert from the back of a camel while you wait. Then, hold on tight for the rollercoaster ride across the amazing sand dunes. Continue to the Inland Sea of Khor Al Adaid, overlooking the border with Saudi Arabia. Take in the mesmerizing views of the sand and the sea before heading back to Doha with a stop en route to re-inflate the tires.

Doha: Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, & Camel Ride

3. Doha: Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, & Camel Ride

After being collected from the city of Doha, you will be driven out of town to begin your amazing 4-hour desert safari. This tour will cater to people who are looking to have a thrilling experience out in the desert in the southern part of Qatar. You will enjoy a short camel ride and taste authentic local tea, as you get ready for a thrilling off-road ride over the dunes. You will be able to see where the desert meets the beach, all from the highest dunes in the area. This tour will also provide a chance for you to take some amazing photographs too, as you will stop by the beach for the opportunity to dip your feet into the water of the Arabian Gulf. At the conclusion of your desert adventure, you will be returned back to your point of origin in Doha.

Doha: Sunset Desert Safari with Camel Ride and Sandboarding

4. Doha: Sunset Desert Safari with Camel Ride and Sandboarding

Your tour will begin when you are picked up from your hotel or other selected location in Doha. From here you will be driven straight to the desert in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Now you will start off with a goosebump-inducing dune bashing session, where you can marvel at the skills of your driver as he takes you up and down the dunes in electrifying fashion. For once you can rest assured that speed doesn’t kill, but rather thrills, in the desert. After the bashing is done, it will be time for sandboarding, another popular activity in the desert. Simply strap both your feet to a board and surf along the dunes for some more thrills. Afterwards, it will be time for a complimentary camel ride, an activity not to miss, especially when in the desert. You then take a drive to the inland sea of Khor Al Adaid that borders with Saudi Arabia. This is a beautiful and unique place, as the sea dovetails with the desert creating a sight that is rare to find. Once sunset comes around, you will be able to watch in awe the vivid coloration of this landscape as it becomes enhanced by the setting sun. You can take as many photos of this amazing scenery as you want, before heading back to your hotel or selected location.

From Doha: Full-Day Desert Safari

5. From Doha: Full-Day Desert Safari

Embark on an electrifying ride over the desert sand dunes, following pickup direct from your Doha accommodation. Dip low in the deep trenches and rise high on the pinnacle of the dunes in this epic ride. Visit the inland sea, and enjoy the refreshing breeze. Experience the thrill of dune bashing with experienced drivers.  Stop for a photoshoot and view the beautiful dunes in contact with the sea. Arrive at a luxurious beachfront resort which features a spectacular view over the Arabian Gulf. Sit back and relax while as a chef prepares a memorable meal.

Doha: Dhow & Double Decker City Tour

6. Doha: Dhow & Double Decker City Tour

Following convenient pickup from the airport or any location in Doha, you will be dropped at the Dhow Port to board a traditional wooden dhow. Cruise around the city’s iconic Corniche waterfront, enjoying the 7-kilometers of metropolis skyline.  Head north to the modern and luxurious island development of The Pearl-Qatar. Experience the busy city and the view of the skyscrapers from the waterside. Upon arriving at The Pearl-Qatar hop-on a double decker bus for a city tour. See Mediterranean-style yacht-lined marinas, upmarket residential towers, villas and internationally renowned hotels. After your city tour on the double decker you will be dropped off at Souq Waqif where your shuttle transport vehicle will return you to your accommodation.

Doha City Private Tour

7. Doha City Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the airport, and then drive along the Corniche to get a view of the old Dhow Harbor. Next, go to the gold souq and be dazzled by the glittering items on display in all the different shops. Then, visit the National Museum of Qatar in Doha, a museum dedicated to the history of Qatar housed in an iconic building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and dubbed the Desert Rose. Next, go to the gold souq and be dazzled by the glittering items on display in all the different shops continue to the Souq Waqif, noted for its traditional architecture and spice and perfume shops. Browse the traditional handicraft shops and discover areas dedicated to animals such as horses, camels, and an area reserved for falcon.

Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

8. Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

Discover the charm of Doha city on this guided tour. Visit the main attractions and experience the modern and the traditional mix in this fascinating city.  Start your tour with a pickup from your accommodation. Jump in the car, sit back and relax and enjoy the panoramic drive along Doha Corniche, with time for a photo stop. Then, explore the West Bay area, and see the Pearl-Qatar artificial island and Katara Culture Village.  Visit the Souq Waqif market, enjoy a stroll around the colorful alleys, window-shop or enjoy shisha with friends and family, if you like. Need to get souvenirs? No worries, you can buy traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Finally, finish your tour with a cruise on board a traditional dhow boat. See the glitz and glamour of Doha city from the water.

Doha: 5-Hour Desert Safari Package

9. Doha: 5-Hour Desert Safari Package

After being collected by your desert driver from Doha city/Hotel/airport/port by a 4x4 air-conditioned car, you will venture out of town to hit the desert. On the way you will have the chance to see Wakra city and the oil city of Messaid, whilst also having the chance to see the oil refineries along the way, including Sealine Beach and the desert gate. While your driver prepares the vehicle for your desert ride, you will enjoy a brief camel ride, hold a falcon and taste a local tea whilst relaxing in a Bedouin camel camp. You can also prepare yourself for the thrilling dune bashing that awaits you. The dune bashing journey will take you to the famous inland sea of Khawr al Udayd, including a couple of the best spots for photo opportunities where the sea meets the dunes. On the way back, you will stop for 30 minutes of quad biking, after which you will head back to Doha to be returned to your point of origin.

West Coast tour, Zekreet, Richard Serra Desert Sculpture

10. West Coast tour, Zekreet, Richard Serra Desert Sculpture

Get majestic views of the west coast of Qatar on a half-day tour from Doha. Following pickup at your hotel or the airport, make your way by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle to Film City, built for the Arabic TV series Sons of Wolves in the middle of the desert of the Zekreet peninsula. Marvel at the contemporary recreation of an ancient Arabic village, nestled behind a canyon. Continue around an umbrella-shaped stone hut nestled on a limestone hill, left behind from a TV production on the Ras Abrouq peninsula. Gaze in awe at the East-West/West-East desert sculpture by Richard Sierra in the Brouq nature reserve, and then get dropped off at a location of your choice back in Doha.

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,393 reviews

The tour guide is the Gem of the tour. Hmoud was on time for pick up and he tried to connect with you with his knowledge around the city. He had lots of experience with the roads at the desert. I felt safe on the tour although it’s very windy. It was fun as Hmoud was driving through the sand dune. He would not force you to do activities that you didn’t want to do and he would accompany you if you decided to do so. Overall the experience was amazing. Hmoud is also a great photographer!

We had a great time with Jawith (I hope that's the correct spelling). Obviously, we had an opportunity to see all of the sites in Doha. But what was particularly impressive was Jawith's knowledge and openness about the country and city. He went the extra mile and arranged a place where we could get some takeaway food before catching our onward flight. A great experience and a great person!

It was a fantastic trip! I truly enjoyed my time! The driver's soo amazing, was making funny jokes and entertaining properly. He took a bunch of cool pictures of me (and the other traveller from the group). Highly recommend this tour, you won't regret

Ahmad is an excellent guide. He puts safety first and at the same time made the trip one of the best adventure i have in Doha.

SAAJ is great tourguide ! We enjoyed a lots with the trip he handled for us !