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Doha: Private Trip of North Qatar, Zubara Fort, & Mangroves

1. Doha: Private Trip of North Qatar, Zubara Fort, & Mangroves

This special tour will take you to the past of Qatar. From where it all began. The northern part of Qatar, which plays a great role in the country’s rich cultural history. Starting the tour with Al Khor’s harbor, the country's center for pearl diving & fishing in the old times. And old ship repairing and renovating yard. After that you will visit Al-Thakira mangroves. Which is one of the hidden gem of Qatar. Al-Thakhira mangroves forest is among Qatar’s oldest and largest forests. And then you will visit Al Zubara Fort. This 20th century fort is the youngest and most prominent feature of the Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A pristine example of a typical Arab fort, its one-meter-thick walls warded off invaders and helped keep rooms cool during the hot summer. Originally built by Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani in 1938 to serve as a Coast Guard station, the Zubara Fort now serves as a museum displaying a varied collection of exhibits and artworks, with a focus on contemporary topical archaeological findings. The fort, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in recognition for its preservation and as a unique example of a formative period, is the perfect place for fans of Middle Eastern history to learn more about military life in Qatar in the 18th and 19th centuries. After all this, you will also be able to see an old traditional Qatari village.

From Doha: Mangroves Kayaking Adventure

2. From Doha: Mangroves Kayaking Adventure

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Al Thakira's Mangrove reserve, the most captivating natural sight in Qatar. Embark on a mesmerizing kayaking journey through the enchanting mangrove forest, where vibrant greenery envelops you and a rich array of unique flora and fauna awaits. Indulge in the tranquil art of birdwatching amidst this serene habitat. As you make your way to Purple Island, relish the opportunity to admire Qatar's scenic north eastern coast. Upon request, delve deeper into the ecological wonders with a guided walkthrough of the mangrove forest. With expert guidance, beginner training on paddling and safety, and a thrilling exploration of nature, this unforgettable adventure promises an exhilarating escape into Qatar's natural wonders. Keep in mind, there's a chance of getting wet, adding an extra touch of excitement to your experience.

From Doha: North of Qatar Guided Tour with Entry Fees

3. From Doha: North of Qatar Guided Tour with Entry Fees

Begin your tour with a comfortable drive-by vehicle to discover the heritage of Qatar. Stop at Al Zubara fort, an important archaeological site with a fortress that has been turned into a museum. Continue Al Khor, a town known for its harbor and lovely beaches. The next stop is at Al Khor Island, also known as Jazirat bin Ghanim and Purple Island. It accommodates the only archaeological site in the country attributable to the second millennium BC. Next, stop at al Dhakhira city, which used to be a fisherman and pearl hunter village to see the cargo and fishing dhow boats. Finally, you will then head back to Doha.

North Of Qatar, Zubara Fort, Mangroves, purple island

4. North Of Qatar, Zubara Fort, Mangroves, purple island

Just after picking up guests from Their location in doha with our licensed Tour guide they will be on their way to the north of qatar which is a complete example of qatar in past 18th and 19th century, the first city of this country in the late 17th century to be formed by the people traveling from other parts of gulf in search of earning a lively hood by diving for pearl and fishing which was the only means of earning in past days of qatari people and while enjoying a lovely long drive with lots of iconic attraction to see on their way to Al khor which is a city in the north of qatar. First they will visit the Al khor Harbour which was the first harbour of this country for pearl diving and fishing, where they can experience the dhow boat from old times which were used by the qatari people to earn living. The place is in its self so unique and interesting that it takes you back to the old days of Qatari people and the harbor is not just limited to dhow boats but the modern days boats as well which makes this harbor one of its kind. From Al khor harbor they will visit the largest and the oldest mangroves forest which is a home to many animals, this forest is just beside the purple island which involves interesting information. From there to the most famous and most visited UNESCO World Heritage site of Zubara by the tourist which is a perfect example of typical Arab forts in old times. The sites explain alot about the history of this area and how and when it became an Archaeological Site. After all this then to the abandoned village of zubara . Then the guest will be dropped back to the pickup location

Doha: History & Heritage Tour of North and West Qatar

5. Doha: History & Heritage Tour of North and West Qatar

Ready to explore the rich culture and history of Qatar? Join us on Qatar North and West Tour for a journey into the heart of this vibrant nation. From North to West, you will experience the colourful life, art and culture Qatar has to offer. Visit Purple Island, Al Khor City, Al Zubara Fort and Richard Serra’s sculpture art, all in one tour! Make the most of your time with us, as our experienced guides give you an insight into Qatar’s fascinating past.

Explore North Qatar with history and archaeological sites.

6. Explore North Qatar with history and archaeological sites.

Many visitors to Qatar never see its northern reaches, which offer up historical buildings, traditional ports and sweeping beaches. Get to see its best bits without a self-drive car on this private tour to ensure you don’t miss out. With a driver-guide delivering navigation and commentary on route, visit the former pearling hub of Al-Khor Harbour, explore UNESCO-listed Al Zubara Fort and observe the wildlife-filled mangroves at Al Thakhira beach. Hotel pickup and drop-off make your trip super-easy.

