Doha: Northern Qatar Guided History Tour

4.3 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Falcon Tours Qatar

Doha: Northern Qatar Guided History Tour

Activity provider: Falcon Tours Qatar

From US$ 101 per person

Discover the heritage and history of Qatar on a guided tour. Visit the archeological AL Zuarah fort, harbors towns, and beaches, and stop to see the purple island or the mangrove forest.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
• Airport: Outside gate number 4 • Any address within Doha city • Port: Take the free shuttle bus from the cruise terminal to reach the museum of Islamic art where your tour guide will be waiting for you


  • Visit the purple island of Al Khor
  • Visit Al Khor, famous for its harbor and beautiful beaches
  • See Al Zubarah fort, an important archaeological site
Full description

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.

  • Pickup by air-conditioned car
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Drop off service
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Passport, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • See-through clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Amir was a very informed guide who was happy to share his knowledge with us. He told many things about the country and people so the trip was quite informative. The sights themselves are a bit more modest, the fort is quite small and nondescript, the mangrove island had no water so it was rather unimpressive to look at. In the off-season, this excursion is probably not recommended. But since the guide really went to a lot of trouble to make something out of everything, we are still quite satisfied.

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September 8, 2022

We made this excursion from Doha to the far north of the region through expanding areas, old fishermen villages and archaeological sites. Khan the guide from Falcon tours was really kind and helpful and told us a lot about the past and present of this country. Quick and accurate booking. Experience to try. Thank you very much Khan.

November 9, 2019

Great way to learn there is more to Qatar than just Doha. Kahn our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and gave us just the right amount of information. He didn’t feel he need to talk all the time. Vehicle in excellent condition and his driving was exemplary. We had more than enough time to wander at our leisure and he was always available to answers any questions we had. Good supply of cold water. SMS messages the evening before to confirm details much appreciated. Picked us up right on the agreed time.

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October 31, 2019

Product ID: 71807