Things to do in Qatar

Our most recommended things to do in Qatar

Doha: Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding and Inland Sea Tour

1. Doha: Safari, Camel Ride, Sandboarding and Inland Sea Tour

Experience the thrill of dune bashing with this day trip from Doha. Ride in a 4x4 Land Cruiser, try sandboarding, and ride a camel. Stay hydrated with unlimited water and soft drinks. Visit the inland sea of Khor al Adaid to catch views of Saudi Arabia over the horizon.  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 click photos of the location while your driver deflates the tires for desert dune bashing. At the beach, enjoy free time to experience a camel ride on the desert sands.   Then, it is time for dune bashing. Feel your adrenaline pumping as the vehicle moves up and down the golden dunes to give you an exhilarating experience. Get to witness a desert storm brewing in the air caused by the vehicle moving at high speed. After dune bashing, enjoy the thrill 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 sandboarding, head to the Inland Sea of Khor al Adaid which borders 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

Explore the desert around Doha on an exhilarating sunset safari. Ride across the dunes in a 4x4 vehicle, glide down the sand on a sandboard, take a relaxing camel ride, and admire a serene sunset over the dunes. Be picked up from your hotel or other selected location in Doha. Drive straight to the desert in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Start off with a thrilling dune bashing session, where your driver over dunes in an electrifying ride. Try sandboarding, another popular desert activity. Strap both your feet to a board and surf along the dunes for some more adrenaline-inducing moments. Afterwards, board a camel for a unique desert experience. Travel to the inland sea of Khor Al Adaid that borders Saudi Arabia. Witness the glow of the sunset as it shines on this area where the sea dovetails with the desert creating a sight that is rare to find. Take as many photos of this amazing scenery as you want, before heading back to your hotel or selected location.

Doha: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Audio Guide

3. Doha: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Audio Guide

See the sights of Doha at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket and audio guide. The double-decker bus has stops in all major city attractions such as Souq Waqif, Katara Cultural Village, the Pearl Qatar, and the Museum of Islamic Art. This ticket allows you to hop on at any stop along the bus route and to take your time at each stop as you wish. You'll also get to pass by some of the main hotels in Doha, such as the Marriott, the Sharq Village and Spa, the Sheraton, and the Hilton Hotel. Enjoy easy, stress-free redemption for your actual bus ticket from any of the kiosks located in Souq Waqif, Katara Cultural Village, the National Museum of Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Art, or the Hotel Park in Sheraton.

Doha: Desert Adventure Quad Bike Safari

4. Doha: Desert Adventure Quad Bike Safari

Meet your Safari Captain when you get picked up from your hotel or selected location in Doha. Embark on an exciting adventure together into the desert. Once you reach your destination, begin the tour with a thrilling quad bike ride. Experience an off-road safari during the 45-minute session and get some amazing photographs along the way.  Discover the desert from a new perspective as you glide across the dunes on the quad bike and feel the rush of adrenaline and the wind in your hair. At the end of your adventure, get dropped off back at your selected location or hotel in Doha by your safari captain.

Doha: Desert Safari, Dune Bashing Camel Ride & Sandboarding

5. Doha: Desert Safari, Dune Bashing Camel Ride & Sandboarding

Depart Doha city center in the morning or afternoon and venture out to the surrounding desert for the start of a safari tour. Experience the natural beauty of the area aboard an air-conditioned 4WD Land Cruiser. Get beautiful views of the desert sands and perfect photo opportunities as you drive up and down the dunes. See the famous inland sea on the border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and climb onto the back of a camel to experience the desert by the traditional mode of transport and complete your exciting day.

Doha: Dhow Cruise and Corniche Walk

6. Doha: Dhow Cruise and Corniche Walk

The dhow is a traditional wooden sailing boat used by merchants and pearl divers, now includes the latest amenities for tourists to make their journey more comfortable. Sunset time in Doha means time to cruise the teal waters of the Arabic Gulf in a "dhow," a traditional Qatari sailing boat used in the past by merchants and fishermen. This time of the day is perfect for enjoying the view of the city skyline from the sea. The sunset colors reflect on Doha's modern buildings, and a fresh breeze will cool you down from the desert heat. Dinner on board can be arranged for the groups for a supplement charge on request.

Doha: Quad Bike, Sandboarding, Desert Safari, Camel Ride

7. Doha: Quad Bike, Sandboarding, Desert Safari, Camel Ride

After being collected by your desert driver from Doha city/Hotel/airport/port by a 4x4 air-conditioned car, you will venture out of town to hit the desert.  On the way, you will have the chance to see Wakra city and the oil city of Messaid, while also having the opportunity to see the oil refineries along the way, including Sealine Beach and the desert gate. While your driver prepares the vehicle for your desert ride, you will enjoy a brief camel ride, hold a falcon and taste a local tea while relaxing in a Bedouin camel camp. You can also prepare yourself for the thrilling dune bashing that awaits you. The dune-bashing journey will take you to the famous inland sea of Khawr al Udayd, including a couple of the best spots for photo opportunities where the sea meets the dunes.  On the way back, you will stop for 30 minutes of quad biking, after which you will head back to Doha to return to your point of origin.

Doha: Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, & Camel Ride

8. Doha: Desert Safari Dune Bashing, Sandboarding, & Camel Ride

After being collected from the city of Doha, your professional desert safari driver will drive you out of town to begin your desert safari. This tour is for those looking to have a thrilling experience in the desert in the southern part of Qatar. Enjoy a short camel ride and taste local tea as you prepare for an exhilarating off-road ride over the dunes along the coast where the desert meets the beach, all from the highest dunes in the area. Additionally, join an optional sand-boarding activity. This tour will also provide a chance for you to take some fantastic photographs, as you will stop by the beach to dip your feet into the water of the Arabian Gulf. After your desert adventure, return to your point of origin in Doha.

Doha: Desert Adventure, Dune Bashing Safari and Camel Ride

9. Doha: Desert Adventure, Dune Bashing Safari and Camel Ride

Discover Doha's dessert landscapes on this guided tour in an air-conditioned 4x4 Land Cruiser. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off and try exhilarating activities like sandboarding, camel riding, and dune bashing for a full dessert experience.  Be picked up from your preferred location from the City of Doha for a thrilling desert safari. Drive out of town in a 4x4 air-conditioned land cruiser where you can enjoy the sights while driven across stunning landscape. The tire 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.

Doha: Private Night City Tour

10. Doha: Private Night City Tour

This tour is ideal for those who are in Doha city for a short visit and travelers who have a flight stop at Doha Airport and don't want to waste time waiting at the airport for their next flight. Travel with your expert tour guide through some of the city's top attractions, making stops for photos. Visit the Pearl, an artificial island located offshore of Doha's West Bay Lagoon area, known as the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals. Later you will visit Katara Cultural Village, located on the eastern coast between West Bay and the Pearl. Katara was born out of a vision to position the State of Qatar as a cultural beacon of art. The last stop will be at the traditional old supermarket (Souq Waqif). Here you will enjoy visiting the falcon shops, and you can admire the spices, materials, perfumes, and conventional handcraft shops.

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What people are saying about Qatar

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Did the tour and the guide Nofalminnoos was absolutely amazing!!! Great tour and even better guide, amazing experience and I would recommend to anyone!!!!!

It was an extraordinary tour with a professional driver who was provided us lots of funny moments. We really enjoyed it and recommend to everyone!

Just great fun. The dunes are very cool, and my driver was excellent and very professional. Definitely a must do activity when visiting Qatar.

All the service provided by the Guide- driver was very very nice and polite. Thanks to him.

Amazing view and the driver was the best, totally worth it