BF Doha | Hamad Int. Airport Transfer Meet & Greet

7. BF Doha | Hamad Int. Airport Transfer Meet & Greet

Doha is the capital city & main financial hub of Qatar. It is known to have a history of being the largest exporter of pearls in the Persian Gulf.. Doha is a popular travel destination known for mesmerizing buildings, rich history and historical buildings which are must-visit for travellers at heart. We at BaronFleet aim to create wonderful memories for our guests. We ensure that we provide the best limousine services in Doha for business or leisure travel or events. Our focus is to create a premium experience for our guests. We have multiple types of services with different classes to choose from according to the comfort of our guests. We ensure that our guests are just a click away from getting their premium limousines. Our Premium Limousine Services tend to be a perfect blend of premium, luxury and safety for your family and friends. A premium chauffeur-driven limousine is at your service around the clock. When landing on a foreign land we all need someone to take care of us and our dear ones. We at BaronFleet understand this feeling and our chauffeurs are ready to pick you up from the airport any time of the day. Just book a ride from Hamad International Airport, Doha and our courteous chauffeurs will be there at the airport just before the arrival of your flight to pick you up. Qatar has it all. Just choose the best destinations to visit and book a BaronFleet Intercity ride to enjoy a luxurious trip. You can visit the Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Katara Cultural Village, the City Centre Mall, the Aqa Lounge and several other places such as the Al Koot Fort, Doha Corniche and even go on a dhow cruise. The Purple Island is worth a visit as is a visit to the Old Palace. It can be fun to spend the night in a camp at Mesaieed, Wakrah, Sealine or Zekreet. Fulfil your wishes for an international road trip with BaronFleet and book the best intercity ride to visit majestic places like Al-Khor, Al-Rayyan and Mesaieed. We have the best premium cars available at your service backed up with the latest amenities available in the market. Just book our top-end cars which cater to all your needs in the best possible way. BaronFleet premium chauffeur service is the best way to travel when you are in Doha. One of the best features of BaronFleet premium chauffeur service is that you get the chauffeur service when you want it and where you want it. It may be midnight or early morning. Just book a premium Limousine on the BaronFleet website or Android & iOS App and enjoy a comfortable, secure and premium journey with your loved ones. Travel with safety, comfort and on-time performance with BaronFleet's exclusive premium limousines. Our chauffeur-driven limousine service ensures that you'll not miss your flight or a meeting or dinner with family and dropped off right on time.

North of Qatar Tour to Olafur Eliasson, Zubara Fort, Jumail

8. North of Qatar Tour to Olafur Eliasson, Zubara Fort, Jumail

The ultimate in tours that takes you to the northern part of Qatar which plays a great role in the country’s rich culture and history. Our tour guide will take you on a time travel starting at Al Zubara fort . The Zubara Fort – Qatar’s first unesco world heritage site is well known as an archaeological landscape. Until this day, teams of archaeologists are having on going excavations to develop and maintain its legacy. We then continue to Visit a traditional Qatari village with houses made of limestone & mud and in while at Al Shamal, you can see Bahrain on clear days. the last stop will be Olafur Eliasson This site-specific installation located in the desert just north of Al Zubarah explores how our perception of the world informs our relationship with reality.

From Doha: Private Guided Tour to North Qatar

9. From Doha: Private Guided Tour to North Qatar

North Qatar known as historical place of Qatar which was earlier habitats of People of Qatar, It was famous for Pearl diving and fishing while home for boudin life. There are many historical attractions and UNESCO Sites including: Al Zubara Fort Purple Island Al Barzan Tower

Private North of Qatar Tour

10. Private North of Qatar Tour

The beauty of Qatar on north side starts with Al-khor harbor, busy port in the center for the local fishing industries, it continuous to a next stop at Al-thakira it is known for its picturesque beaches and natural beauty, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, heading to a last stop at Zubarah fort which is a historic military fort that hold numerous artifacts, it is one of the country's most prominent archaeological sites and a Unesco world heritage site.

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based on 48 reviews

Mr Zeenatullah arrived early to take my husband & I on our 4 hour tour of Doha. Our relaxing drive in his spacious, pleasantly air conditioned car was a delight as we sipped hot Chai bought by Mr Z. We were shown off the beaten track wonders that are a photographer's dream. Mr Z is a courteous, honorable man who gives 100% to his guests. He is knowledgeable & takes great care to explain the sights. As we had left something behind at our motel, Mr Z offered to drop us back at the motel after our tour & then dropped us at our shopping destination in his own time. He is a most generous man. We had a wonderful day with Mr Z & we highly recommend him. John & Sue.

We really enjoyed the tour with our guide Mehti, he was very communicative and was able to tell us a lot about the history. He listened to and fulfilled all of our requests. Cool drinks were available and the car was clean. Mehti is a very pleasant person and I would have liked to have done all the tours with him. :)

The guide Farhan was excellent. Shared many details on the areas we visited and didn't mind the time extension as 4hrs was a bit short to experience all the sights North Qatar has to offer.

Great driver, great car, great tour! Adham was attentive, spoke excellent English and very informative. Learned a lot about Qatar history and showed us more than he had to! Excellent

Habeeb our guide was on top, he arranged the tour so that I could see as many stadiums of the cdm2022 as possible. Outside of Al Khor not much to see but very nice.