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From Doha: Private Tour of Northern Qatar

From Doha: Private Tour of Northern Qatar

From US$ 133.68 per person

Explore the culture and history of northern Qatar on this private guided tour. Visit the Al Khor harbor, the Al Takhira Mangroves, and the UNESCO listed Al Zubarah Fort.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Arabic, English
Pickup included
Please be waiting in your hotel lobby a few minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the diversity of the Al Takhira Mangroves
  • Discover an ancient coastal fort
  • Visit a traditional Qatari village with houses made of limestone and mud
  • Learn about the different industries that support the city of Al Khor
Full description
After pickup from your hotel, you'll head for Al Khor, which means "sea on three sides" in Arabic. The city is older than Doha, but far smaller in size. It used to be the center of the pearling industry in Qatar. Today it boasts a scenic harbour where you can find traditional fishing dhows and a museum showcasing the fishing, pearling, and dhow-building industries. Next you'll visit a dhow repair yard where traditional dhows, which are still being used commercially in Qatar, are maintained and repaired. Learn about process of building and maintaining dhows at this specially built boat yard. From the dhow repair yard, head north to the Al Takhira Mangroves. The mangrove colony is both a major tourist attraction and an important natural environmental resource for Qatar. It provides a natural habitat and a sanctuary for birds, fish, and other animals while also preventing coastal erosion. The final stop on your tour is at Al Zubarah Fort, an important UNESCO listed archeological site on the north-western coast of Qatar. Al-Zubarah was once a flourishing port and a center of trade, fishing and pearling. An international team of archaeologists, led by the Qatar Museums Authority, have uncovered many of the artifacts which are displayed in the renovated fort.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation with experience driver
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary

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Unfortunately there really was nothing to see on this tour. We stopped at the harbor and there was water, mangrove is more like 5 min walk on a bridge and then ruined we could not see as it was privatized

October 9, 2021

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