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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: Sunset Desert Safari with Camel Ride and Sandboarding

2. 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

3. 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: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

4. 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.

West Coast tour, Zekreet, Richard Serra Desert Sculpture

5. 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.

Doha: Half-Day City Tour with Msheireb Museums

6. Doha: Half-Day City Tour with Msheireb Museums

Get picked up from your hotel within Doha city limits by your tour guide, then set off to see the most well-known sights in this half-day city tour. Head on to the first destination, the Msheireb Museums, and observe the four historic heritage houses that offer the unique aspects of Qatar's cultural and social development.  Later, proceed to Dhow Harbour to take amazing photos during a photo stop and see the traditional boats that cruise over the Arabian Peninsula.  Then, head over to the Katara Cultural Village - a famous cultural beacon that hosts international, regional, and local workshops, exhibitions, and festivals.  After this, move on to the luxurious island named The Pearl - a cluster of more than 200 islets and islands. Next, proceed to Souq Waqif to witness culture and tradition blend in this shopping experience.  The next destination is Doha Corniche, which stretches along Doha Bay where the carriageway, palm-fringed promenade, and breeze provide a varied feel. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

Doha: 24-Hour Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

7. Doha: 24-Hour Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy the city of Doha at your own pace on this hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour. The double-deck buses run every 30-40 minutes, with stops at all major city attractions such as Souq Waqif, Katara Cultural Village, and the Pearl Qatar and Museum of Islamic Art, just to name a few. You'll also pass by some of the main hotels in Doha, such as the Marriott, the Sharq Village and Spa, the Sheraton, and the Hilton Hotel. This tour allows you to take your time at each stop as you wish, and is valid for 24 hours once the ticket is redeemed. With unlimited rides around the city, you can hop on at any of the main branded bus stops located at Souq Waqif, Sheraton Park, and the Katara Cultural Village. When you purchase this tour you will also receive free access to the night tour, which is a relaxing 1-hour drive around the city during which you will see the city's beautiful landmarks by night.

Doha: 5-Hour Guided Tour of North Qatar

8. Doha: 5-Hour Guided Tour of North Qatar

Your adventure begins when you’re picked up from your Doha hotel and begin heading north for around 40 kilometers. Your first stop will be the Umm Salal Fortress, a tower built for Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohammed Al-Thani’s residence in the late 19th century. This amazing building is closed to the public as it's still occupied, but you’ll have the chance to admire the unique structure from the outside. Next, you’ll visit Al Zubarah, an important archaeological site made famous by its old fort. A square-shaped site with circular towers in three of its corners and a rectangular tower in the fourth, this fascinating fort-cum-museum was built in 1938 during the rule of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Al-Thani and was erected upon the ruins of a neighboring fort. You’ll then move on to Al Ruwais to discover the Dhow Harbor. Here you’ll take a short break at Ruwais beach to relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. On your way back to Doha, you’ll pass by Al Khor, the second-biggest town in Qatar renowned for its gorgeous harbor and golden beaches.

Doha: Multi-Museum Cultural Tour

9. Doha: Multi-Museum Cultural Tour

Your cultural adventure begins when you’re picked up from your hotel in Doha and taken to your first stop of the tour, the Museum of Islamic Art. This specialized museum houses a large collection of Islamic manuscripts, textiles, ceramics and other works, the origin of which ranges from Spain to Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, India, and Central Asia. The museum has emerged as one of the world’s most encyclopedic collections of Islamic Art and was designed by award-winning Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei.  Next, indulge in the depths of Qatari and Islamic Cultur at the Bin Zaid Cultural Centre or, as the locals call it, Al Fanar. Inspired by the Great Mosque of Samarra in Iraq, the centre explains and teaches Islam to non-Muslims. You’ll then continue on to the Msheireb Museum, a celebration of history via four restored heritage houses that reveal unique aspects of Qatar’s cultural and social development.  Last but not least, you’ll head to the National Museum of Qatar to explore its rich, remarkable collection of archaeological and heritage objects: manuscripts, documents, photographs, jewelry and costumes, which together comprise a comprehensive picture of Qatar’s past, present, and future.

Doha: Desert Adventure, Dune Bashing Safari & Camel Ride

10. Doha: Desert Adventure, Dune Bashing Safari & Camel Ride

You will be picked up from your preferred location from the City of Doha for a thrilling desert safari. You will be driven out of town in a 4x4 air-conditioned land cruiser where you can enjoy the sights while driven across stunning landscape. The tyre pressure of your land cruiser would be adjusted to make your off-road drive smooth once you reach the vast desert plains of Doha. Now get ready for the exciting session of dune bashing! Your excitement level will be at its peak as the land cruiser conquers the tallest sand dunes. You are free to try sandboarding, another popular desert sport, once you have thoroughly enjoyed bashing the dunes. Glide across the sand plains with the wooden board provided and become mesmerized at the boundless desert. Now it's time to relax after the day's adventures! You will experience a soothing camel ride to catch up with the best sights of this desert region. Rejuvenate yourself as the camel moves forward at an agile pace. Take epic photos with the backdrop of this beautiful landscape, and cherish you memories for a lifetime. You will be transported to your starting point once the tour services end.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 119 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 !