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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: Desert Adventure, Dune Bashing Safari & Camel Ride

4. 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.

North Of Qatar, Al Zubarah fort, Purple island, Al khor city

5. North Of Qatar, Al Zubarah fort, Purple island, Al khor city

Begin your half-day tour with a drive by comfortable vehicle to discover the heritage of Qatar. Stop at the Umm Salal Fortress, built as a residence for Sheikh Jasim Bin Mohammed al Thani in the late 19th century. Next on the itinerary is Al Zubara, an important archaeological site with a fort that has been turned into a museum. The square-shaped fort features circular towers on three of its corners and a rectangular tower on the fourth. Continue to Al Ruwais to see the harbor and take a short break at Ruwais Beach to enjoy the sea breezes. On the way back to Doha, see Al Khor, a town known for its harbor and lovely beaches.

Doha: Katara Cultural Village Tour

6. Doha: Katara Cultural Village Tour

Start your day of cultural exploration with a visit to three of the city's most famous projects: The Pearl-Qatar, Porto Arabia Boardwalk and Marina. These three major landmarks are a must-see when visiting the city of Doha, and your informative guide will provide you with interesting information about the origin and history of these locations.  Continue on your tour to the Katara Culture and Heritage Village. This major landmark was built to epitomise Qatar's rich and long held tradition of architecture. The entire Katara complex is built in a fusion of oriental and retro-romantic style, providing a beautiful contrast from most of Doha’s charming new cultural buildings, elsewhere in the city. Labeled as the Valley of Cultures, Katara Cultural Village is an exciting place to visit for everyone, especially for those fascinated with traditions, theatre, art and architecture.

From Doha: Monster Bus Desert Tour

7. From Doha: Monster Bus Desert Tour

Following convenient pickup from any location in Doha, board a massive 32-seater Monster Bus. Once inside the bus, sit back, buckle up, and marvel at how this behemoth of a bus conquers the towering dunes of the Sealine with ease.  Head into the heart of the desert and take in the vastness of the sand that surrounds you. Make a stop for some photos then head to a desert camp for some refreshments or even a camel ride. Jump back on the Monster Bus before your return journey to the city, and onward to your accommodation.

Doha: City Tour and Desert Safari Combo

8. Doha: City Tour and Desert Safari Combo

Commence the day with pickup from your hotel or selected location by the tour guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, head to the Msheireb Museums and observe the four historic heritage houses that show the unique aspects of Qatar's cultural and social development. Next, continue to Dhow Harbor to take photographs and check out the traditional boat cruise through the Arabian Peninsula. Head to the Katara Cultural Village, which hosts festivals, exhibitions and local workshops. After this, proceed to Pearl island, a collection of 200 small islands. Next, head to the Doha Corniche, a palm-bordered promenade facing Doha Bay. Then, continue to Souq Waqif to observe the blends of tradition and culture at this local market.  Your safari guide will pick you up from Souq Waqif and transport you to the desert terrains in a 4x4 Land Cruiser. Reach the Sealine Beach and enjoy the panoramic view of the desert and take pictures.  You can take part in a camel-riding session while the vehicle gets ready for dune bashing. Proceed to enjoy the dune bashing experience, where the Land Cruiser rides up and down the mighty dunes. Later on, try out sandboarding, where you slide down the dunes. Then, you will be taken to the Inland Sea of Khor Al Adaid, near the border with Saudi Arabia. You will then be transferred back to your hotel or selected location in Doha.

Souq Waqif: Traditional Market Tour

9. Souq Waqif: Traditional Market Tour

Step into authentic daily life in Doha on this tour of the Souq Waqif marketplace. Explore the traditional shops and art galleries on display, and shop cooking spices, herbs, rose petals, incense, and more. Enjoy hotel, airport, or port pickup options. Souq Waqif in Doha is a showpiece of traditional architecture, handicrafts, and folk art, and was once a weekend trading area for the Bedouins. Souq Waqif means standing market. Falcon souq, spice souq, pet souq, gold souq, handicraft souq, and art galleries are just some of what you can see here. A visit to one of the falcon shops is an especially unique experience; some shopkeepers will allow you to photograph and handle the birds while explaining equipment and training. As you explore, get a chance to enjoy the regular displays of folk dance and music, particularly on festive occasions, and take authentic pictures. The only traditional souq to remain in the gulf, it’s now a charming labyrinth of narrow streets where visitors can bargain and purchase an amazingly diverse range of products.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 554 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!

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.

Our Guide Hmoud, was delightful. Funny, charming and very knowledgeable. We always felt like we were in safe hands.

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