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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 deserts 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. 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. 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 an 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 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.

Doha: 5-Hour Desert Safari Package

3. Doha: 5-Hour Desert Safari Package

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, whilst also having the chance 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 whilst 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 be returned to your point of origin.

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

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

After being collected from the city of Doha, you will be driven out of town to begin your amazing 4-hour desert safari. This tour will cater to people who are looking to have a thrilling experience out in the desert in the southern part of Qatar. You will enjoy a short camel ride and taste authentic local tea, as you get ready for a thrilling off-road ride over the dunes. You will be able to see where the desert meets the beach, all from the highest dunes in the area. Additionally, you can join an optional sand-boarding activity. This tour will also provide a chance for you to take some amazing photographs too, as you will stop by the beach for the opportunity to dip your feet into the water of the Arabian Gulf. At the conclusion of your desert adventure, you will be returned back to your point of origin in Doha.

Doha: Dhow Cruise with Corniche Walk

5. Doha: Dhow Cruise with Corniche Walk

Enjoy views of Doha in the glowing dusk of the sunset from a traditional dhow boat and take a walk along Corniche Road. The dhow is a traditional wooden sailboat historically used by merchants and fishermen, and more recently outfitted with the latest amenities for tourists to make their journey more comfortable. Sunset time in Doha is the perfect time to cruise the teal waters of the Arabic Gulf. View the city skyline from the sea and learn about Qatar’s historical relationship with the sea, from pearl diving to fishing, and trading with neighboring countries. Watch the sunset colors reflect on Doha's modern buildings and a fresh breeze will cool you down from the desert heat before walking along the Corniche.

Doha: Desert Adventure, Dune Bashing Safari and Camel Ride

6. 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

7. Doha: Private Night City Tour

This tour is ideal forthose who are in Doha city for a short visit as well as 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, which is an artificial, man-made 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 at 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 traditional handcraft shops.

Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

8. Doha: City Tour and Dhow Boat Cruise

Discover the charm of Doha city on this guided tour. Visit the main attractions and experience the modern and the traditional mix in this fascinating city.  Start your tour with a pickup from your accommodation. Jump in the car, sit back and relax and enjoy the panoramic drive along Doha Corniche, with time for a photo stop. Then, explore the West Bay area, and see the Pearl-Qatar artificial island and Katara Culture Village.  Visit the Souq Waqif market, enjoy a stroll around the colorful alleys, window-shop or enjoy shisha with friends and family, if you like. Need to get souvenirs? No worries, you can buy traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Finally, finish your tour with a cruise on board a traditional dhow boat. See the glitz and glamour of Doha city from the water.

Doha: Desert Safari, Dune Bashing, & Camel Ride

9. Doha: Desert Safari, Dune Bashing, & Camel Ride

Depart Doha city center in the morning or afternoon and venture out to the surrounding desert for the start of a 4-hour safari tour. Experience the natural beauty of the area aboard an air-conditioned 4WD Land Cruiser. Get wonderful 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 traditional mode of transport and complete your thrilling day.

Doha: Half-Day City Tour with Msheireb Museums

10. Doha: Half-Day City Tour with Msheireb Museums

Get picked up from your hotel within Doha city limits by your tour guide, then set off to see the most well-known sights in this half-day city tour. Head on to the first destination, the Msheireb Museums, and observe the four historic heritage houses that offer the unique aspects of Qatar's cultural and social development.  Later, proceed to Dhow Harbour to take amazing photos during a photo stop and see the traditional boats that cruise over the Arabian Peninsula.  Then, head over to the Katara Cultural Village - a famous cultural beacon that hosts international, regional, and local workshops, exhibitions, and festivals.  After this, move on to the luxurious island named The Pearl - a cluster of more than 200 islets and islands. Next, proceed to Souq Waqif to witness culture and tradition blend in this shopping experience.  The next destination is Doha Corniche, which stretches along Doha Bay where the carriageway, palm-fringed promenade, and breeze provide a varied feel. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Qatar

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,393 reviews

Noor was a great host! He showed up on time, was knowledgeable of the area, and is an expert driver! He truly lights up while bashing through the dunes. His excitement made our trip even more memorable. Wish it was more cost efficient but highly recommend!

It was a great experience. The tour combines some places and activities which are valuable for the price. The guide was friendly and experienced.

the guide is what made the trip he was fantastic. very polite and hospitable and his knowledge on Qatar was brilliant.

Fantastic experience for me, that lives in Europe far away from dessert. Very friendly driver.

Hmoud was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledable and helpful.